• A plot synopsis for the live-action Akira movie has surfaced online. 1 / 8

    Kaneda on a motorcycle in Akira anime adaptation
  • This synopsis reveals several differences between the live-action movie and the original manga and anime. 2 / 8

    Akira poster TLDR
  • The setting is now Neo-Manhattan and not Neo-Tokyo, and Tetsuo is Kaneda's brother instead of his best friend. 3 / 8

    Neo-Tokyo in Akira anime adaptation
  • However, with the film in the early stages of production, some of these details could change. 4 / 8

    Akira Kaneda jacket TLDR
  • And the main plot of Kaneda trying to save Tetsuo from the military appears to remain the same. 5 / 8

  • Director Taika Waititi wants to remain true to the source material, but isn't interested in remaking the anime. 6 / 8

    Taika Waititi on Thor Ragnarok set TLDR
  • Time will tell how the live-action Akira compares to the manga, but hopefully fans will approve. 7 / 8

    Kaneda on the cover of Akira manga
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