For over 30 years, Akira has entertained and inspired fans and creators around the globe. Funimation announced that the iconic anime film has been re-mastered in 4K and returns to select theaters on September 24, (subtitled only). Tickets for the event will be available starting September 18. For a list of cities and theaters visit https://www.funimationfilms.
Funimation describes Akira as follows:
Akira, the crown jewel of anime and science fiction, returns to theaters with remastered 4K visuals and remixed audio. In the future, Shotaro Kaneda and his motorcycle gang tear through Neo Tokyo, a city divided by growing tensions. But when caught in an accident, Kaneda’s friend Tetsuo Shima discovers a secret government project and receives psychic abilities beyond his control. The film is presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Based on the graphic novel “AKIRA” by Katsuhiro Otomo. First published by “Young Magazine”, Kodansha Ltd.