English (5.1 surround) or Japanese (2.0 surround) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English.
DVD, Region 1.
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.
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.
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.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund. Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Isaac Norris Library Fund.