The first thing I thought of when I saw this topic was Godzilla. The second thing I thought of was Akira. I guess that says volumes about my geekiness when the first two things I think of a country are a giant lizard that destroys it and cartoon/comic.
I went with Akira, Tetsuo to be more precise because I have never drawn anything from Akira before and I thought it would be fun. It was lol but that mutant arm was killer.