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●MANGA● AKIRA part 90



AKIRA part 90

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.24
1988-XII-19 | 20 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 5 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 10 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 5 colored by Steve Oliff


●VHD● AKIRA



AKIRA was released in VHD format in two disc edition in Japan.


VIDEO DISC DETAILS

Publisher: -
Release date: 1988-XII-13
Format: NTSC
Audio: Japanese Stereo Analog
Subtitles: -
Run time: -
Size: 33.3cm×26.9cm
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●LASER DISC● AKIRA


AKIRA was released in Laser Disc in Japan. The cover image was drawn by Otomo and is collected in the book AKIRA CLUB.


LD DETAILS

Publisher: Laser Disc Co. Ltd.(レーザーディスク株式会社)
Release date: 1988-XII-15
Format: NTSC | CLV | 2 discs | 1.85:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Surround Digital & Analog
Subtitles: none
Running time: 124min
Retail price: ¥7,000
Catalogue number: SF070-1550

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1993 JAPANESE SPECIAL COLLECTION LASER DISC

This 3 disc edition has an improved sound track and a bunch of bonus features.
AKIRA SPECIAL COLLECTION





US EDITION●AKIRA CRITERION COLLECTION


LD DETAILS
Publisher: Criterion Collection
Release date: 1995-XI-22

Format: NTSC | CLV | 2 discs | 1.85:1
Audio: Japanese Dolby Surround Analog
             English Dolby Surround Digital
Subtitles: none
Running time: 124min
Retail price: $59.95
Catalogue number: CC1435L (#283)

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●BOOK● Anime Comics AKIRA 5 (AKIRA 5 アニメコミックス)




This is the fifth and last of volume of the comic adaptation of the last animation film by Katsuhiro Otomo: AKIRA. This comics are full color compositions of still frames taken from the film with written dialogues and sound effects added on top of them. Each volume has an original cover illustration by Otomo.


BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Kodansha (講談社)
Release date: 1988-XII-6
Language: japanese
Number of pages: 158
Size: 7.2 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
Retail price: ¥ 690
ISBN-10: 4061744720
ISBN-13: 978-4061744721


AVAILABILITY

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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1CXQK25
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Amazon FR: http://amzn.to/1CXQEHL
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OTHER EDITIONS

This book was re-released in the year 2000 with a different cover design:

●MANGA● AKIRA part 89




AKIRA part 89

Young Magazine (ヤングマガジン) No.23
1988-XII-5 | 20 pages | B&W

Collected in the books:
AKIRA 5 in original black & white
All Color AKIRA 10 colored by Steve Oliff
True Color AKIRA 5 colored by Steve Oliff


●LASER DISC● MANIE-MANIE MEIKYU MONOGATARI (MANIE-MANIE 迷宮物語)



Today was released in Laser Disc format the OVA (Original Video Animation) MANIE-MANIE MEIKYU MONOGATARI (MANIE-MANIE 迷宮物語). As the name OVA indicates this movie was directly released on video format for the first time on VHS last year and was not released theatrically before. The movie consist in three short animation films:



●HASHIRU OTOKO (走る男) directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (川尻 善昭)
●LABYRITH (ラビリンス) directed by Rintaro (りんたろう)
●KOUJI CHUUSHI MEIREI (工事中止命令 ) written and directed by Kastuhiro Otomo (大友 克洋) with animation direction by Takashi Nakamura (なかむら たかし)


LD DETAILS

Publisher: TOHO/Kadokawa (東宝/角川書店)
Release date: 1988-XII-2
Format: NTSC | CAV
Audio: Japanese Stereo Digital & Analog
Duration: 50 min.
Retail price: ¥8,800
Catalogue number: G88F-5062

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●ILLUSTRATION● AKIRA poster for video release



Katsuhiro Otomo drew this illustration for the poster that was given as an present when buying the VHS of AKIRA.


The illustration is collected in the books:
AKIRA CLUB [page 37]
POSTERS OTOMO KATSUHIRO × GRAPHIC DESIGN [page 17]

●VHS● AKIRA



Katsuhiro Otomo's last animation film, AKIRA was released today in VHS in japan.


VHS DETAILS

Publisher: Bandai
Release date: 1988-XII-1
Audio: Japanese
Duration: 124min
Retail price: ¥9,800
Catalogue Number: BES-320

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