Heres What Happens When You Cross Akira and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_img How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan Stay on target If you’re a fan of the anime film Akira, which you should absolutely be, you might want to check out the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020, which are drawing some surprising comparisons to Akira’s 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympics. Recently, there was an event from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government where a project map clip was shown to count down to 2020, stating “3 years to go!” and even featured footage from Akira, as well as the Kaneda bike slide. Amazing stuff.It’s the first time the movie has been directly involved with the promotion for the Olympics, but knowing how important it is to both Japanese culture and fandom, it may end up showing up again as additional promotions are sent out to the public. It’s a very anime-centric Olympics this time around, with anime “ambassadors” greeting newcomers to the country and whatnot, so it’s not surprising to make the connection to Akira in general.Unfortunately, we do, as the event states, have three more years to wait until we see what the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have to offer. But if it’s anything nearly as cool as the advertisements that have been leading up to it are, we’ve really got a lot to look forward to and plenty to be excited for, especially with Japanese culture leaving its important mark on the events and very thread of the Olympics in general.Oh, and if you haven’t seen it already, make sure you watch Akira after checking out the video below. You’re definitely going to wish you had in the next three years. It’s only a couple of hours, why not see what it has to offer?Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more