Author: okkelsea

“Neo-Tokyo is about to E X P L O D E”

Diversity, Communication & Culture

(And man, did it ever!!)

Akira 1988

Where to start! What a film. Firstly, reflecting back on our live-tweeting, I can see that I was firstly impacted by the sheer beauty and detail of the anime!

I’m a huge anime fan, but my scope is still pretty limited in terms of having watched anime and Japanese films, so my favourites thus far include; One-Punch Man (2012), The Full Metal Alchemist (2003/4), Ponyo (2008), Spirited Away (2001), My Neighbor Totoro (1988) and Howl’s Moving Castle (2004).

Of course, the common consensus amongst the #BCM320 thread was initial and intense confusion, and looking for familiar themes/features/aesthetics –

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Gojira & I

Diversity, Communication & Culture



I’ve always had an interest in cultures that weren’t my own. Throughout the course of my degree and the older I get, the more opportunities I have to unpack and utilise this interest. My BA/BINTS double degree includes a Sociology major, Culture studies minor, Global Media and Communication major AND I’m attempting my Spanish minor too (after starting in Japanese [oh dear that was WAY too difficult] in my first year) – in other words, I’m interested in people, how and why we are the way we are, where we come from, and the difficult levels of how we communicate. This I know effects everything I do, and constructs my perspective of a lot of different things. This being my third year of University, I find my analysis of ‘every-day situations’, ability to critically think and engagement with academic thinking at an all time high.

Once you start analysing…

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