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Akira Mural Pops up In Shibuya, Tokyo [Video]

Akira Mural Pops up In Shibuya, Tokyo [Video]Tokyo, meet Neo-Tokyo.

In the latest of our social media clips, we take a trip to Shibuya, where in recent months, a mural celebrating the Katsuhiro Otomo classic Akira has appeared.

The giant mural wraps around the construction site of Parco, a department store being rebuilt from scratch in the area.

Date of completion? 2019, the year when the original manga (and legendary film) take place. Coincidence? Yeah, probably. But this is a pretty darn cool way for a department store to decorate an otherwise-boring white wall as they build.

What other parts of Tokyo would you like to see us bring our cameras? Let us know!

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.