COLOGNE, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: Anime figures are sold at the Gamescom 2017 video gaming trade fair on August 22, 2017 in Cologne, Germany. Gamescom is the world's second-largest games fair and attracts over 300,000 visitors. The 2017 fair will be open to the public from August 23-26. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

Fans of the movie rejoice! A new animated series centered around Akira is in the works. For those who don’t know, Akira was an anime movie released in 1988 which received pretty much universal praise. It also served as the introduction to anime for an entire generation of viewers.

Akira is being remade as a series with original manga creator Katsuhiro Otomo in charge of the project. While Akira was well loved, it was a truncated version of the original manga. This new series will be a more faithful representation of the manga, and should provide the opportunity to dive deeper on the characters and themes of the series.

Source: Game Spot
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