Though I wasn’t present to actually take part in this week’s live tweeting experience, I thoroughly enjoyed checking in on Twitter and witnessing everyone’s reactions to the film Akira (1988). I personally hadn’t seen the film before and was almost certain that I’d have the same reactions as those who don’t often or have never watched animated Japanese films.

Love Hina
Love Hina (2002) Written by Shō Aikawa, directed by Yoshiaki Iwasaki.

I’ve had very little exposure to anime and was never really one to sit through weekend cartoons like Pokemon or Yu Gi Oh – I was and still am completely devoted to everything Disney.
I was first introduced to Japanese animation through films like Kiki’s Delivery Service and Howl’s Moving Castle while I studied Japanese in high school. However, both those films were shown to me in English so I never really associated them with Japanese anime until I re-watched…

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