31 Aug 2011

bubble mail:

"hey lennard

great blog! just wondering if you've thought about featuring the fantastic motorcycles from the famous manga 'AKIRA'?
if you haven't seen the film you really really should..

there have been a couple of (so far unsuccesful imho) attempts to build real versions. one day..


he also send me a link to the Negatendo site

thanks Damien!

I did see that movie for the first time when I was 13 or something like that.
still one of my favorite manga movies today. I'm not a big fan of Keneda's red bike but the clowns and the rest of Keneda's gang have some very interesting customs

about the movie

Akira (アキラ?, stylized as AKIRA) is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk science fiction film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and starring the voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama and Taro Ishida. The screenplay is based on Otomo's manga Akira.

The film depicts a dystopian Neo-Tokyo in 2019. The plot focuses on biker Tetsuo Shima (Nozomu Sasaki) and his psychic powers and the biker gang member Shotaro Kaneda (Mitsuo Iwata), who tries to hunt down Tetsuo from releasing Akira. While most of the character designs and basic settings were adapted from the original 2182-page manga epic, the restructured plot of the movie differs considerably from the print version, pruning much of the last half of the manga. The film became a hugely popular cult film and is widely considered to be a landmark in Japanese animation and film making in general.

here some nice akira stuff from the Negatendo site

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