I Finally Watched Akira and Now My Head Hurts


The first thing I learned while watching Akira this weekend was that I’ve been pronouncing it wrong for decades. The 1988 animated film, based on Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga of the same name, is not pronounced “Uh-keer-ah.” According to the movie, it’s more like “Ah-key-ruh.” Unfortunately, that’s about the only thing I really learned from watching this 124 minute movie with my two boys. Now before I dive into my thoughts on Akira, let me set …

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