RIYL: Anime Soundtracks, Symphonic Music

Label: Milan

No-one can ever doubt the impact and beauty of the classic cult Japanese animated movie “Akira”, and for Halloween, Newbury Comics is releasing the Symphonic Soundtrack to this amazing movie. Completed entirely by the group Geinoh Yamashirogumi without ever having even seen the film, just the script, the music completely captures the emotions and rollercoaster of one of the greatest movies ever.

I personally was enraptured with Akira when I first saw it, in all it’s future cyber-punk, motorcycle gang, telekinetic battling, coming of age glory. Released originally in 1989, Akira has become a touchpoint for so many different people, influencing everything from Stranger Things to Kanye West. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this incredible film, you really REALLY should. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

The Details

A Newbury Comics exclusive color vinyl pressing, 1 Red Marble LP & 1 White Marble LP.

The amazing score to the cult Japanese animated feature AKIRA directed by Katsuhiro Ohtomo. The Symphonic Suite for this game changer in the world of animation features the original unremixed and complete versions of the music created by the group Geinoh Yamashirogumi under the supervision of mastermind Shouji Yamashiro. The director wanted Yamashiro to compose the music for AKIRA, and asked him to take total control over the content of the soundtrack. This album features the best recording and most accurate representation of the music to AKIRA.

Packaged in a gatefold sleeve, and includes a digital download of liner notes and commentary by composer Dr. Shoji Yamashiro.

Number of discs: 2
Limited edition of: 500
Label: Milan
Release Date: 11/02/2018
Mono/Stereo: Stereo
Catalog Number: 36981-0 MIL

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Price $36.99

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