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.
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.