Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Akira in New York

Katsuhiro Otomo’s legendary Akira anime and manga series is being adapted to a live action film. The story centers around a teen biker gang member who was subjected to a government experiment which unleashes his latent powers. The movie is being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and is directed by the Hughes Brothers who also directed this year's Book of Eli, another doomsday film. In the new film, the setting has been moved from futuristic Neo-Tokyo to an equally dystopian New York. It's too bad the action could not have stayed in Tokyo with Japanese actors. The Library has the animated action film directed by Otomo that is set in Tokyo in 2019. The call number JPN BLU FEATURE AKI tells you that it is a Blue-ray feature film (movie) in Japanese (with English subtitles).

APL Graphic Novels Book Club

Wednesday, February 16, 7:00 pm : Akira, Vol. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo


Ragged Robin said...

The Faulk Central Library's Graphic Novels Book Club is reading Akira, Volume 1 for it's February 16th meeting at Halcyon (7:00 PM)!

Anonymous said...

But AKIRA is a Japanese name. This unnecessary atrocity will not stand.