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Iconic and game-changing, Akira is the definitive anime masterpiece! Katsuhiro Otomo s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. Akira s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality.

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school drop outs, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon - telekinetic humans. After Tetsuo is captured by the military and experimented on, he gains psychic abilities and learns about the existence of the project's most powerful subject, Akira. Both dangerous and destructive, Kaneda must take it upon himself to stop both Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed once again. 

Special Features: Akira Sound Clip (1988), Music for Akira, Director Interview (subtitled), Storyboard Collection, The Writing on the Wall, Original Trailers (subtitled), Original Commercials (subtitled), Restoring Akira, Glossary, U.S. 2013 Trailer, Trailers.

Franchise:
Akira
Character Series:
Akira
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Nozomu Sasaki

Mami Koyama

Mitsuo Iwata
Director:
Katsuhiro Otomo
Region:
2
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
Japanese
Subtitle Languages:

English

Run Time:
124 mins aprpox.
studio:
Manga Entertainment

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Iconic and game-changing, Akira is the definitive anime masterpiece! Katsuhiro Otomo s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. Akira s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality.

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school drop outs, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon - telekinetic humans. After Tetsuo is captured by the military and experimented on, he gains psychic abilities and learns about the existence of the project's most powerful subject, Akira. Both dangerous and destructive, Kaneda must take it upon himself to stop both Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed once again. 

Special Features: Akira Sound Clip (1988), Music for Akira, Director Interview (subtitled), Storyboard Collection, The Writing on the Wall, Original Trailers (subtitled), Original Commercials (subtitled), Restoring Akira, Glossary, U.S. 2013 Trailer, Trailers.

Franchise:
Akira
Character Series:
Akira
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Nozomu Sasaki

Mami Koyama

Mitsuo Iwata
Director:
Katsuhiro Otomo
Region:
2
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
Japanese
Subtitle Languages:

English

Run Time:
124 mins aprpox.
studio:
Manga Entertainment

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One of the most influencial anime movies of all time

Most definitely on the Mount Rushmore of anime movies. Very assured and mature directing from Katsuhiro Otomo based on his own manga. The blu-ray is gorgeous and really shows the great use of lighting in the film.