Anime Underground Some Artists Drew All Of 'Akira' With 'The Simpsons' Characters, And It's Amazing  

Mick Jacobs
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List Rules Vote up the most impressive panels showcasing 'The Simpsons' and 'Akira' blending together.

Two equally influential animated series - Akira and The Simpsons - come together in an fantastic feat of fan art: Bartkira. Created through the efforts of more than 700 artists across the globe, Bartkira places characters from The Simpsons into the world of Akira. Bart Simpson plays the protagonist, Kaneda, while his best friend, Milhouse Van Houten, plays the role of the mad psychic, Tetsuo. The titular Akira gets embodied by none other than Ralph Wiggum. Like Pokémon/Simpson mashup artBartkira blends two distinct styles of animation to create a wonderfully bizarre yet faithful adaptation, one that highlights the techniques and quirks of both worlds.

Bartkira stems from the mind of artist Ryan Humphrey, who created the crossover for the Simpsons Drawing Club, a Tumblr of Simpsons fan art. Available on the Bartkira website, the whole comic faithfully and humorously recreates Akira's glory using Springfield's finest. Created from 2013-2017, Bartkira is worth checking out if you're a fan of either medium or simply crave an entertaining story that includes science fiction, rebellion, and postmodernism.

Wait until you see who Homer Simpson plays in Bartkira...

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Bart On His Bike

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Photo: MegaLoveluck/Bartkira

A promotional image featuring Bart (Kaneda) riding his Akira equivalent's famed bike in the Simpsons' renowned living room.

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Milhouse Loses His Arm

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Photo: Adam Norfolk/Bartkira Vol. II

When Principal Skinner (the Colonel) attempts to destroy both Milhouse (Tetsuo) and Ralph (Akira) using the Satellite Orbital Laser, he misses, only managing to sever Milhouse's arm. 

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Ralph And Milhouse Join Forces

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Photo: Cameron Stewart/Bartkira Vol. III

Milhouse (Tetsuo) approaches Ralph (Akira) after the psychic child destroys Springfield (Neo-Tokyo) for the second time.

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Milhouse Starts To Lose Control

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Photo: James Zark/Bartkira Vol. V

Milhouse's (Tetsuo's) excessive usage of his powers causes his body to grow out of control, much to the dismay and horror of his followers.

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