4K 'Akira' Blu-ray arrives next year before the series continues

'Akira' director Katsuhiro Otomo is also working on a new anime feature, 'Orbital

4K 'Akira' Blu-ray arrives next year before the series continues

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On Thursday at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles, director Katsuhiro Otomo was the center of several announcements. Sunrise Inc. is producing a new project based on Akira that is supposed to be a continuation of the classic series, although there weren’t many details announced about it.

Just his third after Akira (1992) and Steamboy (2004), the new project Orbital Era is an action adventure flick following young boys living in a space colony as it’s being built.

Before that appears, a new Akira 4K Remastered set will be released — both in Japan and the US — with a 4K and HDR conversion based on the 35mm master, complete with a 192Khz audio transfer using Dolby TrueHD.

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