A Closer Look at the Game-Changing Impact of the 1988 Animated Film, Akira #cyberpunk

In the world of animation, there was before Akira and after Akira. This 1988 film, created during the height of Japan’s economic and technological boom time, redefined what was possible in animation, sci-fi, and action films. It introduced the world to Japanese anime culture and it would prove to be a huge inspiration to the cyberpunk fiction that followed.

In this very thoughtful, concise mini-doc on the film, they look at the conditions under which Akira arose, some of the features of the film that made it so game-changing, and the impact that it would have on what came after.


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