Akira

Akira A classic Anime movie, Akira is a 1988 Japanese cyberpunk science fiction film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto. The film depicts a dystopian Neo-Tokyo in 2019. The plot focuses on biker Tetsuo Shima (Nozomu Sasaki) and his psychic powers and the biker gang member Shotaro Kaneda (Mitsuo Iwata), who tries to prevent Tetsuo from releasing the dangerous psychic Akira. While most of the character designs and basic settings were adapted from the original 2182-page manga epic, the restructured plot of the movie differs considerably from the print version, pruning much of the last half of the manga.
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Taika Waititi Updates On His STAR WARS Movie; Says He's Still Trying To Make AKIRA
Free Guy actor and Thor: Love and Thunder director has shared an update on his planned Star Wars movie, and confirmed that he is still actively attempting to develop his live-action Akira adaptation.
AKIRA & DIGIMON Exclusive: Tetsuo & Tai Actor Joshua Seth Wants To Teach You How To Voice Act
The newest Digimon film got a home release last week, and we chatted with Tai voice actor Joshua Seth, who also voices Tetsuo in Akira, who told us about the voice acting classes he gives. Check it out!
AKIRA Exclusive: Tetsuo Voice Actor Joshua Seth Discusses The English Version Of The Classic Film
We recently spoke with several members of the Digi-destined in support of Digimon: Last Evolution Kizuna, and when talking to Tai actor Joshua Seth we learned about his role as Tetsuo in Akira. Read on!
AKIRA: The Seminal Anime Gets A New IMAX Poster For Its Upcoming Re-Release In Japan
Taika Waititi's live-action take on Akira may have stalled, but the classic anime is still set for a 4K restoration re-release in Japan next month, and Toho has now shared an awesome new IMAX poster...
Taika Waititi On AKIRA: I Think Eventually It Will Happen, I’m Just Not Sure If I’ll Be Doing It
Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi has provided an update on his planned live-action adaptation of Akira, and while he may get to it eventually, it sounds like it's far from a sure thing...
THOR 4: Taika Waititi Will Return To Write & Direct RAGNAROK Sequel As AKIRA Is Put On Hold Indefinitely
Breaking news out of Marvel, as it's being reported that Taika Waititi will return to write and direct a follow-up to his 2017 smash hit, Thor: Ragnarok, which will see Chris Hemsworth reprise the role...
New AKIRA Anime Series From Katsuhiro Otomo In The Works Along With 4K Remaster Of 1988 Original
It's been announced that a new Akira anime series is being developed by creator Katsuhiro Otomo that will more closely adapt the original manga. There's also a 4K remaster of the 1988 movie on the way...
AKIRA Character Breakdowns Seemingly Confirm That Taika Waititi Is Looking For Race-Appropriate Actors
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi previously promised that he would cast race-appropriate actors to play the leads in his big-screen adaptation of Akira, and it looks like he's keeping his word...
AKIRA: Taika Waititi's Adaptation Of The Classic Manga Gets A May 2021 Release Date
We recently learned that the long gestating Akira movie was officially back on at Warner Bros. with Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi at the helm, and now the movie has scored an official 2021 release date...
AKIRA: It Sounds Like Taika Waititi's Adaptation Of The Classic Manga Is Moving Forward At WB
We found out last year that the long gestating Akira movie was officially back on at Warner Bros. with Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi being courted to direct, and it sounds like that's now a done deal...