About DC Anime Club and JICC: Published Events
The Japan Information and Culture Centre,
Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the DC Anime Club
|Date||:||Thursday April 24, 2008|
|Venue||:||Japan Information and Culture Center, Auditorium, Embassy of Japan,
3 Lafayette Center,1155 21PstP St NW・Washington DC 20036
The evil terrorist organization SHOCKER is kidnapping unwilling citizens and turning them into cyborg inhumanoids used to carry out SHOCKER’s nefarious schemes. The only man who can stand in their way is one of SHOCKER’s own inhumanoid agents who cannot forget his humanity- KAMEN RIDER!
Kamen Rider: The First is a 2005 film based on the popular comic book and TV series Kamen Rider of the 1970’s. The show and comic still enjoy a large fanbase and legendary status in Japan. With his trademark bug-eyed helmet and black motorcycle, Kamen Rider, rides around Japan acrobatically battling with a colorful cast of villains from the SHOCKER organization. Kamen Rider helped to establish the famous genre of Japanese television and movies known as Toku satsu.
Toku satsu shows are known for their use of special effects, gigantic monsters, imaginative costumes, and high-flying, fast-paced martial arts fight scenes. Other icons of tokusatsu lore include Ultraman, Godzilla and The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the legends of the genre on the big screen!
In Japanese with English Subtitles 90 minutes
This event is free and open to the public.
Reservations are required.