Back in October, video game advocate Patrick Scott Patterson posted a video in which he discovered prototype Game Boy cartridges containing an unreleased Akira game. If your BS meter is going off, that's completely understandable, but at the very least we would have to give props to it for being an elaborate goof. The carts themselves were tested in the video, and Patterson eventually realized that each one was a slightly different build. Hit the jump for more.
Kodansha Comics has a pair of new books scheduled for spring 2017 release. Along with OTOMO: A Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira (there was an early retailer listing for the book, but Kodansha said that was in error), they announced Haruko Kumota's Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, the inspiration for the like named anime. Get the details after the jump.
Amazon has begun listing a pair of notable Kodansha releases fpr 2017. First, they're back with the penultimate volume of Oh!great's Air Gear, scheduling volume 36 a day short of a year from their 35 release, on June 13, 2017.More after the jump.
Los Angeles-based record label Milan Records, best known for releasing vinyl editions of highly lauded scores from major Hollywood films has teased on Twitter that it will release the Symphonic Suite Akira edition of the feature film's lauded soundtrack. Hit the jump for the details.
Videographer Brad Kermer and his pal Dean Fowler have spent the last few years toiling away on a CGI trailer inspired by Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 anime masterpiece AKIRA. Now, after countless hours of rendering and modeling, the dazzling finished work is yours to enjoy! Watch after the jump!
At this weekend's San Diego Comic Con, Kodansha Comics announced plans for new releases of a pair of sci-fi classics. Timed for the live-action adaptation, a new, deluxe re-release of Ghost in the Shell, 1, 1.5 and 2 is slated for 2017. A set of the complete Akira is also being prepared for 2017. More after the jump.
In a Meet The Movie Press video from Popcorn Talk Network, Jeff Sneider, a film reporter for The Wrap, has indicated that Warner Bros. is eyeing Justin Lin (The Fast And the Furious 3-6) for their live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's anime/manga classic Akira. More after the jump.
Kodansha Comics had a couple of announcements to make at this weekend's Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Washington. First, after saying that there was uncertainty about whether they'd be continuing Vinland Saga without fan support, they are confirming plans to continue the acclaimed historical Viking manga. Then, they announced plans for an anniversary collection of the classic Akira.