Anime Meets the Runway in Funimation-Exclusive AKIRA Kaneda Jacket

The time has come. High fashion and anime couture are coming together for the release of the Funimation-exclusive, limited edition AKIRA leather jacket, and it is a stunner.

Authentic to the original manga series and anime film of the same name from the legendary Katsuhiro Otomo, this take on the iconic jacket was designed by Carlo Levy (Managing Director of DYBEX S.A.), Alessandro Tombetta (Designer) and Stefan Henzgen (MD of Van Doornum GmbH & Co.).

But you want to know how to get one, don’t you? The premium leather jacket arrives on The Funimation Shop on July 12 for $450. And you’ll want to move fast, because only 300 of these stellar jackets are available in North America.

Under the supervision of Levy, this iconic jacket has been years in the making, designed with AKIRA superfans in mind. The carefully and thoughtfully designed piece combines the best of apparel and anime to offer an authentic replica of Kaneda’s iconic look.

To celebrate, you know we had to commission some gorgeous photography for the occasion. Models Jayson and Kristine Wang absolutely crushed the look, with photography from Hillary Head. And, of course, a special thanks to Lee Harvey’s Bar in Dallas, TX for the perfect place to capture it all.

Orders for the jacket arrive on July 12 right here, and it joins even more amazing AKIRA merchandise, like the limited edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set, released late last year.

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