TOKYO

This Can’t End Well: ‘Akira’ Predicted Japan Hosting The 2020 Olympics

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The classic 1988 anime AKIRA predicted Japan hosting the 2020 Olympics after a massive disaster. Quick, somebody check under the new Olympic stadium.

#video games

‘Pokemon The Origin’ Gets An Ashless, Redful Trailer

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Pokemon The Origin, a new anime TV series going back to the beginning to adapt Pokemon Red and Blue, is set to premiere in Japan. (Video)

the swimming anime

'The Swimming Anime' Forms A Fanbase, Despite Not Actually Existing

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'The Swimming Anime' is just a promotional clip. But it's one that's gone viral.

#Comics

Cat Cosplay: One Cat Portrays Nine Lives Of Anime Characters For His Birthday

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A woman in China celebrated her cat's birthday with cat cosplay using cardboard and anime character drawings. That was a perfectly normal sentence.

#ADULT SWIM

Hey, Anime Fans: Toonami Is Back

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Anybody who grew up in the '90s remembers Toonami.

UPROXX @ SXSW

UPROXX @ SXSW: Action Bronson And DaVinci At Lustre Pearl

If you haven't heard of Action Bronson, here's the pitch: he's a 315-pound, chain-smoking Albanian rapper from Queens.

#Comics

We Should’ve Known It Wouldn’t End So Easily — Akira Movie Not Dead Yet

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A few days ago the Internet breathed a collective sigh of relief when Warner Bros.

#Marvel

Want a Blade Anime? Too Bad, You Get One Anyway

OK, show of hands, was anybody actually demanding that Marvel try to beat some more cash out of this dead horse.

SECRET DWARF HOOKERS

The Akira movie is about Secret Dwarf Hookers now

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I haven't done much reporting on the planned adaptation of Akira before now, for two important reasons.

Movies

The Live-Action Akira Has Finally Reached Its Apocalypse

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The live-action, US adaptation of the Anime classic Akira has been a long, winding road of bad decisions.

#COSPLAY

Put Down Your Pokedex and Enjoy the Best of Misty Cosplay

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Photo via DigitallyBlonde We all remember when Pokemon first rolled out in 1996 and we frantically tried to catch em all on our Nintendo Gameboy.

#Dexter

7 Crimes Inspired By Badly Chosen Pop Culture

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From what the media tells us, pop culture is responsible for 90% of the murders committed in the Western world (the other 10% are caused by graphics on political websites).

#james franco

Akira’s Kaneda is… James Franco?

It looks like the live-action US adaptation of Akira may have found it's Kaneda.

Movies

“Lethal Weapon” Scribe + Anime = “Death Note”?

Shane Black may not be a name you know, but you've probably seen a movie he's written.

Space Battleship Yamato

Live Action “Star Blazers” or Japanese “Battlestar?”

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OK, OK, so we should really be calling it "Space Battleship Yamato", as we're pretty sure nobody in Japan really thinks anybody in America gives a crap about this franchise anymore, but it'll always be "Star Blazers" to some of us.

Movies

Live-action Bubblegum Crisis Movie Will Please Both Fans

Hey, remember the 90's Anime series Bubblegum Crisis.

Movies

Live-action Akira Movie To Disappoint Two Continents

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Has there been one live-action adaptation of an Anime property that has been halfway decent.

steven tyler

Space Battleship Yamato Trailer Has A Giant Gun & Steven Tyler

Despite that headline, you don't have to worry about Steven Tyler's old-granny face popping up in the live-action adaptation of the classic Japanese Anime Space Battleship Yamato.

only the good die young

Kon Satoshi Dead at 47

Some really bad news today.

TRAILER

Space Battleship Yamato Gets Battlestar-like Movie

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A group of humans travel the galaxy in a lone battleship armed with fighters against an armada of enemies trying to kill them.


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