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And the trade identity of Akira In both a $5 standard and a $15 signed version. CIH PRESENTS AKIMBO ONE SHOT AARDVARK VANAHEIM FEB241084 (W) Dave Sim (CA) David Birdsong (A / CA) Dave Sim Dave Sim's first complete-issue solo illustrated work since glamourpuss #26 (2012)! AKIMBO! That's right! The first Aardvark-Mangaheim (Dave Sim's Manga parodies) begins here, and Manga[...]
Crunchyroll to Open 2,400 Fan Shops in Walmarts in the U.S.
Through the new partnership, the Crunchyroll Fan Shop is designed to appel to both anime enthusiasts and the anime-curious with a treasure trove of exclusive and popular anime merchandise and items from fan-favorite series, including Dragon Ball Super, Dragon Ball Z, My Hero Academia, Akira, and more.  Products featured in the Fan Shop will be[...]
Crunchyroll Unveils Anime Movie Streaming Slate for September 2022
Additionally, ODDTAXI in the Woods, a retelling of the anime series ODDTAXI with extra scenes, along with compilation movies from the popular franchises Free!, Code Geass, and Black Butler, are making their way onto the service as well. Poster art: Crunchyroll Since August 11, Crunchyroll has been adding new anime movies to its platform every week, including[...]
Crunchryroll Expo Unveils Slate of Anime Movies Streaming in August
To start, Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA and Makoto Shinkai's your name will be launching on Crunchyroll this Thursday Mamoru Hosoda's critically acclaimed catalog of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast will be heading to our service soon too. Poster art: Crunchyroll New movies started launching on Crunchyroll last Thursday, August 11 and will continue to drop every[...]
And in its June 2022 solicits and solicitations, that includes the Akira Art Of Wall box set collecting a street art project based on the original comic and movie from Katsuhiro Otomo and Kosuke Kawamura.   #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 100%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php[...]
Akira: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Coming from Funimation in January 2022
Akira, the seminal Katsuhiro Otomo anime movie adapted from his own apocalyptic cyberpunk manga series that helped put anime on the map in the West back in the 1980s, is getting released on 4K UHD Blu-Ray from Funimation on January 18, 2022 You could say that the anime movies of Akira and Masamune Shiro's Ghost in[...]
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[...]
Taika Waititi Possibly Directing DiCaprio's 'Akira', Huge Tax Incentive to Film in California
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[...]
Taika Waititi Possibly Directing DiCaprio's 'Akira', Huge Tax Incentive to Film in California
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
heroes ball
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'
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[...]