Thursday, July 1, 2010


August Ragone asked me to help spread the word of this exciting event going on in good ol' San Francisco next week. If you live in that area and want to learn more about the world of Japanese Super Heroes, look no further. Learn from a few long time fans of the genre as they share their passion and knowledge in this not to miss event.
Description from Facebook:
Ultraman! Kamen Rider! The Power Rangers! These and many other colorful crusaders of justice are now recognized the world over as essential icons of Japanese pop culture. But where did they come from? Who created them? And what is it really like battling rubber monsters and the forces of evil on a regular basis?

Join hosts Patrick Macias (editor, Otaku USA magazine), August Ragone (author, Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters), and Tomohiro Machiyama (founding editor, Movie Treasures magazine) as they explore the fascinating history and origins of Japanese superheroes using rare film clips and images from numerous tokusatsu, sentai, and henshin hero productions including Ultra Seven, Kikaida, Space Sheriff Gavan, and many others.

Admission $10

Friday, July 9, 2010
7:00pm - 9:00pm
VIZ Cinema • New People Mall • Japantown
1746 Post Street!/event.php?eid=132574243441068&ref=mf

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