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A Tribute To Akira: The Greatest Anime Film of All Time!

By Vadim Newquist Jan 24, 2014

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One of the secrets to Akira's success was that the Manga's author, Katsuhiro Otomo, insisted on maintaining creative control over the film. Anime had often cut corners with a technique known as 'limited animation,' which reduces the number of over all animation cels by doing such things as freezing animation while characters mouths move. Akira broke this trend, and the result was a gorgeously fluid effect that few hand drawn animated films have ever duplicated. 

Picture by Sam C Art, check out his website today or suffer the consequences!

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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