Posts tagged with "Akira"

Manga Entertainment and Bandai Namco at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Manga Entertainment and Bandai Namco at MCM Birmingham Comic Con
What happens when you bring the UK’s largest anime distributor together with a game industry giant? Lots of exciting announcements, of course! Visiting MCM Birmingham Comic Con to talk us through their upcoming releases and to answer all your anime-related questions were Manga Entertainment‘s Jeremy Graves and Andrew Hewson, later joined by Joseph Walsh from the Bandai Namco UK team for a look at some anime-inspired games. To start things... 

Dane DeHaan cast as Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Dane DeHaan cast as Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
There’s been more casting news regarding The Amazing Spider-Man 2. When we last joined the news of casting for the sequel of The Amazing Spider-Man, we got word of Shailene Woodley being cast as Mary-Jane Watson and Jamie Foxx for the role of Electro. Today however, another piece of casting has been announced. The actor filling the role of Peter Parker’s (Andrew Garfield) best friend Harry Osborn was revealed by director Marc Webb. Chronicle’s... 

Interview With Alex Macieira of Planet Ruskin Comics

Interview With Alex Macieira of Planet Ruskin Comics
In recent years, zombies have become popular in much of the media MCM fans love. We have seen an increase of them in our video games, TV shows, films and comics. These days, when basing a story on zombies, you need to do something unique and eye catching to be noticed, and Planet Ruskin Comics has attempted to do just that. Alex Macieira, the artist behind The Zombies Ate my Chilean, took the time to talk to me about how to get into writing comics,... 

Akira Casting News! Kaneda Comes To Life!

Akira Casting News! Kaneda Comes To Life!
Akira, the 1988 classic cyberpunk anime epic directed by Katsuhiro Otomo from his own manga series is one of those properties which many would argue doesn’t need to be remade. However much the idea of a live action remake may repel fans initially, the prospect of seeing Neo Tokyo come to life is intriguing. After years of development and rumours, the budget has been set (a surprisingly low $90 million) and casting has finally begun. The big... 

Kaneda’s Jacket From Akira Available For Only ¥69,000!

Kaneda’s Jacket From Akira Available For Only ¥69,000!
To tie in with the 30th anniversary of Katsuhiro Otomo’s popular manga series Akira next year, Bandai Namco’s Lalabit Market is giving fans the chance to purchase a replica of Kaneda’s legendary capsule jacket. It is the first item to be offered as a part of Bandai Visual’s “A” Project. Faithfully reproduced with incredible attention to detail, the leather jacket comes in four sizes and will have a limited first run production. It also... 

Review: XAM’D Lost Memories Part 1

Review: XAM’D Lost Memories Part 1
Akiyuki is happily going through high school with his best friends Haru and Furuichi, living in the free zone Sentan Island – untouched by the disputes of the Northern and Southern Governments. That is until a girl decides to blow up his bus on the way to school, infecting him and turning him into a monster. But rather than give up, he has a reason to live and becomes a XAM’D – an almost superhuman being with abilities that the military are... 

Blu-ray review: Akira

Blu-ray review: Akira
CAST your mind back to the late 80s – an animated film was released that would define the Manga genre and lead the way in Anime. Akira was universally acclaimed as it set the standard for everything that followed. Now, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Manga Entertainment, Akira has been released on Blu-ray. Hard to imagine, but the new, cleaner look improves an already fantastic feature. Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, it’s the year... 

Akira Film Production Slows

Akira Film Production Slows
The American live-action re-make of the classic anime Akira, keeps facing setbacks. From staff being let go; to one the biggest names for a role, as well as their director, leaving the project. Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, The Day the Earth Stood Still), has officially turned down an acting role within the film, despite him being a popular choice. There have been numerous other casting rumours since the film was confirmed to be in production by Warner... 

Noir Live-Action Green Lit

Noir Live-Action Green Lit
It  would appear that making anime into live action dramas is becoming a serious business. After the news of Ouran High School Host Club being adapted into a drama (see our news post here); MCM Buzz has also learnt that the classic gun-slinging anime Noir, is also to have a live-action remake. Except that this time, the remake will be American and not Japanese. The 2001 anime was a huge success and tells the story of two young female assassins:... 

News from the Anime Industry at the London MCM Expo

News from the Anime Industry at the London MCM Expo
Last Saturday at the London MCM Expo, the big names from the UK anime industry gave an insight into what’s happening in the UK market. The panel saw the head of Manga Entertainment UK (Jerome Mazandarani), head of MVM Entertainment (Tony Allen), along with a representative from Kaze UK (Andrew Partridge) and the UK Anime News Network (Chris MacDonald). The floor was open so attendees of the London MCM Expo although due to the detail of the answers... 
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