Akira Remastered 4K Blu-ray Gets a Big Pre-Order Sale

Akira is one of those anime films that's so iconic that it's worth buying again whenever there's a significant upgrade. This is one of those times. The long-awaited Akira 4K Blu-ray remaster is finally up for pre-order in a 3-disc, limited edition set!

UPDATE: The Akira 4K Blu-ray is now available to pre-order here on Amazon for $43.98 - down from $59.98. Note that you won't be charged on Amazon until it ships (arrives on December 22nd) and you'll automatically get the biggest discount that occurs between the time that you pre-order and the release date. Special features include the following:

  • Akira Sound Clip (1988)
  • Music for Akira
  • Kaneda's Theme
  • Exodus
  • Ethnic Meets Hi-Tech
  • Awakening
  • Mutation
  • Requiem
  • Director Interview
  • Storyboard Collection
  • The Writing on the Wall
  • Original Trailers
  • Original Commercials
  • Restoring Akira
  • Picture
  • English Voice Over
  • English 5.1 Audio Mix
  • Glossary
  • U.S. Trailer (2013)
  • Trailers

Originally created by Katsuhiro Otomo for Kodansha's Young Magazine in 1982, Akira later inspired the equally as prolific 1988 animated film, which Otomo himself directed. The story is set in a dystopian world following the bleak close of World War III. A gang leader known as Kaneda finds himself embroiled in a massive government operation when his best friend begins exhibiting powerful telekinetic gifts. To save his friend, Kaneda must get to the bottom of Neo Tokyo’s espers, but the lead quickly learns he is way in over his head.

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