The symbiotic relationship between anime and fashion is well-documented and incredibly impactful and both cultures, respectively. From Kanye’s constant reference to the legendary 1988 film Akira to Lil Uzi Vert’s unabashed references to Naruto, icons of the hip-hop—and thus, fashion—world have made their passion for Japanese animation clear.
It makes sense; anime characters, from One Piece’s Luffy to Attack on Titan’s Levi Ackerman, possess an immense amount of drip. The color palette and art direction of these beloved shows is ingrained in our perception of what is cool. So, naturally, numerous major fashion brands have integrated aspects of imagery from celebrated anime shows and movies into a wide array of different capsules and clothing lines.