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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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Link Ink: Dark Horse Digital Hits 70,000 Downloads, Keanu Opts Out of ‘Akira’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ Board Game

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Digital Comics: Just three weeks into its digital initiative, Dark Horse Comics has hit 70,000 comic downloads.

Movies: Keanu Reeves has passed on a live action Akira role. Fankind thanks you, Keanu.

Viralness: Warner Bros.

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Link Ink: Figure of the Day Launches, Keanu in Talks for ‘Akira?’ and ‘Generator Rex’ Headed for Videogamery

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Deals:

Figure of the Day has launched, offering Groupon-like daily deals on action figures and toys. I may have to restrain myself...

Political Cartoons: The University of New Mexico's The Daily Lobo ap

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George Takei Petitions Against Hollywood’s Alleged ‘Whitewashing’ of ‘AKIRA’

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Legendary Star Trek actor and social activist George Takei has spoken out against Warner Bros. Pictures' alleged plans to cast a live-action version of the classic Japanese animated film, AKIRA, with Caucasian leads rather than Asian actors. In response to the publication of a purported "short list" of actor

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