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a b "Akira: The Story Behind The Film". Empire. June 21, 2011. Archived from the original on September 9, 2018 . Retrieved October 19, 2015. Having seen it first on VHS, then DVD, then Blu it really is the icing on the cake to own it on what may be it's final iteration and in all it's glory. The " Akira slide" refers to a scene where Kaneda slides into view with his motorbike, as he uses a sideways slide to bring his bike to a halt, while the bike gives off a trail of smoke and electric sparks caused by the slide. It is regarded as one of the most iconic anime scenes of all time, widely imitated and referenced in many works of animation, film and television. [128] The Akira slide appears in many dozens of animated works, including Batman: The Animated Series (1993), You're Under Arrest (1994), Gargoyles (1994), Air Master (2003), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003–2009), Yakitate Japan (2004), Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go (2005), Teen Titans (2005), Gurren Lagann (2007), Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003), Yu-Gi-Oh (2008–2016), Fresh Pretty Cure (2009), Lupin III vs. Detective Conan (2009), Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl (2009), Durarara (2010), Adventure Time (2011), Clarence (2014), Ready Player One (2018) and Marvel's Spider-Man (2018), Steven Universe: The Movie (2019), among many others. [129] [130] Several live-action films have also paid homage to the Akira slide, notably in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and Nope (2022). [128] [131] Cultural impact [ edit ] Akira has influenced numerous works in animation, comics, film, music, television and video games. [12] [3] It inspired a wave of Japanese cyberpunk works, including manga and anime series such as Ghost in the Shell, Battle Angel Alita, Cowboy Bebop, Serial Experiments Lain, [11] and Elfen Lied, [135] live-action Japanese films such as Tetsuo: The Iron Man, [136] and video games such as Hideo Kojima's Snatcher [137] and Metal Gear Solid, [11] and Squaresoft's Final Fantasy VII. [138] Outside of Japan, Akira has been cited as a major influence on Hollywood films such as The Matrix, [139] Dark City, [140] Kill Bill, [141] Chronicle, [142] Looper, [143] The Dark Knight, [144] Midnight Special, Inception, [3] Godzilla, [145] Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, [146] and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, [147] television shows such as Batman Beyond and Stranger Things, [135] and video games such as Core Design's Switchblade, [148] Valve's Half-Life series, [149] [150] and Dontnod Entertainment's Remember Me. [151] John Gaeta cited Akira as artistic inspiration for the bullet time effect in The Matrix films. [139] Akira has also been credited with influencing the Star Wars franchise, including the prequel film trilogy and the Clone Wars film and television series. [152] Todd McFarlane cited Akira as an influence on HBO animated television series Spawn. [153]

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One of the film's key animators was Makiko Futaki; she went on to become a lead animator for Studio Ghibli films such as Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Princess Mononoke (1997) and Howl's Moving Castle (2004), before passing away in 2016. [28] Another key animator who worked on Akira was former Shin-Ei animator Yoshiji Kigami; he animated several entire scenes in Akira, such as the action scene in the sewers. He later joined Kyoto Animation. [29] Releases [ edit ] Box office [ edit ] Box office performance Final Fantasy VII's Legacy Gets Everything About Final Fantasy VII Wrong". Paste Magazine. April 13, 2016 . Retrieved June 11, 2019.

Cam Clarke and Johnny Yong Bosch (top to bottom) voiced Kaneda in the first and second English dub of the film, respectively. Character In the future, Kaneda and his motorcycle gang tear through Neo Tokyo, a city divided by growing tensions. But when caught in an accident, Kaneda's friend Tetsuo discovers a secret government project and receives psychic abilities beyond his control. Akira 4K Blu-ray delivers great video and reference-quality audio in this excellent Blu-ray release Akira comes on Blu-ray this Summer – I4U News". I4u.com. March 23, 2007. Archived from the original on April 7, 2009 . Retrieved March 13, 2009. Funimation noted in a press release that replacement discs would be offered to buyers wanting the HDR version of the 4K presentation. TheOsmond, Andrew (June 21, 2011). "Akira: The Story Behind The Film". Empire. Archived from the original on September 9, 2018 . Retrieved September 8, 2018. Garratt, Rob (November 17, 2019). "How Akira and Blade Runner predicted the neon urban ugliness of Tokyo and Hong Kong in 2019". South China Morning Post . Retrieved April 23, 2020. a b c Harding, Daryl. "Akira Anime Film Producer Corrects 30-Year Fact on How Much the Groundbreaking Film Cost to Make". Crunchyroll News . Retrieved June 8, 2020. a b Burke, Carolyn (December 7, 2018). "You've Definitely Seen The "Akira Slide" Before, Even If You Don't Watch Anime". Crunchyroll . Retrieved March 10, 2022.

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