The anime version of Katsushiro Otomo’s classic scifi manga became a worldwide phenomenon when it came out 1988. But the manga artist who created Neo-Tokyo thought the movie was terrible after his first look at it, and was sure it was going to be a flop.
New awesome trailer for Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day. Coming to PS3's online store this spring. Pertinent details: sidescroller, Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Suda 51 (No More Heroes), Crispy's (Tokyo Jungle). More info here.
Katsuhiro Otomo created the now classic Akira manga. He brought that to the screen as a groundbreaking anime. And Otomo is not interested in making a sequel.