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  • Taika Waititi assures fans that he is still directing the live-action adaptation of Akira. 1 / 8

  • Originally a manga and then an anime, Akira is set in a post-apocalyptic future with a cyberpunk aesthetic... 2 / 8

    Kaneda on a motorcycle in Akira anime adaptation
  • ...and is about the leader of a biker gang whose friend develops telekinetic powers after a motorcycle accident. 3 / 8

  • Taika Waititi signed on to direct the live-action adaptation of Akira in 2017. 4 / 8

  • However, his duties writing and directing Thor: Love and Thunder for Marvel has forced Akira to be delayed. 5 / 8

  • Still, Waititi insists he's committed to making his live-action Akira happen... 6 / 8

  • ...and fans should be happy to hear he's taking the time to do the story justice. 7 / 8

    Kaneda on the cover of Akira manga
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