Next week, fans of the classic anime film Akira are in for a real treat. Funimation recently announced that the film has been re-mastered in 4K and will be available to watch on the big screen in select theaters next week, on September 24. If you’re interested, tickets will be available on September 18 and you can check Funimation for details of which theaters are participating.
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.