(Updated) Akira HD Broadcast On Syfy Channel
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The remastered Akira will make its UK television debut on June 25 on the Syfy digital channel. It will play at 2200 in dubbed form. The Syfy website describes it as:
Feature-length animation set in a future Tokyo, where gangs terrorise the city and a sinister government experiment is poised to go horribly wrong. This sci-fi fantasy, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, takes the viewer into the world of Blade Runner, Mad Max and beyond, and is acclaimed as one of the finest examples yet of the anime genre.
According to a twitter post by 'Paradox295,' which was subsequently re-tweeted by Manga Entertainment, Syfy will repeat the film on July 1 and July 30. (Syfy posts its schedule online here, although only the June screening is listed as of writing). According to 'Paradox 295,' the screening on July 1 will be at 2310, and the screening on July 30 will be at 2200.
Syfy is a subscription channel, available in standard and HD formats on Sky channel 114 (there's also a +1 service, showing material one hour later, on channel 205). It is also available at the following channels: Virgin 165 (HD), Virgin 135 (standard), Virgin 166 (+1) and Tiscali 22.
Akira will also have a limited cinema release from June 24. The DVD, Blu-Ray and Steelbook editions will all be released on June 27.
Update: Acknowledgement of 'Paradox295' added as the source of the information (apologies for the previous omission) and further screening times added.
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