Anticipation is sky-high for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, which is due out November 3 and looks exceedingly fun. With his spotlight at an all-time high, he may soon sign on for another one of Hollywood’s most eagerly awaited projects: the live-action Akira movie.
The anime version of Katsushiro Otomo’s classic scifi manga became a worldwide phenomenon when it came out 1988. But the manga artist who created Neo-Tokyo thought the movie was terrible after his first look at it, and was sure it was going to be a flop.
Thanks to his work on both the seminal manga and its animated adaptation, Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo will forever be remembered as an icon of the comics industry. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the manga this year, Kodansha has put together a tribute book containing art from artists across the world—and we’ve…
Bart and Milhouse have grown up as troublemakers in the streets of Neo-Springfield, but the nature of their relationship changes radically when Bart starts manifesting powerful psychic abilities. Artist Ryan Humphrey found a strange and visually compelling mashup with his Bartkira images, and it's turning into a…
There's not a lot we know about Katsuhiro Otomo's upcoming film Short Peace, but we do know this:
James Franco is rumored to be the live action face of Kaneda in the live action Akira movie. Well, at least it's not Zac Efron.
Zac Efron in Akira? We're not surprised. Ever since Albert Hughes came on as director for the live-action adaptation of Akira, rumors of the studio demanding a more family friendly, PG-13 movie have followed. So why not cast Efron too?
Check out this incredibly detailed, starkly rendered artwork from Katsuhiro Otomo's original Akira comic. You can see every beam and window of Neo Tokyo as it's destroyed.
The live-action movie adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's apocalyptic classic Akira could be a toned-down PG-13. But what we're really worried about is the alleged new script details. Spoilers ahead.
The Toonseum in Pittsburgh, PA is currently hosting the largest collection of art ever displayed from Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 anime classic Akira. The exhibit only runs until July 18th, so grab your Capsule jacket and ride to the Steel City.
Kiss a live-action look at spectacularly dystopian future goodbye. The live action remake of manga classic Akira is dead. Sad: We so wanted to see The Capsules, or at least the jacket, in real life.
Wondering what the big scifi eye candy of summer 2009 will be? Chances are it'll be the live action version of post-apocalyptic manga classic Akira, executive produced by creator of the original series Katsuhiro Otomo. Adapting the six-book series into two movies, the new version of this dystopian tale of a boy who…