Tom Cruise will appear in the live-action adaption of the legendary manga and anime, Akira, according to local news sources.

After years of speculation, the film has been given a release date of May 21, 2021.

Tom Cruise has been living in Tokyo for the past seven years teaching English on a minimum wage.

“I’ve been teaching English and doing the odd acting job on the side – mostly appearing on day-time television saying how amazing Japanese convenience stores are,” says Brian, a.k.a. Tom.

“My favourite line is, ‘heeeeeeeee, suuuugooi’.”

As an extra in the new Akira film, he is hoping to secure at least one line.

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