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Akira isn’t just a movie – it’s the genesis of a genre. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. Akira’s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like the The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality. Without Kaneda and Tetsuo, without espers and psionic assassins, without that badass motorcycle – our world would be a far less exciting place to exist. But the manga became the movie and the movie became a phenomenon and the world took notice. Now, Akira is everywhere. If you can’t see it in the streets – if you can’t feel it crawling around inside your brain – then you have yet to be initiated. What. Are. You. Waiting. For?
• Listen How You Want: The 25th Anniversary release of Akira features both English dubs that have occurred since 1988, letting you choose the track that’s best for you.
• An Audiophiles Dream: Includes the “Hypersonic” 24-Bit, 192kHz Dolby TrueHD remaster of the original Japanese audio track.
• Exploding with Extras: Packed with over 120 minutes of on-disc extra features; including the “Restoring Akira” documentary and original storyboards for the anime.
Original dub - check.
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I was one of the people that woke up early on the day Akira first arrived on DVD, only to be sorely disappointed that there was a new English dub upon getting home and putting it... Read morePublished 2 days ago by DeAthWaGer
This is the best anime of all time, hands down. Even if you're not into anime you should watch this dawgyPublished 6 days ago by mike
It may take a few viewings to wrap your head around everything thats going on in this movie but it is definitely worth the watch.Published 6 days ago by Joshua Valdez
I love manga books of akira. So i figured why not get this anime movie too. Its not bad tho i kind of wish they have more in it like books instead of little there and here. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Laurie Jane Ansell
I've all but worn out my copy of this movie on VHS, so believe me when I say that I've watched it a few times. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Justin
Great edition! I just wish that it had more special features. Still, even today, it is one of the best animés ever made.Published 10 days ago by Charlie Gooding
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Fullscreen releases were always cropped. The film was composed at a widescreen ratio.
I think originally intended to be done on 70mm film which would have been on a 65mm negative but i think in the end because of budget it was done on 35mm and blown up for 70mm.
Oct 20, 2013 by M. Gaudet | See all 2 posts
Anime network news has confirmed that this will include the Streamline and Pioneer English dubs as well as the original Japanese language track with subtitles. This was my only buying reason also. love the original Streamline dub.
Sep 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer | See all 7 posts
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It has both English dubs (1988 Streamline and 2001 Pioneer versions), along with the Japanese audio.
Mar 5, 2015 by B. Albert | See all 2 posts
Doesn't appear to be so. I was hopeful that in this day and age it would have been included in the combo, but alas, we're both disappointed
Dec 17, 2013 by John Dinger | See all 2 posts
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