From Akira to Lupine: the manga that influenced X-Men comics in the 80s

The world of American manga and comics is completely different, but over the years fans have found various references between the two media. Thanks to a recent interview, we discovered that behind the creation of some of the stories dedicated to the X-Men, the cyberpunk series was taken as inspiration Akira .

While PortacioThe famous American comic book writer, who has worked on series such as Iron Man, The Punisher, and X-Men, explained to Crunchyroll editors what the sources of inspiration were for some of the most iconic mutant stories of the 80s from Marvel.

"Lots of people don't know this, however in X-Offices There was an artist who went back and forth between the US and Japan and brought us several videotapes of anime. " Portacio explained and then continued: "As you can imagine, anime and manga weren't a socially established medium in America in the 1980s, but many of us came into contact with Macross, the Fist of the North Star, Lensman, and Lupine III. Shortly after that, we managed to get some too have volume of the Appleseed Manga the experiments that were taking place in Japan at the time, were taken directly from American comics. "

The artist went on to the direct experiences with the volumes dedicated to the X-Men: "You know, the really interesting thing is that while I was working on the X-Office, we received praise for trying these new techniques like the Akira lines.".

The above is especially important, many comics have started experimenting and Change the structure of the panels on the pages in those years, and it seems that manga did have some influence on the choices of American designers. Recall that Akira recently celebrated the 32nd anniversary of its first publication and we leave our review of the work of Katsuhiro Otomo to you.

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