A scene from iconic 1988 Japanese movie that famously predicted Tokyo would win the right to hold the 2020 Olympics has caused buzz on Friday over a possible cancellation of the games.
“Akira,” set in 2019, shows a signboard counting down the days until the Olympics. The sign reads “147 Days Until The Games” and encourages citizens to lend their support to making the event a success. Underneath, a message in graffiti reads, “Just cancel it!”. Today marks 147 days until the opening ceremony on July 24, causing the topic "Just Cancel It!" to trend on Japanese social media, because of the corona virus.
The cyberpunk post-appocalyptic anime, is regarded as one of the most influential sci-fi movies, inspiring several bodies of work, from "The Matrix" to "Stranger Things"
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