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.
Early in the film, the biker gang discovers the secret remains of Akira in a military storage unit under the Olympic Stadium.
This was the brisk match of psychic gymnastics that resulted. No jury survived to give it a perfect 10.
“Cheers to Neo Tokyo - our age is near!” Fan art from Pixiv, Japan’s equivalent of DeviantArt.
Japanese show hosts gasping “sugoi!” over the coincidence.
Good job, nerds.
- Nicholas Winton, who saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, died at 106.