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Akira Hollywood Adaptation Halted (Again)

According to a recent report by, the most recent attempt by Hollywood to adapt Katsuhiro Otomo’s iconic anime Akira to a live action format has been halted yet again. It’s bad news for people who want to see the live action adaptation finally push through, but an incredibly good news for people who don’t trust Hollywood’s output and track record when it comes to adaptation of ...


Jaume Collet-Serra Talks About Live-Action Akira Development

The live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime/manga property Akira is fraught with hurdles and various delays, resulting in many fans to lose confidence that they will ever see the project completed. However, it seems like a tiny glimmer of hope has shone on the development as Director Jaume Collet-Serra (who replaced Albert Hughes in 2012 before leaving the project as well due to ...


Toonami Releases Promo for Akira Screening

Tonight, Cartoon Network’s Toonami block will be screening the iconic sci-fi anime Akira, kicking off a month-long showcase of anime specials that will include Full Metal Alchemist and Trigun. You can check out the Akira promos below: The official schedule: ...


Youtube Geek Week: Akira 25th Anniversary Edition Teaser Trailer

As part of Youtube’s Geek Week, FUNimation has just released a new teaser trailer for the iconic anime film Akira, which will be re-released later this year in order to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Details have yet to be confirmed regarding the 25th anniversary edition release, but there will be a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack in the offing. You can check out the trailer below: ...

Short Peace to Screen at Hiroshima Fest

Short Peace to Screen at Hiroshima Fest

Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) will be presenting parts of his new anthology project Short Peace at the upcoming Hiroshima Intl. Animation Festival. Produced by Sunrise, Short Peace features work by several famous Japanese creators, such as Redline’s Katsuhito Ishii, Super Robot Wars’ mechanical designer Hajime Katoki, and Freedom’s Shuhei Morita. ...

it has been confirmed that Warner Bros has dropped support of an animated remake of Akira

Akira movie finally greenlit by Warner Bros.

As an update to our previous news post: it has been confirmed that Warner Bros has dropped support of an animated remake of Akira, and instead approved a live action adaptation of the critically acclaimed anime and manga series. Warner Bros. execs were impressed by the studio’s presentation that they even announced the movie as a “potential tentpole project,” which meant that ...

Warner Bros May Drop Plans for Animated Akira Remake in Favor of Live-Action Adaptation.

Warner Bros to drop Akira Remake for live action Adaptation

The road to the remake of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira is long and wrought with twists and turns, including the [universally panned] plan turn it into a live-action film instead of an animated one, along with the possibility of casting Keannu Reaves as Kaneda. The road seems to be at end, as Warner Bros is set to make a decision regarding the direction of the project next week. Unfortunately ...

Fanimation: Half Bear, Half Shark, All BearShark, a Harry Partridge creation

Fanimation: Half Bear, Half Shark, All BearShark, a Harry Partridge creation

The world of fan animation is far and varied, with some individuals piecing together a flip book from post-its, and others grabbing studio time with AfterEffects and ProTools to produce theater-quality productions. From what we’ve seen of Harry Partridge’s work, he’s much closer to the latter. For years now, Happy Harry Toons have made themselves viral across the interwebs, ...

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