Neo-Tokyo Is About To Explode – Akira Murals In Shibuya

Posted By yonghow on November 15th, 2017

Neo-Tokyo Is About To Explode - Akira Murals In Shibuya

Back in summer this year I took a picture of the giant poster of Kaneda on his bike in Shibuya, Tokyo, just outside the construction barriers of Parco shopping mall.

Just last week or so the poster was taken down, but now replaced with a much more spectacular, giant montage/mural made up of Akira manga drawings. Check out some of the pictures taken by Tokyoites below :

Neo-Tokyo Is About To Explode - Akira Murals In Shibuya
Neo-Tokyo Is About To Explode - Akira Murals In Shibuya
Neo-Tokyo Is About To Explode - Akira Murals In Shibuya
Neo-Tokyo Is About To Explode - Akira Murals In Shibuya
Neo-Tokyo Is About To Explode - Akira Murals In Shibuya

These murals decorates the construction wall of Shibuya’s Parco shopping mall, now under renovation until 2019 – the year that Otomo Katsuhiro’s groundbreaking manga is set in. If you’re in Shibuya, be sure to check it out. It’s about 5 minutes walk from JR Shibuya station.

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8 Responses to “Neo-Tokyo Is About To Explode – Akira Murals In Shibuya”

March Castle

They should have released THESE as posters – A1 Size would work well!

yonghow

I’m very open to that idea ! :]

Natalia

Woah!! That’s so cool!

Todd Akita

This reminds me a bit of when I was ten I visited Japan for the first time, when Genma Taisen was in wide theatrical release (also Otomo-designed). Judging from the movie posters and billboards everywhere you’d think the world was about to end!

After much begging, my parents took me to see it in the theater (where it was accompanied by a trailer for a film titled then as “Revenge of the Jedi”).

Sign of the times…

yonghow

Natalia – Yes, wish I could see it in person !

Todd – Wow that must have been quite an experience ! A friend gave me the Genma Taisen art book, it’s pretty rare these days – http://halcyonrealms.com/animation/genma-wars-otomo-katsuhiro-art-book-review/

What projects are you on these days ?

Todd Akita

Yong –

Just finished spots for Monster.com and Skyrim at The Mill. Been a pretty busy year, but productive. 🙂

How’s Van treating you?

yonghow

Nice ! Vancouver’s great except for the perpetual rain. I worked on Spiderman Homecoming and a couple other shows this year. :]

Chris

Very cool. The eyeball image is amazing.

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