The Resource Akira, 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, (videorecording)

Akira, 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, (videorecording)

Label
Akira
Title
Akira
Statement of 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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
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
Cataloging source
ZCU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English (5.1 surround) or Japanese (2.0 surround) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.A3573 2001
PerformerNote
  • Iwata Mitsuo, Sasaki Nozomu, Koyama Mami
  • [English voiceover] Johnny Yong Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee
Runtime
124
Target audience
adult
Technique
animation
Label
Akira, 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1. Akira -- Disc 2. Bonus materials
Control code
ocm48049331
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen, Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
11568
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)48049331
System details
DVD, region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Akira, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Disc 1. Akira -- Disc 2. Bonus materials
Control code
ocm48049331
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen, Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
11568
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)48049331
System details
DVD, region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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