akira; past and future

editorial.

Akira’s graphics and story content were very advanced for it’s time!

  1. They predicted that the Olympics would be in Tokyo in the year 2020 (see: link)
  2. The manga was over 2,000 pages long and the story board for the film was 738 pages, yet Otomo managed to condense it into a 2 hour film
  3. 50 colours were made exclusively for the movie

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I’m even further impressed when I learnt that Kanye was a huge fan to the point he even added scenes to his music video, ‘Stronger,’ and argues that the topics addressed in the movie continues to be relevant to the world we live in today. 

Even from just watching Akira, there was many locations or vibes that resonated familiarity from other movies. I’d begin to think that some would have influenced Akira, but even more than that, Akira influenced other movies. 

  • The street scenes in…

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