Akira composer Dr Yamashiro to play one-off show on NTS


Dr Shoji Yamashiro, the composer behind the cult soundtrack for the anime film Akira, will be heading on NTS today at 4pm (BST).

The show will be a one-off special running through the film’s influences and inspirations. Originally released in 1988, the soundtrack was uniquely created first with the film later crafted to fit the score. It developed a cult fanbase and was repressed last year by Milan Records, with the package featuring an extensive commentary from Dr Yamashiro.

The Japanese composer was a part of the Geinoh Yamashirogumi collective – a group comprised of hundreds of members from different parts of Japanese society.

Tune in here.