For RTÉ's Arena, Siobhán Kane marks the 30th anniversary of the seminal Japanese animé film Akira, set in 2019 in a Tokyo city beset by terrorism and corruption whose fate lies in the hands of a teenager with telekinetic powers.

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Based upon the classic post-apocalyptic cyberpunk comic, Akira was one of the key works responsible for igniting Western audiences' love for Japanese popular culture - three decades on, it remains a massively influential touchstone, with a long-mooted Hollywood live-action remake set to be directed by Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi. He's got a tough act to follow...

Listen to Siobhan Kane talk Akira above...