Pioneer Entertainment are to release the anime classic Akira over in Region 1 on 24 July. The release will take a number of forms - a two disc limited edition tin, a two disc standard cased release and a single disc release.

Starting with the single disc release, you'll get the film along with a new English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, the original Japanese Dolby Surround soundtrack.

The two-disc release will feature the above disc as well as an extra one featuring three documentaries, an interview with director Katsuhiro Otomo, production materials including storyboards, key drawings and character designs, the theatrical trailer, teasers, television spots and the Akira Glossary A-Z.

The special edition is limited to 75,000 copies, after which it will be replaced with the standard packaging. The two-disc version will retail for $39.98, the single-disc release will be $24.98.

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