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Akira (1988) "everything but the kitchen sink"
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15-May-2022, 8:21 PM
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This was a pain in the butt to mux, had to rip two of my own discs and then download ~200 GB of stuff…this site’s been a resource to me for a while, so I thought I’d share something I initially put together for myself and save anyone else that might be looking for it the trouble.

It is all stuff that’s “readily” available, but to my knowledge, isn’t assembled in this manner anywhere. There are 1-2 P2P releases that come close: one has the audio tracks demuxed, the other converted a bunch of them to FLAC, downsampled from 24-bit, or both. I’d rather not deal with audio channel mapping woes (or forcing WASAPI to get around them).

Only way I could feasibly improve on this (for myself) is the Japanese Dolby Surround audio from a Criterion LD. The mix has some more low-end than the version we got on the Blu-Rays.


  • 🇮🇹 Dynit Blu-Ray 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray, 35.4 Mbps Avg / 37 Mbps Max
    The 4KBD has excessive (IMO) DNR.


  • 🇯🇵 2009 Hypersonic Mix, TrueHD 192/24
    the gigantic 12.5 GB one from the 2009 Bandai Blu-Ray - Default
    FUNimation did something to it that shaved 4 GB off of it. Then the Japanese redid the mix entirely for the UHD release, for the worse IMO. And that newer UHD Hypersonic mix sounds even worse on the American UHD BD, go figure.
  • 🇯🇵 2001 Pioneer “Classic” 5.1 Remix, 48/24 DTS-HD MA
    Default track on the Dynit BD
  • 🇯🇵 1988 Dolby Surround Mix, FLAC 48/16 from LPCM 48/16
    Also from the 2009 Bandai Blu-Ray
    would love to get the LD mix
  • 🇺🇸 Animaze/Pioneer Dub, TrueHD 48/16
    from the Japanese 4KBD
    FUNimation upsampled it to 96/24 on my 25th Anniversary disc…
  • 🇺🇸 “Streamline”/Electric Media/Kodansha Dub, FLAC 48/16
    Criterion CAV LD
    There are QC issues with the 96/24 version on the FUNi BD


  • 🇺🇸 25th Anniversary Subs
    🇺🇸 25th Anniversary Forced Subs for Dub
  • Choice of three fansubs
    🇺🇸 THORA
    🇺🇸 niizk
    🇺🇸 REVO
  • Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish PGS subs
    from a P2P 4K release, colors might look funny as a result if they actually used subs from other UHD-BDs or repackaged regular BD sourced .pgs with BT.2020 color primaries

the Atmos track from the Chinese 4KBD is the kitchen sink…
unless I missed something, everything is sync’d perfectly.