AKIRA Limited Edition 4K Ultra-HD + Blu-ray
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The additional booklet makes for fascinating reading and the extra features are interesting and well produced but the film is the true star and in 4K it just EXPLODES! previously released on the Blu-ray format). The surrounds are actively engaged and the experience is significantly enhanced by the impressive sound A non-stop adrenaline-rush of frenetic energy, Akira is a must-see anime production on an epic scale. Produced by Shunzo Kato ( Space
a b c d e " 'Akira' Is Frequently Cited as Influential. Why Is That?". Film School Rejects. April 3, 2017. Archived from the original on November 7, 2018 . Retrieved May 30, 2018. Funi Adds Seikishi, Yamato: R, One Piece: Strong World, Fairy Tail Film, Akira". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014 . Retrieved July 28, 2012. Akira has a number of impressive components. Not only is Akira beautifully animated, the filmmaking benefits from the experta b c d "What is cyberpunk?". Polygon. August 30, 2018. Archived from the original on October 14, 2018 . Retrieved October 14, 2018. This is one of those movies that really deserve this kind of remaster, and while the visuals are entirely amazing, the audio is also similarly great. Especially as the groundbreaking score by Geinoh Yamashirogumi pretty much defines this film as much as the incredible visuals do.
The " Akira slide" refers to a scene where Kaneda slides into view with his motorbike, as he uses a sideways slide to bring his bike to a halt, while the bike gives off a trail of smoke and electric sparks caused by the slide. It is regarded as one of the most iconic anime scenes of all time, widely imitated and referenced in many works of animation, film and television.  The Akira slide appears in many dozens of animated works, including Batman: The Animated Series (1993), You're Under Arrest (1994), Gargoyles (1994), Air Master (2003), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003–2009), Yakitate Japan (2004), Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go (2005), Teen Titans (2005), Gurren Lagann (2007), Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003), Yu-Gi-Oh (2008–2016), Fresh Pretty Cure (2009), Lupin III vs. Detective Conan (2009), Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl (2009), Durarara (2010), Adventure Time (2011), Clarence (2014), Ready Player One (2018) and Marvel's Spider-Man (2018), Steven Universe: The Movie (2019), among many others.   Several live-action films have also paid homage to the Akira slide, notably in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and Nope (2022).   Cultural impact [ edit ]Akira is a rare example of an older cyberpunk film which does not feel dated in any way. Part of that is due to the timeless design of Otomo and his crew, but it’s also due to the themes which remain relevant today. As the narrator of the Akira: Sound Making featurette states: “There are few works which can evolve with the times without fading, and while the times may have caught up with Akira, we still haven't found the answers to the questions it raises. As long as the film remains in people's hearts, and they continue searching for those answers, Akira will never stop evolving.” This 4K presentation of the film is a worthy step in its evolution. Trailers are provided for Aquarion Evol (HD, 1:27), Eureka Seven AO (HD, 00:43), Michiko & Hatchin (HD, 2:05), Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (24 bit). The release has impressive dynamics. The audio clarity impresses throughout the entire 4K presentation.
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Maslin, Janet (October 19, 1990). "Akira (1988) Review/Film; A Tokyo of the Future In Vibrant Animation". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013 . Retrieved November 22, 2013. Review of the Akira pinball simulator by Tothegame.com". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Izo Hashimoto ( Fuja, The West Tako Cheerleaders). The film has a unique stylistic approach that is unlike anything else ever