Akira to Receive New Anime Adaptation


One of the most iconic anime properties of all time is about to return to the forefront of the medium in a whole new way.  Ahead of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Akira, which will be directed by Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi, series creator Katsuhiro Otomo has announced at the Anime Expo that he will […]

Akira Rides Toward a May 2021 Release


Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has set Taika Watiti’s Akira film for a May 2021 release. This is news I’ve been hoping to hear for a long time. I remember a few years ago when Jaume Collet-Serra was attached to direct an adaptation of the iconic manga, and Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart were attached […]

REVIEW: Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Alita: Battle Angel

A movie that was around 18 years in the making since Guillermo del Toro introduced James Cameron to the manga/anime, Alita: Battle Angel finally opened for the general public on February 14th. The original comic book – Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro, initially published in Shueisha’s Business Jump anthology from 1990 to 1995 – became popular for its gorgeous, edgy, […]

You Should be Watching: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Welcome back to You Should be Watching, where we seek out underseen and underloved films and series. This week, we’re off on the adventure of a lifetime with Lupin III in The Castle of Cagliostro. Lupin III, also known in Japan as Arsène Lupin, began as a manga series in 1967, the popularity of which […]