Akira memorbilia and life narrative.

SHOSHANA B.

It’s not until writing these blogs and reflecting on how I interpret texts, that I have realised the significance of childhood experiences and memories. Growing up with a mother working for Disney in animation and a musician father, film and pop-culture were instrumental in the dialogue of our household. My parents’ keen interest in the arts and pop-culture is a fundamental element to my identity. So, it makes sense that my interpretation of film, particularly animation, are often deeply linked to vivid memories of my childhood.

Although having never seen Akira, the title name is something very familiar. Watching films at home as a child, I can remember my parents discussing the strong stylistic references and influence Akira (and anime in general) has had on the making of many American productions. I can remember walking into my mum’s office every day, which was more like a floor to ceiling animation…

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