AKIRA BIKE (and general Akira news and thoughts)

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LC, Sunday, 4 April 2004 04:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


Kingfish Balzac (Kingfish), Sunday, 4 April 2004 04:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


Sengai, Sunday, 4 April 2004 05:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


Kingfish Balzac (Kingfish), Sunday, 4 April 2004 05:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Actually, I was referencing the scene where Tetsuo is grabbing his head in agony, screaming, "WHAT IS AKIRA!!!!". Not the most obvious refernce, I guess.
Its a motorcycle.

Sengai, Sunday, 4 April 2004 06:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Actually, I was referencing the scene where Tetsuo is grabbing his head in agony, screaming, "WHAT IS AKIRA!!!!". Not the most obvious refernce, I guess.

Sengai, Sunday, 4 April 2004 06:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Damn, I posted twice.

Sengai, Sunday, 4 April 2004 06:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

On closer inspection, it looks more like a bicycle.

Sengai, Sunday, 4 April 2004 06:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

As an assistant to the assistant to the assistant administrator, I must warn you of 4 consecutive posts. (5 out of 6)

Besides, the damn site wouldn't work for me.

jim wentworth (wench), Sunday, 4 April 2004 06:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

As cool as that is (and it is VERY cool) I hate not being able to read stuff. Anyone like to post a translation for us monoglots?

Johnney B, Sunday, 4 April 2004 08:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

duuuuuude. Want!

cis (cis), Sunday, 4 April 2004 09:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

try running it thru babelfish


Kingfish Balzac (Kingfish), Sunday, 4 April 2004 09:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"The key passing tweet, it is the ? unreasonable in you", - - the "Kanada motorcycle" reference exhibition With movie "AKIRA" near future Tokyo, the deep-red motorcycle of protagonist Kanada which runs in length and breadth mutual loan and comes out. That SF check the "Kanada motorcycle", is in the midst of holding with the big sight as a complete actual dynamic car, it appeared in "Tokyo motorcycle show". The animation movie "AKIRA" which designates neo Tokyo 2019 as the stage. The fact that that assistance you buy to near future production is deep-red motorcycle "Kanada SPECIAL" which Shotaro protagonist Kanada works. The complete actual dynamic car of this "Kanada motorcycle", in exhibition "Tokyo motorcycle show" of the bicycle which from April 2nd is held with the big sight being referred and being exhibited. Concept model of actual travelling possible "Kanada motorcycle" Custom which "is similar to the Kanada motorcycle well" motorcycle "STINGRAY", the consumer request type incoming order production shopping sight "it is you swallow", with there is a case which is sold, but this to the last those of non official recognition. Is, but the concept model which this time it is referred is exhibited obtained the acknowledgement of the Ootomo ? ocean person of the AKIRA writer and Kodansha publishers, Ltd. etc. which is the publication cause, it has become the "official recognition Kanada motorcycle". In just the official motorcycle, "you adhere" to the making being packed many and are. As for we would like to observing after all first the attractive styling. The wrapping which covers the body (the cowl) being something which re-displays the design of the Kanada motorcycle which in theater edition "AKIRA" appears faithfully, aerodynamic drag little so the streamlined forum produces the atmosphere which is near future. The frame which used the ???? steel is something of complete original production. The near future aero forum As for frame perfection original Though, if the mock-up of 1/1 scales which simply imitate just the styling it can make directly. Is, but as for the place where this motorcycle is enormous "the point whose really public road travelling is possible". You have aimed toward the "complete actual dynamic car" basic power efficiency as the motorcycle in sacrifice. Is, but specification of Kanada motorcycle in play "is attached both wheel drive which used the ceramic make twin rotor (ABS)". Approximately the wheel becoming independent, in order to drive, both wheels opening in the letter of ?, when it becomes something where the wheel base is very long, presently handling of the motorcycle of main current/diverts underside mechanism that way, it is not possible to run very honestly. Because of that with the latest concept model, developing the individual handling mechanism, twin steering steering system "rod ended type twin steering system" of the telescopic fork adoption whose rear steering is possible. In addition, also drive mechanism of 3 these chain /6 sprocket specifications which install the variable sliding type adjuster had. You say that as for these systems those which are revived from zero are many, have become practical new idea and the Kata Mali of patent. Drive mechanism of 3 these chain /6 sprocket specifications. It is practical new idea and the Kata Mali of patent The engine is not possible, electric motor as expected, adopting the up-to-date water cooling 4 cycle engine of the marketing motorcycle which used gasoline. As for the aerodynamic volume displacement the engine to 4 cylinders being loading possible from the one cylinder to 249 - 998cc, adjusting to the taste of the owner, it has become the semi order system which choice it is possible. The DVD navigation system is equipped in the cockpit, reproduces also the feature control ball/the ten-key. Speed/the battery/the tachometer are indicated with LED, have become the private design which also the computer for control for that loads. As for planning the project of this "Kanada motorcycle", NEO-FUKUOKA (kana) with the user of the individual who is said. That from the thinking that "we would like to try riding in the Kanada motorcycle which appears in AKIRA once upon a time",, NEO applying 7 years or more from conception, visited the motorcycle shop and the custom builder of entire country and walked, finally reached to development it is the motorcycle of the dream which you say, is born from passion of 1 user. As for the development story of the Kanada motorcycle, the motorcycle new model car/in used car information magazine "??????" serialization has started from 2004 March edition. Future schedule (commercialization and price) etc. it is not revealed altogether, it is the circumstance that also information disclosure is done in only the ?????? magazine, but the former times rider & the writer of the AKIRA favorite this kind of movement, we would like to welcome. When driving the motorcycle, red skin John's where Kanada had worn replica. Veteran business KADOYA of leather product for motorcycle sample only

what is taht! i feel aruosed.

:|, Monday, 5 April 2004 15:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

"Leonardo DiCaprio and Warner Bros. are teaming for a live-action adaptation of anime classic Akira, which started out as a manga in 1988 and was adapted into an animated film by Katsuhrio Otomo that same year. The original story was set in ''New Tokyo'' in 2019, after a nuclear war. A teen biker gang member is subjected to a government experiment that taps latent powers, and the gang leader is forced to try and stop the destruction that lies in his wake. The new adaptation will be set in ''New Manhattan,'' a city rebuilt by Japanese money. DiCaprio will produce via Appian Way. Ruairi Robinson is set to make his feature directorial debut on what is expected to be a two-part epic. The first film is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2009 release." (Hollywood Reporter [www.hollywoodreporter.com])

chaki, Friday, 22 February 2008 00:11 (nine years ago) Permalink


Creeztophair, Friday, 22 February 2008 00:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah this should be inconceivably terrible and stupid down to the last detail

El Tomboto, Friday, 22 February 2008 00:28 (nine years ago) Permalink


Gukbe, Friday, 22 February 2008 00:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

"two part epic"

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 22 February 2008 00:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...


max, Saturday, 2 January 2010 14:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

omg, that bike - - - impossible to park anywhere but I WANT

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 2 January 2010 15:10 (seven years ago) Permalink


Doctor Casino, Saturday, 2 January 2010 15:10 (seven years ago) Permalink


rionat, Saturday, 2 January 2010 15:18 (seven years ago) Permalink


Same dude also does the voice of Asbel of Pejitei (renamed "Prince Milo") in the dub of Nausicaa. Now I wanna look him up on IMDB...

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 2 January 2010 15:21 (seven years ago) Permalink


Doctor Casino, Saturday, 2 January 2010 15:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pretty awesome career, I gotta say. I wouldn't mind having a resume like that.

voicework brilliantly imitated in this: http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail57.html

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 2 January 2010 15:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

EXCLUSIVE: The script for the Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures live action adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s 6-volume graphic novel Akira has been sent to a short list of actors. The picture is finally taking shape for an August start, following the delivery of a rewrite by Steve Kloves that has director Albert Hughes and the studio brass excited. The story takes place in the rebuilt New Manhattan where a leader of a biker gang saves his friend from a medical experiment. There are two major roles, and I'm told that for Tetsuo, Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy have been given the new script. For the role of Kaneda, the script has been given to Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix. The two leads are expected to come from that group of actors. Andrew Lazar is producing with Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Akira has been one of Warner Bros' high priority projects since the studio with Legendary Pictures acquired it for a 7-figure sum 2 years ago from manga publisher Kodansha. The intention has been to make 2 films, each covering 3 books in the series. Akira was first adapted for the screen in 1988.


max, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 03:59 (six years ago) Permalink

The story takes place in the rebuilt New Manhattan

And I just fell asleep.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:03 (six years ago) Permalink

this promises to be Albert Hughes' finest movie since FROM HELL

ℳℴℯ ❤\(◕‿◕✿ (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

i almost can't believe this is real


The only way they could be more overt would be to pencil in a new friend for Tetsuo named Ground Zero, whose only line of dialogue is "Never Forget!" screamed over a sound loop of eagles screeching. I'm only slightly exaggerating. In the intro to the movie, right as Akira is destroying the city for the first time, a grieving mother looks down at her children, Kaneda and Tetsuo, and one of the final lines out of her mouth, as the actual disaster is happening around them, is:


Don't ever forget.

Oh, that's another point: Kaneda and Tetsuo are brothers now, and in their early thirties. That's not the only change, either. Kaneda is now a bitter, jaded blackmarket doctor, and Tetsuo is a shell-shocked, tortured junkie, alienated from the world.


It's alright, Akira. Nobody's going to hurt you, son. Just come with us. And it'll all be fine.

The Little Boy looks up, HIS HAIR STANDING ON END, EMITTING A GENTLE PULSE OF STATIC ELECTRICITY as he begins to hum a slow, haunting version of "Frere Jacques." It chills to the bone.

cum dude (Princess TamTam), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:04 (six years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Oh. Oh joy.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 3 November 2011 20:47 (six years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Don't worry, folks, the American version IS dead (for now at least) but this is cool:


Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 September 2012 19:30 (five years ago) Permalink

those look pretty true to the source

the late great, Saturday, 15 September 2012 20:06 (five years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

It's a real shame that this seems to have been dragged along in the undertow of lots of bad contemporary disaster movies, because those haunting pictures of a destroyed Tokyo (especially in the comic) and the sheer strangeness of the telepaths aren't so distinctive.

cardamon, Saturday, 3 August 2013 01:57 (four years ago) Permalink


cardamon, Saturday, 3 August 2013 01:57 (four years ago) Permalink

That line was going to be 'aren't like anything else' but I guess they must have precursors

cardamon, Saturday, 3 August 2013 01:58 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Rewatching this right now for class... probably haven't seen it since 1996 or something. I'd always kind of written it off in a doth-protest-too-much way - anime's not all stylized violence guys, not just that Akira stuff! But's holding up really well... so freakily disjointed and weird. Really nice to finally see it in Japanese with subtitles, much as I loved Leonardo the ninja turtle screaming TETSUUOOO four hundred times.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 04:58 (four years ago) Permalink

oh ha ha i see we already got into that upthread

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 04:59 (four years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
three months pass...

Saw the movie on a big screen for the first time in like 17 years. Still a mindfuck.

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Sunday, 7 September 2014 21:17 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...


adam, Thursday, 17 March 2016 14:27 (one year ago) Permalink

oh awesome that this was bumped for the bwana album, which is AMAZING. caused me to rewatch the movie the other night, but i guess i watched it so much when i was a teenager that i still have it memorized?

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 19:24 (one year ago) Permalink

i also read the comic last year and was surprised to find i like the movie more? like the expanded characterization and plot and political stuff is all great but i love how ambiguous parts of the movie are. there's really nothing ambiguous about the comic

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 19:25 (one year ago) Permalink

I made it through the first two books of the comic. Haven't felt inclined to finish up.

how's life, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 19:25 (one year ago) Permalink

but the art!

0 / 0 (lukas), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 19:55 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

This is a little old, and apparently based off of a comic book, but I hadn't seen it until just now.


how's life, Friday, 29 April 2016 12:01 (one year ago) Permalink

hahaaaaaa awesome.

sisterhood of the baggering vance (Doctor Casino), Friday, 29 April 2016 12:05 (one year ago) Permalink

that's great

jason waterfalls (gbx), Friday, 29 April 2016 12:29 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I have just bought the bluray. I am looking forward to watching this for the first time in... 20 years?

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 3 October 2017 12:58 (one month ago) Permalink

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