Project

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Awaken Akira

Awaken Akira

Year

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2018

2018


Category

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Design
Animation
CGI
Editing

Design
Animation
CGI
Editing



Synopsis

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Awaken Akira was created by three friends, Ash Thorp, Pilotpriest, and Zaoeyo, who wanted to collaborate on a tribute to the iconic anime, Akira, by Katsuhiro Otomo.

We love Akira...

So we dedicated a year
of our lives to honor it.

Epoch is a chance for me
to connect with my childhood dream
of becoming and astronaut.

We used practical photography
to capture Tetsuo's body
transformation.

We shot over 17 hours of
120 fps 4k footage for the
incredible fluid dynamics.

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Process

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Endless amounts of hours were poured into Awaken Akira, and it took us a full year of working intermittently in our spare time to create the tribute.  We did our best to replicate the original art and honor the masterful work of Otomo. 

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Credits

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Design + Production + Direction - Ash Thorp
Design + Production + Direction - Zaoeyo
Score - Pilotpriest
Character Modeler - Raf Grassetti
Photography - The Joelsons

Special thanks

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We would like to personally thank every man and woman on the creative team that brought Akira to life, and especially, Master Otomo for the years of continuous inspiration.

- The Akira Awaken Team

Please also visit - awakenakira.com´╗┐