Metropolis | ‎メトロポリス Animezing!

Science-Fiction - Adventure

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

The JICC celebrates the 90th Anniversary of Osamu Tezuka's Birthday with a special screening of Metropolis!

If you have never seen a Japanese anime, start here. If you love them, Metropolis proves you are right.

Roger Ebert

Based on the classic comic created by revered manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy), written by anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and directed by Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999), Metropolis is a spectacular film featuring stunning imagery and unforgettable characters.

Metropolis is an ultra-modern utopia built with robot labor and teeming with a diverse populace. On the surface, the city bustles with excitement, but underground, the poor and destitute dream of revolution. With hopes of putting an end to the robot labor blamed for stealing human jobs, shadowy political figures prepare for an imminent and inevitable clash.

Meanwhile Detective Ban and his nephew, Kenichi, arrive in pursuit of a scientist wanted for human-rights violations. Even as they scour the city, the powerful Duke Red has enlisted the very scientist they seek to design a robot in the image his deceased daughter. Will a secret faction of anti-robot vigilantes succeed in destroying this new breed of machine?

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