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Monthly Anime

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December 16, 2022
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7:00 pm
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MONTHLY ANIME open_in_new


In-Person Screening

Friday, December 16 at 7 pm

While hunting down a fleeing mad scientist, Japanese detective Shunsaku and his nephew Kenichi enter Metropolis, a highly developed cosmopolitan sprawl where opulence and dilapidation subtly co-exist. During their pursuit, the pair stumble across the political scheming of the megalopolis’ sinister ruler Duke Red, who announces the completion of a skyscraper named Ziggurat while secretly modeling an android after his deceased daughter, intending to make her the supreme ruler of Metropolis. Directed by Rintaro and written by Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Metropolis adapts Osamu Tezuka’s (Astro Boy) 1949 manga of the same name into a visually stunning anti-utopian rhapsody.

Arrive at 6:30 pm for a chance to win exclusive prizes from our sponsor Yen Press. Winners will be announced before the screening. 

Plus, take a photo with your friends on the red carpet and tag @japansociety to be featured on our Instagram!

Dir. Rintaro, 2001, 107 min., 35mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. With Kei Kobayashi, Yuka Imoto.

$15 General Admission / $5 Members
$12 Seniors and Students
$10 Person with Disability

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Image: © 2001 Tezuka Productions/Metropolis Committee

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Monthly Anime is presented by Yen Press.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.