Plenty of Akira News from Anime Expo

Katsuhiro Otomo was the guest of honor at this year’s Anime Expo, and he had plenty of things to share. On top of his just revealed Orbital Era film project, he also revealed that his cult-classic film that changed animation forever, Akira, will be receiving a 4K remaster, releasing on April 24th, 2020 in Japan, with a Western release on the way. Additionally, he also revealed that he’s writing a new Akira anime series project. While news is still scarce on the project, it is set to adapt the Akira manga in full, exploring the iconic characters and the world … Continue reading Plenty of Akira News from Anime Expo

Orbital Era Revealed as Katsuhiro Otomo’s Next Project

Acclaimed writer and director, Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), has revealed his third feature film project, Orbital Era, at this year’s Anime Expo. This marks Otomo’s first film since Steamboy hit theaters in 2004, with Akira hitting theaters in 1988 prior to that. There is currently no release date set for Orbital Era, but it’s certainly a project to be on the lookout for, as of now. The plot takes place in the near-future on a space colony under construction. It is an action-adventure story following the lives of some young boys surviving in this peculiar environment and society as they are … Continue reading Orbital Era Revealed as Katsuhiro Otomo’s Next Project

New Trailer for Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

The Pokemon Company has shared a new trailer for Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, a week out from its release in Japan. The new trailer offers our first listen at the film’s theme song, Let You Love Me by Rita Ora, as well as plenty of gorgeous new CG footage. Fans that remember the first animated movie are sure to be hit with quite the nostalgia bomb watching this trailer, with many iconic scenes present. Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution hits theaters in Japan on July 12th, with an English language dub sit to hit theaters in the West this … Continue reading New Trailer for Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Attack on Titan’s Final Season Coming Fall 2020

After the second half of its 3rd season ended last week with full explanations on the history of Titans and the mysterious powers that Eren and many others have, it’s been revealed that Attack on Titan’s final season will begin airing in Fall 2020. In the short teaser, seen above, Mikasa is heard saying “Eren, please come back.” Attack on Titan debuted as a manga in 2009 before becoming a wildly popular phenomenon anime that premiered in 2014. Continue reading Attack on Titan’s Final Season Coming Fall 2020

Akira Gets a Release Date and Director

In what is most certainly massive news for Hollywood, it’s been revealed that the long-in-development-hell live action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s critically acclaimed, Akira, will hit theaters on May 21, 2021. That also happens to be the same day that John Wick: Chapter 4 will hit theaters, so expect one of those to move around a bit. Additionally, Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) has been attached to direct the project after rumors of him circling the project started several months ago. The logline for the project can be found below. A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker … Continue reading Akira Gets a Release Date and Director