akira

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
4.20.18
akira

Why Hasn’t There Ever Been a Great 'Akira' Video Game?

TBH, I’ve no real answer to the question—but it’s surely about time that we got one.
Mike Diver
4.5.17
Film

The Whitewashed 'Ghost in the Shell' Remake Is More Action Than Anime

The remake of the Japanese anime cult classic has been plagued with controversy since it was announced, and to be honest, 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
the vice guide to comics

An Irrefutable List of the Five Best Manga Comics of All Time

VICE's art editor Nick Gazin dives into the storied Japanese art form of manga to guide people past some common misconceptions and toward a completely objective list of the top manga comics.
VICE Staff
9.16.16
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
Premieres

Sit the Hell Down and Experience Kids of the Apocalypse's Animated Epic "Better Life"

Man, animation is so dope.
Phil Witmer
7.19.16
Space

How Supermassive Black Holes Kill Off Old Galaxies

New observations shed light on the mysterious process of galaxy 'quenching.'
Michael Byrne
5.25.16
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
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