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Someone Found The Long-Lost Akira Prototype From SEGA

Someone Found The Long-Lost "Akira" Prototype From SEGA

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[...]

Taika Waititi Gives Update on Live Action Akira Film

Taika Waititi Gives Update on Live Action "Akira" Film

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 Set to Write Direct Sequel Akira Delayed Again

"Thor 4": Taika Waititi Set to Write, Direct Sequel; "Akira" Delayed Again

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 scheduled for a May 21st 2021 release Akira is a seminal anime movie from 1988 that put Japanese anime on the map in the[...]

Warner Bros Definitely NOT Casting for Akira Movie

Warner Bros Definitely NOT Casting for "Akira" Movie

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?[...]

Akira Manga Creator Announces New Projects

"Akira" Manga Creator Announces New Projects

That manga (and movie) was Akira.[caption id="attachment_1055266" align="aligncenter" width="1840"] //Credit: Toho Co., Ltd.[/caption]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[...]

Warner Bros. Gives Taika Waititi Live-Action Akira Summer 2021 Release Date

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![caption id="attachment_998158" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Taika WaititiPhoto by Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com[/caption]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[...]

Is Ane Crabtree Doing Costumes for the Live-Action Akira

Is Ane Crabtree Doing Costumes for the Live-Action 'Akira'?!

We may have a bit of intel on the upcoming live-action Akira film courtesy of the possible costume designer for the feature- Ane Crabtree.In an Instagram video posted this morning, the Westworld and The Handmaid's Tale costume designer shares a snipet of a scene from the original 1988 Akira anime, with the simple caption of "#homework". View this post on[...]

A Synopsis for Live-Action Akira Appears Production Listed as Active

A Synopsis for Live-Action 'Akira' Appears, Production Listed as "Active"

The day after April Fools is a terrible choice to make big announcements about long-rumored productions, but that's exactly what happened this year with the much-maligned live-action Akira film.Probably the best evidence we've seen of producer Leonardo DiCaprio's passion project in years, it was revealed on April 2nd that the California Film Commission granting $18.5 million[...]


Indie Comic Spotlight: Centralia 2050 Vol. 1 – Manga-Styled Cyberpunk With A Compelling Lead

Indie Comic Spotlight: Centralia 2050 Vol. 1 – Manga-Styled Cyberpunk With A Compelling Lead

Then there's the organization Lumico, which took over the city afterwards.Finally, the two meet a group called the Switch, who promise to help them if they agree to cooperate with this resistance group.[caption id="attachment_752676" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Centralia 2050 cover by Michelle Stanford[/caption]Like many anime and cyberpunk sci-fi tales, Centralia 2050, written and illustrated by Michelle[...]

Taika Waititi Says He Wouldnt Whitewash Akira Remake

Taika Waititi Says He Wouldn't Whitewash 'Akira' Remake

Taika Waititi may or may not be directing the upcoming Akira movie, but one thing is for certain: he wouldn't be casting white actors to star in the film.In an interview with IGN, Waititi revealed his casting plans for the movie he won't admit he's directing: "Yeah Actually, Asian teenagers would be the way to do[...]

Taika Waititi Is In Talks For The Akira Remake

Taika Waititi Is In Talks For The Akira Remake

According to Deadline Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is in talks to take over the Akira remake that Warner Bros has been threatening us with trying to get off of the ground for several years.Warner Bros purchased the rights to make a movie for seven figures but nothing has ever gotten beyond pre-production. The picture got[...]

We The Heroes Ball Returns To New York Comic Con For Second Year

We The Heroes Ball Returns To New York Comic Con For Second Year

After a successful first year at New York Comic Con 2016, NYCC, HBC Out + About, Shane Cherry and Akira are bringing back the We The Heroes Ball, to take place on October 2nd, 2017 at Rockbar NYC The ball will kick off the 'NYCC Presents, New York Comic Con' series of events throughout Manhattan[...]


Get Out Director Jordan Peele Explains Why He Turned Down Akira

'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele Explains Why He Turned Down 'Akira'

When talking to Blumhouse Peele explained why he decided to turn down Akira despite being a fan of the original“I think [I could do it] if the story justifies it,” Peele said “AKIRA is one of my favorite movies, and I think obviously the story justifies as big a budget as you can possibly[...]

Steve Oliffs One-Of-A-Kind Akira Colour Guides From $40 Each

Steve Oliff's One-Of-A-Kind Akira Colour Guides From $40 Each

When Marvel translated Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo into English, they also coloured the black-and-white originals, employing Steve Oliff for the task.Well, over 300 hand-painted Oliff colour guides are about to be made available on felixcomicart.com from $40 up.They'll also be debuting a short documentary where Steve outlines his working relationship with Otomo...We'll update when it all goes live. [...]

Katsuhiro Otomos Poster For Angoulême 2016

Katsuhiro Otomo's Poster For Angoulême 2016

And so this years president and winner of last year's Grand Prix Award  Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of Akira, has done so.He will also have a previously-unheard-of two-and-a-half hour presentation at the Angoulême theatre during the festival. During which Otomo will tell in detail how he conceived and developed Akira,which will be punctuated with video and audio[...]

Hermann Declines Angoulême Grand Prix &#8211 Is It A Lock For Otomo (UPDATE)

Hermann Declines Angoulême Grand Prix – Is It A Lock For Otomo? (UPDATE)

Yesterday, it was announced that the three finalists for the Angoulême Grand Prix award, which celebrates a comic book creator's lifetime contributing to the form, were Alan Moore, Katsuhiro Otomo and Hermann. Moore had previously declined the nomination. And yesterday, Hermann also declined the nomination. If Moore continues to reject this year's call, then it […]

The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Remake &#8211 Look It Moves by Adi Tantimedh

The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Remake – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Then there’s the Hollywood live action remake of Akira, still languishing in development hell after more than ten years of scripts and different directors attached The impression I’ve had was that every approach was woefully wrongheaded, no matter how many brilliant comics artists and production designers they had drawing storyboards and designs for it over[...]

Chris Westons Storyboards For Albert Hughes Live Action Akira

Chris Weston's Storyboards For Albert Hughes' Live Action Akira

Still, here are some of Chris Weston's live-action Akira storyboards, as posted on his blog.   When these things start to come out, you know there's no more chance Still, here are some of Chris Weston's live-action Akira storyboards, as posted on his blog.   When these[...]