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OTOMO: A Global Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo


Kodansha Comics has released “OTOMO: A Global Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo” - a 168-page collection featuring contributions from more than 80 fine artists, illustrators, and comics legends, including Shirow Masamune (GHOST IN THE SHELL), Masashi Kishimoto (NARUTO), Tomer and Asaf Hanuka (THE DIVINE, ATTACK ON TITAN ANTHOLOGY), and many others.

Check out the artwork previewed here (Source: kodanshacomics.com), and purchase HERE ON AMAZON for US$26+ … Do check in with your fav retailer(s) for pricing and availability, otherwise

In addition, Amazon also lists Catalogue of the exhibition Tribute to Otomo from Angouleme 2016 (Limited Numbered edition of 999 units) - priced at US$450.00, and a Tribute to Otomo (French) Paperback edition priced at US$50+ … not to mention the US$120 (Japanese) Tankobon Softcover … <<< *Purchasing from any of these links will help support TOYSREVIL, thank You!

PRESS: "With the manga and anime Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo changed art and pop culture worldwide. Now some of the most admired illustrators and comics artists in the world have come together to pay tribute to this master, in a beautiful art book.

This 168-page collection began life as a limited-edition tribute to Otomo given only to attendees of the prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival, where Otomo was recipient of the Grand Prize in 2015. Now it’s available to readers and collectors around the world, with additional content from a list of more than 80 fine artists, illustrators, and comics legends, including Stan Sakai, Jiro Taniguchi, Tomer and Asaf Hanuka, and many others. In full-color at a large size."


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Firstshowing reports that the AKIRA live-action movie has been given the official-GO, with 2 films planned (!) - with the first movie aiming for a summer 2009-launch (!!)

described as "Blade Runner meets City of God" - the film is primarily going to be adapted from anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo's graphic novel more than the original 1988 anime movie, with each movie based on 3 of the 6 volumes of Otomo's graphic novels.

Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson will helm the movies, while CBR reports that Leonardo DiCaprio "will produce the Warner Bros. film via his Appian Way company, with writer Gary Whitta (former Editor-in-Chief, PC Gamer) penning the screenplay." ... Greg Silverman is overseeing for Warners. Otomo is executive producing. Legendary Pictures is co-financing.


Hollywood Reporter mentions that the new story will take place in "New Manhattan," 'a city rebuilt by Japanese money', instead of the Neo-Tokyo we all lurved in the book.

and whi…

Kaneda Jacket by Bandai to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Akira

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Akira, Bandai is selling Kaneda’s jacket! There's the signature RED jacket (shown above), and a black-version to choose from. 69,800 YEN (approx US$899) will get you the jacket (but not the pants, I'm afraid - or neither the bike - you wish! lol). And as well go here to see the excitement of the 30th Anniversary (in Japanese, I'm afraid) … Gosh I am so excited over a piece of geek-apparel! LO


(aaaah I'll be happy to score some metal pins instead tho! ;p)

Source: kirainet

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“Akira 28” Tribute Trailer by Brad Kremer

“Akira 28” Tribute Trailer by Brad Kremer features a CGI’d re-look at the classic 198 anime, including a design-update to bring forward the styles to the NOW, including giving “Kaneda” an awesome skull-motif helmet (reminiscent of Machine56’s aesthetics), his crotchrocket, and even buffing up the head “Clown”!

Plenty of screenshots below for your viewing pleasures :)

"This project started many years ago when both Dean and I lived on Tybee Island. I came to Dean with the idea to do a tribute “trailer” to Akira. As a long time fan of the original film he of course loved the idea! As we brainstormed the story that we wanted to explore from the film we settled on focusing primarily on the bike. The Akira bike is one of those iconic symbols that still remains relevant today similar to the Millennium Falcon or Marty McFly’s beat up DeLorean.

Since that first day when Dean and I began this journey we have both moved a number of times. But we always kept the project alive with a lot of l…
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