Let’s begin with….A person, who has little or not experience watching any sort of Japanese cartoon or animation, watching a Japanese animation. This was me today. The only exposure I’ve ever had to any form of Japanese cartoons was waking up too early on Sunday mornings and being stuck watching Yu Gi Oh, and even then I was not paying attention with great detail and would rather have been watching Hannah Montana.
So let me tell you, I was shook. To sum up my experience of watching Akira, the first word that comes to mind is weird. It was a mixture of violent, graphic and confronting red, blue and yellow while still grabbing your attention through the storyline and I was not prepared for it.
And I completely understand why. Autoethnography is a whole process of learning and understanding a much bigger experience. A clever compilation of Autobiography and Ethnography…
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