The Morning GIF: Monday, December 12

A Japanese artist collective reimagines a scene from Akira with Tetsuo Shima.

Mar 3, 2020, 10:03 am*


Fernando Alfonso III 

Fernando Alfonso III

Here at the Daily Dot, we have an unofficial tradition of sharing GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you into the circle. In the Morning GIF, we’ll feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

Today we’re checking in with one of the biggest GIF-loving communities out there, Tumblr.

The following Akira-inspired GIF has been making the rounds on the blogging platform, collecting more 1,150 reblogs, likes, and comments in less than an hour on Sunday night. The small monochrome GIF is a stylized scene straight out of 1988 animated film. It features biker Tetsuo Shima crashing his motorcycle into a psychic test subject.

The GIF was created by Hujiko Pro, a Japanese artist collective. To see each cell used to create the GIF, go here.

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*First Published: Dec 12, 2011, 10:30 am