The Projector Singapore honors the art of anime with limited screenings of ‘Akira’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’

by Katsuhiro Otomo Akira and Mamoru Oshii ghost in the shell are widely considered to be two of the most influential anime of all time, so it stands to reason that The proyector is celebrating its Japanese Film Festival slate in Singapore with limited screenings of both movies.

The showcase, which is fully titled “Japanese Film Festival: The Art of Anime”, will run from October 9 to November 5 and pay tribute to the mastery of Japanese animation. Joining the cult classics in the lineup is The kingdom of dreams and madnessa documentary about the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and the work behind a Studio Ghibli film.

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All three titles are set for a limited run only, with Akira Y ghost in the shell remastered for the big screen. The full list of screenings is as follows:

  • Akira (4 performances): October 9, 15, 24 and November 5
  • ghost in the shell (3 functions): October 16, 22 and 30
  • The kingdom of dreams and madness (2 passes): October 23 and 29

Tickets for each are now available on the website, with a standard price set at $15. Please note that sessions will only be held at Projector X: Picturehouse, the Handy Road outlet that replaced the Cathay Cineplex in June this year. First-time viewers should go to the theater blind to best enjoy the story, but those who want to get an idea of ​​what they’re signing up for can look forward to this from Akira: “A secret military project puts Neo-Tokyo in jeopardy when it turns a biker gang member into a raging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.”

In the meantime, ghost in the shell offers a synopsis that reads: “In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been brought down by the network and cyber, but this brings a new vulnerability for humans in the form of brain hacking. When a highly wanted hacker known as ‘The Puppeteer’ begins to involve them in politics, Section 9, a group of cyber-enhanced police officers, is called in to investigate and arrest the puppeteer.”

It’s a good nostalgia pill, especially with live action. Akira movie on the horizon The project is being helmed by Taika Waititi, who has since put it on hold after returning to direct. Thor: love and thunder.


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