Fans Recreate Scenes From Akira in Gorgeous CG

Akira is one of the best and most beloved anime* of all time. Full stop.

Naturally this has led to a number of fan projects of the years—notably the Simpsons crossover Bartkira. But for the first time I can remember, excerpts of Akira has been gorgeously created in 3D by two fans—Brad Kremer and Dean Fowler. Neo-Tokyo looks every bit as grim and menacing, and the creators made the very wise decision not to render Tetsuo or Kaneda’s faces... because that would look weird as hell.

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Someone get these guys a full team and a budget. I, for one, would absolutely watch a full theatrical release.

*Yes it started as a manga. No one gives a shit. It’s Senior Week and arguably the anime had a greater cultural impact here in the west. Fight me.

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