Date: 2020 October 16 21:35
Posted by Joe
The good folks at Manga Entertainment UK have just announced a Akira 4K Limited Blu-ray Release. This release follows on from the recent cinematic outing of the movie in the UK and Ireland.
The luxury set includes the newly remastered 4K version of Akira on 4K UHD Blu-ray, 2 standard blu-rays plus a 40 page booklet.
The release is due out on Monday 30th November 2020. It's set to retail for £59.99.
You can pre-order Akira 4K from Zavvi.com for £49.99.
Press release as follows:
Q4 - AKIRA Limited Edition 4K UHD + Blu-ray
Neo-Tokyo is about to explode - this time in 4K! Hot off the heels of its cinema run, AKIRA 4K will soon be yours to own when it releases in a Limited Edition set complete with 4K Bluray, standard Blu-ray, and a third Blu-ray disc packed with extras. Don't worry, you don't need to undergo any tests and transformations to get your hands on this one come November 30.
AKIRA, the crown jewel of anime and science fiction, returns with remastered 4K visuals and remixed audio. 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.
AKIRA 4K Limited Edition
1x 4K UHD Blu-ray
2x Standard Blu-ray
1x 40 page booklet featuring: 'The Energy Of Akira Stimulates The Human Mind' by Ryusuke Hikawa, 'The Music of Akira Continues to Evolve' by Reiji Asakura, a round table interview with the Japanese cast and sound director, and 'Timeline of Events in Akira'
All packaged in a rigid collectors box.
Bonus Blu-ray special features include: AKIRA sound making 2019, AKIRA soundclip by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, End credits for 1998 theatrical release, Theatrical preview - Trailer collection with English subtitles, Storyboard collection.