Blu-ray

Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition

Street Date:
November 12th, 2013
Movie Release Year:
1988
MPAA Rating:
Rated R
Studio:
FUNimation
Length:
124 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Anime, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Starring:

Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata

Director:

Katsuhiro Ohtomo

Plot Synopsis:

2019. Neo-Tokyo has arisen from the ashes of a mysterious explosion under Japan's new political system, but the glittering city is built on foundations of poverty, ignorance and despair. Kaneda and his friends, a gang of juvenile delinquents, race a rival group of bikers. While the police attempt to disperse a riot with tear gas, Tetsuo takes the lead and, after disposing of his opponents, nearly runs down what looks to be a 100-year-old baby. Tetsuo is suddenly taken prisoner by agents of the top-secret Akira Project, where he is subjected to a series of tests which unleash his latent psycho-kinetic powers. More powerful than anyone imagined, he escapes, creating a swathe of destruction across the city.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.85:1

Audio Formats

  • TBA

Subtitles/Captions

  • TBA

Supplements

  • Original 1988 Kodansha/Streamline English Dub, starring Cam Clarke and Jan Rabson
  • Storyboard Collection
  • Original Subtitled Trailers and Commercials
  • U.S. 2013 and Additional Trailers
  • Glossary
  • 2001 Pioneer/Animaze English Dub, starring Johnny Yong Bosch and Joshua Seth
  • Restoring Akira Featurette
  • Subtitled Interview with Director Katsuhiro Otomo
  • The Writing on the Wall
  • Akira Sound Clip (1988)
  • Music for Akira