I Dream of Neo Tokyo

How many people remember where they were or how old they were when they first saw “Akira”?

I feel like I saw it some time between 1990 and 1991.
I saw the dub on Sci-Fi, back when it was Sci-Fi and not SyFy.
It used to be played every saturday morning at 6 A.M.

I was obsessed.
Not because 10 year old me understood much about the symbolism and commentary on Japanese society or it’s fears of nuclear fall out.


I was obsessed because of cool bikes and rebellious teenagers in futuristic Japan.
I was 10 and Kaneda’s bike and outfit were the coolest thing I had ever seen since the Stillsuits from DUNE.

I don’t actually know at what point I became obsessed with Sci-fi and fantasy. It feels like during the 80’s and 90’s there was such a big mish mash of movies and ideas, and I really latched onto them.

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til tomorrow Midgard,

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  1. Liza Santiago-Velez says:

    Hi Yume! I saw a post OffBeatBride for your friend Michelle’s wedding. On it she said her friend Grant Imahara made the Sailor Moon Cutie Moon Rod and the bridesmaid’s Sailor Senshi Wands were made by you. I’m just trying to get some information on how you made them for a project I’m working on with some military spouses stationed out here in Germany. If you could please get back to me with any help or guidance I would greatly appreciate it. I would even consider paying you to commission some of these for us. Look forward to hearing back from you.

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