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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.
Akira is one of the best anime movies that I have ever seen.
The original Japanese track is of higher sound quality than the English dub version, I recommend Japanese voice, with English subtitles for a great experience.
So all that I can really say is if you like Kubrick movies, you will probably get a kick out of this film.
Outstanding sound quality! The video is really the same as earlier, lower resolution releases, so 'blu-ray' is nothing special. Read morePublished 3 days ago by WW Gordon
Over the past decade, or so, I've owned half a dozen or so SD and BD editions of Akira. Skipping over all the former,
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wow this movie I hade to watch at least 4-6 times just to see every thing theres so much to soak in love it plain and simplePublished 5 days ago by Tazzer
Dont buy this. The english dub is horrible. Only get english sub. I can only find the english subbed version digitally on iTunes.Published 9 days ago by Ryokosha
This is the craziest anime movie out there. And the production value is insane. It's so beautifully detailed that you would almost say it was first shot in live action. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Nick Wesemann
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|Widescreen or Fullscreen?||
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
|Blu Ray 25th edition. Question: Orgional voices from the VHS days or the...||
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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