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  • Akira, the crown jewel of anime and science fiction, returns with remastered 4K visuals and remixed audio. 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.
  • Bonus Content:
    • Akira Sound Clip (1988)
    • Music for Akira
    • Kaneda's Theme
    • Exodus
    • Ethnic Meets Hi-Tech
    • Awakening
    • Mutation
    • Requiem
    • Director Interview
    • Storyboard Collection
    • The Writing on the Wall
    • Original Trailers
    • Original Commercials
    • Restoring Akira
    • Picture
    • English Voice Over
    • Glossary
    • U.S Trailer (2013)
    • Trailer

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Amazon [amazon.com] has Akira (4K UHD + Blu-ray Film) on sale for $14.99. Shipping is free with Prime or on orders of $25+. NLA

Best Buy [bestbuy.com] has Akira (4K UHD + Blu-ray Film) on sale for $14.99. Shipping is free for my Best Buy Members(free to join [bestbuy.com]).

Product Information:
  • Akira, the crown jewel of anime and science fiction, returns with remastered 4K visuals and remixed audio. 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.
  • Bonus Content:
    • Akira Sound Clip (1988)
    • Music for Akira
    • Kaneda's Theme
    • Exodus
    • Ethnic Meets Hi-Tech
    • Awakening
    • Mutation
    • Requiem
    • Director Interview
    • Storyboard Collection
    • The Writing on the Wall
    • Original Trailers
    • Original Commercials
    • Restoring Akira
    • Picture
    • English Voice Over
    • Glossary
    • U.S Trailer (2013)
    • Trailer
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The flawed Akira UHD is the first limited edition release, which is the one Blu-ray.com reviewed.

Funimation reissued Akira UHD with the corrected HDR in a cheaper version, the one on sale linked above on both Amazon and Best Buy.

The only people who should be concerned with getting an Akira UHD with no HDR is for that limited edition set, which I think also came in deluxe packaging.
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IN…this film and others like Macross: Do You Remember Love, Gunbuster, and Ghost in the Shell are pinnacles of Japanese animation. Repped.

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02-02-2023 at 08:32 AM.
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One of the OGs of anime, I paid quite a bit more, but it was worth it
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Hoping for 4k on iTunes
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IN…this film and others like Macross: Do You Remember Love, Gunbuster, and Ghost in the Shell are pinnacles of Japanese animation. Repped.
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02-02-2023 at 10:58 AM.
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The review here at https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Ak...ay/303772/

"The disc is flawed, though: Akira has no HDR (high dynamic range) on the presentation (despite being available on the English-friendly 4K UHD edition released in Japan).

Funimation noted in a press release that replacement discs would be offered to buyers wanting the HDR version of the 4K presentation. The replacement discs were expected to be shipped in February, 2021. Yet several months later, the replacement discs have yet to be shipped to many buyers – and a HDR disc was unable to be obtained for the review. Buyers should consider this to be a significant caveat to an otherwise decent release."
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Quote from cheebong :
The review here at https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Ak...ay/303772/

"The disc is flawed, though: Akira has no HDR (high dynamic range) on the presentation (despite being available on the English-friendly 4K UHD edition released in Japan).

Funimation noted in a press release that replacement discs would be offered to buyers wanting the HDR version of the 4K presentation. The replacement discs were expected to be shipped in February, 2021. Yet several months later, the replacement discs have yet to be shipped to many buyers – and a HDR disc was unable to be obtained for the review. Buyers should consider this to be a significant caveat to an otherwise decent release."
Can you link the 'english-friendly' version with HDR by chance?
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02-02-2023 at 03:07 PM.
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Quote from cheebong :
The review here at https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Ak...ay/303772/

"The disc is flawed, though: Akira has no HDR (high dynamic range) on the presentation (despite being available on the English-friendly 4K UHD edition released in Japan).

Funimation noted in a press release that replacement discs would be offered to buyers wanting the HDR version of the 4K presentation. The replacement discs were expected to be shipped in February, 2021. Yet several months later, the replacement discs have yet to be shipped to many buyers – and a HDR disc was unable to be obtained for the review. Buyers should consider this to be a significant caveat to an otherwise decent release."
The flawed Akira UHD is the first limited edition release, which is the one Blu-ray.com reviewed.

Funimation reissued Akira UHD with the corrected HDR in a cheaper version, the one on sale linked above on both Amazon and Best Buy.

The only people who should be concerned with getting an Akira UHD with no HDR is for that limited edition set, which I think also came in deluxe packaging.
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02-02-2023 at 04:20 PM.
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Great deal indeed! 👌
(Am I the only one who feels that this is a great film but it just wasn't meant for them?)
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I bought this from Amazon for a Christmas gift (for myself) and when it arrived I could hear the disc sliding around inside. I went to exchange and it was out of stock. When I opened it, I feared the worst and the worst had happened. The blu ray was fine, the 4K disc had become dislodged and had tiny little scratches all over. Again, still out of stock. Now I saw this post and was excited to exchange, but it said my return window ended Jan 31. Go figure.
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Quote from cheebong :
The review here at https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Ak...ay/303772/

"The disc is flawed, though: Akira has no HDR (high dynamic range) on the presentation (despite being available on the English-friendly 4K UHD edition released in Japan).

Funimation noted in a press release that replacement discs would be offered to buyers wanting the HDR version of the 4K presentation. The replacement discs were expected to be shipped in February, 2021. Yet several months later, the replacement discs have yet to be shipped to many buyers – and a HDR disc was unable to be obtained for the review. Buyers should consider this to be a significant caveat to an otherwise decent release."
Old, outdated info.
The new/fixed version has been out a long time.
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02-02-2023 at 08:39 PM.
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If you don't care about 4k, the Blu-Ray/ DVD version is also $15. Slightly nicer packaging imo and I'm only looking for blu-ray

https://smile.amazon.com/Akira-Mo...B00ENNA62W
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Why don't the bonus features have the old English dub from VHS days? Kanaida > Kanada
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