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Akira: Collector's Edition Steel Book (Blu-ray & DVD) (Blu-ray)

Released on 27 June 2011

Featuring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki & Mami Koyama

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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The genre defining anime as you've never seen it before! On Blu-ray for the first time. Digitally restored in full HD with super dynamic hypersonic audio.

The definitive anime masterpiece! Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III. Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop outs, stumble on a secret government project to develop new weapons - telekinetic humans. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his 'peer', Akira, the project's most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him...

This super limited Collector's Edition pack comes with the new remastered edition of Akira on Blu-ray, beautifully restored in full high definition, with an incredible True HD soundtrack, plus the Akira feature DVD disc along with a specially produced 40-page booklet exclusive to the UK and packaged inside a gorgeous steelbook case.

  • Includes Blu-ray and DVD versions
  • 40 page booklet
  • Limited edition steel book packaging
  • Original theatrical TVC's and trailers
  • Storyboards

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 Average rating (10 reviews)


| | See all yardman's reviews (202)

as you all know this is classic animation from other reviews..
they have done a great job with restoring and cleaning the picture and the colours are rich and vibrant..its only when you get to the darker scenes that you do see grain but even then its not that bad..
the sound is also of high quality
english dolby true hd
jap dolby true hd
plus subtitles for each version
comes with trailers storyboards and a tv comercial plus a tidy little akira booklet on the inside cover...
they have done a wonderful job with the steelbook case and really looks the part with a cardboard sleeve...
all in all definitley worth the upgrade from the dvd...

 Classic, influential and iconic

| | See all Amino2's reviews (9)

Akira, 1988. Though I was only a 1 year old when this film first came out, I discovered it for the first time back in 2002 and I can safely say it's the best anime film I've ever seen. Not to discredit such greats as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Ghost in the Shell and others, but Akira has style and substance.

Akira is most frequently designated as one of the seminal anime films, like 'Ghost in the Shell,' which have done much to define the potential of the Japanese genre. By the making of this film, 'Akira' was already as very popular manga (by Katsuhiro Otomo). Its theme is one that recurs frequently in anime, the good and the bad of human 'evolution.'

Neo Tokyo is Tokyo reborn on the ashes of the devastation of the next world war. Set in 2019, the city is already large, crowded, and apparently thriving. Yet, as you look at the details of this superbly animated film, it becomes obvious that something is seriously wrong. Discontent has fueled a rising level of social violent, motorcycle gangs make war on the streets, and if one listens carefully, one hears rumors about 'Akira, a savior who wields tremendous powers.

Kanada and Tetsuo are bike gangers, friends since childhood. When a conflict with the clown gang turns ultra-rough, Tetsuo is injured, just as the appearance of a child-like stranger brings the army down on everyone. Tetsuo is carted off to a secret facility where the 'examinations' trigger the development of mental powers. Enraged by years of powerlessness, and fury at his captors Tetsuo uses his powers to search for Akira, leaving a massive trail of destruction through Neo Tokyo.

Kanada, the authorities, and a mysterious group of children struggle to prevent the impending apocalypse, but it is clear from the beginning that nothing will be left unchanged in a demonstration of the risks of granting powers to those who are not ready for them

'Akira' is an example of the power of animation, so finely grained that, wherever the eye rests, there is something to consider. While it still relies on non-stop action to carry it through, the characters, drawn from the dark side of the city are equally vivid. Typical of anime, the film drops the viewer into a whirlwind with little or no preparation, but I don't really think the plot of the film is particularly hard to understand. One simply needs to ride with the action, and things gradually become clear.

 Incredible - Simply a MUST SEE!!!

| | See all RobotBoy's reviews (1)

When I watched this I was gobsmacked! I'm a big fan of Anime and I could easily say throughout what i've seen, Akira is easily amongst the top list! A MUST SEE for any fan, for the same price as the standard Blu-ray too; it's definitely worth the purchase!


| | See all Stagment's reviews (15)

This is one of the first real Manga films that came out years ago and it's still one of the best anyone who's into to Manga need to see this

 Amazing must own on Blueray!!

| | See all adeel187's reviews (6)

Its already been said its just amazing, i have watched this since the vhs days and watching this in blueray was brill! so much detail in the backgrounds and colours i never noticed before and the audio is prob best iv heard yet. i got the collectors edition steel book inside you get the normal dvd and the blueray disk and you also get a small art book which was great, i strongly recomend this gets added to your blueray collection!

ActorsMitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda, Hiroshi Ôtake, Kôichi Kitamura, Michihiro Ikemizu, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Masaaki Ôkura, Tarô Arakawa, Takeshi Kusao, Kazumi Tanaka, Masayuki Katô & Yôsuke Akimoto
DirectorKatsuhiro Ôtomo
Certificate15 years and over
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby TrueHD (5.1)
Additional LanguagesJapanese
Duration2 hours and 4 minutes (approx)