You know the coolest scene in the classic 1988 anime Akira? It's when Kaneda slides his motorcycle to a halt. Haven't you wanted to do that? Well, you're not the only one!
This might not be Neo-Tokyo, but that sure looks like Shotaro Kaneda's bike in cyberpunk anime Akira. Masashi Teshima from Fukuoka, Japan thought he'd like an Akira bike for himself and spent seven years and ¥10 million (US$121,000) to make it.
Here's some horrible news coming straight from the Hollywood adaptation of Akira. Garrett Hedlund has reportedly been offered the role of Kaneda. Now we can trade in our fears about whitewashing for a new set of worries about the world's blandest Kaneda to ever ride a Huffy into a futuristic McDonalds.
Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio is set to both act in and produce a live-action, two-part remake of anime classic Akira. The first of which is set to hit screens next summer, expect it to be a blockbuster. The 1988 original was set in a post-apocalypse New Tokyo and featured some of the coolest motorcycles ever…