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90s-Style Cyberpunk Star Wars

For his latest project, custom toymaker Sillof imagined Star Wars in a dark version of the near future: The line is intended to have a 90′s sci-fi aesthetic. It has some elements of Cyberpunk, the Matrix, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, etc. I envisioned the movie as a struggle by a group of [...]

The Complete History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you were a kid in the 1980s or 90s, you probably spent some time reading, watching, or playing with four adolescent reptilian martial arts experts with irregular DNA. To make sure I got the scoop on everyone’s favorite heroes in a half-shell, I went straight to the source – co-creator Peter Laird – [...]

Akira Motorcycle in Real Life

In Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 Japanese anime classic Akira, Shotaro Kaneda rides a very sweet and very fictional custom motorcycle. Well, Masashi Teshima decided to rectify that last part: he spent more than 7 years [...]

Kickstopper A New Way To Stop Terrible Projects

Kickstarter might be great for starting new projects, but I certainly support the idea of Kickstopper. Personally, I’d be happy to donate my support to stopping the new Akira movie. Link Via The Mary Sue

Your Akira Cosplay Dreams Just Came True

If you are the ultimate Akira fan, and you have a thousand dollars burning a hole in your wallet, then this real life version of the red leather motorcycle jacket worn by Kaneda in the anime feature will soon become your most prized possession. If you can’t afford such geeky luxuries in life, then you’ll [...]

Glorious Retrofuture from Japan

“QUANTUM SHOT” #732Link – article by Avi Abrams These are very rare and beautiful visions, published in Japan in the 1930s-1960s We are continuing our ever-popular series of extremely rare and fantastic retrofuture finds (see here), in which we unearth futuristic gems from various countries and strange sources (mostly non-US). Today we will be treading a fertile [...]

Magnificent Motorcycles, Part 2

“QUANTUM SHOT” #664Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Behold! The Fearsome Knight on an Iron Horse… or rather, 500 Horses Earlier this year (see Part 1), we examined some of the cool, the fascinating, the unusual and the utterly weird designs for motorcycles that have appeared for over the last century or so. Here’s [...]

The Art of Akira

[YouTube Link] Joe Peacock (previously on Neatorama) has been collecting Akira cells and production art since he was 14 years old, and now he has collaborated with ToonSeum to show the entire world why Akira is the pinnacle of Japanese anime: No other film has ever looked like Akira, before or since. It’s stunningly fluid and detailed [...]

Hi-Tech & Low-Tech Bicycle Madness

“QUANTUM SHOT” #607Link – article by Avi Abrams (with some material by Antoine Van Hove) Imagine pedaling into the sunset, riding these cool machines Nothing like opening a new year with some fresh designs – it clears the minds, refreshes our vision, and simply makes for a great eye-candy. Today we will see some outrageous modern concepts, [...]