Otaku USA Magazine
Steve Aoki and VIZ Come Out With New Naruto Apparel

Steve Aoki’s company Dim Mak Collection has joined forces with VIZ Media for a second Dim Mak x Naruto collaboration. The first collection came out in fall of last year, and the new second collection became available over the weekend.

The clothes come in different color and tie-dyed options and feature Naruto characters, including Naruto himself, Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi, Gaara, Jiraiya and Itachi.

Steve Aoki gave this statement in a press release about the apparel: “As an Asian-American kid growing up in the USA, there were not many people who looked like me – I felt different. Eventually, music allowed me to find my community and build my tribe. In 1996, I founded Dim Mak Records as a means to foster this chosen family and to project a message to the world that through grit and resilience, anything is achievable by any means necessary – this has been the Dim Mak mantra ever since and a testament to our Will of Fire.”


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.