59-year-old manga artist/anime director Katsuhiro Otomo made a rare appearance on NTV's entertainment news program ZIP to promote his latest omnibus anime film Short Peace on July 19. The film was opened in Japanese theaters on the next day.
I'll admit that it has been a very long time since I've seen Akira, but I don't remember any way they could have made a sequel without pulling some random twists out of nowhere.
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