Awaken Akira pays tribute to animated classic


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/02/awaken-akira-pays-tribute-to-a.html


#2

In my head, Akira, Blade Runner, and Mad Max are all different regions of the same post-apocalyptic world.


#3

TETSUO!
 


#4

Now write that book that connects all three, please.


#5

I think that one’s called Dominion Tank Police


#6

KANEDA


#7

Also god damn do i love Akira. The last act of the movie is incredible and sheer madness animation-wise. The only movie that comes close that i’ve seen is Paprika, which has some crazy complex hand drawn scenes.


#8

Have you seen any of Yuasa’s stuff? Seems Lu Over The Wall might be getting something of a wider release later this year, though I didn’t like it as much as Mindgame or Night is Short, Walk On Girl.


#9

Website doesn’t work on two different browsers… (can’t get to the pages below the splash). Huh… Youtube has my back, and, apparently there’s music that I didn’t get on the website’s splash, either.


#10

I love Paprika’s animation, and especially enjoyed the opener. Alas I found the story overall to be the weakest of Satoshi Kon’s work. Perhaps my expectations were raised too high my Millenium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, and Paranoia Agent. :slight_smile:


#11

Yeah the story was very weak but I definitely have an appreciation for the work that went into it. His other stuff is pretty great :slight_smile:


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