Posts tagged with "katsuhiro otomo"

Win Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day art-books courtesy of Namco Bandai

Win Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day art-books courtesy of Namco Bandai
With Namco Bandai set to return and dazzle us with more new titles at the forthcoming MCM London Comic Con, MCM Buzz has teamed up with them to offer five lucky winners the chance to win an art-book  from their title Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day. This 288 page book offers a unique insight into the work of Katsuhiro Otomo and features storyboards, screenshots and concept visuals from the four anime movies included in Short Peace:... 

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... 

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... 

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... 
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