Video Release: March 24, 2009
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: Bandai Entertainment
- DTS Digital Surround
- Runtime: 124 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in Japanese
- Released in Japanese, English, Japanese, English
In this landmark classic of Japanese animation, a race of children with special powers is being used by the government -- following the nuclear devastation of a world war.
Experiments on children with E.S.P. get out of hand, forcing the government to authorize the dropping of an atomic bomb on Tokyo. Rising from the ashes, gigantic Neo-Tokyo faces new perils as the experiments continue. Featuring awesome animation, "Akira" is considered a landmark film in Japanese cinema, animated or otherwise.
Copyright 1989 Akira Committee.