Bin Furuya puts a new spin on his Specium Ray pose. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Ultra Q stars Yasuhiko Saijo (left) and Hiroko Sakurai (right) take the stage to discuss their career at Tsuburaya Productions. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Grace Mika and Bin Furuya perform a tap-dancing routine to a warm reception from the audience. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Tsuburaya Productions director Toshihiro Iijima was feted at the event. Photo by Brett Homenick.
One surprise was a video message from Ultraman and Ultra Seven actor Sandayu Dokumamushi. If only he were able to attend in person!
Yes, hanging out with Yasuhiko Saijo is as fun as it looks!
Yours truly with Tsuburaya Productions scripter Atsuko Tanaka.
It was great to see and speak with Hiroko Sakurai again.
Enjoying a chat with former child actor Sojiro Uchino (Ultra Q, Ultraman).
With the enchanting and multi-talented Grace Mika.
Yours truly with Ultra Seven and Return of Ultraman suit actor Eiichi Kikuchi.
It was also a lot of fun to speak with Eiichi Kikuchi, who played Ultra Seven in Ultra Seven for two episodes (14 and 15) and the suit actor for Ultraman Jack in Return of Ultraman. We took several pictures together with different poses, all at his insistence!
Meeting Toho actress Nami Tamura for the first time.
A great time was had by all, and I must congratulate Furuya-san on an excellent event. I can't wait for next year's show!
After it was finished, Grace, Yasushi, and I went out for dinner and drinks for a few more hours. It was the perfect way to cap off an incredible day!