Masashi Teshima, spent seven years and $121,000 to build a life-size replica of the iconic motorcycle ridden by Akira protagonist Shotaro Kaneda. The motorcycle will be on displayed at the Katsuhiro Otomo GENGA Exhibition from now until May 30.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo’s groundbreaking manga, Bandai Visual is releasing an authentic replica of Kaneda’s red “capsule” jacket. The jacket is constructed from premium cowhide leather, and will cost you $900.
Please say it isn’t true that Zac Efron is being offered the lead role as Kaneda, in Albert Hughes’ upcoming live-action adaptation of the popular anime/Katsuhiro Otomo‘s six-volume manga Akira. Hollywood is going to ruin my favorite anime of all time!!!
Katsuhiro Otomo’s legendary anime film AKIRA is now available in full 1080p HD. The AKIRA Blu-ray will feature visuals from a new Hi-Def transfer made from original materials and include English and Japanese audio and with optional English and Japanese subtitles. In an industry first, the disc will also contain a 192 KHz 24 bit audio stream.
Flashing Light’s video editor Derrick Lee has created a mashup that I’m in love with. Take Akira — the most legendary anime of all time — and chop it up with Kanye West’s Stronger and it’s just beauty to my heart and soul. Sickness.