There's a reason that the weekly anime screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse have endured for years as a Houston staple: Coordinator Rommel Salandanan has a knack for getting the best A-List anime titles and sleeper hits. This week he's got Guilty Crown, a 2011 series that follows high school student Shu Ouma after he mysteriously develops the power to extract psychic weapons from people's souls. (We'll wait a minute if you need to read that again. Anime story lines can be so hard to follow.) A chance encounter with a young pop star who's secretly involved with a resistance movement prompts Shu to use this ability to help restore Japan's independence after a United Nations force declares tyrannical sovereignty following a devastating plague. What makes Guilty Crown such a not-miss series? ''I would probably say the stunning graphics of this 22-episode series, along with an intriguing budding romance and how the characters have to make constrained decisions due to their dilemma,'' Salandanan tells us by e-mail.
7:30 p.m. 531 South Mason. For information, call 281-492-6900 or visit drafthouse.com. Free.
Tue., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2013
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Houston, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.
More Calendar News
- Bill Hicks: Relentless
- “Amazing Universe: The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not®”
- “John Biggers: MAAME”