Akira isn t just a movie it s the genesis of a genre. 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 The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality. Without Kaneda and Tetsuo, without espers and psionic assassins, without that badass motorcycle our world would be a far less exciting place to exist. But the manga became the movie and the movie became a phenomenon and the world took notice. Now, Akira is everywhere. If you can t see it in the streets if you can t feel it crawling around inside your brain then you have yet to be initiated. What. Are. You. Waiting. For?
This collector's Edition features both the original 1988 Streamline English dub and the 2001 Pioneer/Animaze English dub!
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.
Special Packaging Includes: Rigid collectors box, Art cards, reversible inlay and classic movie poster and bonus DVD and Digital Copy
Language: Japanese & English
- Actors Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda, Hiroshi Ôtake, Kôichi Kitamura, Michihiro Ikemizu, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Masaaki Ôkura, Tarô Arakawa, Takeshi Kusao, Kazumi Tanaka, Masayuki Katô & Yôsuke Akimoto
- Director Katsuhiro Ôtomo
- Certificate 15 years and over
- Year 1988
- Languages English
- Additional Languages Japanese
- Subtitles English
- Duration 2 hours and 4 minutes (approx)