The $1,000 Kaneda Jacket is Every Akira Fanboy's Dream

 - Oct 13, 2011
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Akira is renowned for being the near-future flick that introduced the West to Japanese animation, and the Kaneda Jacket is a clear, fashion-savvy homage to the gripping film and manga series.

If there's one thing to remember about Akira, it's Shōtarō Kaneda's iconic red jacket, emblazoned with the logo and mantra of his notorious motorcycle gang, The Capsules. Although the movie takes several jarring twists and turns, the red leather vest continues to make appearances (in varying states of disrepair, however). The Kaneda Jacket is being made available by Bandai Visual, a giant Japanese toy-making company, for a shocking $900.

With Akira's 30th anniversary and Halloween quickly approaching, I already feel compelled to pull out my credit card.