Appreciating Akira

The Critical Millennial

Before delving into Akira, I will start off this blog post with a brief overview of autoethnography. Autoethnography is a qualitative research method that involves actively reflecting on our own personal experiences when studying culture (Ellis, Adams & Bochner 2011). “Autoethnographers recognize the innumerable ways personal experience influences the research process” (Ellis, Adams & Bochner 2011). Thus by acknowledging our own biases and subjectivities when studying culture, we can present our findings on culture in a more objective way.

This week we watched ‘Akira’, an anime made in 1988 (IMDb, 2019). Anime is an animation style associated with Japan. Akira was not my first encounter with anime. Although I had watched anime such as Death Note, Attack on Titan and most notably Pokemon in high school, the experience of watching Akira was unlike any animation or anime I have seen.

Needless to say, I was not prepared for the…

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