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AKIRA Fan Builds Kaneda’s Motorcycle and Rides for Charity
December 9, 2012 6:40 PM   Subscribe

AKIRA Fan Builds Kaneda’s Motorcycle and Rides for Charity
posted by Blazecock Pileon (20 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
TETSUO!
KANEDA!
posted by vuron at 6:42 PM on December 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


Ra sera sera sera sera sera sera sera! Such a great movie.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:49 PM on December 9, 2012 [5 favorites]


let us just take a little moment for the insanity of the original english dub job

"what's a matter with yuuuuuuuuuu!??"
posted by neuromodulator at 6:51 PM on December 9, 2012


TETSUOOOOOOOOO
posted by Tomorrowful at 6:55 PM on December 9, 2012


*randomly vomits blood for two seconds, then continues walking as if nothing happened*
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:59 PM on December 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


A strange interlude, indeed! *cough* I mean, eponysterical?
posted by sendai sleep master at 7:05 PM on December 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pure awesome.
posted by Max Power at 7:31 PM on December 9, 2012


Ceramic double-rotor two-wheel drive... Man! It even has computer-controlled antilock brakes! Twelve thousand RPMs!
posted by Sokka shot first at 7:46 PM on December 9, 2012 [5 favorites]


A strange interlude, indeed! *cough* I mean, eponysterical?

Nope, completely eponyxplainable. I was just referring to my favorite WTF moment in the film, when a member of Kaneda's gang suddenly vomits blood for no reason (actual frame-grab from TVTropes), and the scene just continues on as normal.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:58 PM on December 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Are you talking about the scene that came directly after the one where the gang caught a beating?
posted by P.o.B. at 8:45 PM on December 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


At the 2011 Dragon*Con, I got a chance to view Joe Peacock's collection of Akira cels, production art, and promotional material, as well as attend the screening with commentary that he gave. The amount of detail that went into every frame of that film is staggering. If you're ever somewhere where Joe's collection is on display, do not pass it up.
posted by radwolf76 at 9:33 PM on December 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Next up: GIANT FUCKING GESTALT TEDDY BEARS!
posted by symbioid at 9:52 PM on December 9, 2012


Together we can help his coil reach the green line.
posted by mek at 10:12 PM on December 9, 2012


TETSUOOOOOOOOO

KAANEEEEDAAAAAAAAA!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:54 PM on December 9, 2012


Why does it sound like my lawnmower?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 12:42 AM on December 10, 2012


That bike'll chew you up and spit out the seeds, sport.

At $121,000/7 years = $17,285 per year, it certainly chewed up a fair amount of disposable income!
posted by asok at 2:17 AM on December 10, 2012


That bike was at the Otomo Katsuhiro GENGA exhibition in Tokyo in the spring! The bike was set up in the final room of the exhibit, and if you made a donation to an earthquake relief charity you could sit on it and pretend to be badass.

Completely worth the day trip up from Osaka just to sit on that bike.
posted by emmling at 5:39 AM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just realized recently that the only way you can make a live action american version of AKIRA is if Tetsuo, Kaneda et al are black and the bikes are motorcross.
posted by ennui.bz at 6:55 AM on December 10, 2012


They made that movie. It's called Biker Boyz.
posted by P.o.B. at 1:05 PM on December 10, 2012


💊
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:21 AM on December 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


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