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Akira

Author: 大友克洋, 鈴木良平. 加藤俊三. 岩田光央, 佐々木望, 小山茉美, 山城祥二. 大友克洋, ; ; Katsuhiro ŌtomoIzō HashimotoRyōhei SuzukiShunzō KatōAll authors
Publisher: [Long Beach, Calif.] : Geneon Entertainment USA, 2001, ©1987.
Series: Signature series (Geneon Entertainment (USA))
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Animation : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView 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
Science fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: 大友克洋, 鈴木良平. 加藤俊三. 岩田光央, 佐々木望, 小山茉美, 山城祥二. 大友克洋, ; ; Katsuhiro Ōtomo; Izō Hashimoto; Ryōhei Suzuki; Shunzō Katō; Mitsuo Iwata; Nozomu Sasaki; Mami Koyama; Johnny Yong Bosch; Joshua Seth; Wendee Lee; Shoji Yamashiro; Kevin Seymour; Geneon Entertainment (USA); Pioneer Entertainment (USA)
OCLC Number: 56728887
Language Note: Soundtracks in English or Japanese ; with English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the graphic novel by Katsuhiro Otomo.
Videodisc release of the 1987 motion picture.
Credits: Character design by Katsuhiro Otomo ; English adaptation by Michael Haller ; chief animator, Takashi Nakamura ; special effects artist, Takashi Maekawa.
Performer(s): Voices: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tetsusho Genda, Hiroshi Otake, Koichi Kitamura ; English voices: Johnny Yong Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English) and Dolby surround (Japanese).
Series Title: Signature series (Geneon Entertainment (USA))
Responsibility: presented by Pioneer Entertainment (USA) Inc. ; producers, Ryohei Suzuki, Shunzo Kato ; screenplay, Katsuhiro Otomo, Izo Hashimoto ; written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo.

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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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