AKIRA Kaneda limited edition leather jacket – But why Tho?

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Today, high fashion and anime couture meet as Funimation, the go-to destination for all things anime, announced the release of an exclusive, limited-edition AKIRA Kaneda leather jacket. Authentic for the manga and film of the same name, this iconic jacket was designed by Carlo Levy (Managing Director of DYBEX SA), Alessandro Trombetta (Designer) and Stefan Henzgen (Managing Director of Van Doornum GmbH & Co.), and based on the very popular manga of the famous Katsuhiro Otomo. The premium leather jacket worn by main character Kaneda arrives at Funimation’s online e-commerce store, Funimation Shop, starting Tuesday, July 13.

More than 30 years after its release, AKIRA remains one of the most popular and influential animated films and manga to date. Under Levy’s supervision, the legendary jacket has been designed for years and designed with AKIRA superfans in mind. It is one of the few AKIRA products that capture all of the details depicted in the original manga. The carefully and thoughtfully designed piece combines the best of clothing and anime to create an authentic replica for the most avid fans. The jacket is available in small, medium and large sizes. There are only 300 units available in North America, priced at US $ 450.00 each.

” I am fan of AKIRA since 1989, when Epic Comics first released it and imports arrived in Europe ”, said Carlo Levy, Managing Director of DYBEX SA“ I have always dreamed of having a replica of the jacket iconic and I was surprised that it hasn’t been created by anyone outside of Japan yet, so I did what any super fan would do… I went to get the license and asked our team to design it!

“Some fans of AKIRA have waited a lifetime to wear this authentic and iconic jacket, and Funimation is proud to be able to make fans’ dreams come true, ”said Mitchel Berger, senior vice president of global commerce at Funimation Global Group. “This special edition item reminds anime fans that you can enjoy the anime lifestyle beyond the screens, and Funimation Shop is the # 1 destination for must-have anime merchandise.”

Orders for the AKIRA Kaneda leather jacket will open Tuesday, July 13 at funimation.com/Akira. Additional AKIRA collectibles are also available on Funimation Shop, including a AKIRA Limited edition movie box and DVD / Blu Ray combo box.


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