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The Resource Akira, Honneamise ; produced by Akira Committee ; screenplay, Katsuhiro Otomo, Izo Hashimoto ; original story & director, Katsuhiro Otomo ; chief animator, Takashi Nakamura, (videorecording)

Akira, Honneamise ; produced by Akira Committee ; screenplay, Katsuhiro Otomo, Izo Hashimoto ; original story & director, Katsuhiro Otomo ; chief animator, Takashi Nakamura, (videorecording)

Label
Akira
Title
Akira
Statement of responsibility
Honneamise ; produced by Akira Committee ; screenplay, Katsuhiro Otomo, Izo Hashimoto ; original story & director, Katsuhiro Otomo ; chief animator, Takashi Nakamura
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • eng
  • jpn
Summary
World War III breaks loose in 1988. In 2019, Tokyo is a megalopolis. Kaneda is the leader of a group of young robust delinquents who spends his nights tearing through the urban wastes and racing his motorbike against rival groups. One night while out riding with his gang, his friend Tetsuo suddenly encounters a strange boy. He is the product of human experimentation and is injured in an ensuing crash. Shortly therafter, a military squadron appears on the scene to take the boy and Tetsuo away to an army research facility. Determined to free Tetsuo, Kaneda sneaks into the facitily. However, a regimen of extreme experimental procedures has awakened a new power in his friend, and now he is consumed by madness
Cataloging source
GZD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Katsuji Misawa ; character designer, Katsuhiro Otomo ; editor, Takeshi Seyama ; musical director, Shoji Yamashiro ; music, Geinoh Yamashiro Gumi
Dewey number
791.4334
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for graphic violence and brief nudity
Language note
Japanese or dubbed English dialogue, optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Japanese voices: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Taro Ishida, Tessyo Genda, Mizuho Suzuki, Tatsuhiko Nakamura, Sachie Ito, Kazuhiro Kando
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1954-
  • 1955-
  • 1967-
  • 1967-
  • 1933-
  • 1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ōtomo, Katsuhiro
  • Hashimoto, Izō
  • Nakamura, Takashi
  • Iwata, Mitsuo
  • Sasaki, Nozomu
  • Koyama, Mami
  • Ishida, Taro
  • Genda, Tessyo
  • Suzuki, Mizuho
  • Nakamura, Tatsuhiko
  • Ito, Sachie
  • Kando, Kazuhiro
  • Seyama, Takeshi
  • Yamashiro, Shōji
  • Ōtomo, Katsuhiro
  • Geinō Yamashirogumi
  • Honneamise (Firm)
  • Akira Committee (Firm)
  • Bandai Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ōtomo, Katsuhiro
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Motorcycle racing
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Motorcycling accidents
  • Research institutes
  • Mental illness
  • Graphic novels
Target audience
adult
Technique
animation
Label
Akira, Honneamise ; produced by Akira Committee ; screenplay, Katsuhiro Otomo, Izo Hashimoto ; original story & director, Katsuhiro Otomo ; chief animator, Takashi Nakamura, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • Based on the graphic novel "Akira" by Katsuhiro Otomo
  • Title from container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn801696427
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 124 min.)
Isbn
9781604963120
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
669198200090
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
20009
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)801696427
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital ; NTSC, region 1 ; 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Akira, Honneamise ; produced by Akira Committee ; screenplay, Katsuhiro Otomo, Izo Hashimoto ; original story & director, Katsuhiro Otomo ; chief animator, Takashi Nakamura, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2008
  • Based on the graphic novel "Akira" by Katsuhiro Otomo
  • Title from container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn801696427
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 124 min.)
Isbn
9781604963120
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
669198200090
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
20009
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)801696427
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital ; NTSC, region 1 ; 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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