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Akira DVD/Blu-Ray on Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Plus Vampire Knight Guilty 3, and "Anime Legends" editions of Planetes and Gurren Lagann.

Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira is released Monday in three editions; a DVD (RRP £19.99), a Blu-Ray (RRP £27.99) and a Blu-Ray/DVD Collector's Edition in a 'Steelbook' format (i.e. with an outer metal shell), for an RRP of £29.99. All editions are rated 15.

Manga Entertainment worked from the Kodansha/Bandai master released in America. Extras include Japanese teasers, trailers and scans of 369 pages of Otomo's storyboards. The Collector's Edition also includes a 32-page booklet on the film. However, Manga isn't able to include the Akira Production Report Making-of film, previously released on videotape and DVD.

On Monday, Manga will also released the third volume of Vampire Knight Guilty (RRP £12.99), containing episodes 8 to 10 of the series (the sequel to Vampire Knight), rated 12.

Beez is releasing the complete series of Planetes as an "Anime Legends" set (26 episodes, RRP £24.99); and the complete series of Gurren Lagann (27 episodes, RRP £29.99).


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