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Jaco The Galactic Patrolman VIZ Media’s First 2015 Release!

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Can a clumsy interstellar cop and a retired time travel scientist become friends and save the world?

That’s the premise of Jaco The Galactic Patrolman, the one-shot manga, from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, that will be VIZ Media’s first new release – in print and digital – of 2015.

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Leonardo does Akira!

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Anime classic "Akira" is getting the live-action treatment courtesy of Leonardo DiCaprio and Warner Bros. Ruairi Robinson has been hired to direct what would ideally be a two-part epic. Gary Whitta is writing the adaptation.  "Akira" originated in 1988 as a manga and then as an animated film. The story was set in a neon-lit futuristic post-nuclear war "New Tokyo" in 2019 where a teen biker gang member is subjected to a government experiment which unleashes his latent powers.