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