AKIRA is Being Considered For a New TV Series Adaptation

Some intriguing news has surfaced regarding Akira. We know that Warner Bros. has been trying to get a film adaptation of the manga/anime off the ground for years. I have no idea if that’s going to happen or not, but according to legendary manga author and anime director Katsuhiro Otomo, there’s a new adaptation of the property that could go into development for TV.

Otomo revealed the news at a press conference earlier this year at the comics festival Angouleme in Paris where he was the Guest of Honor. While there, he was asked if he would consider another adaptation of Akira one day that would go further than what we saw in the original 1988 movie. 

He shocked everyone when he said that a new series was currently "under study,” which means that it’s being considered. Of course, he wouldn’t say any more than that at the time so we are left with all kinds of questions regarding what this new series could be.

It would be awesome if something more came out of this comment. I’d love to see Akria adapted as a TV series. There’s no word on if it will be animated or live-action, American or Japanese, but either way, I’m interested! If there are any more developments on this news we’ll let you know. 

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