The sci-fi classic could be heading to the small screen.

Katsuhiro Otomo surprised fans at a French comics festival yesterday by revealing that a TV adaptation of Akira is in the works.

Speaking at a press conference during Angoulême International Comics Festival, Otomo suggested that a TV series was being considered, but that he couldn’t say any more yet.

The director was responding to a question posed in French about the possibility of a TV series, with his reply given in Japanese, so there is some room for misinterpretation here – but if true it’s big news for fans of the 1988 manga classic. [via Animation For Adults]



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