Amazing Akira Fan Film (Video)

Akira is a world renowned anime and manga that has been captivating fans for years. Arguably it is the movie that really created a new generation of Anime fans here in the states. The Akira Project is easily one of the best and most accurate fan adaptations of an anime that I have ever seen. By now I’m sure most of you guys know how much I love fan made films because just like this one, they really understand what other fans want to see and do it for the love of their respected fandom.

The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced fan made film that was released about a year ago. An Indiegogo campaign was launched in July 2012 to help get this short film made. You can definitely tell that a lot of time and effort went in to getting the details of this thing just right. The music is great and really gives the film that futuristic, cyberpunk feel. The visual effects are great and would rival any big budget Hollywood block buster. Best of all, the actors really do look like the characters they are trying to portray…for the most part.

ibcHlJivO5p8gEI know that there is a plan to make an actual Akira live action movie, but the sad thing is that it will most likely be just a bastardized version of the original masterpiece. The Akira Project really seemed to be able to capture the feel and vision of writer Katsuhiro Otomo in this 5 minute short film. Like I said this is definitely one of the better, if not one of the best fan films that I have seen for any genre.

So check out The Akira Project below and let me know what you think Nerd Nation. Would you like to see more from this team and do you think that Hollywood directors could learn a lesson from these guys as they move forward on a live action Akira movie? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below, on the Facebook page or feel free to hit me up on Twitter…Enjoy


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