Video Essay Explores How AKIRA Uses Light

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One of the things that makes Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA great is its amazing attention to detail, and the Nerdwriter created a video essay discussing on how the anime used light as a layer to its story. Otomo and his crew clearly managed to create a film that animates light to show meaning in the anime's neon-lit Tokyo. The video discusses how Otomo characterizes Neo Tokyo with neon light - a visual element of most dystopian cyberpunk worlds. Watch the video below:

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