Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira — the manga/film that predicted the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo — is a feast for the eyes, and here’s a great collection of 12 pieces of background art from the animated film.
I just came across this fantastic tribute music collection to Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, by Bwana. Not only is the music fantastic, but I also love the scrolling page that was created to show off the music, and the imagery that inspired it. Scroll to the bottom to get access to MP3s, or listen to the […]
When it was announced that the Olympics were going to be held in Tokyo in 2020, it didn’t take long for references to Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira to pop up, considering that’s exactly what was predicted to happen in the series (published in the 80s). Here’s a beautiful graphic treatment by Javier González Delgado, inspired by […]
I’m still in the process of going through Akira again, reading a volume every once in a while. This morning I read through all of volume 3, which is where it starts to diverge the most from the movie. When I read this, it makes me a bit sad that we never got more manga […]
After re-watching the Akira movie recently, I decided it was about time I revisit the original manga, which I don’t think I’ve re-read in a couple of decades – and that would have been the version that was published by Epic, colorized. I’m reading the B&W version this time, and I just blasted through the […]
I have literally watched this movie dozens of times throughout my life – probably the film I’ve watched the most ever – but it had been quite a while since the last time. I still remember buying the first VHS release, and paying something like $50 or $60 for it – and that tape got […]