Taika Waititi, who helmed Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ joined the Akira 2021 project in 2017. And so for this likely blockbusting movie from an amazing director we have come up with the discussion for Akira 2021.
Let us explore more about the Japanese manga sci-fi animation Akira!
Akira is a Japanese cyberpunk media series based on Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark comic Akira, which was first published in 1982 and lasted until 1990. It was made into an animated feature film in 1988, as well as two video games. A live-action feature film has been in the works since 2000, and Otomo has unveiled a major anime television series for 2019.
Akira was first published in Japan’s Young Magazine from 1982 through 1990, totaling approximately 2000 pages of Otomo’s artwork. It was serialized in the United States by Epic Comics, an imprint of Marvel Comics, which colorized the black and white manga.
The decision to colorize the work contributed to Akira’s popularity in the Western world. Dark Horse Comics released six volumes of collected works from 2000 to 2002, while Titan Books published them in the UK, with the license subsequently shifting to Kodansha Comics.
Akira takes place in the future, cyberpunk “Neo-Tokyo” decades after a catastrophic explosion destroyed Tokyo years before. The tale follows Kaneda, the head of a motorcycle gang, and his mentally ill buddy and fellow member Tetsuo in a city fighting to suppress crime amid governmental corruption.
Tetsuo is similarly afflicted after a near-collision with a juvenile Esper, the result of government research to infuse individuals with strong psychokinetic powers. As Tetsuo battles to manage his new skills, Kaneda, eager to discover more, joins forces with a rebel organization that includes Kei, a woman he likes.
As Tetsuo’s powers begin to spiral out of control, the military, commanded by Colonel Shikishima, takes drastic measures to confine him in order to avert the same catastrophe to Neo-Tokyo that occurred with the test subject Akira on Tokyo years before. Kaneda, Kei, Shikishima, and the other Espers collaborate to assist Tetsuo to find peace and put a stop to his destructive rampage.
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Following are the cast members for the Akira 2021 movie. They basically consist of the voice cast for this anime series.
- Mitsuo Iwata
- Shôtarô Kaneda
- Nozomu Sasaki
- Tetsuo Shima
- Mami Koyama
- Tesshou Genda
- Hiroshi Ohtake
- Kōichi Kitamura
- Priestess Miyako, Council A
- Yuriko Fuchizaki
- Masaaki Okura
- Takeshi Kusao
- Kazuhiro Kamifuji
- Tatsuhiko Nakamura
- Fukue Itô
- Yuka Ôno
Taika David Cohen ONZM (born August 16, 1975) is a New Zealand film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He has won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Grammy Award, and has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.
His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) were both the highest-grossing pictures in New Zealand. Most recently, director Taika Waititi had been set to contribute the film for a 2021 official launch.
But that has been temporarily suspended indefinitely as Waititi expressed a preference to work on Thor: Love and Thunder first.
Also, it is unclear if the film would still go forward with Waititi’s direction due to the delay; in a 2021 interview, peers filmmaker James Gunn linked that Waititi had told him “[the] movie fell apart.” However, in an interview with Wired, Waititi stated that he will not give up on producing the picture.
The release date for Taika Waititi’s live-action feature ‘Akira’ has been set earlier for May 21, 2021. The project, which is an adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga series of the same name, has been in the works for a long time.
And now it is on the big screen available for online streaming. For further updates about the movie generated by the production refer to the succeeding sections.
Of course, there is a teaser as well as trailer available for Akira 2021.
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Currently, you may watch “Akira” on Hulu, Funimation Now, or Tubi TV for free with advertisements. It is also possible to rent and download “Akira” on Vudu.
Akira is now available on Netflix as well! So go purchase your membership and watch it!
Akira 2021 has got a lot more to be explored. And soon we will come up with something more about it and other entertainment! Until then stay up with us.
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