Akira Merch: Rare Collectibles from Japan’s Explosive Masterpiece

Over three decades ago, Akira transcended its genre with breathtaking artistry and a daring exploration of darker social-political themes. The manga’s success was instrumental in spreading otaku culture beyond Japan, and today both the original manga and its cinematic adaptation are considered iconic masterpieces. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the anime release, so in commemoration of this monumental milestone we’ve put together a list of hard-to-find Japanese merchandise and limited-edition collaborations for fans of Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo’s most explosive work.

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Kitan Club Cat Hats: Cute Costume Headwear for Kitties

Japan is full of impeccably well-dressed pets, offering a broad range of pet clothes and costumes for both dogs and cats. Innovative capsule toy maker Kitan Club, the quirky geniuses behind such hits as Cup no Fuchiko and Putitto, have…

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Become One with the Force with Bandai Star Wars Vehicle Models

With details rivaling those of their big-screen counterparts, Bandai’s ever-increasing collection of Star Wars vehicles features a mastery of hobby model kits unequaled in this galaxy. In celebration of Disney’s latest theatrical release Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we’ve put…

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