A brand new Spider-Man 2 launch trailer debuted simply forward of its October 20 launch, and it’s bought a quick clip that has anime followers going wild. The trailer, which exhibits off villains like Sandman, Mr. Adverse, and Venom, additionally has what appears to be an try at an iconic transfer from the beloved 1998 anime movie, Akira. Sadly, followers aren’t thrilled at Spider-Man 2’s tribute to the anime movie—they’re laughing.
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Akira is a touchstone within the animation neighborhood and past for its achieved storytelling and beautiful hand-drawn animation. Probably the most memorable second from the two-hour movie is what followers name the “Akira Slide:” a two-second clip the place protagonist Kaneda skids his 200-hp bike on the freeway. The anime transfer is so iconic that it’s been replicated in quite a few anime, cartoons, video video games, and live-action movies like Jordan Peele’s Nope. Regardless, any media that has the Akira slide tends to get cool factors on the web— that’s except you’re Spider-Man 2.
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In a quick scene from the Spider-Man 2 launch trailer, Mary Jane Watson does her personal model of the Akira slide (across the 54-second mark) however issues don’t go in keeping with plan. Specifically, she falls off her bike earlier than it reaches a whole cease. To her credit score, we don’t know the context for why MJ biffed the Akira slide. Possibly she was being chased by one of many many goons Spider-Man is at all times coping with and slid out of desperation reasonably than in an try and look cool. Regardless, lack of context hasn’t stopped less-than-charitable anime followers on Twitter and Reddit from dubbing MJ because the first fictional character to botch the Akira slide.
“Nah MJ fucking up the Akira slide gotta be the highest 5 craziest fumble of all time,” Twitch streamer GamesCage wrote on Twitter.
“I truly discovered this humorous bcs you don’t see folks truly failed doing the ‘Akira Slide’,” ADC_Vr mentioned.
“Mj busting her ass doing the Akira bike slide is a few of the funniest shit I didn’t know I wanted to see lmfaooo,” Anim0nk wrote.
“Yoshida-sama has been slighted by this homage via the scarlet girl,” fudgedhobnobs wrote on the r/Spiderman Reddit.
“She nearly did it completely, guess not everybody can Akira slide,” Monkey_King291 replied in the identical Reddit thread.
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Whereas some followers are trouncing MJ’s vehicular oopsie as developer Insomniac Video games “not [understanding] the task” others provided the Marvel heroine an out by reminding followers that they don’t have the context for the clip and that the Akira slide is troublesome to copy in a real-world setting.
“Nobody can land it, the Akira slide is actually inconceivable on pavement except it’s icy or your tires are greased up,” Red_Naxela_ wrote.
It’s unclear what arrange the Akira bike scene however maybe we’ll study extra about it via an MJ-centric story mission.
Spider-Man 2 will launch on October 20 completely on the PlayStation 5.
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