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Akira / presented by Pioneer Entertainment(USA) Inc. in association with ZRO Limit Productions ; producers, Ryohei Suzuki, Shunzo Kato ; screenplay, Katsuhiro Otomo, Izo Hashimoto ; written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo.

Ōtomo, Katsuhiro, 1954- (director,, screenwriter.). Hashimoto, Izō, (screenwriter.). Suzuki, Ryōhei, (producer.). Katō, Shunzō, (producer.). Iwata, Mitsuo, 1967- (Added Author). Sasaki, Nozomu, 1967- (Added Author). Koyama, Mami. (Added Author). Ōtomo, Katsuhiro, 1954- Akira. (Added Author). Pioneer Entertainment (USA) (Added Author).


A powerful psychic force known only as Akira resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo in the 21st century. Tetsuo, a young, inexperienced motorcycle biker driven beyond the boundaries of sanity by the power of Akira, is forced to conjure up demons laying dormant within his subconscious.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Des Moins, Iowa] : Pioneer, [2001?]

Content descriptions

General Note:
DVD features: digitally remastered picture, new English dialogue, new English Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, original Japanese Dolby surround, English subtitles, capsule option -- English translation of graffiti, scene access, THX optimizer, THX certified.
Based on the graphic novel by Katsuhiro Otomo.
Videodisc release of the 1987 motion picture.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Character design by Katsuhiro Otomo ; English adaptation by Michael Haller ; chief animator, Takashi Nakamura ; special effects artist, Takashi Maekawa.
Participant or Performer Note:
Voices: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tetsusho Genda, Hiroshi Otake, Koichi Kitamura ; English voices: Johnny Yong Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
11-adult FAR.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English) and 5.1 DTS (Japanese).
Language Note:
Soundtracks in English or Japanese ; with English subtitles.
Subject: Motorcyclists > Japan > Tokyo > Drama.
Twenty-first century > Drama.
Genre: Animated films.
Science fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library DVDMOVIE AKI (Text) 38256101872434 Adult DVD Available -

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