Critical Mass Video Announces March 27 Release of Countdown Akira



Hiroyuki Utatane's famous hentai now available completely UNCUT and digitally remastered

GRIMES, IA, January 5, 2007 – Leading adult anime label Critical Mass Video is pleased to announce the release of the famous hentai Countdown Akira on March 27, 2007.

Countdown Akira is an erotic tale of forbidden obsession from the mind of Hiroyuki Utatane, the director of the notorious Cool Devices, a series that pushed the boundaries of adult anime in the United States. Now available for the first time with English audio, Countdown Akira is also completely uncut and digitally remastered.

In Countdown Akira:

Who needs a reason for sex? Akira's handsome enough to get any girl he wants, at any time. The endless parade of women might be enough for anyone else, but Akira's passion is only truly ignited by one person: a beautiful, internationally renowned model… who just happens to be his sister!

It matters little whether he's trysting with the dark-haired Yoshiko or having a quick office fling with his sister's sexy agent, Akira is obsessed with the one person he cannot have. Who will be burned by this unnatural, but tempting, obsession? Will it be the beautiful Kaname, who's torn by her desire for the unfeeling Akira? Or will it be Akira, himself, when he is reunited with the object of his desire?


Pre-Book: 2/27/2007

Street Date: 3/27/2007

Runtime: Approximately 87 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color

Genre: Erotic Drama

Suggested Rating: 18+

Format: DVD (English, Japanese, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)

Catalog#: CMDVD0706

UPC#: 7-42617-0706-2-4

SRP: $29.99

Special features:
Art gallery, outtakes, scene access, U.S. trailer, Critical Mass Video trailers, English and Japanese Dolby Digital audio with English subtitles, plus English on-screen translations.

Cover image is located at

COUNTDOWN AKIRA © 1995 Utatane Hiroyuki • Fujimi Shuppan • Akane Shinsa / Pink Pineapple.


Critical Mass Video Ltd. is one of the top adult Japanese animation (“anime”) labels in the United States, with a catalog including well-known titles such as Cool Devices, Anyone You Can Do… I Can Do Better, Dragon Pink and favorites from the Vanilla Series, such as Love Doll, Naughty Nurses and Sex Ward. In addition to its anime line, Critical Mass Video also produces Japanese live-action hits such as the Angel of Darkness live-action series. For more information, visit

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