Akira to Receive New Anime Adaptation

One of the most iconic anime properties of all time is about to return to the forefront of the medium in a whole new way.  Ahead of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Akira, which will be directed by Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi, series creator Katsuhiro Otomo has announced at the Anime Expo that he will …

Akira Rides Toward a May 2021 Release

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has set Taika Watiti’s Akira film for a May 2021 release. This is news I’ve been hoping to hear for a long time. I remember a few years ago when Jaume Collet-Serra was attached to direct an adaptation of the iconic manga, and Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart were attached …

REVIEW: Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

A movie that was around 18 years in the making since Guillermo del Toro introduced James Cameron to the manga/anime, Alita: Battle Angel finally opened for the general public on February 14th. The original comic book – Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro, initially published in Shueisha’s Business Jump anthology from 1990 to 1995 – became popular for its gorgeous, edgy, …

Neon Genesis Evangelion: TV Animation Production Art Collection to be Published in March

If you enjoy the art of anime, you’re in for a treat, as Neon Genesis Evangelion: TV Animation Production Art Collection is set to be published in March of 2019. This volume for hardcore anime fans collects the making of one of the most influential Kaiju series in what will be the ultimate compendium of …

You Should be Watching: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Welcome back to You Should be Watching, where we seek out underseen and underloved films and series. This week, we’re off on the adventure of a lifetime with Lupin III in The Castle of Cagliostro. Lupin III, also known in Japan as Arsène Lupin, began as a manga series in 1967, the popularity of which …

REVIEW: Her Impact! Issue #0

Her Impact! Is an independent manga by a small team that includes writer Mikel Miles and manga artist Digitkame. Issue 0 introduces us to the story of Sadie Hiroshi, an African-Japanese woman who is the daughter of a famous Japanese boxer from the 1960s. In this introductory issue, we only scratch the surface of who …