The Sound of Akira

Things to do Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation , Aomi Until Monday February 28 2022
🄫1988マッシュルーム/アキラ製作委員会
Photo: The Sound of Akira

Time Out says

This semi-permanent exhibition at Odaiba’s Miraikan is dedicated to the sensational soundtrack of the 1988 anime ‘Akira’. The futuristic film, set in post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo, is regarded as a masterpiece for its captivating plot and mesmerising animations, but it’s the film’s groundbreaking score by artist and biologist Shoji Yamashiro (real name Tsutomu Ohashi) that helped garner its cult following. 

The installation features six speakers which play Yamashiro’s so-called ‘sound modules’, which uses frequencies that had never been used in Japanese filmmaking until that point. There is a 15-minute video experience to accompany the range of sounds that were made by merging recordings of prayer chants and traditional instruments from around the world.

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Venue name: Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation
Address: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku
Tokyo

Transport: Funeno-Kagakukan Station or Telecom Center Station (Yurikamome)

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