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
"Nobody hear about US, Dont nobody ever care about US, Don’t nobody give shit about US, They never worry about US, Don’t nobody get scared about US, Don’t nobody care about when they killing US, Don’t nobody shed a tear about US, So I’m trying be real clear about US…"