In 1988, the landmark Anime film Akira
, by director Katsuhiro Otomo, defined the cutting edge of Anime around the world. By today's standards, Akira
remains a landmark achievement in cel animation and retains the explosive impact of its highly detailed animation and its intensely violent saga of power and corruption. Pioneer Entertainment proudly presents this classic film, completely restored and digitally re-mastered.
Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is well on the way to rebuilding after World War III. The central characters, Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop-outs, are members of a joy-riding motorcycle gang. In the opening scene, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble upon a secret government project to develop telekinetic humans, apparently for use as weapons. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his 'peer' Akira
, the project's most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him...
Million Dollar Restoration Includes:
- New Film Interpositive, Hd-5 High-definition Mastering With Digital Restoration, Thx Certification, Re-mixed Dolby Digital Ac3 Surround Sound And Brand New English Dub
- Akira Production Report
- Original Japanese And Usa Trailers
- Animated Menu Gallery
- New And Original Version English Dubs
"Of course, Akira is not a long cartoon, but an ambitious animated feature that can be seen as a parable of scientific responsibility and cosmic rebirth, or just an action-packed serial. Or it can be seen as a visceral example of the future of animation." -- Richard Harrington, Washington Post