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This gorgeous, CGI version of Akira is the only remake we need
Aug 11, 2016

While Hollywood keeps toiling away on a live-action version of Akira, some talented fans decided to take a crack at their own version of the iconic sci-fi tale. The result is pretty much perfect.

See Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in canceled Akira movie concept art
Jul 1, 2016

Pieces of movie concept art for Warner Bros.' long-in-the-works Akira live-action adaptation have emerged.

Rumor of the Day: Live action Akira trilogy in the works, Christopher Nolan could direct
Sep 14, 2015

A new report indicates Warner Bros. is eyeing a trilogy based on Akira, and genre legend Christopher Nolan could be on the short list to take the helm.

17 sci-fi motorcycle scenes to get you revved up for Ghost Rider
Jul 4, 2015

Motorcycles feature in some of the most exciting chases in sci-fi history. (Or, as we sometimes think of them—"chase scenes involving bad guys...

New Daredevil showrunner signs on to write live action Akira adaptation
Jun 9, 2015

We’re starting to wonder if that live-action Akira adaption will ever happen, but it’s nice to know Warner Bros. hasn’t given up yet.

Don't get your hopes up about seeing that live action Akira movie any time soon
Mar 10, 2015

For a while there, it seemed like things were looking up for that long-gestating live-action version of the classic sci-fi anime Akira. Well, you might not want to hold your breath.

 

Studios take note! This fan trailer is live-action Akira finally done right
May 12, 2014

Movie studios have been trying to get a live-action version of the anime classic Akira made for decades, but it apparently took a group of hardcore fans to finally crack it.

New Akira director promises big changes from 'two dimensional' anime version
Feb 10, 2014

It seems like a live-action version of the acclaimed anime Akira has been in the works for just about forever, but when it finally does arrive, don’t expect it to look too familiar.

14 fantastic foreign sci-fi movies you really need to see
Aug 7, 2013

With all the sci-fi films we can dig through across the U.S. (and U.K.), it’s enough to keep even the most ardent fan busy for a lifetime. But, then you’d be missing a lot of awesome stuff.

Neo Tokyo rocks and rolls in 13 rarely seen Akira concept pics
Jun 28, 2013

The live-action movie may be dead but this anime art is alive and kickass.

300 artists draw bizarre remake of Akira using Simpsons characters
May 22, 2013

Akira is one of the most important mangas of all time. The Simpsons is a mainstay of American animation. So what happens when you combine them?
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Guy spends 7 years and $121K to build working Akira motorcycle
Dec 17, 2012

If you've seen (or read) Katsuhiro Otomo's classic, Akira, you have, at one point or another, thought "Man, I'd love to tear it up on Kaneda's motorcycle." One dude in Japan spent 10 million yen to make that dream come true and he's currently riding it across the Land of the Rising Sun to raise money for charity.

Download the motherlode (400+ pages!) of original Akira storyboards
Dec 16, 2012

For all our griping about the Americanized remake, it's worth remembering what a titanic piece of art Katsuhiro Otomo's original anime was. And what better way than to pore over each and every storyboard that went into it.
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Check out storyboards from a live-action Akira you'll never see
Dec 16, 2012

The live-action, Americanized Akira reboot that Warner Bros. has been trying to get off the ground for a decade isn't dead yet, but it has left plenty of creative teams behind already. Some of them got far enough to at least start working on the look of the film, and now we've got a pair of storyboards to help us visualize what they would have done to the anime classic.

Actor from aborted Akira reveals changes that would have ruined it
Dec 16, 2012

We've recently seen some unused storyboards from the stalled U.S. attempt to bring the famed manga/anime tale Akira to the big screen, but now one of the film's would-be stars has opened up about how the project may be better off stuck in purgatory.