Cyberpunk manga Akira debuted in 1982—over thirty years ago. The manga, and subsequent anime, are set in 2019, against the backdrop of the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Akira will never not be the shit. Released in 1988, the cyberpunk-ish anime still boasts a cult following that appreciates biker gangs, science fiction and big, sad explosions. Yesterday, filmmakers Brad Kremer and Dean Fowler released an incredible CG Akira tribute “trailer” that was six years in the making. The…
This is probably how Springfield will look like in a few decades. Until then here’s an impressive remake of Akira’s classic trailer, made by the folks over at the Bartkira project, turning everything Akira into everything Simpsons.
Akira is wonderful. The Simpsons is wonderful. Put them together and you get something pretty special.
It's a shame. For such an awesome manga/film as Akira is, its games have been pretty shoddy. One, however, was so shoddy it was never even released. The story of this missing game is one that's eluded folks for some time, but today, we've finally got some footage of it (well, the Genesis version at least).
While we have to wait a few more years to see the full scope Hollywood translation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira, a group of fans couldn't wait any longer. As part of a crowd-sourced Indiegogo project, they've made a trailer with some of the most iconic scenes from the anime.
Concept artist Joey Spiotto has an ongoing series where he mixes video game protagonists with the Little Golden Books children's literature series, and this time, he went for Nintendo characters.
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.
When you really love someone, nothing will stand in your way — particularly not when your girlfriend has psychic powers.
You know the coolest scene in the classic 1988 anime Akira? It's when Kaneda slides his motorcycle to a halt. Haven't you wanted to do that? Well, you're not the only one!
Sir Arthur from Ghosts 'n Goblins portrayed as a 60s hippie, or Kaneda from Akira as Pac-Man is not something that comes along every day, but these awesome, animated posters have the weirdest crossovers between video games, movies, celebrities and music.
Cyberpunk was a big deal in the 80s and in the 90s. Writers like Philip K. Dick and William Gibson, movies like Blade Runner, and anime such as Akira heavily influenced video games. The result was games with a dark, dystopian future, high technology and low life.
When I look at iconic manga and anime Akira, I don't immediately think of Bart Simpson and Milhouse. Cartoonist James Harvey does.
For such a beloved manga and animated film, poor Akira hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to video games. Amidst the wreckage of the awful NES and Amiga adaptations of the movie, though, there always lingered the promise that a cancelled Akira project - one destined for the SNES, Genesis and Mega CD - could…
In 1988, Taito released Akira, cash-in on the hugely-popular animated film of the same name. Just in case you were wondering if Japanese developers somehow made better movie adaptations in the 1980s, no, they did not. The game was terrible.
Because, damn, there really should be. This do-it-yourself LEGO take on Kaneda's bike from Akira was spotted by Hobby Media's Francesco Fondi, and it's fantastic.