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    Monday June 8, 2020
  • Akira Anime Film Producer Corrects 30-Year Fact on How Much the Groundbreaking Film Cost to Make

    No, Akira didn't cost 1.1 billion yen to produce, says executive producer Shigeru Watanabe

    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!

  • Thursday June 4, 2020
  • Toho Cinemas Re-Open in Tokyo on June 5 with 4K Akira, Weathering with You

    Cinemas in Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama also re-open since the State of Emergency was lifted

    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.

  • Saturday March 14, 2020
  • AKIRA 4K Remaster Edition's Theatrical Screenings to Start in 36 Theaters on April 3

    A new documentary program "AKIRA SOUND MAKING 2019" will be also aired on March 28

    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.

  • Thursday February 13, 2020
  • Taika Waititi Doesn't Know If He'll End Up Directing the Live-Action Akira

    After being pushed so far into the future, his involvement becomes even more uncertain

    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.

  • Saturday February 8, 2020
  • Akira 4K Remaster to Kick Off Tokyo Anime Awards Festival 2020

    Screening will take place on March 14 in Ikebukuro

    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.


  • Thursday December 12, 2019
  • Live-Action Akira Removed from Warner Bros. Schedule

    Latest update sets timing for The Matrix, The Flash, and other productions

    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.