What happens when you give passionate and talented Akira fans enough time to work on a painstakingly-animated homage? Awaken Akira happens, and the minute-long results from Ash Thorp and Zaoeyo are mighty impressive. It may just be creative new takes on shots from Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime adaptation, but it certainly manages to look better than whatever Hollywood will eventually cook up.
In addition to the video, the Awaken Akira project has its own website with some cool extras on it. Head to the site for a look at the process behind the creation, and dig into the tribute itself below.