Akira analysis

Akira is a Jacob and Esau story.

As far as I can tell it’s a portrait of Judaism and Christendom from the Japanese perspective with that particular Japanese fatalism mixed in. In broad strokes, here’s the plot:

  • Jacob and Esau start off as friends in a hard, degenerating world.
  • Esau is chad supreme, Jacob is loyal but has a pretty bad inferiority complex.
  • Then Jacob has a near-death experience with a demigod and accidentally starts on a path toward becoming a god.
  • His brain starts to develop new powers at an accelerated rate and he breaks out from Esau’s chadly shadow.
  • He fights a few demigods and overpowers them easily, so he goes looking for the big baddie God to fight him. I.e. Akira.
  • Then it turns out God died years ago, so Jacob is already the most powerful being around.
  • The consolidation of his power continues accelerating until his body starts uncontrollably absorbing all physical reality around him.
  • (Meanwhile Esau has become decidedly antisemitic.)
  • Jacob gets in a fight with the entire world, basically wins, and then breaks away to form a new universe where he’s God. Millions die in the process (behelit alert, especially the death of Tetsuo’s poor abused girlfriend/innocence).
  • This leaves Esau behind in a tattered world, but he’s too sunny and optimistic by temperament to be too broken up about it.

Please note DNA symbolism at 13 minutes and “I am Tetsuo” quote at 18:30:

There’s a double meaning to this quote. The first is a play on Yahweh (“I am myself”), indicating that Tetsuo has become God, i.e. sufficient unto himself to exist. The other meaning is that Tetsuo has finally grown up from under his big brother’s influence and become his own person, fully individuated and no longer dependent on or obsessed with Kaneda. Basically, he’s come to terms with his own history.

The appearance of telekinetic powers, etc. probably refers to the medieval Jewish eugenics program. Just a sudden massive expansion of brainpower. I’m biased toward this interpretation by the name “Akira” being the title (Google says Akira means “bright, intelligent”), so I think power and brains are being treated as interchangeable. For a summary of research into Jewish intelligence, see this video from approximately 8 minutes to 28 minutes:

Kaneda is actually a very funny, bumbling character with absurdly good fortune on his side. I think the best expression of his character is when he accidentally survives a satellite laser and decides this is a great time to hit Tetsuo with a big rock, fails, and accidentally survives another satellite laser.

“I’m fighting a god and my laser gun stopped working…better hit him with a rock instead.” I freakin’ love this guy.

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16 Responses to Akira analysis

  1. OnTopicdiah says:

    The virgin “genetic methylation” reconstructs a Denisovan based on DNA data, showing a stocky, broad-set, pongid, low-foreheaded appearance that look like swarthy neanderthals

    The chad ancient-origins.net pulls its own based-and-counterfactualpilled reconstruction straight out of the collective unconscious

  2. Obadiah says:

    Strong OP

  3. Fox says:

    I like how spencer rambles about how u can do anything better if you have higher IQ and dutton says a few mins later nah you can’t even drive a car or tie your own shoelaces properly.

    All of this IQ-testing crap leads to very inferior insights that can be defended extremely well (against other academics (not that that helps the HBD-people) as well as against one’s own doubts). Look at my numbers, look how many people I tested, look at my p-scores! It’s super significant statistically!

    Additionally, it’s also much easier to understand for midwits (who struggle with higher, subtler, more holistic insights).

    Numbers > Insights
    ^anglo empiricism in a nutshell

    “reality is what we measure”
    ^the unspoken motto of science

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      FWIW you should probably be blaming the Italians, particularly Galileo and Copernicus.

    • Obadiah says:

      “Its neither here nor there anyway – IQ tests determine the ability for persons to discern patters in data and assimilate these things into meaningful structures. It doesn’t really tell us anything, other than that people with extremely low IQs tend encounter terrible difficulties in adapting to modern society.

      I am certain that Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, or a Chinese grad student at MIT has en exponentially higher IQ than did Metternich, Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, Beethoven or Da Vinci, or Mohammad.

      I am equally certain the no man would lay down his life for Bill Gates or that Mark Zuckerberg will write a brilliant symphony or that a Chinese engineering student will build the Parthenon anytime soon.

      ”IQ” is essentially what rationalist, commerce-driven cultures have crafted to replace virtue.


  4. Fox says:

    “IQ tests determine the ability for persons to discern patters in data and assimilate these things into meaningful structures”
    It’s not even that.
    It’s just certain kinds of patterns in data (straightforward ones under the frame of the test), plus:
    Discerning patterns in data != discerning patterns in reality
    IQ tests have nothing to do with “meaningful” anything. It’s a symbol in – symbol out thing. Nothing can be less meaningful than isolated numbers, words and simple figures that don’t have any value or subtext in themselves and don’t relate to anything other than a bunch of other isolated numbers, words or simple figures.

    What these tests do measure is the ability to solve a huge number of especially meaningless, de-contextualized small analytic problems reliably in a short period of time. And they’re predictive for educational attainments bc the educational system is build similarly. And since educational attainments translate into economic attainments (credentials required), these tests also predict one’s economic strata relatively well (for the overall population).

    I think real-world problem-solving should be looked into, but assessing the quality of the work of engineering-graduates or software devs (to name two types of examples) is not that easy bc there’s no standardized way of observing and bc observation requires proximity – so instead of standardized written tests administered by some researchers on a bunch of people they don’t know personally, you’d have to start observing your own co-workers and get your friends/acquaintances to observe theirs (and by what standards should they assess things?). How would you determine an “Engineering Quotient” (EgQ), or a “Software dev Quotient” (SvQ) without a standardized test?

    I agree with the virtue-replacement thing and I also think that aeoli’s assessment of IQ (from 2015 or earlier?) was spot-on and a sign of genuine intelligence – instead of getting wet with “muh IQ” he observed that those tests primarily measure the ability to understand and follow written instructions – the two aspects “written” and “following” (instead of thinking/navigating a problem indepedently) are crucial.

    I think there are amazingly gifted people among us, people one should listen to and from which one should learn how to think/intuit/observe properly – but I don’t think many of those have high IQs.

    • Obadiah says:

      I agree with what you’re saying. “A midwit is someone who knows more than he understands,” as Aeoli has put it

      See also:

      Paul Cooijman’s “IQ/Associative Horizon/Conscientiousness” model
      Vox Day’s “VHIQ/UHIQ” model
      Aeoli’s “Mental Speed/Mental Caliber” model
      and probably more

      • Obadiah says:

        >I think there are amazingly gifted people among us, people one should listen to and from which one should learn how to think/intuit/observe properly – but I don’t think many of those have high IQs.

        ^I think most of those types will have higher-than-average IQs (per the definition you’ve given) but they won’t be at the extremely high end of like +180–most people there have very high mental speed (fluency in associative recall, as you described) but they seem to sacrifice mental caliber (or fluency in factor analysis).

        • Obadiah says:

          My technocrat boss/cousin can perform quantitative number-calculations in his head remarkably quickly, but somehow unironically believes that we are all one race, the human race and that “there’s nothing wrong with the world”.

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