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Title Akira [(Blu-ray) videorecording] / Honneamise ; produced by Akira Committee ; screenplay, Katsuhiro Otomo, Izo Hashimoto ; original story & director, Katsuhiro Otomo ; chief animator, Takashi Nakamura.

Edition [Blu-ray version].
Publication Info. [Cypress, Calif.] : Distributed by Bandai Entertainment, [2009]
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Description 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details Blu-ray disc, widescreen; Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby PCM surround, 192 kHz, 24-bit, BD50 GB, 1080p High Definition.
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players; use a dedicated Blu-ray Disc player or Playstation 3 for playback.
Language Japanese (TrueHD 5.1, Dolby 5.1, PCM surround) or dubbed English (TrueHD 5.1) dialogue, English or Japanese subtitles.
Note Title from container.
Performer Japanese voices: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Taro Ishida, Tessyo Genda, Mizuho Suzuki, Tatsuhiko Nakamura, Sachie Ito, Kazuhiro Kando.
Credits Director of photography, Katsuji Misawa ; character designer, Katsuhiro Otomo ; editor, Takeshi Seyama ; musical director, Shoji Yamashiro ; music, Geinoh Yamashiro Gumi.
Note Based on the graphic novel "Akira" by Matsuhiro Otomo.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for graphic violence and brief nudity.
Summary World War III breaks loose in 1988. In 2019, Tokyo is a megalopolis. Kaneda is the leader of a group of young robust delinquents who spends his nights tearing through the urban wastes and racing his motorbike against rival groups. One night while out riding with his gang, his friend Tetsuo suddenly encounters a strange boy. He is the product of human experimentation and is injured in an ensuing crash. Shortly therafter, a military squadron appears on the scene to take the boy and Tetsuo away to an army research facility. Determined to free Tetsuo, Kaneda sneaks into the facitily. However, a regimen of extreme experimental procedures has awakened a new power in his friend, and now he is consumed by madness.
Note Special features: Teaser #1; teaser #2; TV commercial; trailer #1; trailer #2; storyboards (still images).
Terms Of Use This Blu-ray disc is copy protected.
Subject Juvenile delinquents -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Motorcycle racing -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Human experimentation in medicine -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Motorcycling accidents -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Research institutes -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Mental illness -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Blu-ray discs.
Genre Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Ōtomo, Katsuhiro, 1954-
Hashimoto, Izō.
Nakamura, Takashi, 1955-
Iwata, Mitsuo, 1967-
Sasaki, Nozomu, 1967-
Koyama, Mami.
Ishida, Taro.
Genda, Tessyo.
Suzuki, Mizuho.
Nakamura, Tatsuhiko.
Ito, Sachie.
Kando, Kazuhiro.
Yamashiro, Shōji, 1933-
Ōtomo, Katsuhiro, 1954- Akira.
Geinō Yamashirogumi.
Honneamise (Firm)
Akira Committee (Firm)
Bandai Entertainment, Inc.
ISBN 1604961694
Standard No. 669198620041
Music No. 62004 Bandai Entertainment
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