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Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:59 am

Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set Hardcover – October 24, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Akira-35th-Anniv ... a03aa1ad56

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Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:16 pm

^ thanks, ordered a copy. that looks sweet : :drool:
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Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:14 pm

OTOMO: A GLOBAL TRIBUTE TO THE MIND BEHIND AKIRA BY KATSUHIRO OTOMO
https://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2017/03/ ... ehind.html

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 on TOYSREVIL (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
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:34 pm

Jordan Peele Is Reportedly in Talks to Direct a Live-Action Version of 'Akira'
https://hypebeast.com/2017/3/jordan-pee ... tion-akira
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:10 pm

just picked up a nearly complete, all NM/M run of the Epic comics issues on the 'bay - just missing the last 4 or 5 issues. Pretty psyched to have them in that format.

may pick up that HC boxed set to replace my phone books . . .
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:09 am

howdyall wrote:Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set Hardcover – October 24, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Akira-35th-Anniv ... a03aa1ad56

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Need this, just got the art book from my local comic store, thing is beautiful.

Also

Are they releasing an Akira vinyl, saw it on shout factory IG a while back...still waiting

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Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:06 pm

Good article from last year:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/intervi ... iff/.99830
Akira in Color with Steve Oliff

...when AKIRA was first published in English by Marvel's EPIC imprint in 1988, there were only a handful of Japanese manga titles published in English. As Kodansha editor Yasumasa Shimizu mentioned at NYCC 2015, Otomo wanted to reach as many readers as possible. So with this in mind, two things were done to make AKIRA more accessible to western comics readers: the pages were flopped to read from right-to-left, and the pages were colored. The artwork was carefully flipped. and in some cases re-drawn by Otomo and his assistants, but as for the color, that was a job for award-winning comics colorist Steve Oliff.
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:47 pm

howdyall wrote:Good article from last year:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/intervi ... iff/.99830
Akira in Color with Steve Oliff

...when AKIRA was first published in English by Marvel's EPIC imprint in 1988, there were only a handful of Japanese manga titles published in English. As Kodansha editor Yasumasa Shimizu mentioned at NYCC 2015, Otomo wanted to reach as many readers as possible. So with this in mind, two things were done to make AKIRA more accessible to western comics readers: the pages were flopped to read from right-to-left, and the pages were colored. The artwork was carefully flipped. and in some cases re-drawn by Otomo and his assistants, but as for the color, that was a job for award-winning comics colorist Steve Oliff.
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Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:44 pm

So the only color version available is in this american release in 88?
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Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:01 am

Yeah - just a single run. There was a massive gap in printing the last 5 or so, so they can be a real bitch to track down. I've seen issue 38 sell for as much as i got the full set.

Different images on some pages too - as it was serialised, some pages have characters posed differently or more dynamic visuals so as to make you want to get the next issue. They were toned down/reworked for the graphic novels
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http://halcyonrealms.com/animation/otom ... ok-review/
A stunning art book filled with equally amazing illustrations, and a worthy tribute to one of the greatest comic artists of our times. My highest recommendations.

Note : There is also a Japanese edition available with a slightly different page count ( 172 as compared to this book’s 168 ), but the contents should be largely similar.

“”Otomo – A Global Tribute To The Mind Behind Akira” art book details :

– Dimensions – 10.7 x 0.9 x 12.4 inches
– Hardcover, 168 pages.
– Full color, in English language
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/1632365227/?tag=halcreal-20
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:56 pm

Got my mind blown this week.

Christopher Skinner sent me a surprise gift - a super-rare test print of 'Highway 26' on metal. :shock: :jawdropper: :heart:

So drymounting awesome, can't wait to frame it. Gonna float it between 2 sheets of glass in a metal frame. :pint:

Thanks Chris! :notworthy:
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:53 pm

Hey everyone. Been a while since i went active.
All sorts of life fudge in the way:

Otomochaser is having an Otomokid! :pint:

Hopefully not a prematurely-aged one or anything with uncontrollable psychic talents.....but i'll take whatever i get.

Having a kid makes one consider one's priorities.

Case in point : I NEEEEED the Akira pin set from the Akira boxset about to come out. So i'm pilfering $30 and shipping from lil Kaneda/Kaori's college fund to get the important stuff sorted.

Hit me up if you'd be willing to let those beauties go. They'll be treasured forever. Thanks for looking :cheers:
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:10 pm

OtomoChaser wrote:Hey everyone. Been a while since i went active.
All sorts of life fudge in the way:

Otomochaser is having an Otomokid! :pint:

Hopefully not a prematurely-aged one or anything with uncontrollable psychic talents.....but i'll take whatever i get.

Having a kid makes one consider one's priorities.

Case in point : I NEEEEED the Akira pin set from the Akira boxset about to come out. So i'm pilfering $30 and shipping from lil Kaneda/Kaori's college fund to get the important stuff sorted.

Hit me up if you'd be willing to let those beauties go. They'll be treasured forever. Thanks for looking :cheers:
Congratulations OC! you will be missed. I don't have one o dem pins, but if i did i would surely hoard it away in my own collection :P

CHEERS :pint:
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Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:34 pm

So drymounting cool.

Scott Listfield, 12x12 OG, at Rotofugi gallery.
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