As I originally developed [Akira], I used each issue to build more depth and size into this mammoth city [Neo-Tokyo]. I kept trying to achieve this by creating a variety of situations to stage the graphic storytelling. But with film you get to combine all this into one and I think that it is much more convincing on film than in a serialized comic strip. - director Katsuhiro Otomo; P.D. by Hiroshi Ohno, Yuji Ikehata and Kazuo Ebisawa
It’s nearly impossible not to be upset about the Israel-Gaza conflict. It’s heartbreaking to watch, and simultaneously, we’re inundated with opinions from every direction telling us whom we should blame. This video, however, does an admirable job explaining the current situation without pointing fingers at one particular side.