Kodansha Comics had a couple of announcements to make at this weekend's Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Washington. First, after saying that there was uncertainty about whether they'd be continuing Vinland Saga without fan support, they are confirming plans to continue the acclaimed historical Viking manga. Then, they announced plans for an anniversary collection of the classic Akira.
Katsuhiro Otomo has reportedly revealed a potential bombshell development for his classic sci-fi epic, Akira. While speaking as Guest of Honor at Paris' Angouleme comic festival, the manga and anime legend was asked about the possibility of another adaptation of the 80s classic. More after the jump.
Cinephiles and animation otaku in Tokyo and Kawaguchi are in for a treat, because both locations will be hosting special, limited edition HDCAM SR screenings of the 1988 anime masterpiece, Akira. Hit the jump to learn more about how Neo-Tokyo is about to explode.
Hot off the success of Fury Road, Mad Max series director George Miller is being linked to a lot of big Hollywood projects. Apparently, given time constraints, the long-in-development live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's sci-fi classic Akira will not be one of them. Talking to Yahoo Movies UK, Miller explained his relationship with the project and the original work. More after the jump.
Genre media site Den of Geeks has sparked another round of live-action Akira chatter with a report that a source has told them that Warner Bros. is now considering adapting Katsuhiro Otomo's classic sci-fi anime/manga into a trilogy of movies, and go on to pass along the rumor that Christopher Nolan as recently been in talks to get involved with the project.
Channel Frederator and CartoonHangover have been been putting together a few anime entries in their "107 Facts You Should Know" series with recent entries of the classic 1988 Akira and 2013's Attack on Titan. Get a look after the jump.