Akira Review

Akira Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha Publisher: Toho Format: Cinema (Event Cinemas, George St) Release Date: Out now Overview So it turns out that those crazy/awesome/crazy awesome people at In The House decided that they would start off their newest screening season with the anime classic; Akira. Needless to say, I was excited to see Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark film in a cinema as I unfortunately mis...

Akira Creator’s ‘Short Peace’ Coming to North American Theatres

Eleven Arts and Sentai Filmworks have announced the theatrical release of Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime anthology Short Peace which is to be screened as four short films. Check out the trailer below. The release will begin on April 18 this year and will be featured in 45 theatres across the United States while Canadian screenings are currently planned in early May. Short Peace seems like an epic c...

Live-Action Akira Film – Concept Art Finally Released

It has been an extremely long time coming but finally the Anime world has been blessed with a little more news regarding the, constantly delayed, Akira live-action movie. This news comes in the form of two fantastically illustrated pieces of concept art by the extremely talented artist James Clyne who has made his mark in Hollywood as one of the very best concept artists around. Mr. Clyne has work...

Short Peace and Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day Seeing Western Release

Compilations are quite a mainstay with anime makers and Short Peace is no different bringing together 4 different anime pieces into one collection. With works from Akira director Katsuhiro Otomo, the compilation of Short Peace will be making its way to the Americas this Spring exclusively for PlayStation 3 thanks to the help of Namco Bandai. But while Short Peace contained the 4 anime short films ...

Akira 25th Anniversary Special Edition Review

Akira 25th Anniversary Special Edition Studio: TMS Entertainment Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Release Date: 4th December 2013 Price: $39.95 – Available Here Overview Think about this, even for just a quick minute; Akira first made its film début 25 years ago, since then technological advances have been substantial and have changed not only the world in general bu...

Akira 25th Anniversary Edition Review

Akira 25th Anniversary Edition Studios: TMS Entertainment Publisher: FUNimation Format: DVD / Blu-Ray Combo Release Date: November 12th, 2013 Price: $34.98 – Available Here Overview Back in 1988 what could be argued as one of the most influential anime of all time was released into theaters. Akira was not only a big deal at the time, with a large budget and attempting much more than anime of...

Funimation Otakon Announcements

This weekend at Otakon 2012, Funimation Entertainment made what is undoubtedly the biggest acquisition announcements they have made all year. The have listened to their fans and have decided to give them what they wanted. They have confirmed the following titles have been licensed for distribution: Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar (Digital, Physical and Broadcast release) Space Battleship Yamato Resurr...

CC: Anime Episode 04 – Yu-Gi-Oh No You Didn’t!

Welcome to another episode of CC: Anime, Capsule Computers Monthly Anime Podcast! In our first installment of the year, the CC: Anime crew discuss the latest anime and manga news, take part in the “Anime Anarchy” game show segment, as well discussing the state of the anime industry. We also have a special holiday competition this month. Do you want a chance to win a copy of Welcome to ...

CC: Anime Episode 03 – End Go

Welcome to another episode of CC: Anime, Capsule Computers Monthly Anime Podcast! In our final installment of the year, the CC: Anime crew discuss the latest anime and manga news, take part in the “Anime Anarchy” game show segment, as well discussing the Winter 2012 season. We also have a special holiday competition this month. Do you want a chance to win a copy of House of Five Leaves...

Anime Say! Episode 1 – Akira Live-Action (Can’t Get No Satisfaction)

Welcome to Capsule Computers’ newest weekly segment, Anime Say! Each week I will be diving into the biggest anime related topic of the week and having my say on the matter. To top it off each episode will conclude with a recommendation from your’s truly of an anime or manga that you should check out. This week, I discuss the latest news regarding the highly controversial live-action ad...

Live-Action Akira slammed by George Takei of Star Trek

George Takei, whom most would know as Sulu on Star Trek, has recently slammed Warner Bros. for their upcoming live-action adaptation of anime masterpiece Akira. In a video interview which can be seen below, Takei blasts Warner Bros. for whitewashing the cast and altering the film’s premise to the point where the message of the film will now become heavily distorted. Takei poses the question;...

Freedom Collection Blu-Ray Review

Freedom Collection Studio: Sunrise Publisher: Madman Language: English, Japanese Release Date: October 19th, 2011 Price: $39.95- Available Here Overview: What is Freedom? That is the question posed in this 7 part OVA series designed by infamous mangaka, writer and film maker Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira). If we live in a secure society held together by a higher authority, are we still free or are we sim...

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