Dave Rapoza is one heck of a talented digital freelance artist, known perhaps best for his hyper realistic depictions of classic cartoon characters, like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for example.

Using his trusty Wacom Intuos 4 tablet and Photoshop CS3, and grabbing a few unused hours here and there, the man is capable of producing works as stunning as this.

Indeed, Akira’s Tetsuo looks even more menacing here than what he looked in the actual manga and anime versions!