Otomo also shared teasers for Akira‘s 4k restoration and his upcoming film, Orbital Era.
As the world braces itself for a live-action Akira film from Taika Waititi — yes, it’s really happening — the brain behind the original anime classic is readying a new series based on his iconic 1989 film and manga.
Earlier this week, at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Akira writer and director, Katsuhiro Otomo, revealed that he and a team had begun the development of a series that will incorporate “the entirety” of the original Akira storyline, according to Anime News Network. Otomo shared a teaser at the expo and apologized for its brevity. But that’s not all the anime legend has in the ink well. Otomo also announced a new film project, Orbital Era, for which a short trailer has been released.
Sadly, there’s no date on either project just yet. You can, however, watch the teaser for Orbital Era below, along with the promo reel for a new 4k restoration of Akira, which is set for release on April 24th, 2020.
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