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    Friday April 16, 2021
  • Phillipe Labaune Comic Art Gallery Opens In New York With “Good For Health, Bad For Education: A Tribute to Otomo”

    New art exhibition features Akira piece illustrated by Otomo in 2015 as showcase

    Long-time comic art collector Phillipe Labaune has officially established a comic art gallery in New York City and is currently featuring the art show Good For Health, Bad For Education: A Tribute to Otomo, a celebration of the work of Akira author Katsuhiro Otomo. Read on for the details.

  • Monday January 11, 2021
  • Check out the Flashy Toy Re-Release of Kaneda's Bike from Akira

    Soul of Popynica will also re-release the Kaneda figure to go with it

    Kaneda's iconic bike from Akira is back for an amazing toy re-release! The die-cast model features removable panels, lights, and sound — plus it fits the returning collector's Kaneda figure. Have a look after the jump!

  • Wednesday November 18, 2020
  • Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA Anime Film Gets Dolby Cinema Screening in December

    4K scanned and remastered HDR visuals from the master positive film will be used

    Toho has confirmed that Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 anime film AKIRA will be screened in the seven Dolby Cinema theaters in Japan from December 4, 2020. Dolby Cinema is a format that allows the audience to experience Dolby Vision, the latest HDR (high dynamic range) video technology, and Dolby Atomos, the stereophonic technology. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Thursday September 24, 2020
  • Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA Manga 1st Volume Gets Its 100th Additional Printing

    Otomo: "Thank you for reading for such a long time."

    Kodansha announced today that the first volume of Katsuhiro Otomo's internationally popular sci-fi action manga AKIRA will get its 100th additional printing on September 25, 2020. The manga was serialized in the publisher's Weekly Young Magazine from 1982 to 1990, and 36 years have passed since its first volume was published in Japan on September 14, 1984. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Wednesday September 16, 2020
  • Akira 4K Makes Its Debut in U.S. Theaters on September 24

    If you'd rather wait, the 4K Blu-ray is due out on December 22

    After making its debut in Japanese theaters earlier this year, the 4K remaster of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira is about to hit the big screen in the United States. Read on for more.

  • Wednesday August 12, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Whilce Portacio on His Naruto Cover Art, Manga's Influence on American Comics

    We spoke with the comics legend about what makes Naruto special and more

    VIZ Media recently revealed its original cover art for a new triple feature of Naruto movies, and it certainly sparked an immediate discussion. The artist behind the illustration is none other than comics legend Whilce Portacio, and we got a chance to speak with him about his art, anime and manga's influence on comics, and much more. 

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