In the U.K and Ireland, 4K Akira Will Have Cinema Release

Manga Entertainment has released the 31-second second trailer above for the U.K. and Ireland cinema release of a 4K edition of Katsuhiro Otomo‘s 1988 film Akira. A website for the release is now available at, where fans can sign up for ticket alerts.

According the site, the film will be released in cinemas nationwide, including IMAX cinemas. The release is described as “soon,” and “for a limited time only.”

The film was originally released in Japan in 1988, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo and adapted from his own epic manga. The website describes the film as follows:

“Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III. Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop outs, stumble on a secret government project to develop new weapons – telekinetic humans. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his ‘peer’, Akira, the project’s most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him…”

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