That Famous ‘Akira Slide:’ Watch the Supercut

it’s been 33 yrs since akira, the animated film version of katsuhiro otomo’s manga, premiered in theaters (in japan). inna yrs since, the movie’s influence has grown steadily; it’s generally acclaimed not 1-ly as 1-odda the gr8est animated sci-fi films of all time, but a stylistic milestone swell.

while there are many iconic scenes inna movie, there maybe none + memorable than kaneda’s skidding stop on his red motorcycle. in fact, versions o'it — tributes, homages — keep showing up again and again in animation. here’s a full two minutes of akira slides:

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authors: josh robertson


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