The Broadcast Library in Yokohama is holding an exhibition highlighting the work of Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori beginning in July of 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokuriki Honten, a Japanese manufacturer who specializes in precious metals, has unveiled a pair of statues depicting the hero of the 1971 Kamen Rider television series. The catch? These statues are made of solid gold. Hit the jump to learn more.
Have you ever wanted to turn into a car-themed costumed hero, but you just never knew the proper combination of words, gestures, and toy accessories to make it work? Thanks to the "Kamen Rider Drive & Kamen Rider Mach Let's Henshin Course" video, now you too can be a superhero. Hit the jump to check it out.
In 2008, Shotaro Ishinomori was posthumously awarded the Guinness World Record for most comics published by one author for a body of work over 128,000 pages, which included the creation of seminal superpowered team Cyborg 009. He also created a manga adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for Nintendo Power manga. Viz has announced that they will be releasing the work.
Following the first visual featuring Kikaider and his destined enemy Hakaider, the second poster visual for Kikaider Reboot, the upcoming live-action reboot film of the 1972 tokusatsu TV series Jinzou Ningen Kikaider created by Shotaro Ishinomori, is also revealed to the media today. Check it out after the jump.
The poster visual for Kikaider Reboot, the upcoming live-action reboot film of the 1972 tokusatsu TV series Jinzou Ningen Kikaider created by Shotaro Ishinomori, was revealed to Japanese media yesterday on April 5. It features Kikaider and his destined enemy Hakaider. Check the poster and trailer after the jump.
The official site for Kikaider Reboot, the upcoming live-action reboot film of the 1972 tokusatsu TV series Jinzou Ningen Kikaider created by Shotaro Ishinomori, has posted a 90-second trailer introducing the main cast and fierce battle between Kikaider and his nemesis Hakaider. Check the latest clip after the jump.
The official visuals of Kikaider and Hakaider for Kikaider REBOOT, a live-action reboot film of the 1972 tokusatsu TV series Jinzou Ningen Kikaider created by Shotaro Ishinomori (Kamen Rider, Cyborg 009), are revealed to the Japanese media today. Check the 2014 version hero and his greatest rival after the jump.
Toei officially announced at its 2014 lineup presentation today that Kikaider REBOOT, a live-action remake film of the 1972 tokusatsu TV series Jinzou Ningen Kikader, is scheduled for Japanese release on May 24. The film is directed by Ten Shimoyama (Blood, SHINOBI). Hit the jump for more information.
Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi, the team created the Linebarrels of Iron manga series, will work on a manga reboot of Robot Keiji (Robot Detective), Toei's tokusatsu superhero TV series in 1973 created by Shotaro Ishinomori (Kamen Rider, Cyborg 009). Hit the jump for more details.
It is confirmed today that a live-action adaptation film of Shotaro Ishinomori's classic manga 009-1 will be released in Japan on September 7th as his 75th birthday anniversary project. The female cyborg protagonist Miléne Hoffman is played by Mayuko Iwasa (SHINOBIDO, Space Police). Check the trailer after the jump!
The Shotaro Ishinomori Mangattan Museum, honoring the work of the pioneering manga/anime/tokusatsu creator, was built with corporation of national government and Ishimaki City in 2001 and became a tourist destination, attracting 180,000 visitors annually. During the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, many of the building around the museum were destroyed and its facilities were substantially damaged. A new Tōhoku Revival video looks at the efforts to rebuilt. Get a look after the jump.