Adobe's new AI just 'fixed' Akira - is nothing sacred?

Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira movie is a stone cold classic that pushed what could be done with hand-drawn animation and inspired a generation of artists and designers, so naturally an AI user decides to fix it.

Creative director and AI advocate Eric Groza has used Adobe's new Generative Expand AI tool to alter the aspect ratio of Akira and fill in the extra space with seamless new detail. As he explains on Instagram, Akira was made on 35mm film (some sections expanded to 75mm) but it was shot in 16:9 ratio, horizontal ratio. 

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.