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Manga Essentials Box Set: Akira / Ghost In The Shell / Ninja Scroll (5 Discs)

Released on 25 September 2006

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

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Akira - The Ultimate Collection (2 Discs): In 1988, the landmark Anime film Akira, by director Katsuhiro Otomo, defined the cutting edge of Anime around the world. By today's standards, Akira remains a landmark achievement in cel animation and retains the explosive impact of its highly detailed animation and its intensely violent saga of power and corruption.

Childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda's motorcycle gang encounters a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject. The military captures Tetsuo and conducts experiments on him that unleash his latent psychic ability, but when these new powers rage out of control, Tetsuo lashes out at the world that has oppressed him!

(Dir. Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988)

Ghost In The Shell - Special Edition: Mamoru Oshii's futuristic animated masterpiece, 'Ghost In The Shell', is the perfect film to experience on DVD. Seamlessly merging traditional cel animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle has broken the boundaries of mainstream animation with its detailed artistic direction and uniquely intelligent story line.

Aided by an esoteric Kenji Kawai score, 'Ghost In The Shell' took the world by storm in 1996, introducing a new wave of Japanese animation through its mesmerzing cinematic expression. A movie that questions our own human existence in the fast-paced world of the information age, this remarkable, award-winning, cyber-tech thriller has gone on to become one of the leading Japanese animation films of all time.

(Dir. Mamoru Oshii, 1995)

Ninja Scroll - 10th Anniversary Edition (2 Discs): Feudal Japan: a time of danger, intrigue and deception. Jubei is a masterless ninja, a ronin who travels the land alone, selling his services to those with gold or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and possibly his life. When a small village succumbs to a terrible plague, a team of ninjas are sent to investigate and realize that all is not as it seems...

(Dir. Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1994
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.

Akira - Disc 1:

  • Digitally remastered feature
  • 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround: English
  • Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo: Japanese and English
  • Subtitles: English, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish

Akira - Disc 2:

  • Original feature
  • 4:3 fullscreen
  • Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo: English
  • 'Akira Production Report' (60 mins)
  • Manga previews

Ghost In The Shell:

  • 'Production Report: The Making Of The Ghost In The Shell' documentary (30 mins)
  • Creator biographies
  • Character profiles
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Manga previews

Ninja Scroll - Disc 1:

  • Digitally remastered original fullscreen feature
  • Japanese and English 6.1 DTS Surround
  • Japanese and English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX Surround
  • Japanese, English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo
  • Interview with director Yoshiaki Kawajiri
  • Character synopsis
  • Photo gallery
  • History of Jubei
  • Character interview with key members of the English vocal cast Manga previews

Ninja Scroll - Disc 2:

  • Digitally remastered enhanced widescreen feature
  • Japanese and English 6.1 DTS Surround
  • Japanese and English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX Surround
  • Japanese, English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo
  • Interview with director Yoshiaki Kawajiri
  • Character synopsis
  • Photo gallery
  • History of Jubei
  • Character interview with key members of the English vocal cast

customer Reviews

 Average rating (3 reviews)

 amazing

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i've been a fan of anime for a long time so i can justly say these three films are some of the best! at such a low price this is a must buy for any anime fans or curious folk alike!

 One of the best Manga box sets available

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Included on this Manga box set are the 3 greatest Manga feature films ever made: Akira, Ghost in the Shell and Ninja Scroll.

Couple them with lots of extra features and you you get great value for money. This is an essential purchase if you are a fan of Manga.

 Cant Go Wrong

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Ill keep this short.

Although i do not have this exact box set, i do have all 3 of these anime seperatly.

I can tell you that any person who even half enjoys japanese animation should deffinantly get these 3.
Akira although the oldest of the 3 in this boxset was one of the highest production costing anime's ever made and it shows, it doesnt look old.

Ghost in the Shell has a very deep story and the quality cannot be faulted.

Ninja Scroll is an anime with arguably less quality than the other 2, but it is indeed a great anime non the less.

GitS and Ninja Scroll are both sold as a series and a movie(s), which are worth buying if you like whats in this box set. Akira however is a stand alone movie.

End verdict 5/5 deffiantly worth buying.

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DirectorKatsuhiro Otomo, Mamoru Oshii & Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Certificate18 years and over
LanguagesJapanese ; English
SubtitlesEnglish
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.