Tokyo shopping complex Parco is being rebuilt. Instead of boring white barriers around the construction site, the temporary walls are covered in Akira murals.
When the Tokyo Olympics were first announced in 2013, there were immediate comparisons to Akira’s 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympics. Now, the real 2020 games are not shying away from those comparisons but embracing them in a recent promotional event.
There has never been a good Akira game. There have been bad ones, however, and more interestingly, there have been cancelled ones like this Game Boy effort, the remains of which were recently bought by a video game collector and are somewhat playable.
Loads of anime are adaptations of manga. But which ones are the best? A recent Japanese poll tried to find that out.
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!