Neo-Tokyo

Supreme release a collaboration with Manga classic ‘Akira’
By Alex James Taylor | Fashion | 30 October 2017

Supreme has joined forces with Japanese artist Katsuhiro Otomo to create a special collection inspired by his 1982 Manga series Akira.

One of the most important manga of the 80s, Akira‘s killer mix of cyberpunk dystopia and youth alienation is widely credited as introducing manga and anime to the Western world, influencing everything from Pokemon to Kanye West through Stranger Things.

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Based in Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by World War III nuclear bombing, Akira centres around Kaneda and Tetsuo, two teenage best friends and members of the motorcycle gang, The Capsules, whose nights are mostly taken up by feuds with rival gangs. However, upon discovering a secret military project involving psychic children, Tetsuo finds himself imbued with paranormal abilities and events soon take a strange turn.

Here, Otomo’s illustrations come emblazoned across a collaborative capsule collection. Consisting of a Fishtail Parka, Work Jacket, Coveralls, Jacquard Long Sleeve Top, Soccer Top, two Hooded Sweatshirts, a Zip-Up Hooded Sweatshirt, four Short Sleeve T-Shirts, a Long Sleeve T-Shirt and a 5-Panel Hat, the drop also features some classic Supreme accessories; two skateboard decks, a plate and a tray.

Supreme X Akira will be available in-store NY, Brooklyn, LA, London, Paris and online 2nd November, while it will drop in Japan on 4th November.

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