Akira Returns on 4K UHD Blu-ray January 18 From Funimation

Additional January 2022 Home Video Highlights From Funimation Includes The Devil is a Part Timer Season 1, Strike Witches: Road to Berlin Season 3, And More!

Culver City, California (December 22, 2021) – Equipped with remastered visuals and remixed audio, the iconic 1988 film AKIRA reemerges on 4K UHD Blu-ray™on January 18, 2022 from Funimation. The crown jewel of anime and science fiction will be accompanied by insightful behind the scenes special features, including an interview with director Katsuhiro Otomo, a look into the sound design and music by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, image galleries, original trailers and commercials, storyboards, and more!


In the future, Shotaro Kaneda and his motorcycle gang tear through Neo Tokyo, a city divided by growing tensions. But when caught in an accident, Kaneda's friend Tetsuo Shima discovers a secret government project and receives psychic abilities beyond his control.

AKIRA Special Features Includes:
AKIRA Sound Clip (1988)
Music for AKIRA
Kaneda's Theme
Ethnic Meets Hi-Tech
Director Interview
Storyboard Collection
The Writing on the Wall
Original Trailers
Original Commercials
Restoring AKIRA
English Voice Over
English 5.1 Audio Mix
U.S. Trailer (2013)

The Devil is a Part Timer Season 1, Strike Witches: Road to Berlin Season 3, Maesetsu! Opening Act The Complete Season, and more will also be released on Blu-ray and DVD in January 2022 as well.

Funimation Home Video Release Calendar January 2022:

January 4, 2022
One Piece - Season 11 Voyage 6 – Blu-ray / DVD
The Devil is a Part Timer - Season 1 – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero - Complete Series – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital

January 11, 2022
Heaven's Lost Property Final - The Movie: Eternally My Master – Blu-ray, DVD, and Funimation Digital
A3! - Season Autumn & Winter – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital
Strike Witches: Road to Berlin - Season 3 – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital

January 18, 2022
AKIRA – 4K Blu-ray / Blu-ray
Assault Lily Bouquet - The Complete Season – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital

January 25, 2022
Maesetsu! Opening Act - The Complete Season – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 1 – Blu-ray / Funimation Digital

All titles mentioned are now available for pre-order. Visit shop.funimation.com/home-video for more home entertainment offerings.

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