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Kanye has paid homage to the Akira creator on Twitter

Director Katsuhiro Otomo is returning the love in Kanye's picture, holding a pair of Yeezys

Any Kanye West fan worth their salt knows about his love of the seminal 1988 anime Akira. He’s previously tweeted to declare his love of the film and says there’s “no way” it’s beaten by Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away. The rapper’s iconic “Stronger” music video is, in some scenes, a frame-for-frame recreation of the anime, with him replacing one of the lead characters.

Now (August 27), Kanye has taken to Twitter again to share his love of the film, along with a picture of its creator, Katsuhiro Otomo. In the picture, the manga artist and film director holds a pair of Yeezys, a small price for Kanye to pay for the movie he calls his “biggest creative inspiration” in the accompanying caption.

In following tweets, Kanye has gone on to say: “Every stage show I’ve ever worked on Every video not just Stronger every product even when I was in the hospital I would think… oh shit this is like Akira”. He’s also stressed how the anime is “so relevant to the current state of the world”.