Director Jaume Collet-Serra's long involvement with the convoluted history of attempts to produce a live-action Hollyood adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's anime/manga Akira has taken another turn. Collet-Serra's Liam Neeson action vehicle Non-Stop opens February 28th and during the press meetings, he discussed his current thinking on Akira. More after the jump.
Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of Akira, and director of Steam Boy and the live-action Mushisi has a rich history of design work, promoting his own projects as well as other commercial and artistic endeavors. A new art book collection this material will be released by Pie International on February 28th. Get a look after the jump.
Last Saturday's Toonami broadcast of Akira outperformed last year’s time period averages by mostly double digits across targeted adults and men, ranging between 8%-32%. This was one of the wins that helped Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming to its best ratings in over a decade. More after the jump.
If you're making plans for the weekend, remember that Cartoon Network's Toonami block kicks off its month of movies with a screening of sci-fi anime classic Akira this Satuday. Get a look at the promos after the jump.
On the anime's 25th anniversary, we've seen some amazing fan tribute to Akira. There was Bartkira earlier in the year. Now, there's The Arvo Brothers' 200 page guide to building Kaned'a bike in LEGOs. Get a look after the jump.
Evangelion original character designer and manga author Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is making a splash with his Akira tribute cover to the second issue of Anime Busience, a magazine concerning the business of anime, other Japanese pop media and their global reach. Get a look after the jump.
Last month, along with the Space Dandy news, Toonami announced that for December, the Cartoon Network block will have straight weeks of movie nights. In a follow-up, the specific movies and schedules were announced today. See what to expect when after the jump.