Akira Takarada and Linda Miller share a hug for the first time since 1967! Photo by Brett Homenick.
Haruo Nakajima, Akira Takarada, and Linda Miller discuss the making of King Kong Escapes (1967). Photo by Brett Homenick.
Of course, there was a lot of joking around, too, which made the panel discussion so special. Others will try to imitate it, I'm sure, but there's nothing quite like the first time.
Hiroshi Sagae shows off one of his latest sculpts. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Kamen Rider takes the stage at Super Festival! Photo by Brett Homenick.
Yuta Mochizuki addresses the audience at Super Festival. Photo by Brett Homenick.
While walking the floor, I met Sojiro Uchino, whom I've blogged about several times. Uchino-san was a child actor who appeared in episodes of Ultra Q and Ultraman, among other series and movies. Uchino-san usually makes appearances at Super Festival.
Nobuyuki Ishida reunites with his heroic alter ego, Mirrorman! Photo by Brett Homenick.
Nobuyuki Ishida answers the questions posed to him about his famous TV program. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Striking a pose with Eiichi Kikuchi, a veteran Tsuburaya Productions suit actor.
After all that, it was time to meet the guests. It was great to see Akira Takarada again...
... as well as Linda Miller...
... and Haruo Nakajima! Whew, so much to say. A lot happened at Super Festival, so I must commend the organizers and Ms. Kojima for a job well done. It was a blast!