Posted April 9, 2022 by Norby Ela in Anime/Manga

Across The Wall is AKIRA: ART OF WALL

Katsuhiro Otomo’s & Kosuke Kawamura’s work on Akira has been exquisite. From 2017 to 2019, the throngs passing through Tokyo’s emblematic Shibuya neighborhood were lucky enough to witness a massive art project. The PARCO department store was closed for renovation, and Otomo and collage artist Kawamura seized on the opportunity to stretch Otomo’s landmark manga AKIRA across the barriers separating the construction site from the bustling nightlife of Shibuya, Tokyo. When the project was completed, it was 2019: the very year the story of AKIRA began. To commemorate this milestone, a silver foil-coated collector’s box presents an exquisite reproduction of Otomo and Kawamura’s work, with the specifications overseen and approved by Otomo-sensei personally.

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Nearly 75 feet (22.7 meters) of illustrations, speech balloons, and text selected from AKIRA’s six volumes stretch across three accordion-bound volumes. A fourth volume includes an exclusive interview with Otomo and Kawamura, as well as photographs of the original exhibition by award-winning photographer TAKAMURADAISUKE. Rounding out the box is a dramatic, 16 1/2″ x 23 3/8″ poster.

AKIRA: ART OF WALL BOX SET hits stores Jun 8, 2022.

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Norby Ela

Now residing in San Diego, CA, I strive to work in art and further grow FlipGeeks around the world.