Watch the Trailer for "Bartkira," a Mashup of The Simpsons and Akira

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Bartkira is an ongoing comic series (currently standing at three volumes, with more to come) and a portmanteau referring to the blending of The Simpsons and the legendary Japanese animated film, Akira. The parody project has now yielded a full-length trailer, featuring a virtual shot-for-shot reproduction of the original Japanese theatrical trailer for Akira. The short film is a crowdsourced affair, with 50 volunteer artists collaborating to transplant The Simpsons characters to Neo-Springfield. The project's creators have gone so far as to cook up a back story for the trailer, which is said to have been unearthed from an old VHS tape containing the "Do the Bartman" music video. Check it out below.