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Doraemon Meets ‘Akira’ In Disturbing 2020 Tokyo Olympics Animation [Video]

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Aleix Pitarch

The city of Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Olympics this past fall, leading many people, this site included, to draw the parallel between reality and the post-apocalyptic manga and anime feature film Akira, which took place in the run-up to the 2020 Olympic Games in Neo-Tokyo.

The organizers real-life Games in Tokyo have turned to another manga/anime, Doraemon, to help promote the Olympics. The famous robot cat is an ambassador for the 2020 Games. With that in mind, animator Aleix Pitarch has combined Akira, Doraemon and the Olympics in a tribute video. It's...harrowing.

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Valiant’s New Sponsorship Deal Gives the World USA Man-o-Luge

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It's the cross-promotional marketing opportunity you never saw coming: American luge athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics will be wearing outfits based upon Valiant's X-O Manowar, thanks to a new partnership between the publisher and the US Olympic team. No, really.The sponsorsh

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Olympians: Superhero Bodies and What Real Athletes Look Like

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There are certain phrases that have a special resonance for a Marvel kid like me. "Pocket dimension." "Lift (press)." "Marital status: unrevealed." This is the language of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, and I used to pore over the pages of those little encyclopedias like I thought there was an exam coming. (I would have

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Bizarro Back Issues: Batman Dominates ‘The Olympic Games of Space’ Because Of Course He Does (1958)

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A few weeks back, I talked about Superman's ill-fated trip to the Interplanetary Olympics. In that story, the Man of Steel claimed that he could've won if he wanted to, but let's face facts here: When it came down to it, Super

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Bizarro Back Issues: Superman Is Terrible At The Interplanetary Olympics (1963)

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I've never really been much of a sports fan, mostly because my enjoyment of a sport is based entirely on how often a steel folding chair is used as a weapon, and for some reason that never really happens in basketball. That

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