This week, I watched an anime film for the first time. It was vastly different than expected. Upon reflecting on the practices of auto-ethnography, the experience of live-tweeting the screening and my own cultural framework I was able to realise the vast influence Akira has had on pop culture everywhere.
Akira is a true masterpiece whose influence lives on 30 years later thanks to global media flows. It has influenced global culture in countless ways through the process of hybridisation.