‘Akira’ Coming to Blu-ray
The acclaimed anime Akira will make its Blu-ray debut on February 24 according to Bandai Entertainment. Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 science fiction tale will receive the deluxe treatment.
The disc, coming from Bandai’s Honneamise label, will retail for $49.98 and include both Japanese and English subtitles along with the English dub track, but purists should really enjoy the Japanese track, which will be presented in state-of-the-art 192 kHz 24-bit Dolby TrueHD 5.1ch sound.
The initial pressing of the Akira BD will include a slipcase and a 32-page booklet. Extras on the disc include two teasers, two trailers, a TV commercial and Otomo’s complete storyboards for the film.