That first scene, the first time the bomb explodes… our studio at the time was at the epicentre of that explosion. We felt like we were going to change the world when we were making Akira, and that scene represented that.

Kōji Morimoto on the halcyon days of Japanese anime

Author: Matthew Culnane

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