Amid the making of the long-awaited live-action movie bringing this cult classic to the silver screen, the legendary anime Akira is also celebrating its 30th anniversary in style, with the release of Kaneda’s iconic red leather jacket.
American anime distributor Funimation announced recently at the Anime Expo 2019 that the company will be releasing a replica of the protagonist’s aggressively red leather bike jacket in honor of the 30th anniversary of Akira. The announcement was followed up with a post on Twitter giving fans a first look at how the jacket will be in real life, along with a shot of what appears to be a collector’s box that comes with the jacket.
The tweet also states that preorders will begin this month, and the jackets are planned to ship out during this Fall. However, when fans asked for more precise details, Funimation replied that any further information — including the price tag — will be released shortly, so fans hoping to cop this jacket will have to keep an eye out for more updates to come.
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In celebration of the Akira movie’s 30th anniversary, we’re releasing an exclusive authentic leather replica of Kaneda’s jacket!
Preorders will begin this month, with jackets shipping out this fall. pic.twitter.com/vy3Sf6UKHg
— Funimation ?? @ AX (@FUNimation) July 4, 2019