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Akira Overcast Version by deadlymike Akira Overcast Version by deadlymike
I did up two versions - Daylight and Overcast. I'm curious to know what your guys prefer?

This is the first ever Anime I saw. I remember walking into Rogers Video in Grade 7 and seeing this crazy cover of Kaneda holding this massive weapon and his bike. I had to grab it just from the cover alone. I have to admit, the violence was hard to take in at that age but I was immediately desensitized after watching it a few hundred times!

Tetsuo and Guts ugh!

Enjoy!
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rend-sukioka Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
really impresionat im lov it this vety good
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Thanks!
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ultracoldson Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
the overcast version is better. i think it think the neutrals go with kaneada's posture. also this captures a the calm atmosphere after the chaos as shown in his posture.
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Yeah it definitely sets the mood right.
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Katana-Queen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
this is awesome! out of the two versions i like this one better solely for the reason that i saw it first. but dont get me wrong the brighter version is still just as cool :D now i have the want to go pop in my dvd!
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
YES!! That was my purpose..ta get y'all back on that Manga!
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Katana-Queen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
haha today is a good day to curl up with a great read :D it makes me sad though because from what i read the live action movie version is going to be horrible
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Really. I'm not surprised. It's americanized. You know Will Smith is playing Old Boy right? We'll see how that turns out.
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Katana-Queen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
yea whenever they make americanized versions theyre always bad. i read that like leonardo dicaprio of all people is going to direct it or produce it or something and zac efron is supposed to be kaneda (although with an americanized name) and its supposed to be in like neo new york instead of neo tokyo. so yea it sounds like a huuuge disappointment :(
i read that a while back about old boy. it was incredibly sad to hear that. i own the movie myself on dvd and every time i imagine will smith in that role it makes me shudder. he already butchered the roles he played in i am legend and i robot so now he'll probably ruin old boy too
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. I still have faith. Hopefully heh.
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Katana-Queen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
lol yea i guess i should try to be more optimistic too
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Go for it!
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russiantea87 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   Writer
I relish this peice more than the more lushly colored daylight version, personally; because it's more accenting of Kaneda's personal emotional turmoil as he considers punching a tunnel through his closest friend with that oversized laser wrapped in his hands. however the daylight one is more attentive to one the premise Akira's most prevailing aspect: it's a sci-fi action story with character's with private emotions that are constantly juxtaposed with the flamboyant, sometimes hilarious madness going on around them. I mean, Akira is inherently a comedy-jammed story. The character's stoke that, Kaneda especially.
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Damn that's a brilliant way to put it sir. I need you to write for all my pieces. It all makes sense now. Thanks man!
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russiantea87 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   Writer
yyyyeah, that said, I should've proofread it a little more. Essentically what I meant to say (prior to the run-ons) was that Akira is first and foremostly a viciously flamboyant sci-fi premise. One not above a little junky slapstickery. Despite this the premise never comes at the cost of the characters: but the same goes for the flip end of the discussion, becuase the characters' personal concerns are never so emphasized that the premise takes itself too seriously.

The main character's typically internalize their concerns rather than verbalize them; it usually only the side character's that lame the premise by boorishly handfisting all of their emotions and outrage.
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Lol crazy man. You should be writing reviews dude. I'd love to hear what you say on my other pieces. Very interesting.
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Csyeung Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Thanks!
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Laskex21 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
for some reason i like this one too cause even though the other one is bright, this one shows the emotion and destruction all around
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Yeah I agree with that. The feeling touches you with this version.
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TheGreyNinja Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
whenever i've got two different things going on that i like, i usually meet myself half-way and find a way to combine the two for a compromise.. heh.

can't make up my mind too well here. i think i like this overcast one best.. the overall mood of the colors match better - pretty much what the dudes above me are saying. although i do kinda wish the red popped more on this one.. but not as much as it seems to pop in the other one.

sick stuff bro. lovin it.
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Lol I do that too but for some reason meeting halfway gave it a bit of a muddy green tone which didn't really work but thanks for the advice. I'll try that next time. Much agreed on the mood of the overcast.

Thanks again!
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WillCaligan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
This is a pretty amazin pic. I think this version pics the mood of the anime better then the other but they are both hot.
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Thanks!!
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WillCaligan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
My pleasure.
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theBaldWonder Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This one. The environment fits his posture. Now I feel like watching the movie again, great work.
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deadlymike Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Go and watch!! Enjoy!
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