Tokyo, Neo-Tokyo and Total Destruction – this 1988 adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga series takes us into an dystopian future where biker gangs battle military personnel while young Tetsuo discovers incredible powers beyond his imagination.
Akira’s depiction of Neo-Tokyo has long inspired science-fiction movies. Berlin’s Tchoban Foundation now showcases Akira’s original architectural drawings that first conceptualized this vast metropolis.
Early Life and Education
Akira was initially published serially in 1978 and helped launch Japan’s anime industry and sci-fi media as a whole, inspiring numerous comic books and movies afterward.
Katsuhiro Otomo had become immersed in Japanese manga during its postwar surge. Yet he felt as if his favorite comics had become darker over time, and desired something fresher and different to explore through writing.
Akira explores the complexities of Japan’s postwar reconstruction, ranging from industrial expansion and urban poverty, to Tetsuo and Kaneda being angry young men interacting with older adults in society.
Story elements in Akira include building up and breaking down simultaneously as part of an organic process, while exploring how one’s abilities affect who they are as individuals – something which would later reappear in another big 90s anime hit, Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Akira boasts an impressive resume as both a professional rugby player and event producer. He has organized major political events with dignitaries as well as numerous west coast book tours. Additionally, Akira has worked on large construction projects.
Akira is an expert at project management, having overseen the completion of multiple large-scale buildings. He is widely respected member of Japan Society of Civil Engineers and contributed significantly to the Panama Canal Project as well as becoming an influential leader in his field.
He is an invaluable team player with a solid work ethic. Able to adapt quickly in any situation and fully comprehending client requirements, he possesses exceptional communication skills as well.
Achievement and Honors
Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 sci-fi classic Akira had an immense impact on anime and sci-fi media as a whole. At its time of release, Akira was the most costly production ever seen within anime history, setting new standards of realism with its depictions of futuristic architecture.
Akira’s titular character possesses immense psychic abilities despite appearing like an innocent young boy on the outside. He’s responsible for the destruction of Neo-Tokyo, and when awakened from cryogenics by Kaneda and Tetsuo he uses their powers to unleash a fireball that leveled Neo-Tokyo to its foundations.
Akira Living will empower architects, residential designers, builders and most importantly the homeowners themselves to produce and renovate homes to the necessary standard that defines True Luxury living in the market place. Their store will be located within Harper Court – an innovative mixed-use development with a select service hotel as well as 75,000 square feet of retail space – and offer access to Akira’s services at their storefront location.
The 1988 film Akira brought Katsuhiro Otomo’s futuristic megacity Neo Tokyo to the big screen and since then its vision has had an enormous impact on culture worldwide. A new exhibition showcases Otomo’s exquisite drawings that first conceptualized this strange and fascinating metropolis.
While Akira may evoke comparisons to Batman and Spider-Man, its themes of youth alienation and political corruption make this manga series unique. It explores insecurities of a society which prioritizes economic prosperity over human values; degrades inner city areas through pollution, drug abuse, neglect, as well as warns about nuclear destruction – both insights which presciently predicted current economic disparity while warning against its dangers, as well as highlights plights of poor and dispossessed members who remain invisible in society’s elite.
Akira Mori’s net worth stands at $4.3 billion and makes him one of Japan’s wealthiest individuals. He leads Mori Trust, an offshoot of Mori Building which his father established in 1959. Along with Minoru (deceased), they initially shared in their father’s fortune but parted ways following an argument over 1999.
Mori Trust operates and owns 67 rental buildings and 30 hotels mainly located in central Tokyo or other high-rent districts of major cities, as well as plans to begin purchasing properties abroad, particularly New York and London.
Miwako Date, Akira’s daughter, serves as president and co-CEO of her father’s firm. Miwako attended Sacred Heart Private Girls’ School before going on to graduate with an emphasis in media and governance from Keio University – making him very proud.