I love Japanese anime, ever since I watched Toonami as a little kid and stayed up past my bedtime when Adult Swim actually had watchable stuff instead of glorified stoner material. One franchise has always intrigued me: Akira, the brainchild (no pun intended) of Katsuhiro Otomo. It has practically ever thing you could ever want in an anime/manga. Great action? Check. Character development? Check. Gratuitous violence? Hell yes. I have a couple of action figures from the McFarlane line, including a strange, intimidating-looking little boy resting on a throne? That boy is the titular character, Akira, and in my opinion, he's quite possibly the poster child for Underused Badass Potential. I just feel that Otomo could have done so much better things characterwise with him rather than use him as a combination Chekhov's child/dude in distress. What I'm about to propose is going to cause a lot, and I mean A LOT, of controversy. What if I wrote a reimagining, a "revisionist fanfic" of sorts, where Akira booted Kaneda out of the protagonist chair? I'd have to drastically retool the plot, but hey, wishful thinking.
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