An Akira Cel Exhibition, featuring original cels from the 1988 anime has been announced in Japan.
The exhibition will be held in Tokyo. Also, the exhibition ties in with the Otome Complete Works books which have been released over the past year.
The exhibition is set to run from August 10 to 31 at the Mixalive Tokyo in Ikebukuro. Two key art pictures for the exhibition have been released as well.
— 大友全集 (@otomo_zenshu) June 9, 2023
The Akira anime movie was released in July of 1988 and rose to critical acclaim. The movie won the Silver Scream Award, an audience award from the Amsterdam-based Imagine Film Festival in 1992.
Akira was nominated for the American Anime Awards’ Best Anime Feature award in 2007 as well.
Here’s how Funi/Crunchi describes Akira:
In the future, Shotaro Kaneda and his motorcycle gang tear through Neo Tokyo, a city divided by growing tensions. But when caught in an accident, Kaneda’s friend Tetsuo Shima discovers a secret government project and receives psychic abilities beyond his control.