AKIRA is a 1988 Japanese animation action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. Akira fan Shinji Tejima from Fukuoka, Japan spent $121,000 to build a super duper bike, a flawless replica of the animated character Shotaro Kaneda’s motorbike from the film. It took Shinji Tejima 7 years to build it and it is officially approved by the Akira's creator Katsuhiro Otomo! Akira, the animation film was a hugely popular cult film and is considered to be a huge landmark in Japanese animation.
Shinji Tejima drove Akira bike across Japan in order to raise money for the Bokura Company, a charity support group for children with autism. The bike is currently at Katsuhiro Otomo Genga Exhibition in Tokyo until May 30. Fans will be delighted to sit on the bike and have photographs taken.