Akira: Movie 4K + Blu-ray (1988)

There are no “just” Akira fans. When you are a fan Akira, you are a fan. No in between. If you are a fan, then the Akira: Movie [4K + Blu-ray] is a must-have. No question about it. While the aspect ratio remains the same as it was when it came out in 1988 (1.78:1, 1.85:1), the content has been completely remastered in glorious 4K resolution.

The images aren’t the only thing that got spruced up; the audio was remixed too. While it did not indicate it as special edition, this 3-disc does include several special features that will delight fans, including Akira Sound Making 2019, Akira Sound Clip by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, End Credits from the original 1988 theatrical release, theatrical preview which is a trailer collection with English subtitles, and storyboard collection.

“Akira, the crown jewel of anime and science fiction, returns with remastered 4K visuals and remixed audio. 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.”

It is worthy to note that this particular edition does not come with a Funimation digital copy. The 3-disc Akira: Movie 4K + Blu-ray packs a boatload of bonus content in addition to the aforementioned. Expect to find music of Akira, director interview, original commercials, restoring Akira featurette, English voice over, English 5.1 audio mix, U.S. trailer (2013(), and more.

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The film is presented in three languages Japanese (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1) and English (Dolby TrueHD 2.0). The Akira: Movie 4K + Blu-ray can be had for US$37.99 on Amazon.com.


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