Franklin: Record - Akira [videorecording] / 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.

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Akira [videorecording] / 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.
Format/Description:
Video
2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Motorcyclists -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama.
Twenty-first century -- Drama.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Animated films.
Science fiction films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Language:
English (5.1 surround) or Japanese (2.0 surround) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English.
System details:
: DVD, Region 1.
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.
Participant:
Iwata Mitsuo, Sasaki Nozomu, Koyama Mami.
[English voiceover] Johnny Yong Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee.
Credits:
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.
Local notes:
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.
Contributor:
Ōtomo, Katsuhiro, 1954- , Screenwriter, Director, Screenwriter
Seymour, Kevin. , Director
Suzuki, Ryōhei. , Producer
Katō, Shunzō. , Producer
Hashimoto, Izō. , Screenwriter
Iwata, Mitsuo, 1967- , Actor
Sasaki, Nozumu, 1967- , Actor
Koyami, Mami, 1955- , Actor
Yamashiro, Shoji. , Screenwriter
Pioneer Entertainment (USA) , Distributor
Isaac Norris Library Fund.
John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund.
鈴木良平.
加藤俊三.
橋本以蔵.
岩田光央, 1967-
佐々木望, 1967-
小山茉美, 1955-
山城祥二.
大友克洋, 1954-
Publisher no.:
11568 Pioneer Entertainment (USA) Inc.
Web link:
The Isaac Norris Library Fund Home Page
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The John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund Home Page
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