Cover image for Akira
Title:
Akira
Author:
Ōtomo, Katsuhiro, 1954- , film director, screenwriter.
Edition:
25th Anniversary edition.
Publication Information:
Flower Mound, Texas : Funimation, [2013?]

©2013
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus dvd.
Summary:
Clandestine army activities threaten the war-torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious being with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation. As a result, a biker with a twisted mind embarks on a path of war, seeking revenge against a society that once called him weak.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988.

Special features: Akira sound clip (1988); Music for Akira, director interview; Storyboard collection; The writing on the wall; Original trailers; Original commercials; Restoring Akira; Glossary; U.S. 2013 trailer; trailers.
Language:
Japanese
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9781421027982

9781421027975
UPC:
704400094194

704400094187
Format :
DVD

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One of the most influential examples of anime, Akira is based on the manga (comic book) by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story is set in the post-apocalyptic community of Neo-Tokyo. Tetsuo is a fiercely individualistic member of a scroungy motorcycle gang. The despotic authorities, the robot-like police, and even the cycle gang pursue Tetsuo when he's bombarded with a new, insidious energy source that has rendered him telekinetic. Budgeted at eight million dollars, Akira has become a cult favorite in the States thanks to generous midnight-movie exposure and its availibilty on video and cable TV. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi