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