Fans of the Matrix in Japan took the legend and made it their own. Pictures and video clips have circulated the web quickly, showing brilliantly conceived Matrix movie enactments.
For sale in the United States, the Animatrix is a collection of Matrix-related anime shorts, commissioned from leading Japanese artists and directors. On the DVD is a short documentary on the profound impact of anime and manga on the Matrix films.
International culture ping-pong - the Matrix borrows from anime, and then fans in Japan stage synchronized public performance of the black suited visual Agent Smith style. Young people claiming the Japanese salaryman conformist drone archetype for filmic spectacle. A flash mob
with costumes. The Shibuya and Osaka spectacle was coordinated by ni channel
, and I read about it on BoingBoing
and Gen Kanai