It's very hard not to be inspired by the 80s, it is for my case for example. Being a kid from that era, you get to see how technology has changed over the years and some things where you thought would never change.
It's always cool to follow incredible artists on Twitter, I stumbled across an homage that our good buddy Ash Thorp in collaboration with zaoeyo and more. Together, they have worked on making a tribute for the super iconic anime from the 1988 Akira directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, produced by Ryōhei Suzuki and Shunzō Katō, and written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto. Please take the time to watch the stunning video but also visiting the site for the full experience.
Awaken Akira was created by two friends, Ash Thorp and Zaoeyo (XiaoLin Zeng), who wanted to collaborate on a tribute to the iconic anime, Akira, by Katsuhiro Otomo. It’s creation took over a year, as we had to coordinate our time on it with other project commitments. We hope you find it was well worth the wait and truly enjoy our efforts.
Watch the Video
- Score: PILOTPRIEST
- Character Modeler: RAF GRASSETTI
- Photography: THE JOELSONS
- Website: OBLIO