Tokyo 2020: Tempting Fate?
Tokyo 2020… Tokyo 2020. Visiting Tokyo recently, I had a strange sense of deja vu. I had seen Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympiad somewhere before.
Oh yeah, like here in Akira:
Yes, the film where Tokyo is destroyed by World War III-causing ‘nuclear’ explosions (twice) also features the city hosting the Olympics as a sign of it’s revival following a disaster of an unprecedented scale.
Of course, in the world of Akira the 2020 Olympics are meant to be reminiscent of the 1964 games, which were Japan showcasing it’s revival following 20 years of hard times; in the real world, everyone is obviously hoping for a repeat this time around.
Just less explosions and out-of-control psychic powers, please?