Akira is a famous post-apocalyptic cyberpunk film of 1988, that was directed and written by Katsuhiro Otomo sensei, and produced by TMS Entertainment. It had a production budget of 1.1 billion yen which made it the most expensive anime of its time.
Despite the decades of gap, Akira is still popular and distinguished for its amazing story line and characters among the anime fanatics around the world.
Recently, at the anime expo panel of Katsuhiro Otomo sensei, it was announced that they are working on a new anime project of the Akira manga. It is expected to cover the entire Manga’s story unlike the 1988 film.
The 1988 film is also to get a 4K remaster which will be released in Japan on April 24, 2020. It is also to be released in the USA.
Akira is also getting a live action film on May 21, 2021, as announced by Warner Bros.