Neo-Tokyo About To Explode As Akira Returning To UK Cinemas In 4K!

Manga Entertainment are bringing back the definitive anime classic Akira to UK and Irish cinemas. Remastered in glorious 4K and on IMAX screens for the very first time in a truly unmissable cinematic experience!

When it comes that ultimate film or show that got you into Anime, there is a generation that will say Katsuhiro Otomo’s iconic 1988 anime film. The film doesn’t get many cinematic outings and Manga Entertainment have taken advantage of the remastering technology. Along with the film in stunning 4K but also on select IMAX screens too

Akira is the film that made Manga Entertainment – and so we’re honoured to be able to bring it back to UK and Irish screens in this gorgeous new version remastered in stunning 4K. It’s an absolute delight, and an unmissable experience for anime and film fans alike.” said Darcy Giles, PR & Social Media Manager at Manga Entertainment.

A short Trailer has been created by Manga UK, Neo-Tokyo is about to explode like you’ve never seen it before.

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…

With Covid-19 Pandemic still affecting life, Akira in 4K in select UK and Irish Cinemas & IMAX release date still to be confirmed. It will be shown in 300 cinemas and you can keep up to date as well as find out what cinemas showing the film here.