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Akira 4K Home Release lands on November 30th

Akira 4K Home Release lands on November 30th
Ross Locksley
Written by Ross Locksley on 16 Oct 2020

Ross founded the UK Anime Network waaay back in 1995 and works in and around the anime world in his spare time.


Manga Entertainment will be releasing Akira in glorious 4K in a special edition with lots of lovely extras. Zavvi are listing it for £49.99, details of the release are below:

Description

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

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

AKIRA 4K LIMITED EDITION INCLUDES:

  • 1x 4K UHD Blu-ray 
  • 1x Standard Blu-ray (Feature Film)
  • 1x Standard Blu-ray (Special Features)
  • 1x 40 page booklet featuring: ‘The Energy Of Akira Stimulates The Human Mind’ by Ryusuke Hikawa, ‘The Music of Akira Continues to Evolve’ by Reiji Asakura, a round table interview with the Japanese cast and sound director, and ‘Timeline of Events in Akira’
  • Bonus Blu-ray special features include: AKIRA sound making 2019, AKIRA soundclip by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, End credits for 1998 theatrical release, Theatrical preview - Trailer collection with English subtitles, Story board collection.

All packaged in a rigid collectors box.

Akira 4K Special Edition

Special Features:

Blu-Ray Disc 1 - MANB8793

  • Akira Sound Clip (1988) (JPN 2.0 with ENG narration)
  • Music for Akira
  • Kaneda’s Theme
  • Exodus
  • Ethnic Meets Hi-Tech
  • Awakening
  • Mutation
  • Requiem
  • Director Interview (JPN 2.0 with ENG subtitles)
  • Storyboard Collection
  • The Writing on the Wall (8 still menus containing translated background text)
  • Original Trailers (2 videos - JPN 2.0 with ENG subtitles)
  • Original Commercials (3 videos - JPN 2.0 with ENG subtitles)
  • Restoring Akira (ENG 2.0)
  • Picture
  • English Voice Over 
  • English 5.1 Audio Mix 
  • Glossary
  • U.S. Trailer (2013)

 

Blu-ray Disc 2 - MANB8793

  • AKIRA SOUND MAKING 2019 (Akira4K_CON_Extra_SoundMakingof_QT)
  • AKIRA SOUND CLIP BY GEINOH YAMASHIROGUMI (Akira4K_CON_SoundClip_QT)
  • End Credits (From the 1988 theatrical release) (Akira4K_CON_EndingCredits_QT)

Trailer Collection

  • PV
  • PV 1 (Akira4K_CON_PV_QT)
  • PV 2 (Akira4K_CON_PV2min_QT)
  • PV 3 (Akira4K_CON_PV30s_01_QT)
  • PV 4 (Akira4K_CON_PV30s_02_QT)
  • PV 5 (Akira4K_CON_PV60s_QT)
  • CM
  • CM 1 (Akira4K_CON_TVspot_QT)
  • Storyboard Collection (Still images) 
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