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An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made -- a lot of fans were furious that the movie was even ''considered'' to be set in America. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. In 2019, Creator/TaikaWaititi was signed on to direct the adaptation. Waititi has previously stated that he wants to retain the original setting and hire a cast primarily made up of actors of Asian (and preferably Japanese) descent, and casting called on the production reflect this, as does a synopsis confirming that the movie will take place in Neo-Tokyo. Unfortunately, it was put into limbo yet again when Waititi left production to work on ''Thor 4'' instead, reportedly due to CreativeDifferences with the studio (Waititi wanted up-and-comers to play the roles but the studio pushed for [[StuntCasting name actors]] instead), resulting in the film losing its May 2021 release date.

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An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made -- a lot of fans were furious that the movie was even ''considered'' to be set in America. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. In 2019, Creator/TaikaWaititi was signed on to direct the adaptation. Waititi has previously stated that he wants to retain the original setting and hire a cast primarily made up of actors of Asian (and preferably Japanese) descent, and casting called on the production reflect this, as does a synopsis confirming that the movie will take place in Neo-Tokyo. Unfortunately, it was put into limbo yet again when Waititi left production to work on ''Thor 4'' instead, reportedly due to CreativeDifferences with the studio (Waititi wanted up-and-comers to play the roles but the studio pushed for [[StuntCasting name actors]] instead), resulting in the film losing its May 2021 release date.
date. However, Warner Bros. are still reportedly interested in keeping Waititi involved.


An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made -- a lot of fans were furious that the movie was even ''considered'' to be set in America. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. In 2019, Creator/TaikaWaititi was signed on to direct the adaptation. Waititi has previously stated that he wants to retain the original setting and hire a cast primarily made up of actors of Asian (and preferably Japanese) descent, and casting calls on the production reflect this, as does a synopsis confirming that the movie will take place in Neo-Tokyo. It is currently set to be released on May 20, 2021.

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An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made -- a lot of fans were furious that the movie was even ''considered'' to be set in America. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. In 2019, Creator/TaikaWaititi was signed on to direct the adaptation. Waititi has previously stated that he wants to retain the original setting and hire a cast primarily made up of actors of Asian (and preferably Japanese) descent, and casting calls called on the production reflect this, as does a synopsis confirming that the movie will take place in Neo-Tokyo. It is currently set Unfortunately, it was put into limbo yet again when Waititi left production to be released work on ''Thor 4'' instead, reportedly due to CreativeDifferences with the studio (Waititi wanted up-and-comers to play the roles but the studio pushed for [[StuntCasting name actors]] instead), resulting in the film losing its May 20, 2021.
2021 release date.


An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made -- a lot of fans were furious that the movie was even ''considered'' to be set in America. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. As of 2019, Creator/TaikaWaititi is in the running to direct the adaptation. Waititi has previously stated that he wants to retain the original setting and hire a cast primarily made up of actors of Asian descent. It is currently set to be released on May 20, 2021.

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An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made -- a lot of fans were furious that the movie was even ''considered'' to be set in America. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. As of In 2019, Creator/TaikaWaititi is in the running was signed on to direct the adaptation. Waititi has previously stated that he wants to retain the original setting and hire a cast primarily made up of actors of Asian descent.(and preferably Japanese) descent, and casting calls on the production reflect this, as does a synopsis confirming that the movie will take place in Neo-Tokyo. It is currently set to be released on May 20, 2021.


There was a highly-acclaimed {{Anime}} movie adaptation made in 1988, directed and co-written by Otomo himself. It's widely different outside the above mentioned premise. It is primarily known for its great animation, as well as the MindScrew plot, since it primarily focuses on events from the first third of the manga, while simultaneously removing or incorporating plot lines from later in the manga as well as rewriting a few plot points. The film was one of the things that helped disprove the AnimationAgeGhetto, at least for Anime in the West, and is still considered a landmark anime in the US. It has been dubbed twice into English, first in 1988 by Kondansha and distributed by Creator/StreamlinePictures (which lead to a misconception that Streamline produced it themselves) and then in 2001 by Animaze via Pioneer (later known as Creator/{{Geneon}}).

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There was a highly-acclaimed {{Anime}} movie adaptation made in 1988, directed and co-written by Otomo himself. It's widely different outside the above mentioned premise. It is primarily known for its great animation, as well as the MindScrew plot, since it primarily focuses on events from the first third of the manga, while simultaneously removing or incorporating plot lines from later in the manga as well as rewriting a few plot points. The film was one of the things that helped disprove the AnimationAgeGhetto, at least for Anime in the West, and is still considered a landmark anime in the US. It has been dubbed twice into English, first in 1988 by Kondansha and distributed by Creator/StreamlinePictures (which lead to a misconception that Streamline produced it themselves) and then in 2001 by Animaze via Pioneer (later known as Creator/{{Geneon}}).
Creator/{{Geneon}}). A 4K remaster of the movie will be released in 2020.



An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made -- a lot of fans were furious that the movie was even ''considered'' to be set in America. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. As of 2019, Creator/TaikaWaititi is in the running to direct the adaptation. Waititi has previously stated that he wants to retain the original setting and hire a cast primarily made up of actors of Asian descent.

Meanwhile, the [[http://www.akira-project.com Akira Project]] is a crowd-sourced live-action fan trailer which does justice to the source material. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1GO-93Nt3c See the result here.]]

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An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made -- a lot of fans were furious that the movie was even ''considered'' to be set in America. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. As of 2019, Creator/TaikaWaititi is in the running to direct the adaptation. Waititi has previously stated that he wants to retain the original setting and hire a cast primarily made up of actors of Asian descent.

descent. It is currently set to be released on May 20, 2021.

Meanwhile, the [[http://www.akira-project.com Akira Project]] is a crowd-sourced live-action fan trailer which does justice to the source material. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1GO-93Nt3c See the result here.]]
here]].

Finally, in July 2019, Otomo himself [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-07-04/katsuhiro-otomo-akira-gets-new-anime-project-and-4k-remaster-of-1988-anime-film/.148651 announced]] during Anime Expo that a new anime project is in development by Creator/{{Sunrise}}, with the intention of [[TruerToTheText adapting the entire manga's storyline]].


* RRatedOpening: Within the first ten minutes, we get cursing, drug references, a bloody gang war '''between teenaged bikers'', and a rebel gunned down into '''bloody, chunky swiss-cheese''' by [[MultipleGunshotDeath concentrated machine gun fire]]. In fact, Tokyo explodes before the credits are even finished.

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* RRatedOpening: Within the first ten minutes, we get cursing, drug references, a bloody gang war '''between teenaged bikers'', between rival biker gangs made up of ''teenagers'', and a rebel gunned down into '''bloody, chunky swiss-cheese''' by [[MultipleGunshotDeath concentrated machine gun fire]]. In fact, Tokyo explodes before the credits are even finished.


* RRatedOpening: Within the first ten minutes, we get cursing, drug references, and plenty of blood from the gangs or the rebel that gets gunned down in the opening by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill a handful of soldiers with machine guns]]. In fact, Tokyo explodes before the credits are even finished.

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* RRatedOpening: Within the first ten minutes, we get cursing, drug references, a bloody gang war '''between teenaged bikers'', and plenty of blood from the gangs or the a rebel that gets gunned down in the opening into '''bloody, chunky swiss-cheese''' by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill a handful of soldiers with [[MultipleGunshotDeath concentrated machine guns]].gun fire]]. In fact, Tokyo explodes before the credits are even finished.


%% * BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: [[spoiler:Yamagata.]]

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%% * BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: [[spoiler:Yamagata.[[spoiler:In both versions, Yamagata challenges Tetsuo, only to get brutally killed.]]


* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:Nezu and Tetsuo's Aide. It didn't end well for both of them.]]

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* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:Nezu and Tetsuo's Aide. It didn't end well for both either of them.]]


* ApocalypseHow: Regional catastrophe.

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%% * ApocalypseHow: Regional catastrophe.



* BigHonkingTrafficJam: Two tanks and a detachment of soldiers are blocking a road during Tetsuo's rampage. At first, the motorists stuck behind the roadblock are annoyed, honking their horns and shouting, until they see a helicopter crash in the intersection ahead.


* AsimovsThreeKindsOfScienceFiction: Adventure
* BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: [[spoiler:Yamagata.]]
* BlackComedy: From time to time...

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%% * AsimovsThreeKindsOfScienceFiction: Adventure
%% * BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: [[spoiler:Yamagata.]]
* BigHonkingTrafficJam: Two tanks and a detachment of soldiers are blocking a road during Tetsuo's rampage. At first, the motorists stuck behind the roadblock are annoyed, honking their horns and shouting, until they see a helicopter crash in the intersection ahead.
%%
* BlackComedy: From time to time...


Oh, and it's [[NoPronunciationGuide pronounced]] "AH-kee-lrah", not "uh-KAI-ruh" or "uh-KEE-ruh." Don't mess it up, [[FandomBerserkButton or else]].

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Oh, and it's [[NoPronunciationGuide pronounced]] "AH-kee-lrah", not "uh-KAI-ruh" or "uh-KEE-ruh." Don't mess it up, [[FandomBerserkButton [[FandomEnragingMisconception or else]].


* CallForward: Neo-Tokyo is planning to host the [[RealLife 2020 Summer Olympics]]...



** Subverted quite by accident in the throwaway element of the Olympics that was meant to be happening in the stadium that has been repurposed by the military... [[RealLife The (Neo-)Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.]]

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** Subverted quite by accident in the throwaway element of the Olympics that was meant to be happening in the stadium that has been repurposed by the military... [[RealLife [[LifeImitatesArt The (Neo-)Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.]]Summer]] Usefulnotes/OlympicGames.


An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made - a lot of fans were furious that the movie was even ''considered'' to be set in America. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. It is ambiguous if the original setting will be retained for the film.

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An Americanized LiveActionAdaptation[=/=]ForeignRemake had been proposed in 2002, but it spent much of that time in DevelopmentHell with little progress made - -- a lot of fans were furious that the movie was even ''considered'' to be set in America. The project seemed to be officially cancelled in 2014... Until it was announced in 2015 that Marco Ramirez (who has written for ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/DaVincisDemons'', and ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'') was signed on to write a screenplay for a potential trilogy of films based on the manga. It As of 2019, Creator/TaikaWaititi is ambiguous if in the running to direct the adaptation. Waititi has previously stated that he wants to retain the original setting will be retained for the film.
and hire a cast primarily made up of actors of Asian descent.


In July 1988 (or, in the original manga, at 2:17 P.M. on December 6th, 1982)[[labelnote:*]]The dates are exactly the date when the film was released and the date on which the manga started to be published respectively [[/labelnote]], [[TheTokyoFireball a mysterious black-domed explosion]] destroys UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} and sets off WorldWarIII. [[TimeSkip 31 (or 38, depending on whether it's the manga or the film you're dealing with) years later]][[labelnote:*]]Placing the events of the series either in 2013 or 2019, depending on the version [[/labelnote]], the rebuilt city -- now known as "Neo-Tokyo" -- has fallen into decay, corruption, and crime.

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In July 1988 (or, in the original manga, at 2:17 P.M. on December 6th, 1982)[[labelnote:*]]The dates are exactly the date when the film was released and the date on which the manga started to be published respectively [[/labelnote]], [[TheTokyoFireball a mysterious black-domed explosion]] destroys UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} and sets off WorldWarIII. [[TimeSkip 31 (or 38, depending on whether it's the manga or the film you're dealing with) years later]][[labelnote:*]]Placing the events of the series either in 2013 or 2019, 2026, depending on the version [[/labelnote]], the rebuilt city -- now known as "Neo-Tokyo" -- has fallen into decay, corruption, and crime.


In July 1988 (or, in the original manga, at 2:17 P.M. on December 6th, 1982)[[labelnote:*]]The dates are exactly the date when the film was released and the date on which the manga started to be published respectively [[/labelnote]], [[TheTokyoFireball a mysterious black-domed explosion]] destroys UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} and sets off WorldWarIII. [[TimeSkip 31 (or 38, depending on whether it's the manga or the film you're dealing with) years later]], the rebuilt city -- now known as "Neo-Tokyo" -- has fallen into decay, corruption, and crime.

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In July 1988 (or, in the original manga, at 2:17 P.M. on December 6th, 1982)[[labelnote:*]]The dates are exactly the date when the film was released and the date on which the manga started to be published respectively [[/labelnote]], [[TheTokyoFireball a mysterious black-domed explosion]] destroys UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} and sets off WorldWarIII. [[TimeSkip 31 (or 38, depending on whether it's the manga or the film you're dealing with) years later]], later]][[labelnote:*]]Placing the events of the series either in 2013 or 2019, depending on the version [[/labelnote]], the rebuilt city -- now known as "Neo-Tokyo" -- has fallen into decay, corruption, and crime.

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