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The Resource Akira, Akira Committee Production ; written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo ; executive producer, Sawako Noma ; producers, Ryokei Suzuki, Shunzo Kato ; screenwriter, Izo Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Otomo, (videorecording Blu-ray + DVD)

Akira, Akira Committee Production ; written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo ; executive producer, Sawako Noma ; producers, Ryokei Suzuki, Shunzo Kato ; screenwriter, Izo Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Otomo, (videorecording Blu-ray + DVD)

Label
Akira
Title
Akira
Statement of responsibility
Akira Committee Production ; written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo ; executive producer, Sawako Noma ; producers, Ryokei Suzuki, Shunzo Kato ; screenwriter, Izo Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Otomo
Contributor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Screenwriter
Voice actor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Clandestine army activities threaten the war-torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious being with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation. As a result, a biker with a twisted mind embarks on a path of war, seeking revenge against a society that once called him weak
Cataloging source
INR
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/34
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R for graphic violence and brief nudity
Language note
English or Japanese dialogue; English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997.5
LC item number
.A3573 2013
PerformerNote
Japanese voice cast: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata; English voice cast (1989): Cam Clarke, Jan Rabson, Lara Cody; English voice cast (2001): Johnny Yong Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 1967-
  • 1967-
  • 1954-
  • 1970-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • ?tomo, Katsuhiro
  • Noma, Sawako
  • Suzuki, Ryokei
  • Kat?, Shunz?
  • Misawa, Katsuji
  • Seyama, Takeshi
  • Hashimoto, Iz?
  • Sasaki, Nozomu
  • Koyama, Mami
  • Iwata, Mitsuo
  • Clarke, Cam
  • Bosch, Johnny Yong
  • Rabson, Jan
  • Seth, Joshua
  • Lee, Wendee
  • Akira Committee (Firm)
  • FUNimation Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Motorcycle racing
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Motorcycling accidents
  • Research institutes
  • Mental illness
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Mental illness
  • Motorcycle racing
  • Motorcycling accidents
  • Research institutes
  • Japan
Technique
animation
Label
Akira, Akira Committee Production ; written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo ; executive producer, Sawako Noma ; producers, Ryokei Suzuki, Shunzo Kato ; screenwriter, Izo Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Otomo, (videorecording Blu-ray + DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1988
  • This edition contains both the original English dub of 1988 produced by Electric Media/Kodansha/Streamline and the English dub of 2001 produced by Animaze/Pioneer-Geneon
  • Extras: Akira sound clip (1988); Music for Akira, director interview; Storyboard collection; The writing on the wall; Original trailers; Original commercials; Restoring Akira; Glossary; U.S. 2013 trailer; trailers
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
25th Anniversary edition, Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
Extent
3 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781421027982
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 704400094194
  • 704400094187
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
FN-09419
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3488164
  • (OCoLC)864192981
  • (OCoLC)ocn864192981
  • 3335556
  • 3488164
System details
  • Blu-ray; region A; 1080p High Definition 16x9; Dolby TrueHD English 2.1, Dolby TrueHD Japanese 2.0 and 5.1
  • DVD; NTSC, region 1; 16x9; Dolby Digital surround 5.1
Video recording format
  • Blu-ray disc
  • DVD
Label
Akira, Akira Committee Production ; written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo ; executive producer, Sawako Noma ; producers, Ryokei Suzuki, Shunzo Kato ; screenwriter, Izo Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Otomo, (videorecording Blu-ray + DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1988
  • This edition contains both the original English dub of 1988 produced by Electric Media/Kodansha/Streamline and the English dub of 2001 produced by Animaze/Pioneer-Geneon
  • Extras: Akira sound clip (1988); Music for Akira, director interview; Storyboard collection; The writing on the wall; Original trailers; Original commercials; Restoring Akira; Glossary; U.S. 2013 trailer; trailers
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
25th Anniversary edition, Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
Extent
3 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781421027982
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 704400094194
  • 704400094187
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
FN-09419
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3488164
  • (OCoLC)864192981
  • (OCoLC)ocn864192981
  • 3335556
  • 3488164
System details
  • Blu-ray; region A; 1080p High Definition 16x9; Dolby TrueHD English 2.1, Dolby TrueHD Japanese 2.0 and 5.1
  • DVD; NTSC, region 1; 16x9; Dolby Digital surround 5.1
Video recording format
  • Blu-ray disc
  • DVD

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