Tuesday, October 6, 2015

AN AFTERNOON WITH ACTRESS KEIKO NISHI! The Ultra-Series Veteran Meets Her Fans!

Posing with actress Keiko Nishi at her cafe in Tokyo. 

Today I paid a visit to the cafe of actress Keiko Nishi, who is best remembered by tokusatsu fans in Japan and the U.S. as TAC member Noriko Mikawa in Ultraman Ace (1972-73). In the late 1960s, she began her career as an actress for Nikkatsu Studios, appearing in several movies before the end of the decade. She also guest-starred in episodes of Ultraman Taro (1973-1974) and Silver Kamen (1971-72).

Even though the cafe was very busy by the time I came in, Nishi-san found the time to talk with me about various things, ranging from news in Japanese fandom to what we've been doing recently. It was an enjoyable conversation, and Nishi-san is always a gracious host.

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