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August 1st, 2001, 22:51
Man o-man I just got the Akira -Special Edition- on DVD baby with 2 flaming Discs that includes the film, which is crispy clean and sharp and the details takes the cake guys (this is excellent!!!:D ),including some documentries on making the film which has been done on alot of specs and dubs:eek: .
A animation that came out in '87, is still outstanding!
For more details go to the site below:cool: :
August 1st, 2001, 23:43
Didja get to see it when it released in theatres 'bout a month ago? Kicked major booty! :D
August 2nd, 2001, 00:20
For thouse of you who this applies to Akira is being broadcast digitally on the UK/Ireland/South Africa Sci-Fi channel on this Friday (3rd august) as part of the "final fantasy week" specials.
August 2nd, 2001, 00:24
I was at Timesquare N.Y. BABY!!!!!!! :cool:
August 2nd, 2001, 01:04
My favorite character is Tetsuo:mad: ;
August 2nd, 2001, 03:04
had the original vhs for 4 years and the pirated vcd(bought it at the local pasar malam hehehe:p )
August 2nd, 2001, 04:40
Yeah, that movie still holds its own in today's market. I remember seeing part of it in 5th grade on the Sci-Fi channel and it was my first glimpse into the anime world (pretty good movie to start out on, huh?). Incredible extras on the DVD, too. Hell, I'd buy the movie just for the nifty tin it comes in :)
August 2nd, 2001, 23:12
It's a good collection item, for sure:eek:
August 3rd, 2001, 00:35
Oh yeah I almost forgot. The film was made in 1988... not '87:rolleyes:
August 3rd, 2001, 17:48
It says '87 in the DVD;) . It's self explemantory!!!
August 3rd, 2001, 19:45
Right... check these dates
In other words:
1) The internet movie database says it was made in '88
2) The sci-fi channels resident anime expert says it was made in '88
3) My favorite DVD store says it was made in '88
Hell the movie even starts with a nuke hitting tokyo in... guess what '88.
Enough said. Check your disk again.:p
August 3rd, 2001, 21:38
Mine says '87, too.
August 3rd, 2001, 22:02
Produced by AKIRA COMMITTEE/KODANSHA 1987 AKIRA
I don't know where you guys get your info:p but the film did come out in '87
And the first spot of Akira was in a japanese magazine waaaaaaay back in '82;) ;) :yawn:
August 4th, 2001, 01:01
Well now this is interesting. All of my sources say '88. Hell 2 of those are reviews of this specific DVD. For now I'll back down, until I find out the cause of the discrepancy.
August 4th, 2001, 01:34
Ok guys CHECK THIS OUT!
Quote taken from http://www.akira2001.com/html/thelegend.html
the OFFICIAL website
In 1987, Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo began work on the animated feature. Akira was released theatrically in Japan in July 1988 and in the United States in December 1989 where it ranked in the top 60 for 20 weeks on Variety's weekly theatrical box office sales report.
In otherwords the film was first released in 1988 like I said but is COPYRIGHT 1987 when the film first went into producion.
I hope that clears up any confusion.
August 5th, 2001, 03:11
Yep your right:D !!!!
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