Katsuhiro Otomo's 1982 sci-fi manga, Akira and the 1988 anime, are admired by readers, watchers, and fellow creators around the world. Yet, though Otomo is still an active artist at age 63 (he has his own new anime and manga in development), his own feeling towards the classic seem to have a complex distance.
Shibuya Parco, a shopping mall in Shibuya known for its galleries and fashionable stores, is creating a gigantic mural dedicated to the artwork of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic cyberpunk manga, Akira. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following a super-success with horror Get Out ($214 million worldwide against a budget of $4.5 million), Warner Bros. reportedly "aggressively" courted sketch-comedy veteran Jordan Peele to direct their live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic manga/anime Akira. Now, a month after movie news buzzed over the possibility, Peele has explained why its not happening. More after the jump.
According to the integration scene in Akira, April 25, 2017 is the date that Shōtarō Kaneda first got his driver's license. Now, based on his self-portraits, you might have deduced that animator/character designer Sushio (Kill La Kill) is a big Akira fan. As the driver's license factoid made waves on social media, Sushio treated followers to a look at his Akira tribute from OTOMO: A Global Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira. Get a look after the jump.
Alright, let's bust out the usual salt shaker we use for Akira news and rumors before we get into this one. Just the other day we posted about Swedish directors being eyed for the production, but the latest rumor out of The Tracking Board has that gaze falling to Jordan Peele, who is fresh off directing the hit horror movie Get Out. Read on for more.
With Ghost In The Shell about to hit theaters, there's new chatter about the Warner Bross adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic sci-fi Akira. During the latest episode of Meet The Movie Press, Jeff Sneider stated that the studio is currently looking at a pair of Swedish horror directors, either Life's director Daniel Espinosa or Lights Out director David Sandberg.