Ah, the internet. Bringing fans with mutual interests together and then mash those interests into other newer, weirder interests. For instance, this is a great time, no a wondrous time to be a fan of Akira and the Simpsons. Strange, right? You wouldn’t think about putting the two together but out in the world fans are coming together to create something magical.
It’s called the Bartkira project and was started by artist Ryan Humphrey. What started as a meme has no become a a full blown website were artists have come to lend their talents and recreate all six volumes of Akira to fit in the Simpsons universe. It really is quite the site to behold and the more I read, the more I began to realize how well the Simpsons and Akira sink up.
Now, it has become something more. It has evolved and morphed into an actual trailer! Featuring the original audio from the theatrical trailer this mash-up is uncanny and hilarious. Never mind the live action Akira, I’ll take Bartkira any day.