Year: 1988
UK: Manga Entertainment
Cast: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tessho Genda, Hiroshi Ohtake, KA"ichi Kitamura, Michihiro Ikemizu, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Masaaki A"kura, TarA" Arakawa, Takeshi Kusao
Director: Katsuhiro Ohtomo
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
UK: 125 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains some strong language, violence and sexual violence
UK Release Date: 24 June 2011 (Limited Re-release)
UK DVD Release Date: 27 June 2011


To coincide with the company's 20th anniversary celebrations, Manga Entertainment release on Blu-ray, for the first time ever, the movie that started it all and defined the Manga brand as the world's leading anime distributor - Katsuhiro Otomo's classic AKIRA!

Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest anime features of all time, the film has been digitally restored and remastered in full HD with super dynamic “Hypersonic” audio especially for this long-awaited Blu-ray release. Acknowledged as a hugely influential and genre-defining anime, this is Akira as never seen or heard before. An unmissable treat for its established legion of admirers, this release is set to introduce Otomo's masterpiece to a whole new generation of film fans.

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt following the devastation of World War III. Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school dropouts, stumble upon a secret government project to develop a new form of weaponry - telekinetic humans. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his 'peer', Akira, the project's most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him...


A special limited edition collectors' SteelBook containing both the DVD and the Blu-ray disc

Special Features include: Digitally Remastered Feature; 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation; English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, English Stereo 2.0 and Japanese Stereo 2.0 audio options; optional English, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish and Swedish subtitles.