lovers of AKIRA and kaneda, check this out!
what you see above here is the only “officially recognised” replica motorcycle of shotaro kaneda’s bike in the famous movie, AKIRA! how cool is that? shinji tejima, the builder of this marvelous bike and owner of an automobile repair shop, spent seven years and ten million yen (i assume in 2012 when converted it was $121,400 USD, but now when converted, it’s approximately $97530.00 USD, 58600.00 GBP, and 70960.00 Euros according to the current exchange rates). it is fully functional and rides like a regular motorcycle and as you can see, tejima is completely decked out in kaneda’s gear! tejima began riding it across japan in 2012 to raise money for children’s autism.
- i’ve been searching endlessly for the end to his journey as it began in 2012, but unfortunately i cannot find any articles or videos of how it all came to a glorious end.
source 1, source 2, source 3
video 1, video 2, video 3, video 4