There have been some wonderful opportunities to see anime movies on the big screen in the UK as of late, like showings of Ghost in the Shell and Howl’s Moving Castle at the Lincoln Japan Festival, which ran from October 3rd–10th. And they keep on rolling in, with Paprika showing at the QUAD in Derby today, and Akira coming to London’s Deptford Cinema next week.

Paprika, the story of the scientist Dr. Atsuko Chiba who moonlights as a dream detective, was Satoshi Kon’s fourth and final film before his death in 2010. You’ll be able to honour his unique feel for inner mysteries and vibrant fantasy at 8:15 tonight (October 23rd), and tickets can be booked from the QUAD’s website.

Paprika poster

And on October 29th, doors will open for Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic, malformed sci-fi action flick, at London’s Deptford Cinema at 7pm. Tickets for this movie, whose sheer scale of distortion best suits a cinema’s atmosphere, can be booked from We Got Tickets.

Akira poster

Sources: Anime News Network and UK Anime Network

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