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AKIRA, the crown jewel of anime and science fiction, returns with remastered 4K visuals and remixed audio. 
In the future, Kaneda and his motorcycle gang tear through Neo Tokyo, a city divided by growing tensions. But when caught in an accident, Kaneda’s friend Tetsuo discovers a secret government project and receives psychic abilities beyond his control.

AKIRA 4K LIMITED EDITION INCLUDES:

  • 1x 4K UHD Blu-ray 
  • 1x Standard Blu-ray (Feature Film)
  • 1x Standard Blu-ray (Special Features)
  • 1x 40 page booklet featuring: ‘The Energy Of Akira Stimulates The Human Mind’ by Ryusuke Hikawa, ‘The Music of Akira Continues to Evolve’ by Reiji Asakura, a round table interview with the Japanese cast and sound director, and ‘Timeline of Events in Akira’
  • Bonus Blu-ray special features include: AKIRA sound making 2019, AKIRA soundclip by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, End credits for 1998 theatrical release, Theatrical preview - Trailer collection with English subtitles, Story board collection.
  • All packaged in a rigid collectors box.

Special Features:

Blu-Ray Disc 1 - MANB8793

  • Akira Sound Clip (1988) (JPN 2.0 with ENG narration)
  • Music for Akira
  • Kaneda’s Theme
  • Exodus
  • Ethnic Meets Hi-Tech
  • Awakening
  • Mutation
  • Requiem
  • Director Interview (JPN 2.0 with ENG subtitles)
  • Storyboard Collection
  • The Writing on the Wall (8 still menus containing translated background text)
  • Original Trailers (2 videos - JPN 2.0 with ENG subtitles)
  • Original Commercials (3 videos - JPN 2.0 with ENG subtitles)
  • Restoring Akira (ENG 2.0)
  • Picture
  • English Voice Over 
  • English 5.1 Audio Mix 
  • Glossary
  • U.S. Trailer (2013)

Blu-ray Disc 2 - MANB8793

  • AKIRA SOUND MAKING 2019 (Akira4K_CON_Extra_SoundMakingof_QT)
  • AKIRA SOUND CLIP BY GEINOH YAMASHIROGUMI (Akira4K_CON_SoundClip_QT)
  • End Credits (From the 1988 theatrical release) (Akira4K_CON_EndingCredits_QT)

Trailer Collection

  • PV
  • PV 1 (Akira4K_CON_PV_QT)
  • PV 2 (Akira4K_CON_PV2min_QT)
  • PV 3 (Akira4K_CON_PV30s_01_QT)
  • PV 4 (Akira4K_CON_PV30s_02_QT)
  • PV 5 (Akira4K_CON_PV60s_QT)
  • CM
  • CM 1 (Akira4K_CON_TVspot_QT)
  • Storyboard Collection (Still images) 
studio:
Manga Entertainment
Run Time:
125 mins approx
Director:
Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Mitsuo Iwata

Nozomu Sasaki

Mami Koyama

Tesshô Genda

Hiroshi Ôtake
Subtitle Languages:

English

Theatrical Release Year:
1988
Main Language:
English

Japanese
Number of Discs:
3

AKIRA - Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD (Includes 2D Blu-ray)

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AKIRA, the crown jewel of anime and science fiction, returns with remastered 4K visuals and remixed audio. 
In the future, Kaneda and his motorcycle gang tear through Neo Tokyo, a city divided by growing tensions. But when caught in an accident, Kaneda’s friend Tetsuo discovers a secret government project and receives psychic abilities beyond his control.

AKIRA 4K LIMITED EDITION INCLUDES:

  • 1x 4K UHD Blu-ray 
  • 1x Standard Blu-ray (Feature Film)
  • 1x Standard Blu-ray (Special Features)
  • 1x 40 page booklet featuring: ‘The Energy Of Akira Stimulates The Human Mind’ by Ryusuke Hikawa, ‘The Music of Akira Continues to Evolve’ by Reiji Asakura, a round table interview with the Japanese cast and sound director, and ‘Timeline of Events in Akira’
  • Bonus Blu-ray special features include: AKIRA sound making 2019, AKIRA soundclip by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, End credits for 1998 theatrical release, Theatrical preview - Trailer collection with English subtitles, Story board collection.
  • All packaged in a rigid collectors box.

Special Features:

Blu-Ray Disc 1 - MANB8793

  • Akira Sound Clip (1988) (JPN 2.0 with ENG narration)
  • Music for Akira
  • Kaneda’s Theme
  • Exodus
  • Ethnic Meets Hi-Tech
  • Awakening
  • Mutation
  • Requiem
  • Director Interview (JPN 2.0 with ENG subtitles)
  • Storyboard Collection
  • The Writing on the Wall (8 still menus containing translated background text)
  • Original Trailers (2 videos - JPN 2.0 with ENG subtitles)
  • Original Commercials (3 videos - JPN 2.0 with ENG subtitles)
  • Restoring Akira (ENG 2.0)
  • Picture
  • English Voice Over 
  • English 5.1 Audio Mix 
  • Glossary
  • U.S. Trailer (2013)

Blu-ray Disc 2 - MANB8793

  • AKIRA SOUND MAKING 2019 (Akira4K_CON_Extra_SoundMakingof_QT)
  • AKIRA SOUND CLIP BY GEINOH YAMASHIROGUMI (Akira4K_CON_SoundClip_QT)
  • End Credits (From the 1988 theatrical release) (Akira4K_CON_EndingCredits_QT)

Trailer Collection

  • PV
  • PV 1 (Akira4K_CON_PV_QT)
  • PV 2 (Akira4K_CON_PV2min_QT)
  • PV 3 (Akira4K_CON_PV30s_01_QT)
  • PV 4 (Akira4K_CON_PV30s_02_QT)
  • PV 5 (Akira4K_CON_PV60s_QT)
  • CM
  • CM 1 (Akira4K_CON_TVspot_QT)
  • Storyboard Collection (Still images) 
studio:
Manga Entertainment
Run Time:
125 mins approx
Director:
Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Certificate:
15
Actor:
Mitsuo Iwata

Nozomu Sasaki

Mami Koyama

Tesshô Genda

Hiroshi Ôtake
Subtitle Languages:

English

Theatrical Release Year:
1988
Main Language:
English

Japanese
Number of Discs:
3

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.71 / 5 (7 Reviews)
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AKIRA

Nicely presented box and extras, but a little over priced for what is essentially an old film. The movie itself looks great in 4K, with HDR, I wondered what improvements could be seen in older animations like these but I can report the images are bright and colourful with some impactful highlights. Sound effects are well placed but speech is poorly lip-synced in English. I've heard so much about this anime classic but never seen it up until now. It does have a great story, a proper story just like a normal movie. I can see why it has gained cult status. I certainly enjoyed watching it, sometimes I can get bored with animations but this one keeps you hooked and plays out like an acted movie.

AKIRA 4K Limited Edition

Firstly check the version that you’ve received as the publisher recently replaced the disc as it was missing the HDR graded version. If your copy isn’t labelled HDR the publisher will send you the new version. What can I say about AKIRA? It’s mine and no doubt many others, favourite anime and this new set is lovely! The 4K HDR version looks excellent, the slipcase artwork and included booklet are beautiful. Highly recommended!

Perfection

Finally here and affordable (following a discount) is the daddy of all anime, looking and sounding better than ever. Firstly the packaging is excellent. It's sleek and cool and more understated than I anticipated. The additional booklet makes for fascinating reading and the extra features are interesting and well produced but the film is the true star and in 4K it just EXPLODES! Having seen it first on VHS, then DVD, then Blu it really is the icing on the cake to own it on what may be it's final iteration and in all it's glory. Buy it, you won't regret it.

Japanese audio

Just wanted to say that Japanese audio is included on the 4k disc, even though the language information on the back doesn't list it.

Just like the Cinema experience!

I watched the remaster in IMAX at Cineworld before they closed for the second time. This movie is phenomenal in 4k. There are only a few anime movies out there that are in 4k (Weathering With You, Your Name (Hong Kong version,) Ghost in the Shell and the upcoming Millennial Actress. This experience is one you cannot miss. Sure getting Funimation to swap the 4K disk for one with HDR is a bit of a pain, but for an unparalleled experience, pick it up. The animation is clean, and upscales very well for such an old film. The colours were bright and really pop, with all the neon lights, explosions, and the Dolby audio surrounds you in a sense of realism that has to be heard to be believed.

Akira

The classic anime, now in 4K HDR! And it looks stunning! And it comes with a book with some essays so its not only the film itself.

Wait till February 2021

It's Akira, its awesome. But wait until 2021 when the 4K HDR mastered version gets shipped as part of the package!!!