Even if you don’t know the name “Craig Drake,” odds are you recognize his style. The artist spent a good chunk of his early career at Lucasfilm and the company still uses his designs today. Now, Drake has a book of his posters on the way and we’ve got an exclusive first look.
Warner Bros. has been trying to make a live-action Akira movie for as long as we can remember. Multiple filmmakers, actors, and writers have unsuccessfully tried to adapt the graphic novel turned iconic animated film for Hollywood. Now comes the biggest Akira rumor yet.
Whenever you see a beloved classic getting reinvented for the big screen, you hear that the people involved were huge fans of the original. Studio execs at a Comic-Con panel today said they make sure that fans are part of the creative process on a big project—but not for the reason you might think.
Warner Bros.’ attempt to make an Akira movie has been damn near never-ending. The latest attempt to get the movie off the ground is to hire Daredevil writer-producer Marco Ramirez to write the adaptation.
Akira is wonderful. The Simpsons is wonderful. Put them together and you get something pretty special.
If you've been near a theater in the last few years, you've seen it happen: Somewhere deep in the middle of a bustling city an ill-defined ball of crackling "energy" swells. But just where does this rapidly-spreading trope come from? Here are its origins.
It's a shame. For such an awesome manga/film as Akira is, its games have been pretty shoddy. One, however, was so shoddy it was never even released. The story of this missing game is one that's eluded folks for some time, but today, we've finally got some footage of it (well, the Genesis version at least).
Happy Independence Day! There are many reasons to celebrate America. And then, there's our tendency to borrow other people's stuff. Sometimes when Americans remake foreign properties, it turns out okay, like Let Me In. But often... not. Here are the dozen worst attempts to remake foreign TV shows and films.
Sadly, this isn't from an official Simpsons title sequence, because now we really want to watch an animated Bart bike through Neo-Springfield.
Greetings, letter-writers of the past! I'm doing pretty well, myself. I found this new village where they have some local lottery. I assume they don't give out cash, since society has fallen and all, but I entered it,hoping for some good prizes. We all drew slips this morning, and mine had a black dot...
We weren't exactly devastated when the live-action adaptation of Akira fizzled out, but the project certainly left behind some stunning concept art. And it looks like at one point, the filmmakers imagined Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the starring roles.
Last year, we told you about Bartkira, a project to remake Ōtomo Katsuhiro's manga Akira using characters from The Simpsons. Part of the project is now available as a limited edition book from Floating World Comics featuring 80 pages from 19 of the artists.
Stop what you are doing and watch the trailer for the fan-made film The Akira Project. Set in Neo Tokyo, (NOT Neo New York, thank god) this crowd-sourced project is probably as close as well ever get to a non-garbage translation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira.
We've seen numerous western superheroes drawn in the styles of Japanese manga artists, but what if famous Japanese characters had been designed by American artists? Jack Kirby's take on Akira might have been an American version worth looking at.
Zack Snyder explains how Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns will be incorporated into Batman Vs. Superman. Jurassic World will explain why the dino-nightmare keeps happening. Roberto Orci wants to put Ichabod on a plane in season 2 of Sleepy Hollow. Plus first looks at Sif on SHIELD and Rapunzel on Once Upon a Time.…
Once Amazon put up a ton of discounted anime, it wasn't too difficult to decide what we'd headline io9 Deals with today. Evangelion, Akira, Miyazaki, Yamato... so much to choose from here, including movies, television, box sets, and lots of pre-order discounts that include pre-order price guarantee. We'll drop a few…
The Arvo Brothers have created a perfect Lego model of the most famous bike in sci-fi comic and cinema history: Kaneda's chopper from Akira. And while Lego may not make it into a commercial set, don't worry, the Arvo Brothers are publishing an online manual so you can build it yourself.
There's not much going on this week, home video-wise, but that's okay. If there were, they'd just be obliterated by Man of Steel as it focuses on its deadly battle to get all the sales this week. But look among the rubble and you find a swell new edition of Akira, tee-totaling tentacle monsters and more!