2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the cult animated film Akira, created and directed by legendary Japanese artist Katsuhiro Otomo. Since it’s 1988 launch, MR. OTOMO’s post-apocalyptic cyberpunk film has greatly influenced modern culture, especially in the west. It allowed fans from both the U.S. and U.K. to immerse themselves within Japanese culture, despite being set in the futuristic world of Neo-Tokyo. The film’s impact has also rippled into streetwear, as the anime franchise has done a handful of fashion collaborations, including a hype-filled partnership with Supreme for Fall 2017.
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