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Deep Ass Questions

We Asked a Physicist What Would Happen If Jimmy Ate World

*Hits blunt* Could life end thanks to an emo band with the munchies?
Devin Pacholik
4.23.18
Film

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.
Hannah Ewens
3.29.17
Art

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.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
12.12.16
Art

Indiana Jones Meets 'Akira' in a Wordless Animated Short

Russian animator Vitaliy Shushko's first short film feels like a Disney movie with more transhumanism...and blood.
Beckett Mufson
12.8.16
Film

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

Stunning sequences of spotlights, neon, and lasers highlight creator Katsuhiro Ôtomo's brilliance.
Beckett Mufson
11.29.16
Music

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?
DJ Pangburn
10.24.16
Stuff

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

The iconic manga film is getting its third UK release in cinemas today – here's why you should go and watch it.
Tom Usher
9.21.16
Design

What Anime Architecture Teaches Us About the Future of Cities

The Museum of Architectural Drawing in Berlin hosts an exhibition on the architecture of anime.
DJ Pangburn
8.6.16
Film

'Akira Project' Director Teases a New Cyberpunk Action Film [Premiere]

Watch the first eight minutes of 'Temple,' and help turn Nguyen-Anh Nguyen's film into a reality.
Beckett Mufson
12.4.15
VICE INTL

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.
VICE Staff
11.17.15
Film

[Music Video] Inside Sage Francis' Dystopian Anime, "ID Thieves"

The bearded rapper becomes a hero straight out of 'Akira,' 'Ghost in the Shell,' or 'Blade Runner.'
Beckett Mufson
7.7.15
Stuff

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

We had pints with the debut author to discuss his celebrated new book of stories, 'Young Skins.'
Belinda McKeon
4.1.15
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