Infamous 2’s New Marais

I love cities.  There’s something so intriguing to me about how they evolve to handle the people within it, and the people within it shape and are shaped by it.  When I tend to go on holiday it is typically a city break.

Some of my favourite pieces of fictional work create cities that feel real.  Whether these are entirely fictional cities or existing ones set in the future.  One thing I love about Akira and Ghost in the Shell, particularly the mangas, is that the cities real realized.  There are areas, boroughs and a sense of people living (or in some cases, avoiding) these areas.  Unlike sometimes where cities are nothing more than landmarks and spaces between them.

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