Saturday, October 27, 2007

Akira (1998) - Kaneda

"Akira (1988)" was a Japanese animated film co-written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo based on his manga of the same name. The movie ignited interests for Japanese anime and brought many wonderful manga stories onto the big screen, including "Ghost In A Shell", "Jin Roh - Wolf Brigade" and "Appleseed". "Spriggan" is another great favourite although no action figure was made for it :(

Kaneda plays one of key roles in Akira. He is a streetwise punk who leads a gang of bikers (the Capsules) on the streets of Neo-Tokyo.

Check out Kaneda's super uber cool bike!


Anonymous said...

Is this a previous medicom version? I have the new Kaneda from BM Project and some elemens and details in the laser canon are very similar to this one you have here. Can you say somenthing about?


alex teo said...

Hi David, this was a knock-off piece. Medicom did release an exclusive toy show version 1.0 Kaneda back then and this figure was based off that.

The latest BM project Kaneda would be version 2.0, to accompany his new 1:6 bike