Akira is one of Japan’s most influential anime and sci-fi films ever.

Japan movie magic: how anime Akira influenced Stranger Things and The Matrix, and predicted Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics and cancelling them

  • Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 anime Akira is one of the most influential sci-fi stories ever made. A 4K restoration of the film has just been released on Blu-ray
  • It predicted Tokyo’s hosting of the Olympics in 2020, and the cancellation of the event. A live-action remake, long mooted, has yet to see the light of day
Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Akira is one of Japan’s most influential anime and sci-fi films ever.
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