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    Wednesday December 5, 2012
  • VIDEO: Heroes Return to Japan's Tsunami Coast!

    Tōhoku Revival video looks at the efforts to rebuild the Ishinomori Mangattan Museum

    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.

  • Wednesday October 17, 2012
  • Reopening Planned For Tsunami Affected Ishinomori Manga Museum

    Museum attracted over 180,000 visitors annually before being damaged by March, 2011 earthquake and tsunami

    In 2008, Shotaro Ishinomori was posthumously awarded him the Guinness World Record for most comics/manga published by one author for a body of work over 128,000 pages, which included the creation of seminal superpowered team Cyborg 009. His towering influence also helped define the tokusatsu live action genre. November 17th, the museum in his honor will be holding a reopening ceremony. More after the jump.