Posts Tagged ‘akira’


Yellow Menace Podcast Episode 16 – Mother

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Moviecast, Podcast

Finally back in the saddle after a month-long bout of the flu! A lot has happened since we recorded the last episode…we chat about the Japan earthquake and one serious badass who don’t take shit from Mother Nature, racist nitwit Alexandra Wallace’s YouTube rant, Keanu Reeves 47 Ronin and the Akira adaptation, the FUNimation sale, […]

Starring Justin Timberlake as Kaneda

Written by AnaKhouri on . Posted in Film

Apparently the live-action Hollywood Akira is finally going to start filming this coming August. Is this a good or bad thing? I honestly can’t say. Although, looking at this (alleged) short list of possible cast members, I can feel my stomach turn just a bit. For Tetsuo: Robert Pattinson, the guy who went through that […]

No Zac Efron in Akira, There is Much Rejoicing

Written by AnaKhouri on . Posted in Anime

So this weekend Shapiro Keats informed me (not without some malicious glee) that xomeone named Zac Efron had been cast as Kaneda in the live-action Akira.  The name sounded familiar but I wasn’t sure exactly who he was, so I looked him up. Imagine my horror when I saw pictures of a blank-faced automaton with […]

X-Men Does Homage to Akira

Written by AnaKhouri on . Posted in Comic Books

Oooh yeah, I see it now. X-Men = Akira I don’t care. Everything’s postmodern now. I hate that word. Postmodern. Wow, elitist asshole much? In other news, Sugoicon photo essay to come sometime in the next 48 hours. Also, according to a quiz I took on Facebook, I am 50% Chinese. Shocked the hell out […]


Yellow Menace Podcast – Episode 4: Psychic Judge Floro, Akira live-action, Microsoft Kinect and American Ninja

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Moviecast, Podcast

This week’s film discussion: AMERICAN NINJA! News discussion topics include Psychic Judge Floro, the Akira live-action film, Microsoft’s Kinect add-on for the Xbox 360, and balut. Show Notes: Judge Floro – the website Balut! Akira Live Action? Ghost (read at your own peril) American Ninja IMDB page Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: […]

Thursday news roundup

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Film

Not enough time today for a full post, but here’s a roundup of stuff I thought worth mentioning. Akira Film – One Hughes for the Price of Two and PG-13 Big Trouble in Little China + Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth Equals…the Lo Pan Express! Philippine Mystic Dwarfs LUIS, Armand & Angel Meet Healing & Psychic […]


Hughes Brothers to tackle live-action ‘Akira’

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Anime, Film, Manga

Aint-It-Cool-News reports that directing duo the Hughes Brothers have signed on to bring Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira to the silver screen. I can’t say I’m a fan – From Hell was an abomination, but only because they jettisoned all the cool mystical stuff that made the original comic so amazing. In all fairness, I can’t see […]



Written by Mazinga on . Posted in Anime, Events

For many of my generation whose initial exposure to anime was through imported television series of inconsisten quality, the movie Akira was revolutionary in the artistic brilliance of its animation. Now one man has teamed up with Pittsburg’s ToonSeum to create The Art of Akira Exhibit, whose mission is “To teach the entire world just […]

Live-action 'Akira' not to be – not yet, anyway

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

io9 is reporting that Bloody Disgusting is reporting that the Akira live-action film is kaput. Is this the same one that Leonardo DiCaprio was financing? I kinda lost track of the project. Personally I think this is for the best. From everything I heard about the film, it sounded kind of half-assed. (Neo-New York?) Maybe […]


Joseph Gordon Levitt not in 'Akira'

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Film

Over at MTV news, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt rebuts rumors that he is playing Kaneda’s telekinetic pal Tetsuo in the (supposedly) upcoming Akira live-action adaptation. When asked about the rumor, Levitt responded, “That just goes to show what you can believe about what people write about movies. I love the movie ‘Akira.’ I still have yet […]