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!

6 comments:

  1. Nice post Brett! Thanks.
    Hiroshi Fujioka assembled a very nice filmography indeed. I need to get me a sub to G-Fan.
    best,
    r/e

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  2. Yes, you do need to get a G-FAN subscription! ;)

    Thanks for the reply. Mr. Fujioka's done some great work, but he seems to be underrated in the States.

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  3. Heh, nice to see Fujikota-san dressed as Yagyu Jubei...

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  4. Whaa!!! It's not Tommy Cruise?? :)
    Brett, thanks for becoming a follower of tROAD! I appreciate it. I'd like to post more about my new found interest in anime, manga, and especially Japanese Monster Movies. Roy Ware (Shonen King) has been a great inspiration... and August Ragone, and NOW YOU TOO! Thanks. Also, nice reading your comments over at CHFB,
    best,
    r/e

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  5. Thanks, r/e. I look forward to reading your blog. It looks great so far, and I eagerly await more coverage of Japanese sci-fi!

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