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In a world full of people there’s only some want to fly. Isn’t that crazy?

Whenever I see this following video clip, I’m simply amazed at the intricacy of each animation scene. This is one of those things I look at and place into the “I couldn’t do this any better not even in my wildest dreams” category. I haven’t had the opportunity to see the movie yet though. Apparantly they’re remaking Akira into a live action film in 2009. I don’t see how they can do better that this though. I would have been blown away had I seen this at the time it was released when I was 11.

Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated film set in a neon-lit futuristic post-apocalyptic Tokyo in 2019. Akira is regarded by critics as one of the greatest animated films ever made. One of the reasons for the movie’s success was the highly advanced quality of its animation. At the time, most anime was notorious for cutting production corners with limited motion, such as having only the characters’ mouths move while their faces remained static. Akira broke from this trend with meticulously detailed scenes, exactingly lip-synched dialogue €” a first for an anime production (voices were recorded before the animation was completed, rather than the opposite) €” and super-fluid motion as realized in the film’s more than 160,000 animation cels.

2 Responses to “In a world full of people there’s only some want to fly. Isn’t that crazy?”

  1. Well the latest news is that I was able to watch Akira on google movies recently. It was entertaining, but I didn’t like how it ended. It’s an adult movie in that it depicts violence, etc. So I don’t think it would have been appropriate for me when I was 11 after all!

  2. This video is a lot more meaningful if you know the words to the track. The song is called “Crazy”, originally sung by Seal. Here are the lyrics:

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    Only child know…

    A man decides after seventy years,
    That what he goes there for, is to unlock the door.
    While those around him criticize and sleep…
    And through a fractal on a breaking wall,
    I see you my friend, and touch your face again.
    Miracles will happen as we trip.

    But we’re never gonna survive, unless…
    We get a little crazy
    No we’re never gonna survive, unless…
    We are a little…

    Cray…cray…

    …Crazy yellow people walking through my head.
    One of them’s got a gun, to shoot the other one.
    And yet together they were friends at school
    Ohh, get it, get it, get it, get it no no!

    If all were there when we first took the pill,
    Then maybe, then maybe, then maybe, then maybe…
    Miracles will happen as we speak.

    But we’re never gonna survive unless…
    We get a little crazy.

    No no, never survive, unless we get a little… bit…

    Oh…
    Oh…

    In a world full of people, only some want to fly,
    Isn’t that crazy?
    Crazy…
    In a heaven of people there’s only some want to fly,
    Ain’t that crazy?
    Oh babe… Oh darlin…
    In a world full of people there’s only some want to fly,
    Isn’t that crazy?
    Isn’t that crazy… Isn’t that crazy… Isn’t that crazy…

    Ohh…
    But we’re never gonna survive unless, we get a little crazy.. crazy..
    No no, never survive unless, we get a little bit…

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