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A beautiful new Akira poster most of us will never own

04.15.2011
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One of my favorite films is Katsuhiro Otomo's 1989 animated epic AKIRA. I still remember the clerk at the video store recommending it to me when I was a young teen, bringing it home and falling almost instantly in love. It's not a perfect film but it was the first "adult" animated film I had ever seen and it blew my mind. (My very next trip to the video store was to rent PROJECT A-KO, VAMPIRE HUNTER D and APPLESEED.)

I was insanely jealous to wake up this morning to see that last night's Mondo Mystery Movie at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin was a print of AKIRA and everyone in attendance got a copy of Tyler Stout's beautiful new quad for the film. I'm usually not a huge fan of Stout's hyper-stylized art but it works so well with the world of AKIRA, I wish I had one of these immediately (and I almost never buy posters to hang on my wall). Sadly they won't be going on sale to the general public (unless you feel like giving unscrupulous eBay sellers $999.99 for their copy) and you'll have to be satisfied with an online copy. HitFix has the exclusive look so click below and check it out for yourself.

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12:07AM on 04/16/2011

Anime....meh

I don't get it.
I don't get it.
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6:38PM on 04/15/2011
Awesome poster. Keep kicking ass with your merchandise, Mondo!
Awesome poster. Keep kicking ass with your merchandise, Mondo!
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1:51PM on 04/15/2011
ive never seen this but thats a cool poster! thumbs up if i should go rent this. even better maybe its on netflix instant.
ive never seen this but thats a cool poster! thumbs up if i should go rent this. even better maybe its on netflix instant.
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1:18PM on 04/15/2011
I'm going to be the black sheep here and say that I was never terribly fond of Akira. For sure, it has some great elements about childhood abandoment and poverty, but it's also a film adapted from something like a 2000 page manga, so many, many elements are shortened to the point of having no exposition. It certainly groundbreaking for being one of the introducers of anime to America, but I've always found it's ambition far greater than it's ability to tell it's story properly.

This poster,
I'm going to be the black sheep here and say that I was never terribly fond of Akira. For sure, it has some great elements about childhood abandoment and poverty, but it's also a film adapted from something like a 2000 page manga, so many, many elements are shortened to the point of having no exposition. It certainly groundbreaking for being one of the introducers of anime to America, but I've always found it's ambition far greater than it's ability to tell it's story properly.

This poster, however, is friggin sweet and I'd love to own one.
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11:13AM on 04/15/2011
That's all kinds of awesome.
That's all kinds of awesome.
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10:16AM on 04/15/2011
I'd fight a hundred angry telepaths for a copy of that.
I'd fight a hundred angry telepaths for a copy of that.
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9:34AM on 04/15/2011
you're looking at my new desktop background
you're looking at my new desktop background
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9:17AM on 04/15/2011

Tetsuooooooooooooo!!!

I want.
I want.
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9:24PM on 04/15/2011
Kanedaaaaaaa! Sorry, can't help it :)
Kanedaaaaaaa! Sorry, can't help it :)
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