Cultural appropriation occurs when people within a dominant culture use the stories, styles, motifs, and objects of a subordinated culture without appropriate reciprocity, permission, compensation or research in a manner that is ignorant of the group's cultural context (Han 2019 pp. 9-10) (Matthes 2018 pp. 1004-1005).
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.