A theory about Akira being a parallel of SMT1 Hero / AU SMT1 Hero and how it relates to Nanashi's journey in SMTIV: Apocalypse.
Fight the Scalpers: 3DS MegaTen Games, including all Shin Megami Tensei games, on sale now till October 5th on Nintendo Eshop
Other Atlus series on 3DS and Switch such as Etrian Odyssey games and much more are also on sale.
Is the Shin Megami Tensei Series Anime? A Friend of mine takes a shot at answering that question
Be warned it spoils SMT1, SMT2, SMT3 Nocturne, SMT4, and a bunch of animes made by Go Nagai and Megazone 23.