AKIRA 4K Limited Edition: HDR Disc Replacement How-To

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The highly anticipated AKIRA 4K, featuring the film in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) is out now, and we know some of you want to experience the film in the highest-quality format possible.

Beginning in February 2021, an HDR (High Dynamic Range) version of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of AKIRA will be available. Funimation is committed to making sure that this historic film matches the artistry in which Otomo-san intended, as well as in the format you want to enjoy it in. 

We know this might cause some headaches, but bear with us as we make sure you get the latest version of the release at no additional cost.

For those of you who would like to request the 4K HDR version of AKIRA, please send an email to akira4kreplacement@funimation.com (US/CA) or akira4kreplacementUK@funimation.com (UK/IRE) with “AKIRA 4K” as the subject, and provide your name, mailing address, email address and proof of purchase (receipt or confirmation email and photo of the disc).

If you’re unable to provide a receipt or confirmation email as proof of purchase, you will be requested to send your current disc to Funimation. So fret not if you get the AKIRA 4K Limited Edition for Christmas, you can still upgrade your disc!

From there, you’ll receive a return authorization number, and an address to mail your disc if needed.

On our end, we’ll make sure the 4K UHD discs are ready to be shipped by February 2021, and we can’t wait for you to continue to experience AKIRA on the biggest screen you can find!


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