So, hey, Adam Warrock just dropped an Akira-themed album: the Neo-Tokyo EP. You should go listen to that because it's pretty dang good. And, while you're listening, why not give a read to David Brothers' six part essay series on the book in question from last year?
Part 1: "Let's Go Doctor"
Part 2: "There's Still Something You Could Do For Me"
Part 3: "Right on Time"
Part 4: "You'd Better Fasten Your Seatbelt, Sir"
Part 5: "Woo-oo-oo-ooh"
Part 6: "!"