07-18-2004, 02:39 AM
Join Date: Aug 2002
in light of the aperance of the tokusatsu actor Ban Daisuke,I like to organize a Kikaider gathering infront of the Super7 booth 1pm on Sarurday before his signing at 3:30pm, Dress as anyone from the Animation or the T.V. Show (like me,im doing the TV show ^^)
more info about Ban Daisuke's aperance at Comic-con:
KIKAIDA SAVES SAN DIEGO!
Jiro to appear at world famous comicbook convention
On Saturday July 24th, legendary actor Daisuke Ban, who became
immortalized for his role in the 1972 Toei superhero teleseries JINZONINGEN KIKAIDA (available on R1 DVD from JN Productions/Generation Kikaida), makes his first-ever Mainland US appearance at the largest event of its kind in 3the world, the San Diego Comic Con [http://www.comic-con.org].
In KIKAIDA, Ban played Jiro, the sorrowful android who is constantly
pursued by the evil Professor Gill and his DARK Destructoids, while himself
searching for the man who created him. The series was popular during
its original broadcast in Japan, and spawned a sequel, KIKAIDA 01, both of
which are remembered fondly by those who watched it as children, and those
who have continues to discover the original series. KIKAIDA was created by
maverick producer Tohru Hirayama (JOHNNY SOKKO) and manga artist
Shotaro Ishimori (CYBORG 009).
In 1975, Joanne Ninomiya, president of JN Productions, brought KIKAIDA
to Hawaii, where it became an overnight sensation. The series was an
unexpected runaway hit with a massive multi-ethnic following, akin to the
Mainland's "Batman Craze" of the 1960s. In 2001, fans brought actors Ban Daisuke and Ikeda Shusuke back to Hawaii for a reunion show, and that sparked
Ninomiya to bring back the series to Hawaii airwaves in 2001. Needless to say, "Kikaidamania" happened all over again, proving that lightning does strike twice.
Ban, among his lengthy acting credits, also played other superheroes,
including Watari Goro/Inazuman in INAZUMAN and INAZUMAN FLASH
(1973-1974), Izumo Daisuke/Captor 7 Ka'nin in NINJA CAPTOR (1976) and Jin
Makoto/Battle Cossack in BATTLE FEVER J (1979), one of the first series in the
original POWER RANGERS franchise. Ban has also been featured in notable roles in
numerous television series and motion pictures, including the
world-wide hit horror film, RINGU (1998) and more recently in BLOOD OF THE SAMURAI
Mr. Ban will be at the Super 7 [http://www.super7.com] booth on
Saturday, July 24th to greet fans and sign autographs, and there will be plenty
of Generation Kikaida merchandise on hand (including DVDs and T-Shirts) --
so, don't miss this rare opportunity, Kikaidamaniacs!
any questions,please PM Me,or AIM Me at RammyKun or E-mail me at Rammykun@cox.net
Go Go Kikaider!
Last edited by Knight_Survive : 07-19-2004 at 10:16 PM.