In honor of Akira Kurosawa's birthday today, we collected a handful of terrific storyboards hand-painted by the legend himself. The iconic Japanese filmmaker created more than 30 films, many of which have gone on to become cult classics still cherished today. Before Kurosawa became a world class filmmaker, Akira spent his early years as an aspiring painter. Hit the thumbs to celebrate his legacy with a collection of incredible Akira Kurosawa storyboards. [FuckYeahAkiraKurosawa]