Supreme has announced a plan to collaborate with artist Katsuhiro Otomo using original artwork from AKIRA, a popular Japanese manga series that ran from 1982-1990.
According to Supreme, “Akira takes place in a Post-World War III world where Tokyo has been destroyed by a nuclear bombing and society is fraught with anti-government terrorism, drug usage and gang violence.
“In the story, the main characters, Kaneda and Tetsuo, are best friends and members of the motorcycle gang The Capsules when Tetsuo has an accident that awakens great psychic powers within him that causes him to turn on Kaneda and ultimately drives him to insanity. The series has been credited as introducing manga and anime to the Western world and has visually inspired post-apocalyptic and dystopian series and films that have since been released.”
The collection is comprised of a fishtail parka, work jacket, overalls, jacquard long sleeve top, soccer top, two hoodies, a zip-up hoodie, four t-shirts, a long sleeve t-shirt, a five-panel hat, two skateboard decks, and a ceramic plate and tray.
The collection is available in store in Brooklyn, New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and online on November 2, 2017. It will drop in Japan on November 4th.
Check out the collection plus an interview with Otomo below.
— The Supreme Saint (@TheSupremeSaint) October 30, 2017