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NEWS: Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira Gets New Anime Project & 4K Remaster of 1988 Anime Film


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Dr.N0



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:37 pm Reply with quote
Please make it a feature trilogy (or more)!
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luffypirate



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:50 pm Reply with quote
F yeah. I cannot wait to get the new disc.
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pajmo9



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:53 pm Reply with quote
Dr.N0 wrote:
Please make it a feature trilogy (or more)!


My money is on a high-budget oav.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:55 pm Reply with quote
The original Akira is a beautiful classic and one of my top favorite anime movies of all time but I always wanted to see the entire manga story adapted. I'm really excited that it's finally happening. Now we just need to get Hideaki Anno to remake Nausicaa after he finishes Eva.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:30 pm Reply with quote
Oh wow, apparently this is "announce ALL the Otomo" day. Very Happy
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MFrontier



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:45 pm Reply with quote
A more manga faithful adaption of Akira should be pretty interesting.
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Lann



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:33 am Reply with quote
If done right, this could be one of the best anime (movie?) series period.
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mrsatan



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:33 am Reply with quote
I've literally dreamed about this happening for 20+ years. It's a recurring dream I have and when I wake up I felt silly because this would never happen.
I'm still a little skeptical. I hope this new project happens and the live-action American movie doesn't.
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DangerMouse



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:04 am Reply with quote
Damn, I'm so ready.

Also, 4K HDR disc of Akira? Hell yes.
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Kicksville



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:59 am Reply with quote
How many other old anime have a 4K remaster at this point? There's Char's Counterattack and Gundam F-91, neither of which they seem to be bothering bringing over here (although those are still pretty recent). I know people seem to think there's diminishing returns after 1080p, but maybe big old movies benefit from it?
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anddo



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:53 am Reply with quote
You have no idea how long I've waited for this announcement! Finally a full adaptation of the manga that had just been sitting there for 30 years, with all its enriched character arcs and events that far surpassed the film in scale. I'm so incredibly excited!!
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donhumberto



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:59 am Reply with quote
Awesome news indeed!
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Scion Drake



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:51 am Reply with quote
Man is this gonna face some steep steps living up to the movies animation.
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residentgrigo



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:23 am Reply with quote
Otomo has been teasing the new series (i guess?) for a few years now. The 80s film can´t be beaten but seeing a direct manga adaptation has its own rewards. Vol.1 could even use a few more scenes and a rewrite. Kaneda´s pregnant girlfriend just vanishes for example. I wouldn´t even mind a full CG approach, as the manga´s scope is something else.

The 90s Marvel full-color manga is really good and likely a solid taste of how this will look. Easily the best of it´s kind.
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maximilianjenus



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:22 am Reply with quote
mrsatan wrote:
I've literally dreamed about this happening for 20+ years. It's a recurring dream I have and when I wake up I felt silly because this would never happen.
I'm still a little skeptical. I hope this new project happens and the live-action American movie doesn't.

I hope the live action happens at around the same time as it might work as advertisement.
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