Kara Henderson

Shakira! Shakira! … is it bad that those words were screaming in mind when we started the screening, “Akira’?


In this weeks seminar we watched the film, Akira. This was a 2-hour screening and I found it difficult to pick up what was going on. However, I was able to pick up a few Western cultures that appear parallel to this manga material.

One of the first characters we are introduced to in ‘Akira’ is Takashi, a character with a telekinetic superpower. Immediately, the character Eleven from ‘Stranger Things’ pops into my mind… and of course I tweet this out for my classmates to observe and hopefully feel the same…

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The second Western clue I picked up on was to do with our music culture. The manga film resembled Kanye West’s music video ‘Stronger’. After the quickest Google search I found that the rapper did in fact do…

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