Akira Fans Create Awesome Live-Action Trailer For The Anime Classic

If you're holding out for the live-action version of the anime masterwork by Katsuhiro Otomo, then this may well be the closest we're ever going to get, so enjoy it.

And there's plenty to enjoy as fans of the film and original manga comic crowdsourced this great trailer to show Tinseltown—who have been attempting to make a live-action version for a few years now—how it's done.

Nguyen-Anh Nguyen and Osric Chau of Montreal-based production company CineGround helmed the project, setting up an Indiegogo campaign to bring it to life. With people offering not only money but their time and services to help with production.

.....And this is the result. Your move, Hollywood.

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From the makes of the film:

The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced, non-profit project meant to create a live action fan trailer of AKIRA, the renowned manga-turned-anime film from the late 1980′s; a stunning example of both mediums as art forms. While Hollywood has been working on a live-action Akira movie for a few years now, we, as fans, wanted to take a shot at making our own adaptation. A chance to stick as close to the source material as possible. A chance to do Akira Justice.

We launched an Indiegogo campaign in July 2012 as part of a crowd sourcing effort to make this project come to life. Many people contributed not just financially but offered their time and talent to help the production that was shot in Montreal, Quebec from November 2-5th 2012. What started out as a simple idea between two guys having a beer (Hey! It'd be cool to see Kaneda ride his bike around Neo-Tokyo!), became a global endeavour, filled with adventures and hurdles, involving more than 40 artists in 12 different countries.

After a year and a half in post-production, we are proud to present the project to Akira fans the world over. We hope to have done justice to the timeless work of Katsuhiro Otomo and look forward to, someday, seeing the full scope of the Akira story translated to the big screen as a live-action.

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For more information: www.akira-project.com
Facebook: fb.com/projectakira
Twitter: twitter.com/Project_Akira
Production company: cineground.com