On September 7, 2013 in Buenos Aires, the 2020 Olympic Games were awarded to Tokyo, fans of the Manga Akira immediately made the connection with the history of the manga whose 1988 vignettes show the construction of an Olympic stadium in preparation for the 2020 Games.
But the comparison does not stop there. Begun in 1982, the saga of Katsuhiro Otomo takes place in 2019 in the metropolis of Neo Tokyo built after a third world war.
Given the current context, with the war in Syria and international tensions it could be that Katsuhiro Otomo was right again, will hope not!
This would not be the first time that works of fiction have been found to have prophetic content, the most famous example being the novel Futility published in 1898, which recounted the sinking of the Titanic 14 years later.
Closer to home, the original Star Wars scenario as early as 1973 told of the establishment of the new world order that we unfortunately know today.
The trailer of the film Akira