Akira: The London Connection


Scanning the reviews on Amazon can be good for a laugh, now and again…


Dishonest politicians, a city preparing for an imminent Olympics, street gangs, terrorist attacks… This could be a fable of our times, but this isn’t London 2011, this is a future Tokyo rebuilt 30 years after a Third World War, yet already descending into decadent and aimless disorder.

The Kinniburgh Kid

He missed out the rampant rioting, but, yeah, as parallels go, pretty perceptive.

It’s a shame we don’t have an orbital satellite laser to strengthen the analogy; that, and youths (or , rather, “yutes”) with psychic powers. Actually, the absence of the latter in  London’s probably a good thing! Imagine how much more fucked-up things would’ve been back in August…


Still, if Tetsuo were to re-emerge from his new universe to raze the Olympic stadium, it’d certainly justify the coverage (and the entrance fee)!


About MRDA

The beast shouting "I" at the heart of the world. Alien misanthropologist in a homo sapiens skinsuit. Pass the wine and get out of my sunshine!
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