AKIOBOY (ah-key-oh-boy) is a Birmingham, AL based entertainment brand that produces original content influenced by Japanese animation, comics, storytelling & video games.
It came about when a friend jokingly called Ronnie Moore Jr. (artist/founder) a “man-child because of the characters he doodled all the time. With that in mind, he found it comical to name the company around that joke. “AKIO” is Japanese for “bright; shining man” which references a smart & focused individual, while “BOY” is ironically used to contradict the former (man-child).
“AKIOBOY promotes the idea that everyone’s the main character of their life story & shouldn’t allow society to define who they are. Our logo, characters & videos represents staying young at heart while encouraging people to create themselves like character customization in a video game.