Nobuyuki Ishida (left) Mitsuru Saijo (middle), and Naoya Makoto (right) pose for photos at the Nakano Sun Plaza for a gathering of Tsuburaya Productions fans. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Nobuyuki Ishida and Mitsuru Saijo, both of whom played different forms of Mirrorman, share a laugh onstage at the Nakano Sun Plaza. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Naoya Makoto starred as Fireman's human alter ego Daisuke Misaki in Fireman (1973), as well as Tsuyoshi Kaijo/Akaranger in the inaugural Super Sentai program Goranger (1975-77).
Mitsuru Saijo is a retired suit actor who played Mirrorman and Fireman in the suits. Moreover, he played Redman in Redman (1972), Jumborg 9 in Jumborg Ace, and Zoffy in Ultraman Taro (1973-74).
Meeting actress Yoshimi Ashikawa was a surprise highlight of the event.
After the Q&A portion of the event wrapped, it was time for autographs and photos. During this time, I enjoyed speaking with many fellow fans who all share a passion for SFX films and TV programs.
Posing for a picture with Naoya Makoto, whose impressive acting career spans several decades.
Striking a familiar pose with suit actor Mitsuru Saijo, who has brought many Tsuburaya heroes to life.
Locking hands with Nobuyuki Ishida, Mirrorman himself!
It was a very enjoyable event, and I must commend organizer Ms. Kojima for bringing all the talent on hand together. The event ran very smoothly, and the guests and attendees had an excellent time.