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  • Kaneda Bike Akira
    ‘Akira’: Looking back at the future
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    On the 30th anniversary of the release of ‘Akira’ in Japan, we examine the...
  • Speak Japanese like an ‘Akira’ biker punk
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    Want to give your nihongo a bit of biker edge? Let Neo-Tokyo be...
  • ‘Akira’ inspires generations of foreign animators
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    ‘Why did you come to Japan?’ For many people, the answer is Katsuhiro Otomo‘s...
  • ‘Akira’ soundtrack featured music worthy of a visual masterpiece
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    Geinoh Yamashirogumi's epic soundscape still resonating with musicians and listeners decades later
  • Views from the street: Tokyo
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    Do you remember the first time you watched ‘Akira’?
  • The enduring appeal of ‘Akira,’ the manga
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    Throughout multiple English-language incarnations of the cyberpunk classic, demand has never wavered
  • The pain and passion that fueled ‘Akira’
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    For many of the animators who toiled to bring Neo-Tokyo to life, it was...
  • Joe Peacock's "Akira" tattoos.
    Collecting ‘Akira,’ one scene at a time
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    How Joe Peacock became the owner of the world’s largest collection of ‘Akira’ cels.
  • My deep dive into ‘Akira’ only scratched the surface of its legacy
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    A few months ago, I proposed to the editors at The Japan Times that...