According to the Screen Rant website, the folks at Hidden Palace have found and released an incomplete demo of an adaptation of the 1995 anime game: Akira. Fortunately, certain levels can be selected and a one-hour playback video has been uploaded. See below.
A game for Mega Drive, Game Gear and Sega CD based on this animation was in the plans of the defunct company THQ and Black Pearl Software, which combined different genre styles such as 2D platform, isometric view with shots, beat'em up, motorcycle stages. Road Rash style and even first person segments.
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A version was even distributed to magazines of the time that published images of the game, as well as being present at the Consumer Electronics Show of 1994. According to some reports of people involved, the project was canceled due to internal problems in the companies, including disagreements in management. . Because it is a prototype, the game is not complete and contains some bugs, but certainly deserves a fond check! Click here to check it out!
Akira is one of the hallmarks of oriental science fiction and revolutionized the arrival of manga and Japanese pop culture in the West. Set in a post-apocalyptic setting of Neo-Tokyo, 30 years after World War III, the story centers on the characters Kaneda and Tetsuo, members of a biker gang that stumble upon Akira's supernatural power.
The work was written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otomo and became one of the key references of the 1980s cyberpunk wave, alongside major titles such as William Gibson's Neuromacer. The manga was published in Japan between 1982 and 1990, in Young Magazine by the publisher Kodansha, and from the beginning became a national hit.
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With the release of the animated version for the big screen in 1988, Akira gained worldwide repercussion and with the strength of the film, the manga was also a worldwide hit. That same year, Akira was released by Marvel on its Epic Comics label and, with the author's own permission, the American version was colorized and adapted for Western reading, becoming the first manga published in both reading orientations. The Brazilian edition of Akira # 1, published by JBC Publisher, won the 30th HQ Mix Trophy in the Classic Publishing category.