Is the New 'Ghost in the Shell' Film Actually Any Good?

The American remake of the Japanese anime cult classic has been plagued with controversy since it was announced, and tbh it's a pretty vapid watch.


Streetwear Illustrations Dive into a Dystopian World of Demon Hunters

Hip hop, cyberpunk, and anime meet in the illustrations of Argentian artist Mau Lencinas, a.k.a., 199hates.


Soak Up the Masterful Use of Light in Legendary Anime, 'Akira'

Stunning sequences of spotlights, neon, and lasers highlight creator Katsuhiro Ôtomo's brilliance.


Heaven Is a Social Death Network in Lorn's New Music Video

"Anvil" asks the question, What if your afterlife was a nonstop social media feed?


How 'Akira' Has Influenced All Your Favourite TV, Film and Music

Before the release of Akira in 1989, Japan and its art, food and animation was alien to many in the west.


Life Inside Japan's Aging Biker Gangs

VICE Japan followed some of the country's most infamous bikers to hear about their violent pasts and dying subculture.


The Goons and Gloom of Colin Barrett's Small-Town Ireland

We had pints with the debut author to discuss his celebrated new book of stories, 'Young Skins.'


Hundreds Of 'Akira' Fans Just Created The Best Live-Action Trailer For The Anime Classic

For fans of the manga and feature film alike, a fan-made 'Akira' trailer that might be as close as we'll get to the real thing.


Day Two: Tocca, Tadashi Shoji, and the Fashion Palette Australian Showcase

This year we tasked photographer Conor Lamb with documenting New York Fashion Week, so we wouldn't have to. On day two of NYFW, Conor dove headfirst into the haughty tents that surround Lincoln Center, snapping up pics of waify models in elaborate...