It turns out there are some great anime about motorcycles and those who love them, but which are really worth your time? This list ranks the best anime featuring motorcycles, including older titles, as well as new motorcycle anime that you may not know about.
One example of a great motorcycle anime is Kino's Journey, which originally aired in 2003 and paired protagonist Kino with the talking motorcycle Hermes. Two short films have also been made based on Keiichi Sigsawa's original series. Another more recent anime about motorcycles is the TV adaptation Bakuon!! (translation: Roar!!), which followed Hane Sakura and her days at the progressive Okanoue Girls' High School where all students could ride motorbikes. There are even anime movies included on this list such as the cult-classic Akira since it features biker gangs riding on cyberpunk motorcycles.
Vote up your favorite anime about motorcycles and bikers!
Bakuon !!Photo: flickr / CC0
- Photo: flickr / CC0Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and featuring the voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, and Taro Ishida. The screenplay is based on Otomo's manga of the same name, focusing mainly on the first half of the story. The film depicts a dystopian version of Tokyo in the year 2019, with cyberpunk tones. The plot focuses on teenage biker Tetsuo Shima and his psychic powers, and the leader of his biker gang, Shotaro Kaneda. Kaneda tries to prevent Tetsuo from releasing the imprisoned psychic Akira. While most of the character designs and settings were adapted from the original 2182-page manga epic, ...more
Bakuon!! OVAPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
- Photo: Metaweb / CC-BYKino's Journey: the Beautiful World (Kino no Tabi) is a Japanese light novel series written by Keiichi Sigsawa, with illustrations by Kouhaku Kuroboshi, and a 2003 anime series. Kino, accompanied by a talking motorcycle named Hermes, travels through a mystical world of many different countries and forests, each unique in its customs and people.