'Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition' Planned for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The classic Anime will be getting a 25th anniversary Blu-ray edition in November.

In an early announcement to retailers, Funimation has revealed 'Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition' will be available for purchase on Blu-ray on November 12.

2019. Neo-Tokyo has arisen from the ashes of a mysterious explosion under Japan's new political system, but the glittering city is built on foundations of poverty, ignorance and despair. Kaneda and his friends, a gang of juvenile delinquents, race a rival group of bikers. While the police attempt to disperse a riot with tear gas, Tetsuo takes the lead and, after disposing of his opponents, nearly runs down what looks to be a 100-year-old baby. Tetsuo is suddenly taken prisoner by agents of the top-secret Akira Project, where he is subjected to a series of tests which unleash his latent psycho-kinetic powers. More powerful than anyone imagined, he escapes, creating a swathe of destruction across the city.

Specs have yet to be revealed for the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, but supplements will include Original 1988 Kodansha/Streamline English Dub, starring Cam Clarke and Jan Rabson; 2001 Pioneer/Animaze English Dub, starring Johnny Yong Bosch and Joshua Seth; Restoring Akira Featurette; Subtitled Interview with Director Katsuhiro Otomo; The Writing on the Wall; Akira Sound Clip (1988); Music for Akira; Storyboard Collection; Original Subtitled Trailers and Commercials; U.S. 2013 and Additional Trailers; and go to retailers a Glossary.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 12.

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Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
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