AKIRA Iconic Leather Jacket Replica For Sale
The live-action adaptation of the ’80s anime masterpiece Akira is apparently stuck forever development hell. So it may be some time before we see an actor don the iconic jacket worn by Kaneda. But why wait for a Hollywood star to wear one in real life? Now you can buy a replica for yourself. The folks at FUNimation will soon be giving away an exclusive limited edition Akira red leather jacket. And it’s really reminiscent of the one seen in the iconic animated film.
The premium leather jacket comes to The FUNimation store in July, priced at $ 450. Yes, it is quite steep. But if you want the authentic Neo-Tokyo look, you will get the chance. So far, only 300 of these stellar jackets are available in the North American market. Based on original art by Katsuhiro Otomo, this Akira The replica of the jacket features the design work of Carlo Levy, Alessandro Tombetta and Stefan Henzgen. No word yet on whether the wearing will move you to to scream loudly the name “Tetsuo” all the time.
Made from genuine leather, the replica jacket features a high quality lining with functional clasps, just like the ones seen in the movie. The jacket is Italian in design, but made in Germany. He adheres to the Akira the original design aesthetic of the manga, while also leaning on the anime feature style. Now if only someone would make a replica of that cool Neo-Tokyo motorcycle to go with it. Just to complete the set. We would like to see this as the ultimate Akira cosplay.
Orders for the jacket arrive on July 13, which you can access by by clicking right here. The Kaneda jacket is just one of the many novelties Akira– thematic merch coming out this year. In the fall, a new Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray bundle arrives.