'Akira' is all set for its Hollywood remake

Film | Wide Angle Jun 13, 2019

'Akira' is all set for its Hollywood remake

by Matt Schley

Like it or not, Hollywood's "Akira" is finally happening. The live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's legendary manga and anime had been in development limbo since the rights were picked up by Warner Bros. in 2002. Now, after years of speculation, it's been given the release ...

Reshaping the sound of Neo-Tokyo for 'Akira'

Music Jul 13, 2018

Reshaping the sound of Neo-Tokyo for 'Akira'

by Matt Schley

If you were watching anime in English in the 1990s and 2000s, chances are you've heard a dub recorded by Les Claypool III. Some of the films and series that passed through Claypool's studio, Magnitude 8 Post, include "Macross Plus," "Ghost in the Shell" ...

Collecting 'Akira,' one scene at a time

Art Jul 12, 2018

Collecting 'Akira,' one scene at a time

by Matt Schley

Joe Peacock vividly remembers the first time he saw "Akira," the influential sci-fi anime film that turns 30 this month. It was "a random Thursday night" in 1990. Peacock was a young teen; his father drove him to a screening of the film at the ...