Akira & Autoethnography

Elizabeth Farley

Akira (1998) is a film that I would not usually go out of my way to watch. Whilst I still do not believe that I would watch it again, I can’t deny that it was a great film. While it is a futuristic film, it isn’t one that focusses on crazy technology or flying cars; it touches on topics such as unethical practices and corruption.

The further I looked into the film, I found that it has had a lot of influences of media now. An article by Daily Beast speaks of how Akira had a huge influence on the making and themes of Strangers Things. It was also very interesting to find that Kanye is also ‘obsessed’ with Akira and it’s themes, so much so that he has said that it is his “biggest creative inspiration”.

Another thing that I found interesting during the film and throughout live-tweeting…

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