How Akira sent shockwaves through pop culture and changed it

Akira was my first real dive into cinematic anime. I had long been a fan of Robotech and it’s Saturday morning ilk, but I remember something transformative about the first time I watched Akira–like being introduced to Baja-style tacos or even having sex for the first time! It was a defining moment in my life, one that I had been yearning to experience and one that opened up a new way of looking at the world.

One of Studio Ghibli’s best animators, Makiko Futaki, likely won’t be remembered for her very best work – one that’s influenced everyone from MJ to Kanye West

Source: How Akira sent shockwaves through pop culture and changed it | Dazed

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