Speaking of Bikes..

Two Fictional Bikes have become reality recently

and I thought I want to share with you guys.

First off we have Kanaeda Bike from the Japanese Animated movie Akira

videos of this bike were all over the Internet Last week

it was Great news for nerds as well as bike enthusiasts

to see such a special bike being made,

and it was made for a good Cause:

From Anime News Network:

The only officially recognized replica of Shotaro Kaneda’s motorcycle from Katsuhiro Otomo‘sAkira manga and film is currently traveling across Japan. Shinji Tejima from the Showa Studioautomobile repair shop spent seven years and approximately 10 million yen (about US$121,400) to build the motorcycle, and he is riding it across Japan to raise money for the children’s autism support group Bokura Company.

Check the links for more videos and information [ToplessRobot/AnimeNewNetwork]

 

Secondly, there is the Tron Light Cycle,

one of my Personal favorite designs

from the movie “TRON: Legacy” the Sequel.

its originally created by “Parker Brothers Choppers” with a normal gas motor,

but then “Evolve Motorcycles” joined them and thought of making it fully electric

and so the noise of the bike is now gone and it rides more like a Light Cycle.

 

and the best part is that THEY ARE FOR SALE on HammerSchlemmer. ($55,000)

I’m very excited and i love the fact that people are making these things.

 

The Sword Maker – a short film

this video is about one the few remaining

Japanese traditional sword smiths,

he has an interesting story to share,

and a very unique way to make a living.

 

Handmade Portraits: The Sword Maker from Etsy on Vimeo.

 

i personally love swords and i don’t know how much one would would cost

if i ask him to make it for me, i would do it out of support :)

Berserk Movie Gets a Release Date

The good news the release date is revealed, the bad it’s January 2012, In Japan that is.

This means I’ll have to wait til the end of 2012 to get the BluRay.

here’s the Full news from ANN:

This year’s 14th volume of Hakusensha‘s Young Animal magazine is announcing this week that the Berserk anime film will open throughout Japan next January. It also confirms that Toshiyuki Kubooka (Batman: Gotham Knight episode 5) is directing at Studio 4°CWarner Brothers Japan is distributing.

The official website for the film will open on July 15. Some theaters will be showing a teaser trailer, and Good Smile Company will make a figure which will be unveiled at this summer’s Wonder Festival. A Berserk clear file (not sure what’s this)  comes with this week’s Young Animal issue.