I think Akira is as close to perfect and so awesomely 80s anime-ish of the time it was made in, I can't really believe that any remake is going to do anything better other than just make money for the pockets of hollywood. Your thoughts on this? Personally I think some anime achieves something that live action has no hope of ever being able to display on film.
I strongly dislike remakes most of the time. In this case I'd rather they didn't, especially because it's going to be live-action. One of the few justifiable remakes I've seen done is regarding the Neon Genesis Evangelion animated series; the original animated series was cut short because they basically ran out of time and money, then just recently they remade it in a series of very well-done movies to make up for how the series was cut short. This is hardly a similar case though. Most likely it'll wind up as one of those things that I'll pretend doesn't exist. Kind of like some sort of sequel to Dragon Age: Origins.