VIDEO: Project That Redrew "Akira" Manga Using "Simpsons" Gets an Animated Trailer

In association with the comic, Moon Animate Make-Up producer Kaitlin Sullivan pitched the idea of an animated trailer to match

In 2013, James Harvey's Bartkira Project was a comics event where every participant took five pages from the original Akira manga to collectively redraw Katsuhiro Otomo's entirety of the work in their own styles with characters from The Simpsons. In association with the comic, Moon Animate Make-Up producer Kaitlin Sullivan pitched the idea of an animated trailer to match, with the work of over fifty artists.

 

The results of that effort can now be seen! 

 

 

In partnership with Chicken Tonight, Butterfinger, and CC Lemon, the early 90s execs of Fox and Toho made an animated short. An attempt to appeal to American consumers without having to spend a lot of money. Until a changing of the guard decided the kids needed more Poochie and it was lost...until today.

 

Versus 

 

For more information on Bartkira, you can visit these sites:
bartkira.com/
bartkira.tumblr.com/
bartkiraroadshow.tumblr.com/

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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