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Warner Bros. Officially Greenlights White ‘Akira’ As More White ‘Akira’ Films Propagate [Video]

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Warner Bros. has officially "greenlit" production of AKIRA, the studio's long-in-development live-action adaptation of the classic manga and anime created by Katsuhiro Otomo. The studio announced in July that it had hired U

$1,000 ‘AKIRA’ Jacket The Last Piece Of Clothing You Will Ever Need [Fashion]

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Does it still count as cosplay if you spend nearly $1,000 on an official replica, or is that just looking really damn good? In any event, the object in question is one of the greatest accoutrements in all of science fiction and comics: the iconic red "capsule" jacket worn by Kaneda in AKIRA. The jacket and an alternate black version

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Link Ink: Maria Hill Reports For Movie Duty On ‘The Avengers,’ Lightsaber Candle Sticks And Pajama Jean Grey

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Movies: Actress Cobie Smulders reports for duty as Maria Hill on The Avengers set.

TV: AMC's The Walking Dead is coming to Netflix. For serious.

Events: Toys "R" Us will host a Batman: Arkham City event on

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Parting Shot: Dramatic ‘Akira’ Image Transformed into LEGO

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Fans of the seminal anime and manga Akira -- or the time-honored internet tradition of transforming just about anything into Lego format -- may enjoy this Lego rendition by Flickr user SPARKART! of a classic shot from the Katsuhiro Otomo tale of cyberpunk, awesome bikes, and creepy psychic children. Check out the original below, and see mor

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Nevermind, Live-Action ‘AKIRA’ Movie Still Happening with ‘Unknown’ Director

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To quote Tetsuo: "Hrrngg... hrrngg..."

Just when it seemed that plans to produce a live-action American film based on AKIRA, the seminal and sacrosanct manga and anime created by Katsuhiro Otomo, had been scuttled in the name of good taste, it turns out the project is actually very much alive. Variety reports the film, produced by Warn

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‘AKIRA’ Live-Action Film Dead, Chris Weston’s Bike Redesign Lost to the Ages

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UPDATE: Nevermind, Live-Action AKIRA Film Still Happening with 'Unknown' Director

In what is possibly the best comics-to-film news we'll report this year, the live-action American adaptation of AKIRA that pretty much everyone agreed was a terrible idea has apparently been shelved. Director Albert Hughes walked away from the project in May, shortly after George Takei popularized bitter fan sentiment about controversial casting rumors, and now c

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Katsuhiro Otomo and the Perfect Panels of ‘Akira’

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Like Moebius, Katsuhiro Otomo is a creator's creator. He's perhaps best known for the animated version of Akira, his beautiful feature film about the perils of power, but before it was a movie Akira was a manga, and Otomo's work on it is astounding. Akira is incredibly detailed, sprawling, funny, violent, and wonderful. It's everything the movie was meant to be, and considering how well th

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Link Ink: ‘Green Lantern’ Goes ‘MAD,’ Pokemon Fireworks and ‘Star Wars’ Cakes

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Parody: Just in case you need a little more Green Lantern movie parody in your life, MAD's got you covered this month starting June 28.

Movies: Tom Spurgeon ponders whether Annie is the most successful adaptation of a comic, noting its enduring legacy of success across multimedia and wider pop culture.

Mashups: Canaan Grall makes it the Odinson's time to meet th

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Link Ink: ‘Akira’ Compressed, Street Fighting Pokemon and ‘Doctor Who’ Haiku

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Webcomics: Ryan Pequin captures the full Akira experience in just four panels... well, an approximation of the full Akira experience. You should still read the full manga by Katsuhiro Otomo if you haven't already.

Food: Sanji, star chef of the S

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Parting Shot: The Best Akira Movie Poster You Can’t Buy

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An incredible Akira poster by Tyler Stout. This one is worth clicking through to enlarge, and sadly exclusive to an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema screening. (via Hitfix)

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