Kamen Rider 1 Puts a Face on Wind Energy

Wind-based tokusatsu hero featured on wind-power generator

As air conditioning units begin to fire up for summer and as continuing nuclear concerns make power generation a hot button concern, Sakuraenergy will be showcasing their products next week at a "Mirai no Tsubasa" (The Wing of Future) exhibition at the Spiral Garden hall in Tokyo. Headlining this will be the SE150 model wind power generator, featuring the profile of Kamen Rider 1.



In the original 1971 Kamen Rider tokusatsu TV series, biochemistry student Takeshi Hongo was able to escape the evil organization known as Shocker's attempt to turn him into a cyborg agent. Freed before his will and conscience were scheduled to be removed, Hongo turns his ability to undergo a henshin (transformation) into the superpowered Kamen Rider 1 against his would-be masters.

Thematically appropriate to the energy company, Kamen Rider 1's transformation and attacks were all wind based. The SE150 with Rider's likeness can manage 150 watts, while a larger, 2.8-meter tall SE3000 model is able to generated 3 kilowatts of electricity.

The Mirai no Tsubasa event will also showcase 100 miniature plastic models of other thematically relevant anime and manga heroes.  

via The Asahi Shimbun

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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