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Akira (1987)
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Call no.:
DVD PN6790.J3 O863 2001
Title:
Akira
Originally produced:
1987
Format:
DVD
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 laying dormant within his subconscious.
Credits:
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.
Edition:
Special ed.; Anamorphic widescreen.
Publication:
[United States] : Pioneer Entertainment (USA) Inc., 2001.
Languages:
English (5.1 surround) or Japanese (2.0 surround) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English.
Details:
2 DVDs (124 min.) : sound, color
Country of production:
Japan
Director(s):
Ōtomo, Katsuhiro
Seymour, Kevin
Screenwriter(s):
Ōtomo, Katsuhiro
Ōtomo, Katsuhiro
Hashimoto, Izō
Yamashiro, Shoji
Producer(s):
Suzuki, Ryōhei
Katō, Shunzō
Cast:
Iwata Mitsuo, Sasaki Nozomu, Koyama Mami. [English voiceover] Johnny Yong Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee.
Production:
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.
Notes:
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.
Aspect ratio 1.78:1.
Special features (dicc 2): 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.
Subjects:
Motorcyclists Japan Tokyo Drama.
Twenty-first century Drama.
Tokyo (Japan) Drama.
Genre:
Feature films.
Animated films.
Science fiction films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
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Location: Rosengarten Reserve Desk - Van Pelt
Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Animated films
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Motion pictures, Japanese
Genre: Science fiction films
Year: 1980s
Spoken language: English
Spoken language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Title: Akira
Director: Ōtomo, Katsuhiro
Director: Seymour, Kevin
Actor: Iwata, Mitsuo
Actor: Koyami, Mami
Actor: Sasaki, Nozumu
Country of production: Japan
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Animation
Cover image available: Yes