Wednesday, July 5, 2017
YURIKO HISHIMI'S NEW BOOK! 50 Years of Ultra Seven!
The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the superhero classic Ultra Seven (1967-68), which remains widely popular in Japan. In honor of the show's milestone, Shogakukan has published a brand-new, 256-page softcover memoir by actress Yuriko Hishimi, who played Anne Yuri on the series. (Hishimi-san would be better known to Westerners as the karate-kickin' Tomoko Tomoe in Godzilla vs. Gigan.)
I'm pleased to report that the publisher mailed me a copy of the book today and that my name is listed among the contributors. (You can read it in katakana in the image above.) Suffice it to say, I was happy to help. The book can be ordered on amazon.com here.
Here's to 50 years of Ultra Seven! Congratulations to Hishimi-san!