I"m not even all that much into either manga or anime, but even I know that Akira stars an Asian character and should when turned into a movie, star an Asian actor. Warner Bros apparently thinks otherwise.
All eight actors considered to play the lead part so far are white?
I mean, didn't they learn from Avatar: the last airbender that fans won't stand for it?
And from what this site says, the same is about to happen to two other anime or manga franchises.
To sign a petition to stand up against this, go here:
(and if someone, who knows more about this stuff than I do, can write up a better post on this, please do so, because the news of this petition has to be spread.
Does Hollywood really think that most white people are so racist that we can only identify with white actors? I don't know about you, but I find that horrendously insulting.