Friday, February 19, 2010
Happy birthday, Hiroshi Fujioka!
The Hiroshi Fujioka autograph I received after my interview with him was published.
February 19 marks the 64th birthday of Mr. Hiroshi Fujioka, one of Japan's biggest stars. Not only was he the star of the original Kamen Rider series, he was a leading man at Toho Studios, starring in such SFX features as Submersion of Japan (1973), Espy (1974), Conflagration (1975), and Zero Pilot (1976). Mr. Fujioka's other genre credits include The X from Outer Space (1967), Orochi the Eight-Headed Dragon (1994) and Sakuya: Slayer of Demons (2000).
I interviewed Mr. Fujioka in G-FAN #86, which is still available. To order a copy, you know where to go. Mr. Fujioka's agent was extremely helpful and secured several exclusive photographs from Mr. Fujioka's personal collection.
Best wishes for a happy birthday, Mr. Fujioka!