In the 1988 cult anime feature “Akira”, biker gangs wreck shit in a World War III-ravaged Neo Tokyo. In the backdrop is the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, cheerily presented as some false hope in a country under martial law. It’s a gruesome tale of government experiments and mutant children in rebellion, and the internet loves that it “predicted” Tokyo winning the 2020 Olympic bid.
Japanese show hosts gasping “sugoi!” over the coincidence.
Good job, nerds.
- 200 million women and girls have undergone genital mutilation, UNICEF data says. But the practice's prevalence is down.
- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated head-to-head over who was a true "progressive." 🇺🇸
- Do you know what happened in the news this week? Time to take our quiz.