‘Akira’ on 4K UHD Blu-ray January 18, 2022!

Akira 4K UHD Blu-ray Culver City, California (December 22, 2021) – Equipped with remastered visuals and remixed audio, the iconic 1988 film AKIRA reemerges on 4K UHD Blu-ray on January 18, 2022 from Funimation. The crown jewel of anime and science fiction will be accompanied by insightful behind the scenes special features, including an interview with director Katsuhiro Otomo, a look into the sound design and music by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, image galleries, original trailers and commercials, storyboards, and more!

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In the future, Shotaro 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 Shima discovers a secret government project and receives psychic abilities beyond his control.


AKIRA Special Features Includes:

  •  AKIRA Sound Clip (1988)

    • Music for AKIRA

    • Kaneda’s Theme

    • Exodus

    • Ethnic Meets Hi-Tech

    • Awakening

    • Mutation

    • Requiem

  • Director Interview

  • Storyboard Collection

  • The Writing on the Wall

  • Original Trailers

  • Original Commercials

  • Restoring AKIRA

    • Picture

    • English Voice Over

    • English 5.1 Audio Mix

  • Glossary

  • U.S. Trailer (2013)

  • Trailers


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Akira is released on 4K UHD Blu-ray

January 18, 2022!



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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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