Akira (1988)

Abby Poposki

Autoethnography is used when researching because it was shown that the audience wasn’t as receptive to facts and statistics about a topic, than they were about meaningful stories because it encouraged free-thinking in a way facts couldn’t (Ellis et al. 2011).

The experience of live-tweeting does precisely this, because it introduces perspectives that weren’t initially shared. Reading others tweets provided insight of information I wasn’t aware of that enhanced the overall viewing experience. Moreover, I was also pleased when I read tweets from other peers that voiced my opinions and concerns about the film. Despite all this, I still missed important plot points such as Tetsuo creating another big bang, thus creating a new universe, or that Kei gained psychic powers after Kiyoko used her as a medium.

Viewing Akira (1988) portrayed a more sinister nature of anime that I wasn’t used to. The film was riddled with gore and sexual…

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