4/17/2012

Any anime fan knows Akira. One of the most legendary animated movies ever made, it tells the story of a Japanese youth in futuristic Tokyo who becomes a god-like figure when he gains psychic powers. It is a quintessentially Japanese film, which is why rumors of changing the location to New York and casting of Caucasian actors like Kristen Stewart infuriated fans. For now, it looks like the American movie version is stuck in development hell, and a lot of people are happy about that. But what might the American Akira have looked like? Animator Harry Partridge (creator of Saturday Morning Watchmen) took a stab at it, and thinks it would look something...like this.

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