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.
It is announced today that the Japanese government will award Katsuhiro Otomo, 59-year-old manga/anime creator who is best known for his internationally acclaimed work Akira, the medal of honor with purple ribbon on November 3. Hit the jump for more.
I previously posted an article about cross-dressing boys before, so I thought it would be only fair to also report on cross-dressing girls in Japan. Meet Akira, a popular female model in Japanese pop-culture fashion magazine KERA. She is featured in a new interview by VICE Japan on the subject of cross-dressing as a part of Japanese culture.. Watch the video after the jump!
After being licensed by FUNimation last year as previous license holder Bandai Entertainment was slowly winding down operations, the first signs of the forthcoming Akira license rescue have appeared thanks to a new teaser trailer for the forthcoming release now confirmed for a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. Hit the jump for the teaser trailer.
It appears the Hollywood adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira still has some life left in it, as Variety reports that Jaume Collet-Serra (House of Wax, Orphan, Unknown) is in talks with Warner Bros. to return as director. Collet-Serra left when production stalled early last year. More after the jump.
In a recent interview with a Japanese TV program ZIP for his latest film Short Peace, Katsuhiro Otomo commented briefly on the possibility of the sequel for his most famous anime work Akira. He said, "I know everyone has been expecting me to make Akira 2. But I won't do that." Check more comments after the jump.
After posting a pair of cityscapes and a look at a non-teenage version of Kaneda last November, movie/comic artist Rodolfo Dimaggio (Hulk, Iron Man, Green Lantern, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) has expanded his look into the design work created for the shelved Hollywood live-action Akira. Check it out after the jump.