Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.

Posted By yonghow on July 7th, 2019

Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.

Just like my Tokyo summer trip of 2018 my first stop this year was to visit the giant Akira murals decorating the construction wall of the Parco shopping mall in Shibuya, Tokyo.

I made the visit with some haste because the murals will only be on display till the end of summer 2019, and the renovation works on Parco is due to be finished later in November. This is the 4th and final set of murals ( see the earlier set from 2018 ) and the year 2019 is the year where the story of Akira takes place.

Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.
Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.
Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.
Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.
Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.
Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.
Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.
Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.
Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.

2019 is also an exciting year for fans of Akira and Otomo-san’s works, with a new feature film and an Akira TV series in the works. As I mentioned earlier in my post, this is the final set of murals on display and will be taken down at the end of summer, so if you’re in Tokyo definitely head down for a look before it’s gone. This is the exact location.

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3 Responses to “Akira Murals at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo June 2019.”

ATOM

Thanks for the pictures.

What is remarkable with OTOMO drawings, is that even when enlarged, they are not gross, they have a soul (difficult to find a word for this):
the stokes espouse the volumes, the textures, the movements …

Paolo

Thanks for the opportunity to take a glimpse to this Art!
Since my childhood in the early 80s I was exposed to Japanese Animation (In Italy we have a love story with Anime since late 70s) but my passion for comics started in the late 80s/early 90s with Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman for western comics and Otomo Katsuhiro’s Akira for mangas: Master Otomo is still today one of my favourite authors-period. His drawings reach of details are, in a any scale, a pleasure to the eyes!

yonghow

ATOM – Yes I think I kinda understand what you’re trying to say. :] In any case, amazing art !

Paolo – Indeed, Otomo’s art work looks good regardless of the size ! Although there’s a certain unreal quality when you blow it up to the size of these murals. :]