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Woo! [25 Apr 2014|02:14am]

cobaltcannon
Hey guys! So I haven't been on LJ for years, but I've come back in desperation to see if i can pick up any ol' roleplay partner of the old classic! I play Kaneda, and I'm mostly looking for a Tetsuo, but I'm absolutely not picky and would like to have a bash with the other characters.

There are only such a few places these days that shows their dedication to AKIRA, and it seems this community has been struggling to keep active too, so I'd like to give it a little boost. If you're an AKIRA fan in general, I'd love to talk! I'm open for friends, especially with those who are familiar with this epic.

Just so this post isn't about me frantically scrabbling around for rps, I'd like to share some of my art too.

See!Collapse )
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Hai guise, I'm back again. [15 Nov 2013|01:06am]

eloquess
( You are about to view content that may only be appropriate for adults. )
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Yo! [21 Aug 2012|03:48pm]

emilylamb3
[ mood | amused ]

Oh Jesus Christ! As Tetsuo would put it. You all ready for a big post? Good. But I have to warn you, before you read on, I have a mouth like a sailor and a Capsule mated, so watch out.

Wanna pop one?Collapse )

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i dont know. [10 Mar 2012|02:22am]

analogue_soul
i wasnt sure if anyone was still active here, but i thought id show up.
here's a bit of fanart i did last year:
.here we go.Collapse )

much love guys.
[as]
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White guys named Kaneda and Tetsuo. [20 May 2011|01:26am]

milkcoat
 Just found these.

http://www.racebending.com/v4/featured/akira-adaptation-courts-white-actors/

http://www.racebending.com/v4/featured/asian-american-community-reaches-out-to-warner-bros-about-akira/



Whether or not this is a legitimate concern, I thought it would interest this community.
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Hey there~ [06 Dec 2010|05:22pm]

smutyaoifan
[ mood | giggly ]

Hi, new to this community here. Not sure if anyone still goes on here but... wanted to just introduce myself anyway. I just recentely got back into the obsession of Akira, which I first saw when I was eight. It completely changed my life (no joke) and inspired me to become an animator/graphic novelist. Which is my current goal, and what I am majoring in college. I got back into it because in my english class, which is Sci-Fi (i know, awesome right? :D), my awesome really crazy teacher is having us watch Akira and discuss it. I think it is the greatest thing I've ever done in school... ever... I love my teacher and his crazy antics and japanese-obsession.


Favorite Akira character?: Kaneda Kaneda Kanedaaa, love the guy. Also love Kai tho.
Favorite wrinkly kid?: Er, I guess I'd pick Takashi, but I don't really care about them.
Dub or sub?: Well, I group up with the dub, but I love the sub. Can't choose. ><
Have you read the Manga, seen the movie, or both?: Both, just read the manga this weekend. It blew my mind how incredible different they are.
Like any other Anime/Manga?: Oh god too many to list. But to name a few I'd say Kuroshitsuji, Code Geass, Reborn!, D.gray-man, Durarara!!, Hetalia, FMA, .hack//SIGN, Shaman King, Tsubasa, Gintama, Gundam Wing, and many, many more.

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High School Musical is Not........ [07 Nov 2010|11:59pm]

herrdeath
Going to come along and violate my anime in the ass. No.

Zac Efron has been offered the lead in the film. However, it is currently uncertain whether he will be playing Kaneda, whose full name will be Kaneda Shim in the film, or Tetsuo.[26] Morgan Freeman has been offered the role of Colonel Shikishima, also known simply as The Colonel.[27]

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/rorschachsrants/news/?a=24890


Please, just leave it alone. :' [

Why America? Would Otomo really sell the rights for this crap?
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Selling Epic Colored Manga [04 Sep 2010|11:19am]

shabondamasale
Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know I'm selling an almost complete set of the Akira Epic Colored manga.

Photobucket

More information as well as pricing can be found on my selling journal:

shabondamasale

Thanks for looking!

Kay
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Sales and Illustrations [25 Aug 2010|09:23pm]

magenta_tan
[ mood | anxious ]

Okay, the reason for this post is twofold.

First, I'm selling a few things on my journal including a Kaneda PVC statue, The AKIRA club illustration book and two of the Epic publications release of the manga. For any of you interested the post is over here.

Second, Although I haven't drawn much for AKIRA as of late, I figure I might as well share something old and something I drew recently.

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Kaori fanart <3 [26 Apr 2010|11:53pm]

herrdeath
I made her in Photoshop. :] Don't be shy--post some of your own Akira lovin'. (whispers: "Slash...please.")
I loved the reddish-brown she has in the anime, it's not meant to be blonde,I was playing with color. Yeah..feels unfinished, I think it's missing some Tetsuo-mutated-foreplay. ;)
Oh, Akira ladies = <3
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Spoke too Soon.... [21 Apr 2010|11:02pm]

herrdeath
You know....if they can make this fucking amazing, then please do. Thank God, Otomo will have something to do with it. <3


February 10, 2010

Originally posted on 2010-02-10 13:54 EST @ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-10/report/book-of-eli-hughes-brothers-in-akira-talks

Menace II Society directors in reported talks over Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga

New York Magazine’s Vulture blog reports that the Hughes brothers — the directors behind Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, From Hell, and The Book of Eli — are negotiating with the Warner Brothers movie studio to direct the planned live-action film adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira manga. ComingSoon.net reported in December that Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the writers of the first Iron Man film, wrote the most recent script drafts for the two proposed films. According to the Vulture blog, “an official release from the studio is expected later this week” regarding Albert and Allen Hughes’ involvement.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, The Aviator) is producing the planned live-action film adaptation through his Appian Way production company. Mad Chance producer Andrew Lazar (Jonah Hex, Space Cowboys) said at Comic-Con International in August that the live-action project “is a real priority project for Warner Brothers” but is not likely to go into production before the third quarter of 2010 for a 2011 release. Otomo is an executive producer and consultant on the project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety in 2008, Warner and Appian Way will adapt the Akira manga into two live-action films. Each film would cover three volumes of the renowned science-fiction manga about a governmental genetic project and a teenager’s attempt to save a fellow biker gang member. Otomo directed his own animated film adaptation that premiered on July 16, 1988 — the same day that the story has the fictional Tokyo being destroyed.

Source: http://www.akira2019.com/live-action-film.htm
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An update....<3 [21 Apr 2010|02:55pm]

herrdeath
I can't watch is community die. :( And while I can't promise this is any good, or slash-related, I do bare some gifts.  *3*  I think Akira has so much substance as a story, as a work of art. I felt the whole style and environment gave off a feel that I've felt rarely with other anime. So, please lavish in some Akira-related fanart. <3

Part of me can't be happier that they ceased production of a white-washed Akira live-action, soul-sucking, Hollywood crap-fest, but then, I think, hell, at least it could spark some renewed interest, be it the 12 year old Twilight-esque type of thing. (perhaps?) Oh, and then there's the artist side of me that would want to make my own fucked-up version of a movie, you know, with Asians. <3 But, it'd probably boil down to a horribly-acted, horribly-written smutty slash cluster. Of cosmic-baby proportions.Bad.

It was just wrong for the last post to be at Christmas time. :[  Damn it, grow some freaking fans.

Okay. Art.


http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5010617/1/Parabola
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[02 Nov 2009|04:58pm]

x_shuu
So, I know it's past Halloween, but I was wondering did anyone dress up for it and if so was it anything AKIRA related?

Because while outside passing out candy/eating and getting candy of my own I saw a kid wearing Kaneda's jacket. He didn't come up to get candy, so I couldn't snap any pictures. :[ But it was neat to see someone wearing one.

Also, Since this is my first post :3

Favorite Akira character?: Tetsuooo and Kai
Favorite wrinkly kid?: Takashi? I'm not really sure- I like them all.
Dub or sub?: Unfortunately, I haven't found the sub. So, I'm going to have to go with dub.
Have you read the Manga, seen the movie, or both?: Both! The manga is amazing as is the movie :3
Like any other Anime/Manga?: Katekyō Hitman Reborn, Axis Powers Hetalia, Battle Royale, Kino no Tabi, Kuroshitsuji, and there is a lot more. Haha, but the list would be way long.
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THEY'RE RELEASING AKIRA AGAIN [26 Oct 2009|04:43pm]

retrophilic
[ mood | dorky ]

YOU GUYS! Random House is releasing the Akira manga! I saw the first volume in Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million and flipped the fuck out, and have been bursting to tell someone! Maybe this will mean a revival in the fandom!?

By the way, I shamelessly stalk this community every couple of months to see if anyone's updated, and this is my first post. So, I guess I may as well fill the questionnaire thing out.

Favorite Akira character?: Kaneda and Tetsuo. I usually go for the main characters. ♥
Favorite wrinkly kid?: None. I don't particularly like the wrinkly kids. :(
Dub or sub?: Both! I like the newer dub more than the old one, though.
Have you read the Manga, seen the movie, or both?: I'm up to volume four of the manga, and I've seen the movie plenty of times.
Like any other Anime/Manga?: Plenty, but it would take too long to name them all. X)

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Because this has to be addressed.... [28 Jul 2009|09:35pm]

herrdeath
Director: "Tetsuo, in the end scene, both Kaneda and Kaori are going to be inside of you."

Tetsuo: "Ohhh, Yeah!"

Director: "You are trying to stop yourself from crushing Kaori."

Tetsuo" "What?"

Director: "After she dies, Kaneda is able to escape, and then--"

Tetsuo: "I kill her?! Wait, what--"

Director: "Oh did I mention you're a murderous blob at this point?"


Here's to the THREESOME that should have been! And yes, it IS totally cannon.

<3 <3 <3

I'll leave the expression of the kids and Colonel up to your imagination.

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Shameless plugging, I hope no one minds. [25 Jul 2009|10:52am]

herrdeath
A lack of fan work leaves me depressed. I think both the manga  and the anime have so much substance. I think mainstream anime, as well as most all other media, is entertainment-orientated and is dedicated to appealing to certain age groups. I too, was dreading the live action movie, but in a way, I was looking forward to a renewal in the fandom. I think Akira is greatly credited as a break-through work, but sadly isn't as known to a more current auidence. Okay, that being said, I would like to include some fanfiction.

I welcome any criticism.

Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5220561/1/Addict

Her soul gliding right along with the squeaking of the chains—rusted and tinted like recollections of abuse
.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5010617/1/Parabola

Recreational Afterthought
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4996744/1/Recreational_Afterthought

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[21 Jul 2009|09:51pm]

sleep_learning

Hey, here’s an introductory post, sort of. Any who, the increasing fear of a live action Akira has me seeking out my fellow fans in the hope that we can unite and ‘solider on’ despite the horror Hollywood may unleash


Favorite Akira character: Yamagata, but it changes nearly everytime i think about it
Favorite wrinkly kid: Takashi...
Dub or sub: is that even a question? sub... (ignores the fact that my poster is signed by the dubbed actor instead)
Have you read the Manga, seen the movie, or both?: both
Like any other Anime/Manga?: yeah, a lot... I'm not going to list a bunch of stuff, so I'm just going to say "Blame!" is fairly awesome
 

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[13 Jul 2009|11:47pm]

sweettalkeress
[ mood | contemplative ]

 So, I've recently watched That Dude in the Suede's Top 11 Anime Villains. I'm glad AKIRA was mentioned but I have to say, I was surprised Akira the character was the villain described. I'd never seen him as a villain, more as a plot device (in the anime; in the manga I'd anticipated him to be more a chaotic-neutral type character).

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Hi! [13 Jul 2009|11:42pm]

sweettalkeress
[ mood | cheerful ]

I'm new here. Just throwin' in my two cents....

Favorite Akira character?: Who else?! TETSUO!!!!!!
Favorite wrinkly kid?: Probably Takashi; he's cute. But they're all awesome.
Dub or sub?: Dub
Have you read the Manga, seen the movie, or both?: Seen the movie; working on getting some manga
Like any other Anime/Manga?: Yeah; Death Note, Rurouni Kenshin, Fullmetal Alchemist, Code Geass, Ouran High School Host Club; plan to check out a lot more in the near future.

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Akira fanfiction [16 Apr 2009|11:40am]

herrdeath

I can't promise that this is any good, but I would like to share with you my first fanfic. It's an AU-ish take on Tetsuo's self-destructive inclinations and his relationship with Kaori. I love Akira and don't want this community to die...
There is simply not enough fan serivce out there, which is unfortunate, because Akira is truly a beautiful piece of work.
A strong influence for my writing was:

I was born into this
Everything turns to shit
The boy that you loved is the man that you fear
Pray until your number,
Asleep from all your pain,
Your apple has been rotting
Tomorrow's turned up dead
I have it all and I have no choice but to
I'll make everyone pay and you will see
You can kill yourself now
Because you're dead
In my mind
The boy that you loved is the monster you fear
Peel off all those eyes and crawl into the dark,
You've poisoned all of your children to camouflage your scars
Pray unto the splinters, pray unto your fear
Pray your life was just a dream
The cut that never heals
Pray now baby, pray your life was just a dream
(I am so tangled in my sins that I cannot escape)
Pinch the head off, collapse me like a weed
Someone had to go this far



Marilyn Manson----Man that you Fear


fanfic-----http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4996744/1/Recreational_Afterthought
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arrrrrright... [27 Feb 2009|08:04pm]

theacidqueen
so i just watched the movie last night. first, i'll say that the animation is beautiful. i wish more movies looked like this one. BUT! i am pretty shocked at just how insanely different the movie is from the manga. actually it made me laugh pretty hard, because even though i knew what was supposed to be happening i kept throwing my arms into the air yelling what the fuck! it's like someone got drunk, speed-read akira, then wrote a screenplay based on what they thought they remembered. of course i didn't expect the movie to follow the whole story (because the story is GIGANTIC), but i was very very surprised at the extent of the differences. but like i said, the animation was amazing, and i enjoyed the movie for making me crack up.

haha also ps: anyone else heard this song, "tetsuo" by dealership? http://www.mp3raid.com/search/download-mp3/2/314481.html
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yo! [07 Feb 2009|09:37pm]

theacidqueen
hi! i was totally nerding it up and searching for an akira rating community, but none exist! i found this place though, so here's this stuff:

Favorite Akira character?: ohhhh kaneda.
Favorite wrinkly kid?: haha i love them all really. they're freaky and cute at the same time.
Dub or sub?: i've heard that dub is easier to pay attention to.
Have you read the Manga, seen the movie, or both?: i'm just about to start book 5 of the manga, and i have not yet seen the movie because i like to read things first.
Like any other Anime/Manga?: yes. and i'll leave it at that.
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[02 Jan 2009|01:12pm]

kinky_carter
We're up and running again!!!

http://akira-fan-club.deviantart.com/
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Raws? [14 Dec 2008|02:55am]

___f8
I have a Japanese friend who is a manga buff, yet he has never heard of Akira >________>
He refuses to read any translated versions because he wants the "full, pure" effect.
I've searched far and wide, w/out any results; anyone want to post links to the full raw version of the manga?

Thanks, and here's an introductory surveyCollapse )
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Akira in Homestar Runner! [27 Nov 2008|12:09am]

dai_atlas
[ mood | amused ]

If y'all have seen Homestar Runner before, you might have seen a few Akira refs in the Stinkoman series. Stinkoman's voice is supposedly based of Cam Clarke's Kaneda, and he did the mutating arm thing when he was fed capsules.

Well, now he's got a familiar-looking bitchin' tractor! ...And a John Deere cap. :p

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Speaking of the live-action movie... [11 Nov 2008|10:55pm]

dai_atlas
[ mood | sick ]

I decided to do a little checking up on the progress of the planned live-action Akira after watching the last post's cartoon. I managed to find something that could either be good news...or bad news. But most likely good news from what most people have said.

DiCaprio will NOT be Kaneda.

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The American Akira [10 Nov 2008|03:14pm]

zeiss_manifold
Just wondering if the comm has seen this yet:



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Script [25 Oct 2008|09:41pm]

ayu_mi_kay
Does anyone know where I can find a script of Akira in Japanese? Thank you!

Kay
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Ooh! [01 Oct 2008|11:26pm]

dai_atlas
[ mood | enthralled ]

That Dude in Suede's Top 11 Anime Villains!

Can you guess which Akira character is on there? Well, maybe you won't... ;)

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46 Akira icons [16 Sep 2008|05:02pm]

bidonata
Thought I'd share, this place needs more business and this fandom needs more love.

Subject: Akira (movie), general
Preview:


( Click! )
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New fic time! [11 Sep 2008|01:14am]

dai_atlas
[ mood | dizzy ]

So how is everybody now that the Large Hadron Collider was turned on? Nobody wind up in an alternate dimension where Otomo won an Oscar? No? Darn.

Back on topic, I was suddenly struck by a plotbunny which I managed to finish despite my busy schedule!

Fandom: Akira
Title: Traitors in the Midst
Genre: Gen
State: Complete
Length: Oneshot
Pairings: Kaneda/Kei is just vaguely in there.
Rating: PG
Warnings: None, really.
Summary: After Tetsuo turns on him, Kaneda begins to suspect his other friends.

Paranoia, paranoia, everybody's comin' to get me~!

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Here comes the flood [20 Aug 2008|04:11pm]

zeiss_manifold
It's great to see a comm like this; you'd think a work as epic and influential as Akira would have at least double the fanbase of something like Twilight, but it seems there's no accounting for taste.

Anyhoo...













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Put on Your Capsule Clothes [08 Aug 2008|01:48pm]

kugi
Just a little tablet doodle I wanted to show you all, but it'll take a little explaining...

Has anybody seen Wall-E?
I haven't yet.

So to make myself feel better, I heard through the grapevine that "Hello, Dolly" was Wall-E's favorite movie or something so I went out and rented it. My friends and I watched it and began to think about cosplaying for a lark and singing "Put on Your Cosplay Clothes" (that's a geeks' world for you), but we couldn't use the name "Barnaby" because it had nothing to do with anime.

So we ended up substituting the name "Tetsuo."

Thus...Collapse )
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[30 Jul 2008|12:18am]

tigrin
[ mood | sick ]

Hey everyone,

I went to Comic-Con this past weekend and bought my first animation cel from none other than everyone's favorite anime, Akira! It's actually not a cel but a douga, a clean-up drawing used to make the cel. I have no idea where the matching cel is... it must have stuck to the drawing at some point because it left a bit of debris behind. Anyway, I thought I would share it for no apparent reason!

scan under the cutCollapse )

Anyone else have any Akira cels? I wanna seeeee! I saw some really nice ones at the con that were way out of my price range, sadly.

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[29 Jul 2008|04:34pm]

tannakitten
[ mood | restless ]

It seems to be the fourth anniversary of sir Shima.

Birthday bumps!Collapse )

Lawl, I downloaded those screentones almost two years ago and never bothered to use them until now...

Still, anyways. Happy birthday ya oppressed bastard!

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I hope everyone had a fun anniversary! [24 Jul 2008|01:10pm]

loke_paur
[ mood | accomplished ]

It was great pulling out Akira and reexperiencing all of the bloody, explosive, telekinetic magic! My mom even watched it for the first time! When it was over she said "wow that was weird!" haha, but she said she liked it :)

My sisters and I dressed up! I thought I'd share the photos!

Team Tetsuo, Clown (me), and Kiyoko! We just threw this stuff together, except the Tetsuo costume, which was from Halloween. That's all, I guess. Thanks for the heads-up on the anniversary! I wouldn't have known, otherwise :)
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. y so srs . [18 Jul 2008|06:49pm]

analogue_soul
[ mood | XD ]

so, me and my best friend Philip went to go see the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight" last night. us being nerds, we dressed up. while i wish i had a camera to take pictures, this lil furry doodle will have to suffice in communicating the...."MIX UP" we had.

lost in translationCollapse )

[404]

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July 16th Akira-Time [15 Jul 2008|08:54pm]

kugi
Alright, after realizing 8pm EST would be about 2am GMT, I realized that time was a little ridiculous. So I had to make some changes.

The time we will watch Akira is 5pm EST. That should be about 10pm EST.

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But again...If you've planned to watch it with a bunch of friends or want to watch it later, screw it all and just watch it any time for heavenssakes! :D This is only to get people to rewatch it on the day that it came out 20 years ago.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AKIRA!
What would Akira look like 20 years old? O_O

(By the way, the picture above is a reference to this video...)
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Celebrate Akira: LET'S DO THIS [11 Jul 2008|01:15pm]

kugi
ALRIGHT PEOPLE

20th Anniversary of Akira is July 16th.

On that day, will we just give three cheers and go about our business like...like ordinary fans?!

NO SIR.

No, we are the kinds of head-over-heels-obsessed fans that will band together and organize a similtaneous watching of Akira to celebrate it. Possibly dressing up and throwing parties, etc...or maybe that's just me...

In any case, whether you are part of a motorcycle gang of Akira-worshippers, or the sole Akira-obsessed shrine-builder in your community, you know that this is a special day.

And special days involve synchronization. Or...they do now.
Here is my plan:

We all watch Akira on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008, at exactly 8:00pm EST.

The question is...ARE YOU GEEK ENOUGH?!

If you want to participate, but that is a bad time, please comment and let me know. I will be making another post before Wednesday confirming the time, and I want as many people as possible to be able to join in. Please keep time zones in mind when suggesting.
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Marvel spoofs Akira! [08 Jul 2008|01:33am]

dai_atlas
[ mood | stressed ]

No, seriously!

This page comes from Marvel's parody comic What The-?! The title of the parody is - I'm not making this up! - "Ayehearya"! I found out about this comic from scans_daily. Sadly, the images at that community no longer work, so I had to go and look for them myself. This was the only page I could find. That sucks, since I heard Colonel Sanders played the part of Colonel Shikishima.

Still, please to enjoy "Ayehearya"! :D

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