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Cartoonists Mashing Up ‘Akira’ And ‘The Simpsons’ In ‘Bartkira’ Art Jam

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If you've ever thought, "I like The Simpsons well enough, but I wish it had more psychic superpowers and people's arms being shot off," artists Ryan Humphrey and James Harvey have the mash-up comic for you: Bartkira...

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Pioneering Manga Translator Toren Smith Passes Away at 52

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Anime News Network and Adam Warren have confirmed the passing of Toren Smith, the Canadian writer and editor who was perhaps more responsible than any other single individual for bringing Japanese comics to generations of English-speaking readers...

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See The Neo Tokyo That Wasn’t In Latest ‘Akira’ Concept Art

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Even more concept art for the seemingly-dead live-action remake of Tatsuhiro Otomo's Akira has emerged online, with artist Rodolfo Dimaggio and Sylvain Despretz doing their best on an impossible gig...

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Link Ink: Canceled ‘Akira’ Games, J.J. Rockets And Deadpool Goes ‘Gangnam Style’

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Gaming: John Szczepaniak at Hardcore Gaming 101 gets closer than anyone to finding out just what happened to the unreleased Akira video game(s) in the 16-bit era.

Movies: The live action Godzilla and Ninja Turtles films are now both set for release on May 16, 2014...

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More Live Action ‘Akira’ Storyboards Surface Care Of Chris Weston [Art]

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Though Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli) walked away from directing the Warner Bros.-helmed live action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga and anime, it seems that considerable storyboarding work was done under his leadership...

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Storyboards Surface From Delayed Live Action ‘Akira’ Movie [Art]

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The unkillable live action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga and animated feature is currently getting a script rewrite after having its budget cut, but that doesn't mean fans can't catch a glimpse of an earlier draft of the film that would've transformed rival Japanese teenage motorcycle gang members Shōtarō Kaneda and Tetsuo Shima into white, tavern-owning American siblings...

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Link Ink: Marvel Post-it Note Art, More Hero Initiative Donations and Nintendominos

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Office Supplies: As part of its promotions for The Avengers movie, Marvel has released pixel art templates of each of the film's heroes that fans can assemble using Post-it notes.

Donations: The Hero Initiative has received $2,871 in Avengers movie related donations (up from around $1,000 last week)...

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Link Ink: Marc Webb Tweets, Lego Atomic Robo and the Gundam MMO

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Movies: The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb has a new Twitter account, which he's so far used to tease images of Peter Parker chillin' on a street light.

Creators: Alex Pappademas examines the increasingly complicated legacy of Stan Lee in light of the release of The Avengers movie...

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Link Ink: Becoming Spider-Man, John Romita Jr.’s Record and Lego ‘Akira’

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Infographics: Vulture's series of summer movie infographics includes an... interesting... breakdown of ways to become the hero of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Charity: On May 4, John Romita Jr. will attempt to will attempt to break his own Guinness World Record for most continuous cartooning to raise money for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada...

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Good for Health: ‘AKIRA’ Bike Rides Across Japan for Autism Charity [Video]

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Shinji Tejima spent several years and the equivalent of about $120,000 American dollars to create a flawless replica of the iconic red motorcycle seen in AKIRA, the landmark 1980s manga and anime written and drawn by Katsuhiro Otomo...

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