If you've seen (or read) Katsuhiro Otomo's classic, Akira, you have, at one point or another, thought "Man, I'd love to tear it up on Kaneda's motorcycle." One dude in Japan spent 10 million yen to make that dream come true and he's currently riding it across the Land of the Rising Sun to raise money for charity.
For all our griping about the Americanized remake, it's worth remembering what a titanic piece of art Katsuhiro Otomo's original anime was. And what better way than to pore over each and every storyboard that went into it.
The live-action, Americanized Akira reboot that Warner Bros. has been trying to get off the ground for a decade isn't dead yet, but it has left plenty of creative teams behind already. Some of them got far enough to at least start working on the look of the film, and now we've got a pair of storyboards to help us visualize what they would have done to the anime classic.
We've recently seen some unused storyboards from the stalled U.S. attempt to bring the famed manga/anime tale Akira to the big screen, but now one of the film's would-be stars has opened up about how the project may be better off stuck in purgatory.