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Akira / directed by Katsuhiro Otomo ; producer, Sawako Noma ... [et al.] ; screenwriter, Izo Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Otomo.

Ōtomo, Katsuhiro, 1954- (Director, Screenwriter). Hashimoto, Izō (Screenwriter). Sasaki, Nozomu, 1967- (Actor). Koyama, Mami (Actor). Iwata, Mitsuo, 1967- (Actor). Yamashiro, Shōji, 1933- (Composer, Conductor, Musical director). Yamashirogumi, Geinoh (Performer). FUNimation Entertainment (Firm) (Distributor). Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Library Reserve Desk DVD 6233-6234 37684001087196 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Lost 04/22/2019
Library Reserve Desk DVD 6233-6234 37684001087197 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Lost 04/22/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 1421027984
  • ISBN: 9781421027982
  • ISBN: 1421027976
  • ISBN: 9781421027975
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 25th Anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: Flower Mound, Texas : Funimation, [2013?]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988.
Faculty Reserve.
Material for LAHS-P234 (Menon).
Special features: 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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; aspect ratio (16:9).
Language Note:
English or Japanese dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: Juvenile delinquents > Japan > Tokyo > Drama.
Motorcycle racing > Japan > Tokyo > Drama.
Human experimentation in medicine > Japan > Tokyo > Drama.
Motorcycling accidents > Japan > Tokyo > Drama.
Research institutes > Japan > Tokyo > Drama.
Mental illness > Japan > Tokyo > Drama.
Human experimentation in medicine.
Juvenile delinquents.
Mental illness.
Motorcycle racing.
Motorcycling accidents.
Research institutes.
Japan > Tokyo.
Genre: Science fiction films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Animated films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Drama.

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