The Rubin Akira
Introduced by Ben Granoff
1988, Japan, Katsuhiro Otomo, 124 min.
About the Speaker
Ben Granoff is a Cartoonist who creates, teaches and writes about comics. He has worked with the Rubin Museum, Columbia University, Universal Pictures, Marvel Comics, a couple of Emmy-Award winners, and various advertising agencies. Ben has worked as an activist, a youth development program administrator and a member of Teach for America. He plans on studying Art Therapy to marry his passions for service work and the arts. He lives in Brooklyn with Pearl T. Cat. His work deals with humor, horror, friendship and spirituality. It can be viewed at www.benvsdov.com.
Did You Know?
- There are 2,212 single shots, 160,000 single pictures and 327 different colors used in the film’s animation.
- A live-action remake has been in consideration by American studios since the mid-90s.
- The music was completed before anything was drawn for the film. In many cases, it was edited to fit the animation.