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Akira "Akira" (1988) ist die Verfilmung des monumentalen Manga-Meisterwerks von Katsuhiro Otomo, durch das der japanische Zeichenstil in der westlichen Welt stark an Popularität gewann...

Neo-Tokio steht Mitte des 21. Jahrhunderts am Rande von Anarchie und Chaos... Rivalisierende jugendliche Motorradgangs beherrschen die Straßen... Tetsuo ist Mitglied in Kanedas Gang... Eines Nachts hat er einen Zusammenstoss mit einem greisenhaft aussehenden Kind, das Teil eines Regierungsprojekts namens Akira ist. Im Rahmen dieses Projekts finden Experimente mit ausgewählten Kindern statt mit der Absicht, deren psychokinetische Fähigkeiten zu verstärken und militärisch nutzbar zu machen... Ausgelöst durch den Unfall entwickeln sich nun, verbunden mit abstrakten Halluzinationen, bei Tetsuo selbst enorme Kräfte, deren zerstörerische Wirkung alte Freundschaften belastet und zu deren Kontrolle den Militärs auf der einen sowie rebellischen Gruppen auf der anderen Seite jedes Mittel recht ist... Sogar wenn dabei die ganze Stadt zerstört würde...

Warner Bros. plant eine Realverfilmung von "Akira" - unter der Regie von Jaume Collet-Serra - mit Garrett Hedlund in der Rolle des Kaneda. Die Dreharbeiten sollten im Februar 2012 beginnen, doch zwischenzeitlich wurde das Projekt erneut auf Eis gelegt... Kommt er, kommt er nicht... !?!


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[27.03.2012] IFC sprach mit Toby Kebbell über das Scheitern der Realverfilmung...

[24.03.2012] Bei io9 gibt es Storyboards zur geplanten Realverfilmung...

[11.02.2012] Vulture berichtet über die verschiedenen Projekte für den Regisseur Jaume Collet-Serra...
[...] Warners had other plans for the Catalonian, hiring him to oversee Akira after director Albert and Allen Hughes struggled with casting the remake of Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime classic. Then Akira ran into budget issues and was put on ice as the studio struggled to contain its cost. Now we hear the plan is to try and make Harker happen first, then have Collet-Serra turn his attention to a more modestly budgeted Akira. [...]

[06.01.2012] Wie Heat Vision meldet, wurde die Realverfilmung jetzt ein weiteres Mal auf Eis gelegt...
Warner Bros is pushing the pause button on Akira.
The project, which has been through several incarnations, is being shut down in the face of casting, script and budget issues. The production offices in Vancouver are being closed, with below-the-line talent and crew told to stop working. "Everybody is being sent home," according to an insider.
Producers, who include Appian Way’s Jennifer Kiloran Davisson and Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar, will hunker down with director Jaume Collet-Serra for the next two weeks to iron out the script. It is unclear if Harry Potter scribe Steve Kloves, who did a pricey rewrite on the project a year ago, will be brought in to help out.
If the issues cannot be resolved, the project could end up being shelved entirely, say insiders.
Collet-Serra already had halved the budget from the incarnation that Albert Hughes was going to direct. He now is working on a budget in the $90 million range. But with only Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) signed on to star, and Kristen Stewart, Ken Watanabe and Helena Bonham Carter in various stages of dealmaking, the studio feels that the price tag is still too high for a sci-fi project with that level of star wattage. The goal, says an insider, is to bring the budget down to between $60 million and $70 million. However, another source close to the production says the script, rather than the budget, has skidded the production. The project, this person says, will remain in the $90 million range.
An adaptation of the classic Japanese manga, Akira is an Americanized story set in a postapocalyptic New Manhattan, where a motorcycle gang leader (Hedlund) must stop his brother and fellow gang member from abusing his newly acquired telekinetic powers.
Akira already has "died" three times only to rise phoenix-like from the ashes. Ruairi Robinson and Hughes were previously deep into the project as directors before dropping off. Collet-Serra got the project green-lighted and has come the closest to going before cameras.
This isn't the only Warner Bros. project whose budget is being scrutinized. Arthur and Lancelot, the period fantasy being directed by David Dobkin, also has come under increased budget pressure.
Sources close to the project say Akira isn't dead yet. "It’s a very resilient movie," says one insider. "Warner Bros. just won’t let it die."
Warner Bros. declined comment.

[01.12.2011] Via kommt die folgende Synopsis für die Realverfilmung...
Kaneda is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel.
Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join with Ky Reed and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City thirty years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous but after finding his brother again, is shocked when he displays telekinetic powers.
Ky believes Tetsuo is headed to release a young boy, Akira, who has taken control of Tetsuo’s mind. Kaneda clashes with The Colonel’s troops on his way to stop Tetsuo from releasing Akira but arrives too late. Akira soon emerges from his prison courtesy of Tetsuo as Kaneda races in to save his brother before Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago.

[24.11.2011] Twitch meldet...
Those wondering when the Jaume Collet-Serra directed US adaptation of Akira would get around to casting someone Japanese may have just gotten their answer.
Twitch broke word late in October that Gary Oldman had been offered the part of The Colonel in the film and now, with the actor and Warner Brothers unable to close the deal, we have learned that the part is being offered to Ken Watanabe instead.
That it's an obvious choice - all but two of Watanabe's American efforts having been Warner Brothers productions - makes it no less a good one. Watanabe is one of very few Japanese actors with any sort of American profile at all to keep the marketers happy and is also a very, very fine performer with the kind of gravity that the part requires.
As was the case with Oldman this is still just at the offer stage so nothing is definite but it's a good choice should it work out.

[16.11.2011] Twitch meldet...
Has Jaume Collet-Sera's Akira found its female lead?
Twitch was the first to bring word of Gary Oldman, Helena Bonham Carter and Garrett Hedlund being offered parts in the Warner Brothers backed US adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic manga and now we have learned that Kristen Stewart has been offered the part of Kei, a young medium who becomes the love interest for Kaneda - the role already offered to Hedlund.
Stewart is a choice that makes sense on most levels - she's certainly talented and has name recognition far above most in her generation - but also concerning in that none of the Twilight cast, Stewart included, have been able to find any sort of success outside of that franchise with Twilight fans not caring what any of them do elsewhere and everyone else generally staying away because of the Twilight stigma. Could this break the trend if Stewart accepts? Possibly - that it's more of a support role than a lead will help - but it's a somewhat risky move.

[06.11.2011] CS! meldet...
Just days after it's been strongly rumored that Garrett Hedlund was in talks to play the role of Kaneda in Jaume Collet-Sera's adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's popular manga and anime Akira, Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter seem to be in a competition to see who can name more potential candidates for the anticipated live action sci-fi epic.
THR has posted a massive casting report on some of what's going on around town, including two potential candidates for Tetsuo, who acquires deadly telekinetic powers after encountering a government experiment. They name Ezra Miller, the teen actor who has been getting rave notices for his role in We Need to Talk About Kevin and Alden Eherenreich, who made an impressive debut in Francis Ford Coppola's Tetro, as two possible candidates.
Meanwhile, Deadline are claiming the exclusive on Christopher Nolan's Commissioner Gordon, Gary Oldman, being in line to play the Colonel, the military leader assigned to take down Tetsuo once they realize he may have enormous power.
THR also has mentioned both Helena Bonham Carter and Keira Knightley as actresses who have been approached for the movie in undisclosed roles.

[20.10.2011] CS! meldet...
The live-action Akira is getting close to becoming a reality. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has greenlit the project with director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) attached to direct. What's more, they may have already found their leading man in TRON: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund.
Famously adapted as an anime in 1988, Akira will be based on the original manga by Katsuhiro Otomo, depicting a sci-fi cyberpunk dystopia, but will relocate the action to "New Manhattan" rather than "Neo-Tokyo."
Hedlund's involvement is only tentative at the moment, but he would up be for the part of the original story's Kaneda (there is not yet word on whether or not the character names will be changed).
Budgeted at $90 million, Akira could shoot as early as February of next year.

[28.05.2011] Deadline meldet...
The twists and turns on the Warner Bros adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s graphic novel Akira continue. Director Albert Hughes is exiting the movie, I’m told. Insiders say that it is an amicable creative differences parting of the ways. Warner Bros will try to put him on another movie right away (Hughes and his brother Allen directed the hit The Book of Eli, and WB topper Jeff Robinov is their former agent and is very close with them). Hughes is coming to Hollywood next week to take meetings with his WME reps and look at scripts, hoping to find his next movie at Warner Bros.
As for Akira, the intention of the studio is to keep the picture on a fast track, which means they will find a director quickly. The studio has been wrestling with the approach on the film for the past year. Last March, Warner Bros put together a short list of up-and-coming actors after getting a strong rewrite by Steve Kloves that set the film in a rebuilt New Manhattan, where a leader of a biker gang saves his friend from a medical experiment. At the time, Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy were given the script for the role of Tetsuo, and Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix were courted for Kaneda. The two leads were expected to come from that group of actors. Then, the studio had a change of heart and, given the budget, wanted to have an established box office star in the movie. That led to a flirtation with Keanu Reeves that ended recently.
Warner Bros is back to the other plan, and will likely go back to that list of actors in hopes of making the picture later this year or early next.
Andrew Lazar is producing with Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Akira has been one of Warner Bros' high-priority projects since the studio with Legendary Pictures acquired it for a seven-figure sum two years ago from manga publisher Kodansha. The intention has been to make two films, each covering three books in the series. Akira was first adapted for the screen in 1988.

[18.05.2011] meldet...
Earlier this month, Warner Bros., in yet another attempt to get an A-list star with international appeal to anchor the increasingly expensive AKIRA, began informal talks with Keanu Reeves about taking the lead role in the film. The discussions were early but optimistic as Reeves seemed to have interest in the material but we can confirm that Reeves has officially joined Brad Pitt, James Franco and Ryan Gosling as actors who've passed on starring in AKIRA. And that's not the only speed bump Team AKIRA experienced this month on the way towards production.
Early Thursday morning, some time after receiving word from Reeves' reps that he would be passing on the project, Warner Bros. shut down AKIRA's pre-viz department and most of the staff that was working on the film was let go. While it may be easy to draw conclusions when you see both events taking place in the same week, I'm told that one has nothing to do with the other. Warners, who has a close relationship with Reeves after the MATRIX films, was disappointed he passed but are still actively looking for a lead.
When asked to comment on the production shake-up, Warner Bros. released the following statement: "Production on ‘Akira’ has not halted or been shut down, as the film has not yet been greenlit and is still very much in the development stage. The exploratory process is crucial to a project of this magnitude, and we will continue to sculpt our approach to making the best possible film."
Albert Hughes signed on to direct an adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's six-volume manga series back in February of last year. Warner Bros. has been quietly developing the project since then with producer Leonardo DiCaprio keeping a watchful eye. But as the budget rose to upwards of $140 million, concerns within the studio grew rapidly. Steve Kloves was brought in to rewrite the script and presumably age Kaneda, the film's lead character, in order to attract a star with a higher profile.
At the same time, the studio was courting assistance on the film from an outside studio with the hopes of co-producing the film in exchange for international distribution rights. There was some speculation that WB and Universal would engage in a tit-for-tat over troubled productions with WB helping on Uni's THE DARK TOWER and Uni helping on AKIRA. That, obviously, never materialized and Warners now is taking a longer look at the project and its many complexities.
Hughes is still attached to the project and the studio may work with Hughes and Kloves on rewrites to scale back the budget and bring AKIRA back to the fast track. In fact, a source compared AKIRA to Alfonso Cuaron's GRAVITY, another sci-fi heavy project at Warner Bros. that had difficulty finding a lead. In February of 2010, Angelina Jolie was attached to star and pre-viz was trucking along when some delays forced Jolie to drop out. As Cuaron and WB worked on both the creative and business end of the film, pre-viz ceased, the schedule was again delayed and Robert Downey, Jr. exited the film. The project resolved those issues and now has Sandra Bullock and George Clooney set to star with production scheduled to begin next month.
So while it looks as if AKIRA is struggling now, it may be a temporary setback to a project, by all accounts, Warner Bros. is committed to putting before cameras. Until then, it looks as if AKIRA is the latest ambitious and expensive project having trouble finding a greenlight in Hollywood.

[23.03.2011] Deadline meldet...
The script for the Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures live action adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s 6-volume graphic novel Akira has been sent to a short list of actors. The picture is finally taking shape for an August start, following the delivery of a rewrite by Steve Kloves that has director Albert Hughes and the studio brass excited. The story takes place in the rebuilt New Manhattan where a leader of a biker gang saves his friend from a medical experiment. There are two major roles, and I'm told that for Tetsuo, Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy have been given the new script. For the role of Kaneda, the script has been given to Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix. The two leads are expected to come from that group of actors.
Andrew Lazar is producing with Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Akira has been one of Warner Bros' high priority projects since the studio with Legendary Pictures acquired it for a 7-figure sum 2 years ago from manga publisher Kodansha. The intention has been to make 2 films, each covering 3 books in the series. Akira was first adapted for the screen in 1988.

[19.02.2011] CS! meldet...
Warner Bros. has hired "Harry Potter" franchise screenwriter Steve Kloves to polish the script for the studio's big screen Akira adaptation, reports Variety.
The latest version of the script was written by Albert Torres, with earlier drafts by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby and Gary Whitta.
Albert Hughes will direct the movie, based on Katsuhiro Otomo's graphic novel set in a post-apocalyptic Japan. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran of Appian Way will produce along with Hughes and his brother, Allen Hughes.
The trade adds that no one has been cast yet and a release date has not been set.

[09.11.2010] meldet...
I’ve been anxiously awaiting confirmation that Zac Efron will in fact not star in Albert Hughes’ upcoming live-action adaptation of the popular anime/Katsuhiro Otomo‘s six-volume manga Akira, but instead all we’ve gotten are more rumors. At least this bit of potential casting is much more appealing: it seems Morgan Freeman is circling the role of the Colonel, aka Colonel Shikishima. [...]

[11.02.2010] Vulture meldet...
Vulture has learned that Warner Bros. is negotiating to reteam with The Book of Eli's Hughes brothers to have them direct a live-action remake of the cult favorite Akira, from a script by Iron Man scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. (Akira is being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's company, Appian Way, along with Andrew Lazar, who’s also currently producing an adaptation of DC Comics’ Jonah Hex for Warners.)
Even if you had read all of Katsuhiro Otomo’s epic 1982 manga and/or seen his own 1988 anime adaptation, summarizing the plot to Akira would still prove a bit of a challenge. As near as we can figure, Akira is about the leader of a biker gang who tries to save his kidnapped pal from a powerful supernatural experiment. (It might also be a psycho-philosophical exploration of corruption, the will to power, and the maturation of man and mankind, but we were actually pretty high when we first saw it in college, so please don’t hold us to that.)
Respecting the source's complexity (or perhaps acquiescing to it), Warners won’t proceed with a single, live-action remake of the film, which trimmed away the last half of the 2,182-page graphic novel in order to weigh in at just over two hours. Instead, we hear that the studio is planning to make Akira in two parts, with the first three volumes of the six-volume manga making up the first film, due out next year.
An official release from the studio is expected later this week.

[14.12.2009] CS! meldet...
Speaking this morning from an early press day for The Book of Eli, screenwriter Gary Whitta was asked about his contributions to an early draft of the live-action Akira film, a project that, since it's original announcement, has met with varying degrees of progress, including rumors that it would be split into two films and that work on the project had stopped altogether.
"...I haven't worked on it for about a year," says Whitta, "...The version I worked on was about going back to the source and doing the manga version. We were going to adapt the whole six-episode graphic novel."
Of interest is the note that the project would encompass all six volumes of "Akira" creator Katsuhiro Otomo's manga. The famous 1988 anime adaptation was based primarily on the first two volumes. Whitta also made mention of Otomo's own (albeit slight) involvement:
"We got notes from [Otomo] and we kept in touch, but we never had a formal meeting or anything. The script I worked on was very, very preliminary. We did a couple of drafts of the script but, when I was there at least, it never got wrapped up to the point where I think he would get really hands on."
The film now appears to be in the hands of screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby and it is unknown if they are starting from scratch or expanding on Whitta's work.
"They don't keep you in the loop after you're done," says Whitta, " I go on the internet to find out what's happening with it like everyone else."

[09.09.2009] Collider meldet...
[...] According to my source, screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, guys whose work I like, are about to turn in their version of an "Akira" movie and the reason why the project has been so quiet is they’ve been hard at work trying to get the script right.
For those that aren’t familiar with their work, they wrote the amazing adaptation of "Children of Men" and they’re also credited with "Iron Man" (although a lot of that movie was written on the set). But my point still stands that I like their work and I’m happy they’re taking a crack at it.
Also, while I couldn’t get a lot of info about what changes are being made from the anime to make the feature film work, I did confirm the story is still set in post-apocalyptic Manhattan in the near future. I also confirmed the famous motorcycle is definitely a part of the film, but that bit of info shouldn’t surprise anyone.
From what I could gather, the movie is still a priority for the studio, and if the script meets with approval from key people, the movie could go into production in 2010 with a release date in 2011. Also, this isn’t going to be some mid-range budget movie. If the film goes into production, it’s going to be one of those BIG event movies.
Of course, everything I just wrote is based on a lot of factors, but that’s where the project currently stands. Anyone hoping for an "Akira" live-action movie should cross their fingers that Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby’s screenplay is great and everyone involved gets excited. [...]

[15.06.2009] B-D meldet...
It has been a year and a half since we broke the news [..] that Ruairi Robinson would be making his directorial debut on the live-action adaptation of Akira, a massive two-part apocalypse story that was being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Warner Bros. Pictures. Sad news comes in this weekend as we have learned that not only has Robinson left the project, but Tetsuo and Kaneda's adventure is "dead as a doornail," a report we've confirmed with two separate sources. I can only hope it gets revived in the near future as this could have been one of the coolest effin' movies ever. [...]
The new story was to move the action to "New Manhattan," a city rebuilt by Japanese money and was to hit theaters THIS summer.
"Akira" would have marked the feature directorial debut for Robinson who was nominated for a best animated short Oscar in 2001 for a sci-fi comedy called "Fifty Percent Grey." He also wrote and directed a sci-fi short titled "The Silent City" (watch it at BDTV), Robinson is repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment.

[09.11.2008] Bei Latino Review gibt es eine Kritik zu einem Drehbuchentwurf von Gary Whitta (Note: B)...

[21.02.2008] meldet...
Warner Bros. will turn anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo's six-volume graphic novel "Akira" into two live-action feature films, the first of which is being fast tracked for release in summer 2009. Legendary will co-finance with WB.
Each feature will be based on three of the books in Otomo's series. The story takes place in New Manhattan, a metropolis that was rebuilt after being destroyed 31 years earlier. Otomo will exec produce the films.
Graphic novel was first adapted for the bigscreen in 1988 as a popular animated film which Otomo directed.
Studio has closed a seven-figure rights acquisition deal with manga publisher Kodansha and has set Ruairi Robinson to direct a script by Gary Whitta ("Book of Eli"). Andrew Lazar's Mad Chance will produce with Appian Way's Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson.
WB had the "Akira" rights several years ago only to let them lapse and then recapture them in a spirited bidding battle.
Robinson, an Irish helmer who has been Oscar nominated for his short film and commercials work, is making his feature debut.
The project was brought in by exec veep Greg Silverman, who has supervised "300" and "Batman Begins." [...]

[30.10.2007] B-D meldet...
One of the greatest post-apocalyptic thrillers ever told was the animated Manga Akira, which saw an announcement wayyyy back in July of 2003 that James Robinson would pen the adaptation with director Steven Norrington. I'm sure this has long passed, but we do have something official that just leaked to us through the grapevine, something that's going to blow your socks off. We've been informed that Warner Bros. Pictures is trying to get Akira off the ground pre-strike and have attached 29-year-old Oscar nominated Irish director Ruairi Robinson! No more details have been revealed other than he directed a mind blowing short film entitled The Silent City, which can be viewed over at BDTV. [...]

[22.11.2004] Panini meldet...
Panini Video verkündet voller Stolz die Unterzeichnung eines Lizenz-Exklusivvertrages mit Manga Entertainment für den deutschen Sprachraum. Der Abschluß wird das Programm von PANINI VIDEO, wo bereits Titel wie BERSERK, LAST EXILE, RAHXEPHON, TRIGUN und BURST ANGEL erschienen sind, um weitere namhafte Toptitel bereichern, u.a AKIRA, GHOST IN THE SHELL, BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE, EVANGELION: DEATH & REBIRTH und EVANGELION: END OF EVANGELION, DEAD LEAVES sowie die brandneue GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX-Serie. [...]

[29.09.2004] AICN verbreitet das Gerücht, dass Pitof ("Catwoman", "Vidocq") Regie bei der Live-Action-Verfilmung führen wird...

[20.09.2004] DH meldet...
Speaking with Allocine, "Steamboy" Director Katsuhiro Otomo claims to have read the first draft of the live action script of "Akira", which was "not very good" and so has asked for a lot of rewrites. [...]

[03.08.2003] IGN FilmForce meldet...
After a turbulent and unsatisfying experience making The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, director Stephen Norrington is calling it quits with Hollywood. According to a Los Angeles Times article two weeks ago, the forty-year-old director has written a letter to producers working on projects for him, letting them know he'll no longer be available.
That means another snag for Warner Brothers' live-action Akira film, which Norrington had agreed to direct several months earlier. The latest issue of Wizard magazine has confirmed his quitting the project. "I have dropped out of all my Hollywood development deals because I want to pursue more creative avenues," Norrington told the publication. [source:] LXG was only Norrington's fourth film, and it's not clear what he plans to do next.
Warner Bros. say Akira is back in development, despite the setback. Hollywood scribe James Robinson is working on a script while the studio shops for a new director. Robinson also wrote the widely panned LXG, as well as 2002's Comic Book Villains.

[11.10.2002] Bei gibt es einen Kommmentar...
[...] It's not an easy piece of work that can easily be adapted into a live-action format. But I trust Robinson, who by his own admission, is a "fan of the anime for many years." Robinson goes on to say, "I've tried to retain as many iconic elements of the anime as possible." It won't be easy to make a proper AKIRA remake but with Norrington and Robinson behind the plate (hopefully negating the Jon Peters effect) we'll be in good shape. [...]

[10.10.2002] CS! meldet...
Warner Bros. Pictures will produce a live-action, English-language remake of Japan's anime classic Akira. Variety says that Stephen Norrington, who has just wrapped The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, has reteamed with "League" screenwriter James Robinson to develop the project. Jon Peters will produce.
Released in 1988, "Akira" was the brainchild of Katsuhiro Otomo, who directed the film and wrote the comic from which it stemmed.
The remake will tell the story of a bike gang leader who must rescue his younger brother from his involvement in Akira, a secret government project. In the process, the biker must do battle with anti-government activists, greedy politicians and irresponsible scientists.
Peters is currently busy ironing the red cape for Superman, which he is producing for Warners.

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DVDAkira - Ultimate Edition
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DVD Erscheinungstermin: 2. Dezember 2005

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DVD & Video Erscheinungstermin: 18. März 2002


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Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira - Original-Edition
Deutsche Ausgabe, Bd.1

360 Seiten (2001)

Carlsen Comics veröffentlichte den Manga in der schwarzweißen Originalfassung in 6 Bänden...


Audio CD
Erscheinungstermin: 25. März 1991

10 Titel: Kaneda; Battle Against Clown; Winds Over Neo-Tokyo; Tetsuo; Doll's Polyphony; Shohmyoh; Mutation; Exodus From The Underground Fortress; Illusion; Requiem

Audio CD
Erscheinungstermin: 8. Juli 1996

10 Titel: u.a. Kaneda; Requiem

Audio CD
Erscheinungstermin: 8. Juli 1996

4 Titel: Kaneda; Tetsuo I; Tetsuo II; Akira


Am 1. Oktober 2002 erschien der Flipper "Akira Psycho Ball" für Playstation 2...


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