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  1. Director of That Horrible Whitewashed Akira Adaptation Admits the Project May Never Happen

    Ding dong!

    At a press event last year, director Jaume Collet-Serra still seemed determined to make that mostly-white adaptation of Akira, despite telling reporters that he found many elements of the original uncompelling.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: It’s the Cover For Thor‘s Annual Issue!

    Marguerite Sauvage is a national treasure. Plus, there'll be stories by CM Punk and Noelle Stevenson! (via Comics Alliance)

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  3. The Akira Theme Gets A Badass Piano Cover [VIDEO]


    Oh my, this is stylish. In this inaugural episode of Player Piano (presented by Geek & Sundry), the very talented Sonya Belousova and her posse of cyberpunks deliver a table-slapping, pill-rattling cover of "Kaneda's Theme" from the Akira OST. The arrangement features the musical stylings of Eru Matsumoto, who has a light-up bow for her electric cello. Truly, we are living in the future.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Happy Geek Pride Day!

    Things We Saw Today

    Today marks a convergence of geekery: Towel Day (for all you hoopy froods out there), the 37th anniversary of the release of Star Wars, and the Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May. With their powers combined, they are...Geek Pride Day! In celebration, both ThinkGeek and WeLoveFine are offering checkout codes good for 20% off. Hide your wallets.

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  5. Someone Please Hire These Akira Fan Film Makers To Direct A Full-Length Movie

    Kaneda is not white!!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL

    Like all people with basic cognitive functions, we have been quietly dreading the inevitable Hollywood version of Akira, which will most likely be terrible. Unless, that is, the people involved with the project take a few lessons from this gorgeous fan-produced trailer. Can somebody hire you to direct the real thing already?

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  6. This Is What A Live-Action Akira Movie Should Look Like [Video]

    Fans Do Cool Things

    We've been hearing about a live-action Akira for years, but one group of fans was tired of waiting. In 2012, The Akira Project raised funds via IndieGoGo with the goal of creating a high-quality trailer that stayed faithful to the anime classic. And boy, did they ever deliver. I've already spent too much time talking. Go. Watch.

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  7. Harry Potter As an ’80s Cyberpunk Anime, Or Basically Akira [VIDEO]

    This is just like magic!

    Nacho Punch, coming off the creative high of imagining Star Wars as a magical girl anime (lightsaber hand!), does Harry Potter as an '80s cyberpunk anime. I'm sure there are non-Akira references in there, but I'm not getting them. I’d go to Neo-Hogwarts. I don’t even care that cyberpunk Snape might shoot me in the face with his weird boot gun. (Speaking of which, I want one.) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  8. Get Back To Basics With This Pop Culture Alphabet


    This charming series is the work of Jeff Victor, whose art we've featured previously. If you have young ones this might benefit -- or an empty spot on your grown-up wall -- he's got a poster print available for sale. The V, W, and X panel makes for an interesting discussion piece on the signature outfits of female characters, wouldn't you say?

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  9. Director of Cancelled White-Washed Live Action Akira Still Trying to Make Live Action Akira

    what is this I don't even

    Remember the live-action Akira adaptation that was going to be set in New York City and star white actors? Remember when it was shelved after Keanu Reeves turned it down? Remember when it started to ramp back up with Garrett Hedlund in talks to play Tetsuo or Kaneda, and Gary Oldman was asked to play Colonel Shikishima? Remember when it, again, disappeared off the face of the earth? Well, director Jaume Collett-Serra, who has been attached to the project for close on three years now, is still working on it, despite how boring he thinks Tetsuo and Kaneda are.

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  10. New Pop-Culture Art Premieres From Gallery 1988 Tomorrow

    eye candy

    "Crazy 4 Cult: Back in New York," which opens at 7 p.m. December 13 at 355A Bowery in Manhattan and will run through December 21, features some amazing works of pop-culture from an assortment of artists. Gallery 1988 is putting on their second New York show at a pop-up gallery in the city, though some items may be available in their online store after the opening. Take a look at a sampling!

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