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Akira 4K Comes to Cinemas in the UK and Ireland

Date: 2020 August 29 13:07

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The good folks from Manga Entertainment UK have just revealed that they'll be bringing the 4K edition of Akira to cinemas around the UK and Ireland soon. The screenings will include select IMAX screens and up to 300 other locations.

At the moment locations are to be confirmed, but you can register your interest on the booking website.

Akira is regarded one of the most seminal anime movies ever made. It's a classic dystopian future has influences on movies, cyberpunk culture and even predicted that the 2020 Olympic games would be held in Tokyo! It's one of those movies you just have to see on the big screen to fully appreciate.

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Press release as follows:

Akira 4K

in cinemas & IMAX


Manga Entertainment are thrilled to announce that the seminal anime classic Akira will be returning to UK and Irish cinemas in gloriously remastered 4K on IMAX screens for the very first time in a truly unmissable cinematic experience!

Remastered in stunning 4K, Akira is coming soon to cinemas and on select IMAX screens in up to 300 locations around the UK and Ireland.

"Akira is the film that made Manga Entertainment - and so we're honoured to be able to bring it back to UK screens in this gorgeous new version remastered in stunning 4K," says Darcy Giles, PR & Social Media Manager at Manga Entertainment. "Quite simply, it's going to blow your mind."

Based on the manga of the same name, Katushiro Otomo's AKIRA remains one of the most influential works in anime history and is listed as one of Empire Magazine's 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. Its first UK screening was held in London at the ICA in 1989, and it has persevered as a cornerstone of cult film and cyberpunk culture since its initial release. This new 4K remaster, never before seen outside of Japan, shows the cult classic in its best ever light and is a must-see for anime and film fans alike.


Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is well on the way to rebuilding after World War III. The central characters, Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop-outs, are members of a joy-riding motorcycle gang. In the opening scene, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble upon a secret government project to develop telekinetic humans, apparently for use as weapons. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his 'peer' Akira, the project's most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him...

Source: Manga Entertainment UK
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