"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." (Reported Kotaku)I Love It when an anime fortune comes together :)
We cling unto the faux power of the present, while the fabric of the past dilutes our inert abilities to fight for the future, our future, as much as our appetites for it hunger beyond our mortal reach. Do we LET GO? Or Do We...?
“Akira 28” Tribute Trailer by Brad Kremer features a CGI’d re-look at the classic 198 anime, including a design-update to bring forward the styles to the NOW, including giving “Kaneda” an awesome skull-motif helmet (reminiscent of Machine56’s aesthetics), his crotchrocket, and even buffing up the head “Clown”!
Plenty of screenshots below for your viewing pleasures :)
"This project started many years ago when both Dean and I lived on Tybee Island. I came to Dean with the idea to do a tribute “trailer” to Akira. As a long time fan of the original film he of course loved the idea! As we brainstormed the story that we wanted to explore from the film we settled on focusing primarily on the bike. The Akira bike is one of those iconic symbols that still remains relevant today similar to the Millennium Falcon or Marty McFly’s beat up DeLorean.
Since that first day when Dean and I began this journey we have both moved a number of times. But we always kept the project alive with a lot of l…
Music & Video edit for ネオ東京 Underground (V 0.82) by Victor Love, utilising existing footage from the 1988 classic anime, “AKIRA” - updating it to the now, ironically with retro-styled electronica of the 80s-90s = AWESOME! ... and here's a perfect animated GIF for it!
WHAT-IS: "Drive is a 2011 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The screenplay by Hossein Amini is based on the 2005 novel of the same name by James Sallis. Like the book, the film is about an unnamed Hollywood stunt performer (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver." (Wiki)
"There must be a future that we can choose for ourselves."
Animator / CG Artist Jordan Buckner has created a series of landscapes inspired by sci-fi films, currently available to purchase online via Hero Complex Gallery @ hcgart.com - in options of Individual Prints @ US$45 each / Set of 3 Matched Numbered Prints (Buyer's Choice) for US$120 a set / and All 12 Matched Numbered Set for US$400."Titled Visions of a Past, Present and Future, this set of giclee prints celebrates some of the best science fiction films in cinematic history. From Star Wars to La Jetee, each print is sized at 12" x 36" and limited to 75 per print." (Jordan Buckner)Landscapes featured from 2001 : A Space Odyssey, Akira, Alien, Blade Runner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, La Jetee, Metropolis, Moon, Star Wars Ep IV, V and VI, The Fly.
Seen above is a close-up of a scene in "AKIRA" with Neo-Tokyo looming in the background (Buy Here), while below is the full image …