Akira is coming back! During a panel with the franchisor's creator Katsuhiro Otomo, the legendary anime visionary revealed that anime / manga smash hit is coming back. The series returns in anime format, though we will have to wait and see if it also means a return to form in many formats, but with the live action adaptation coming out in 2021 from Warner Brothers and director Taika Waiti, we would not Don't be surprised to see that the two projects solve something close together.
Comicbook.com's own Megan Peters dropped the skull from the "honor of honor" panel, where Otomo revealed both the continuation of the franchise along with his upcoming new movie, Orbital Era : [1
Evan Minto has also confirmed that Akira franchise will return as an ] anime (whether it is a series or as a film of his own length, he confirms that it will not be a successor):
Akira returns in anime form with Sunrise producing. Not a sequel! They would like to use more of the content from manga, but they still seem to find out what they want to do.
My effort is that this will be FMA: Akira Brotherhood. pic.twitter.com/HfycaQaRE1
– Evan Minto (@VamptVo) July 5, 2019
These are titanic news that falls from the Anime Expo, where many apparently waited for the news about Otomo's latest movie that was plastered on the walls outside the Los Angeles Convention Center, but not many thought we would receive news of a continuation of the iconic anime series!
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Originally created by Katsuhiro Otomo for Kodansha's Young Magazine in 1982, Akira later inspired the equally productive 1988 animated film that Otomo himself directed. The story is set in a dystopian world after the gloomy closeness of World War II. A gang leader known as Kaneda finds himself involved in a massive government operation when his best friend begins to show powerful telekinetic gifts. To save his friend, Kaneda has to get to the bottom of Neo Tokyo's espers, but the lead quickly learns that he is far above his head.
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