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Akira Creator Announces New Anime Series Based on The Iconic Film

Akira Creator Announces New Anime Series Based on The Iconic Film

Akira Creator Announces New Anime Series Based on The Iconic Film

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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.

READ: Akira Live-Action Reboot Gets a Release Date

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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