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February 16, 2019 @ 7:59 am

Episode 47 - Akira

This week, Tristan and Christina discuss Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira (1988)

Topics of conversation include: The Olympics, Stranger Things, and 1980s Japan

Track of the Week: Kaneda


1990 Review

Freida Freiburg, Akira and the Postnuclear Sublime  in Hibakusha Cinema

David Desser, Consuming Asia in Multiple Modernities

Susan Napier, The Dystopian Imagination in The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature

Susan Napier, Panic Sites: The Japanese Imagination of Disaster from Godzilla to Akira

Thomas LaMarre, Born of Trauma: Akira and Capitalist Modes of Destruction

Video Essays:

AKIRA: How To Animate Light 

The Impact of Akira

Understanding Disaster: Akira and the Postmodern Apocalypse

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