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Exhibition Outline

The 1988 movie ”AKIRA” is considered to be the gold standard of animated films. The movie's music was composed by Shoji Yamashiro of Geinoh Yamashirogumi. In addition to being a composer, Yamashiro is also a scientist. His achievements in fieldwork around the world (academic research) were utilized throughout the soundscape of “AKIRA” (music, dialog, and sound effects).

We produced a unique sound system for this exhibition that features six speakers designed by Yamashiro to reproduce high-resolution sound, including high frequencies up to 96 kHz. It allows guests to truly feel the powerful soundscape of “AKIRA”.

Venue scenery

Introduction to research by composer Shoji Yamashiro
A gamelan; A bronze percussion instrument from Indonesia
Mask of Menace (Bali, Indonesia)
Mask from Zaouri (West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire)
The music "KANEDA" from the Symphonic suite "AKIRA" Hand-written score (duplicate)


Special Advisor

Geinoh Yamashirogumi (Yamashiro Shoji / Nishina Emi)

Music produced

Geinoh Yamashirogumi

Image courtesy

Ohashi Tsutomu

Video Content Production

Hotta Hideto / Kamitaki Akira / Mizuno Kaito

Art Direction and Design

Yasuda Takahiro (CEKAI) / So Iyejun / Miki Akihiro

Design produced

Ichimura Kojiro (CEKAI)


Jonathan Ealey / Lung-Tsai Liu


Hayakawa Midori

Animation Movie provided

AKIRA committee

Music provided

JVC KENWOOD Victor Entertainment Corp.

Movie courtesy

Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc.

Sound speakers provided

Hypersonic Laboratory Corp.

Planning & Direction

Takahashi Rieko / Takaoka Kentaro / Iwasawa Daichi / Osada Shingo (Miraikan)

Exhibition Produce

Takahashi Rieko (Miraikan)


Ito Junji (Tokyo University of the Arts)

(2023, March)