Tuesday, February 19, 2013

AKIRA TAKARADA HEADS TO CHILLER! Toho's Biggest Star Returns to the U.S. This April!

Akira Takarada signs a DVD slipcover during rehearsals for Me and My Girl in Tokyo. Lucky fans in the Northeast will also get the opportunity to get their items signed by the man himself!

Fans on the East Coast get a rare treat this spring as none other than the star of the original Godzilla (not to mention Godzilla vs. the Thing, Monster Zero, King Kong Escapes, etc.) will appear at the Chiller Theatre convention from April 26-28 in Parsippany, NJ.

Takarada-san may look stern in the photo above, but remember, folks, he's a great actor!

This marks Akira Takarada's first convention appearance on the East Coast, as well as his first public appearance in the U.S. outside the context of G-FEST. If you're a fan of tokusatsu, Chiller Theatre is the place to be this spring!


  1. Actually, Mr. Takarada made a public appearance outside of G-FEST, when he appeared in an off-Broadway performance of The Fall of Freddy the Leaf in autumn of 2010.

  2. Welllllll, I meant it would be the first time fans would get to meet him, have things signed, etc.

  3. Do you happen to know what his signing prices may be based on past appearances, and does he do photo ops?

  4. Hi, Chris. I'm not sure of his signing prices, as G-FEST set the price for his two previous appearances. I don't think Takarada-san will be charging for photo ops, but I'm not sure if Chiller is handling that aspect or not. I'm sorry I can't give you more info, but I'd strongly urge you to stop by and meet him.