Tops on many anime fans “fictional prop turned real gadget” lists are Kaneda’s motorcycle and the Macross Destroid suit. Well, at least two talented people/firms have made them a reality. Continue reading to see more. Click here for first picture in gallery.
This incredible custom motorbike not only looks straight from the Akira movie, but it actually is a fully-functional vehicle — well known for its shiny red finish and component covering shell. Unfortunately, it wasn’t made by Honda (manga) or BMW (movie), but then again, this is the only version licensed for the road.
Created by Masaaki Nagumo, the “Land Walker” is a wearable robot suit — think Macross Destroid suit — that stands 3.4m high and weighs a hefty 907kg (1-ton) — “can walk forward, backward or sideways at 1.5 kph by operating four pedals, and shoots sponge bullets from two air guns installed beside the cockpit.” Available now in Japan, priced at a whopping $313,985USD.