Akira Title Sequence

Style Boards

Still Frames

Animated Assets

This is one of many animation assignments I underwent in my sophomore year. This one involved us making an opening title sequence for a movie or TV show of our choice. I decided to do mine on the 1988 animated sci-fi epic, Akira. I consider this one of my best assignments because it is the first one where I made serious use of cel animation in Photoshop and included it in most of the scenes in this video.

For the most part, I decided to go with a limited color palette involving shades of black, white, and red to make it more akin to the original manga. This is also the first time I experimented with a "brush text" style, influenced by Japanese calligraphy.

© 2012 by Andrew Arvan

  • Twitter
  • Vimeo Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Tumblr Social Icon