145. Why a Live Action ‘Akira’ Will Never Work

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we tackle the live action Akira remake that’s been in development hell for over fifteen years, and why it shouldn’t ever happen. Before that though, we spend a good chunk of time in the headlines. We talk about the Kyoto Animation fire, a Minnesota based convention staffer getting charged with sexual assault, and the unmitigated weirdness that was this year’s Tokyo in Tulsa.

It’s a bit of a trip.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”