AKIRA Joins Netflix UK on 1st July 2021

New listings in the “Coming Soon” section of the Netflix UK app have revealed that the feature-length-film AKIRA will be available to Stream on the service from 1st July 2021.

It’s not known what audio formats will be supported, or whether this will be the 4K Edition for 4K Subscribers, but the preview in the app does play in Japanese with English subtitles. That aside Japanese with English subtitles and 1080p resolution is confirmed but additional language options will become clear once released on Thursday.

Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is being rebuilt post World War III when two high school drop outs, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble across a secret government project to develop a new weapon – telekinetic humans. After Tetsuo is captured by the military and experimented on, he gains psychic abilities and learns about the existence of the project’s most powerful subject, Akira. Both dangerous and destructive, Kaneda must take it upon himself to stop both Tetsuo and Akira before things get out of control and the city is destroyed once again. 

Ever since its original release AKIRA has received many different home video releases including VHS, DVD, UMD, Blu-Ray and more recently 4K Blu-Ray (with HDR supported), with each release being improved upon the previous release. Either way, if you’ve missed out on watching an anime classic then Netflix subscribers will soon be able to experience.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK, but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

One Response to AKIRA Joins Netflix UK on 1st July 2021

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