A= Tokyo’s bid committee for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games appointed Fujio Fujiko’s famous robot cat Doraemon as a special ambassador.
B= Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga Akira predicted the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games way back in 1982.
A+B= I had to make this video.
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posted by radwolf76
on Apr 8, 2014 -
is a collaborative effort of several cartoonists to adapt the manga Akira in to the world of The Simpsons. Here
are a few panels from artist Cameron Stewart.
posted by codacorolla
on Apr 4, 2013 -
In 1982 the manga, Akira (previously
) , began its run. It would ultimately spawn a film that would lead the way for the growth of the anime medium outside of Japan. An attempted Americanized remake (previouslyer
) was in production before being ultimately canceled
The manga’s creator, Katsuhiro Otomo, in the meantime, had taken a 20 year break from long-form manga. It was recently announced that this break was coming to an end and that Otomo would be working on a new long-form shonen series
posted by sendai sleep master
on Mar 29, 2012 -
Announcing: The Art of Akira Exhibit Its stunningly fluid and detailed animation often required as many as nine separate cel layers. The 125 minute feature was comprised of over 160,000 cels and almost as many backgrounds, each one completely hand–drawn and hand-painted. Purists recognize Akira as the last completely hand-created animated feature.
Joe the Peacock
, in collaboration with Toonseum
, presents a project to 'expose as many people as possible to the brilliance' of Akira
Akira previously: 1 2 3
posted by shakespeherian
on Feb 4, 2010 -
: The Last Emperor
documentary by Alex Cox
(Repo Man). Featuring Francis Coppola, John Woo, Bernardo Bertolucci, Paul Verhoeven, Arturo Ripstein, Andrei Konchalovsky, Mike Hodges, and Kasuko Kurosawa. 50mins.
posted by vronsky
on Sep 11, 2009 -
Hisaharu Motoda’s “Neo-Ruins
” series of lithographs depict the cityscape of a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, where familiar streets lie deserted, the buildings are crumbling and weeds grow from the broken pavement. More here
posted by jonson
on May 10, 2007 -