AKIRA Returning On 4K UHD Blu-ray In 2022

Akira arriving on January 18th 2022 from Funimation.

Akira Returns on Blu-ray

The iconic 1988 film Akira will return to 4K UHD Blu-ray with remastered visuals and remixed audio. It will be available on January 18, 2022, from Funimation. This crown jewel of anime and science fiction will be accompanied by insightful behind-the-scenes special features. It includes 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!


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.

Special Features Includes:

  • 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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