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Akira

Author: 鈴木良平. 加藤俊三. 橋本以蔵. 岩田光央, 佐々木望, 小山茉美, 山城祥二. 大友克洋, ; ; Ryōhei SuzukiShunzō KatōIzō HashimotoMitsuo IwataAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Pioneer Entertainment (USA) Inc., [2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Animation : Japanese : Special edView all editions and formats
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A powerful psychic force known only as Akira resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo in the 21st century. Tetsuo, a young, inexperienced motorcycle biker driven beyond the boundaries of sanity by the power of Akira, is forced to conjure up demons lying dormant within his subconscious.
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Genre/Form: Animated films
Feature films
Foreign language films
Science fiction films
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Katsuhiro Ōtomo; Katsuhiro Ōtomo
Material Type: Animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: 鈴木良平. 加藤俊三. 橋本以蔵. 岩田光央, 佐々木望, 小山茉美, 山城祥二. 大友克洋, ; ; Ryōhei Suzuki; Shunzō Katō; Izō Hashimoto; Mitsuo Iwata; Nozomu Sasaki; Mami Koyama; Johnny Yong Bosch; Joshua Seth; Wendee Lee; Shoji Yamashiro; Kevin Seymour; Katsuhiro Ōtomo; Pioneer Entertainment (USA)
OCLC Number: 48049331
Language Note: English (5.1 surround) or Japanese (2.0 surround) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1987 ; Digitally remastered and English version released in 2001.
Based on the graphic novel by Ōtomo Katsuhiro, first published by "Young Magazine," Kodansha Ltd.
Special features: capsule option (English translation of graffiti) ; Akira production report ; interview with Katsuhiro Otomo ; stills of production materials and Akira glossary ; interviews with restoration staff ; original teasers and trailers.
Credits: Music, Yamashiro Shōji ; [Digitally remastered and English version. 2001] Producers, Tsukamoto Hiroe, Maseba Yutaka, Kanesaku Haruo ; director, Kevin Seymour ; screenplay & supervision, Kevin Seymour, Heidi Wilbur.
Cast: Iwata Mitsuo, Sasaki Nozomu, Koyama Mami.
[English voiceover] Johnny Yong Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation.
Contents: Disc 1. Akira --
Disc 2. Bonus materials.
Other Titles: Akira (Motion picture).
Responsibility: Pioneer ; presented by Pioneer Entertainment (USA) Inc. ; Akira Committee production ; written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo ; producers, Ryohei Suzuki, Shunzo Kato ; screenplay, Katsuhiro Otomo, Izo Hashimoto, Shoji Yamashiro.

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A powerful psychic force known only as Akira resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo in the 21st century. Tetsuo, a young, inexperienced motorcycle biker driven beyond the boundaries of sanity by the power of Akira, is forced to conjure up demons lying dormant within his subconscious.

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