To say that Akira is a big influence on a lot of artists is an understatement, but coming into it late in the game I remember being amazed that I had never seen it, and awed at what they were able to pull off with 1988 animation techniques.

I'll have the above piece of Tetsuo available as a print at this years DCC, be sure and check out The Art of Akira exhibit while you're there.