FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will release the 4K remaster of the Akira anime film as a limited-edition 4K Blu-ray Disc on December 22, 2020. The limited edition will include a box featuring art from the film and a 40-page booklet.
Both AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas are listing a September 24, 2020 date for the 4K remaster of Akira in select theaters in the United States. In addition, Regal Cinemas is listing the screening as a FUNimation screening, with only English subtitles available. The 4K remaster opened in Japanese theaters on April 3, 2020 in 36 IMAX theaters.
The company also announced that its release of the late Satoshi Kon’s Paranoia Agent television anime series on home video — which includes the series’ first Blu-ray Disc release in English — will ship on December 15, 2020.