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Separated At Birth: Todd McFarlane, Bob Kane, Batman And Akira
Which has a habit of constantly being reprinted, with new eyes upon it. Todd McFarlane on Detective Comics for DC Comics On the Facebook group for Comic Swipes, Erik Larsen, co-founder of Image Comics with Todd McFarlane posted an image from Detective Comics by Todd McFarlane – and from Akira With a rather similar background… Akira by Katsuhiro[...]
Kodansha To Publish Akira: Art Of Wall In June 2022
Akira: Art Of Wall is a new collection from Kodansha coming out in June 2022 In 2017, Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo worked with artist Kosuke Kawamura to cover a Tokyo city block in a collage of comic book pages from Akira, then did the same again over two more buildings over the next two years[...]
How Taika Waititi Went From Akira to The Suicide Squad
The 45-year-old is known for various industry roles as a film/television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and even comedian – who was at one point in time, working on a live-action adaptation of the influential anime film Akira. Taika WaititiPhoto by Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com Most recently, Waititi appeared in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, credited as Ratcatcher[...]
Funimation Announces AKIRA Replica Jacket NYC Scavenger Hunt
Are you a huge fan of the hit anime film AKIRA? Have you always dreamed of wearing your very own Kaneda Leather Jacket? Do you love Scavenger Hunts? If you answered yes to any of these, then Funimation is a treat for all AKIRA fans out there as they have to host a special Scavenger[...]
Funimation Announces Limited Edition AKIRA Kaneda Replica Jacket
AKIRA fans are in for a real treat as Funimation announces they will be releasing a limited edition Kaneda leather jacket From the 1982 manga to the widely popular and beloved animated feature, AKIRA has been a big name in the anime world For many years, collectors and fans have been waiting for a truly[...]
Akira Kaneda And Kei Production Cel Now On Auction At Heritage
Buckle up, anime fans: a rare production cel from 1988's classic film Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo has been put up for auction by Heritage Auctions, a Dallas, Texas-based auction house dealing primarily in comics, collectibles, games, and trading cards! This production cel depicts Shōtarō Kaneda, a pivotal character in the film, aboard a military hovercraft as[...]
More Graphic Novels That Don't Stack Up On The Shelves
"Why no poppy on vol 3 of Charley's War? And the placement of the creative team after vol 1…" Photo by Lewis Brown Photo by Lewis Brown He has a couple more as well, such as the Akira hardcovers, "book 1 looks jarringly unaligned…" Ignacio Alcuri from Uruguay is all about a lack of bold in Batman: No[...]
DC TO Reprint Katsuhiro Otomo's Batman Story in Future State: Gotham
At it appears that the black-and-white comic with Milonogiannis' mange-esque style has inspired DC to include a 6-page reprint of Batman: The Third Mask from Batman: Black and White in 1996 by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo. The series created by Mark Chiarello, then fired by DC Comics, is still bearing fruit to the present day[...]
Akira Volume 1 Reaches Its 101st Printing – Still At The Same Price
Akira Volume 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo is getting its hundredth reprint in Japan, with the 101st printing of the first collection of the famous sci-fi series that broke open the manga market in the US and the UK, when it was translated and published by Marvel Comics from 1988 The new printing from Kodansha will[...]
Auto Draft
Someone found the 1995 Akira prototype game made for the SEGA Genesis The word came down this morning on one of the fan Twitter feeds, someone had found the game and loaded up a complete video of them playing it This is one of the great rumor/lost titles of the '90s as there had been[...]
Kaneda and Motorcycle Crew, from "Akira" 1988
Akira fans have been waiting several years to see what could happen with a potential live-action film and its likeliness has teetered ever since conversations began Now, director Taika Waititi is giving us a little more information on the Hollywood adaptation of the popular anime film as well as when we can expect it to[...]
“Thor 4”: Taika Waititi to Write and Direct Sequel, “Akira” Delayed Again
Taika Waititi has signed a deal to write and direct Thor 4, the sequel to his megahit Thor: Ragnarok, with Chris Hemsworth expected to return… though he probably won't be playing "Lewbowski Thor" with the beer gut. This means Waititi's remake of Akira for Warner Brothers is on hiatus That remake, which nobody is excited about, was[...]
Kaneda and Motorcycle Crew, from "Akira" 1988
While it would be easy to think that these description read an awful lot like the characters from Akira, there are several things that totally make us think this is a casting call for something completely different. First, the names are all wrong How could you cast for Akira and get all of the names wrong?[...]
Kaneda and Motorcycle Crew, from "Akira" 1988
That manga (and movie) was Akira. //Credit: Toho Co., Ltd. Katsuhiro Otomo started Akira in 1982, and the manga series ran in Young Magazine until 1990 The series was then published by Marvel Comics in the United States under their Epic Comics imprint, which marked one of the first times a manga series had been translated in[...]
Warner Bros. Gives Taika Waititi Live-Action 'Akira' Summer 2021 Release Date!
Pictures just gave that long-gestating live-aciton adaptation of Akira a freaking release date!! Taika Waititi has been confirmed as director, too! Taika WaititiPhoto by Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com We'd previously reported on the title a few times, that producer Leonardo DiCaprio's passion project had been granted $18.5 million for the production to film in the Golden State back on April[...]