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August 28, 2021 70 min
The singular film that revolutionized the impact of the genre upon Americans was 1988’s Akira. In this episode of Hourglass Cinema, we address its impact, its cultural roots and its social commentary. Along with its mental health themes of self-worth and the value of others. If you like anime, check out this episode to hear about when more anime gets placed under the mental health lens. This episode was originally broadcasted live on Twitch (twitch.tv/victimsandvillains) on August 24th, 2021!

If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to victimsandvillains.net/hope for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!

Hourglass Cinema is a production of Victims and Villains and is written by Josh “Captain Nostalgia” Burkey (& produced by), Matthew Basile & . You can now support us on Patreon. Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here (http://bit.ly/vavpatreon) to support us today!
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