Akira is one of the most influential works of media ever created. The animated feature film was released in 1988 —the graphic violence, cyber punk style, engaging plot, and high production values made it stand out, especially from animated works being created in the west. It still stands the test of time and has become known as a classic.
Recently a production crew from Montreal decided to adapt Akira into trailer for a would-be live-action film dubbed The Akira Project. It was a fan made project, a labor of love, and it turned out fantastic. We interview the project director Nguyen-Anh Nguyen to find out more.