Following a preview night on April 7th, the Katsuhiro Otomo GENGA Exhibition has opened to the public. Through May 30th, 3331Arts Chiyoda is hosting a look at his career, with 3,000 pages of manga, 2,300 pages from Akira's development, and a look at his works from Steam Boy to his Batman comic. Take a look inside after the jump.
In another sign that potential for a live-action Akira is growing ever more remote, Warner Bros. appears to be lining up a different project for would-be Akira director Jaume Collet-Serra. The Orphan director is being eyed to helm Here There Be Monsters, about American Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones fighting giant sea creatures. More after the jump.
Following the shutdown of the live-action Akira production in January, one of the actors on the short list to play Testsuo opens up about his experience with Warner Bros. and his opinions on the adaptation. Hit the jump for all of the info.
Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo revealed in a long interview with Japanese magazine Geijutsu Shincho that he's working on a new shonen manga set in the Meiji era. More info—plus the latest on his other projects—after the break!
Before Akira went back to the budget drawing boards, before Jaume Collet-Serra was attached to direct, before Albert Hughes was in line to helm the project, sci-fi short direct Ruairi Robinson was going to step up to take the classic anime/manga to the big screen. A pair of concept storyboards have been unearthed from that iteration of the project. Check them out after the jump.
Of all the dire outcomes that could be imagined for an American remake of sci-fi anime classic Akira, Lumberjack Films may have envisioned the ultimate, nightmare scenario... a mumblecore indie movie. Check out the horror after the jump.
French director Fabien Dubois isn't content with waiting around to see what happens with the Jaume Collet-Sera directed Hollywood Akira, so he's now teasing his own take on the material. Get a glimpse of his vision after the jump.
Variety reports that Joel Silver, producer on the 2008 live action Speed Racer, is on board to mastermind a live-action feature film based on Cartoon Network's Ben 10 sci-fi franchise, with ex-Akira writer Albert Torres on the script. More after the jump.
Most of those headed to San Diego Comic-Con 2012 already have their passes and travel booked, and they'll be glad they did so. The final list of special guests has been revealed, and it includes Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo. Hit the jump for more!
3331Arts Chiyoda, an art gallery in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, will hold "Katsuhiro Otomo GENGA Exhibition" from April 9 to May 30. "GENGA" means original arts in Japanese. The event will display the original arts from Otomo's representative manga works such as AKIRA and Domu, and his art books "KABA" and "KABA2". Hit the jump for more information.
Noted animator and director Koji Morimoto, who is best known for his work on Akira and Macross 7 will make his first appearance as the Guest of Honor during the AnimeFest 2012 anime convention in Dallas Texas this Labor Day weekend. Hit the jump for all the details.
If you haven't heard of The Artist, wait until Oscar nominations come out. The neo-silent movie is sure to collect a bunch, but actress Kim Novak took exception to its use of Bernard Herrmann's score from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. The kerfuffle spawned the VERTIGOED mash-up contest. See the Akira entry after the jump.
Show business industry magazine Variety has confirmed that Warner Brothers has halted pre-production of its live action remake of classic sci-fi Akira, with a detailed report on why exactly the studio has taken a step back. The latest on this long-troubled production after the jump.
The Warner Bros. live action Akira adaptation has hit another wall as Warner Bros. has shut down production on the film and has given director Jaime Collet Sera two weeks to get everything sorted. Is this good news? Bad news? All the details, plus your comments, after the jump!
Along with the amazing Kaneda jacket reproduction and a new art book by creator Katsuhiro Otomo, the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi landmark Akira is being celebrated with a "SteelBook" Blu-ray release of the anime, scheduled to hit Japan on January 27th. Check out all the extras after the jump!