Akira Coming to 4K Blu-ray

Akira is an anime film released back in Japan in 1988. Set in a dystopian world, it became a cult classic internationally after its initial release through theatrical and home releases. Over 30 years later, fans will get a chance to watch the sci-fi film in 4K UHD Blu-ray. Funimation has announced that it will be released on January 18, 2022.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray for Akira will include behind-the-scenes special features like 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!

About Akira

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.

Here are the Akira Special Features:

  • 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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