NEO TOKYO SERIES – These New G-Shock Watches Harness Classic Japanese Pop-Culture Cool

G-Shock says, vaguely, that its new “Neo Tokyo” series of watches are “inspired by the colors of the futuristic metropolises of classic anime films from the 1980s.” But it would seem that the colors are referencing a specific Japanese manga/anime classic, Akira. In the film, post-apocalyptic Tokyo was called “Neo Tokyo” and the bright red accents in each of the new Casio G-Shock watches spanning four model lines are reminiscent of, say, the character’s jacket.

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