Apparently, Taika Waititi’s Akira Is Actually Happening and Will Be Here in Two Years

Warner Bros. has just slotted Akira, directed by Taika Waititi, for release on May 21, 2021. That sentence sounds like an April Fool’s joke to anyone who’s been following the decade-plus of almost-attempts to bring Katsuhiro Otomo’s iconic 1982 manga-turned-legendary 1988 anime back to the big screen. But, for now, this is the plan. Read More >>

Taika Waititi Reveals How Much He Loves Akira, and How Slow We’re Wolves Is Progressing

In about a week’s time, anyone who’s never seen a Taika Waititi movie before is going to instantly become a fan. Thor: Ragnarok is that kind of game-changing, big-budget Hollywood debut, and it’s opening up a lot of doors for the director. Read More >>

The Deep Influence of the A-Bomb on Anime and Manga

At the end of Katsuhiro Otomo’s dystopian Japanese anime film Akira, a throbbing, white mass begins to envelop Neo-Tokyo. Eventually, its swirling winds engulf the metropolis, swallowing it whole and leaving a skeleton of a city in its wake. Read More >>

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This Live-Action Akira Trailer Made by Fans is Surprisingly Cool

Akira may be the greatest anime movie of all time, and thanks to the hard work of some very devoted fans, it's been brought to life in this seriously impressive live-action trailer. Read More >>

Akira Is Your Dystopian Blu-ray Deal of the Day

Let’s go back in time, to a Britain that knew nothing of the anime genre. All we had was The Flumps, Mr Benn and a whiff of the future courtesy of Battle Of The Planets. Then along came Akira and everything changed overnight. Read More >>