Akira anime film producer Shigeru Watanabe went to Twitter with one question, "why do Google and Wikipedia cite Akira's budget as 1.1 billion yen when that amount is too high?" Thankfully, Twitter user and Katsuhiro Otomo researcher Junya Suzuki came to Watanabe's aid, helping correct some 32-year-old incorrect information on the legendary anime film. Read on to learn the information for yourself!
With the State of Emergency lifted in Japan, various businesses in the capital city are reopening, with slight changes and various policies to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19). Toho Cinemas, one of the biggest cinema chains in Japan, will be reopening its flagship theaters in Tokyo this week. Go past the jump to see what anime films will be leading the charge and how the chain will be combating the virus.
The 4K remaster edition of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic anime feature AKIRA will start its theatrical run in 36 IMAX theaters across Japan on April 3, 2020. Its premiere screening was planned on the first day of the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020, March 13, but was canceled due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. Hit the jump for more details.
Sunday was a big night for writer and director Taika Waititi, who took home the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Jojo Rabbit. Previously, he was attached to direct the long-gestating live-action Akira movie, but in light of all the shake-ups on scheduling, his involvement is growing more and more uncertain. Read on for more.
After the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Anime Awards Festival 2020, the festival screenings are going to open in style with the first ever showing of the 4K remaster of Katsuhiro Otomo's groundbreaking anime film Akira. Read on for more.
Warner Bros. updated plans for a bunch of its upcoming movies. There's one major title missing from the new lineup, however, because Taika Waititi's live-action take on Akira is nowhere to be seen. Read on for more.