Akira
Special Edition
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1988
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 013023-156890
Running time: 2:05 (125 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, Color, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: July 24, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#415)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 25, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
In 1988, the landmark Anime film AKIRA, by director Katsuhiro Otomo, defined the cutting edge of Anime around the world. By today's standards, AKIRA remains a landmark achievement in cel animation and retains the explosive impact of its highly detailed animation and its intensely violent saga of power and corruption. Pioneer Entertainment proudly presents this classic film, completely restored and digitally re-mastered.

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda's motorcycle gang encounters a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject. The military captures Tetsuo and conducts experiments on him that unleash his latent psychic ability, but when these new powers rage out of control, Tetsuo lashes out at the world that has oppressed him!
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Misc.
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Genres
Anime
Action
Science-Fiction
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Pioneer
Media Companies:
 • Pioneer
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Japanese  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • THX Certified
 • Capsule Option
Easter Eggs
Hidden Clips

Put the second disk in and click on trailers. Click on Akira Trailer.
Wait for the first time you see Kaneda, he will be on the bike doing a turn. Press Play (enter for computers) and you will get clips from the film with a bit of dance music in the background.
Enjoy.
Crew
Direction
Katsuhiro Otomo....Director
Writing
Katsuhiro Otomo....Original Material By
Iz˘ Hashimoto....Screenwriter
Production
James Yosuke Kobayashi....Executive Producer
Sawako Noma....Executive Producer
Haruyo Kanesaku....Producer
Shunzo Kato....Producer
Yutaka Maseba....Producer
Ryohei Suzuki....Producer
Hiroe Tsukamoto....Producer
Cinematography
Katsuji Misawa....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Takeshi Seyama....Film Editor
Music
Shoji Yamashiro....Composer
Sound
Susumu Akitagawa....Sound Editor
Art
Kuzuo Ebisawa....Production Designer
Yuji Ikehata....Production Designer
Koji Ono....Production Designer
Toshiharu Mizutani....Art Director
Cast
 Japanese Cast
Mitsuo Iwata....Sh˘tar˘ Kaneda (voice)
Nozomu Sasaki....Tetsuo Shima (voice)
Mami Koyama....Kei (voice)
Tessh˘ Genda....Ryűsaku (voice)
Hiroshi ďtake....Nezu (voice)
K˘ichi Kitamura....Priestess Miyako, Council A (voice)
Michihiro Ikemizu....Inspector, Council (voice)
Yuriko Fuchizaki....Kaori (voice)
Masaaki ďkura....Yamagata (voice)
Tar˘ Arakawa....Eiichi Watanabe, Council G (voice)
Takeshi Kusao....Kai (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka....Army (voice)
Masayuki Kat˘....Engineer Sakiyama, Council D (voice)
Y˘suke Akimoto....Harukiya Bartender (voice)
Masato Hirano....Yűji Takeyama, Spy, Council F (voice)
Yukimasa Kishino....Mitsuru Kuwata,Terrorist, Council B (voice)
Kazuhiro Kamifuji....Masaru (No. 27) (voice)
Tatsuhiko Nakamura....Takashi (No. 26) (voice)
Fukue It˘....Kiyoko (No. 25) (voice)
Issei Futamata.... (voice)
K˘z˘ Shioya....Follower of Miyako (voice)
Sanshir˘ Nitta.... (voice)
Hideyuki Umezu.... (voice)
Satoru Inagaki.... (voice)
Kayoko Fujii....Girl A (voice)
Masami Toyoshima....Girl B (voice)
Yuka ďno....Girl C (voice)
Tar˘ Ishida....Colonel Shikishima (voice)
Mizuho Suzuki....Doctor ďnishi (voice)
 English Cast
Johnny Yong Bosch....Kaneda (voice)
Joshua Seth....Tetsuo (voice)
Wendee Lee....Kei (voice)
Sandy Fox....Kiyoko (voice)
Emily Brown....Kaori (voice)
Bambi Darro.... (voice)
Barbara Goodson.... (voice)
Jean Howard.... (voice)
Mona Marshall.... (voice)
Georgette Rose.... (voice)
Lisa Tarulli.... (voice)