The Nerdwriter Explores the Use of Light in AKIRA

We wrote about The Nerdwriter's latest video essay covering "passable" movies a little while back, but I just noticed we skipped writing about a different video essay he created. In this one, he looked at the groundbreaking anime film Akira from 1988. We've written extensively about that film here on the site over the years (here are 10 fun facts, for instance), but I don't think we've ever delved into the way the movie uses light. That's the entire focus of this video, and watching it might give you a better appreciation for the film: