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Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo Run Time: 124 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1988 Language: Japanese with English subtitles

Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama

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One of the best-known examples of contemporary Japanese animation, this cyberpunk adventure takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo. A teen-age boy is exposed to a mysterious energy source and develops telekinetic powers that place him at the center of a conflict that may destroy the world.