Tuesday 6 August 2013

[UPDATE] Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition coming to Blu-ray on 12th November

Official Cover Art
In very exciting news, independent anime distributor Funimation has announced that is planning to release a new Blu-ray edition of director Katsuhiro Otomo's classic film Akira, commemorating its 25th anniversary. Akira was previously released in North America by distributor Honneamise in 2009 but went out of print shortly after; Funimation picked up the rights and now is prepping a new set that'll be released on 12th November. Technical details and bonus features are yet to be announced but it'll come in the form of a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Check the trailer announcing the new release below:

Based on the manga by the same name, Akira is a landmark of Japanese animation and its style has become a very influential element not only in animation but also live-action films. Are you excited for this release?

Note: Akira is available in the UK courtesy of Manga Entertainment. You can order the UK edition here or pre-order the US edition here.

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