The SHITA COME Dream Match: Toei Manga Matsuri vs. Toho Champion Matsuri

14 September 2012 (Fri)  Open21:40 / Start22:00
Asakusa Chuei Theater 

The SHITA COME Dream Match: Toei Manga Matsuri vs. Toho Champion Matsuri
©TOEI COMPANY,Ltd./©Toho Co.,Ltd.

A manga festival match-up we all dreamed about as a child returns for one day only!

If you’re in your late 30s or over, and have a passion for films or a bit of manga, then you are guaranteed (we think) to have been excited by the two manga festivals we have brought back for you, the Toei Manga Matsuri and the Toho Champion Matsuri. Remember how, as a child, you cursed your parents for forcing you to choose just one of the two? Well, now is the time to fulfill your childhood dreams! Rejoice in the glory of your adulthood! For this one day only, sit back (if you can), relax (more likely jump up and down in excitement) and immerse yourself in those nostalgic memories of the special films of your dreams.

Toei Manga Matsuri (screened in the summer of 1970)
"Judo Icchokusen"
(Japan/24min./Distributed by TOEI COMPANY, LTD.)
Writer: Ikki Kajiwara, Shinji Nagashima
Screenplay by:Shozo Uehara 
Director: Atsuo Okunaka
Cast:Kenichi Sakuragi, Hideo Takahashi, Fuyukichi Maki, Kazuko Aoki, Kyoko Yoshizawa
Wrestler Hoshigami joins the judo team to fight with Ichijo who is banned from any kind of fighting outside judo. Sympathizing with Hoshigami’s unhappy background, Ichijo deliberately loses the match…

Judo Icchokusen
(C) Ikki Kajiwara/TOEI COMPANY, LTD

"Tiger Mask: War against the League of Masked Wrestlers"
(Japan/54min./Distributed by TOEI COMPANY, LTD.)
Writer: Ikki Kajiwara, Naoki Tsuji
Screenplay by:Toyohiro Ando, Masaki Tsuji, Kaya Miyoshi
Producer: Hiroshi Shitara, Yoshio Kuroda, Tokue Shirane, Ryozo Tanaka
Voice: Kei Tomiyama, Nana Yamaguchi, Kenji Nakagawa, Masako Nozawa, Shingo Kanemoto
The masked-wrestler league match is a trap to destroy Tiger Mask. Mister X arrives in Japan with his team of masked wrestlers. Determined to save as many orphans as possible, Naoto faces a lonely battle…

Tiger Mask: War against the League of Masked Wrestlers
(C) Ikki Kajiwara, Naoki Tsuji/KODANSHA COMPANY LTD., TOEI ANIMATION Co., Ltd.

"30,000 miles Under the Sea"
(Japan/60min./Distributed by TOEI COMPANY, LTD.)
Writer: Shotaro Ishinomori
Screenplay by:Katsumi Okamoto
Director: Tamiya Takeshi
Voice: Masako Nazawa, Kurumi Kobato, Akira Hitomi, Goro Naya, Katsuo Umino
Isamu and his pet Cheetah meet Angel, the princess of the undersea kingdom. Soon they find themselves
sucked into a battle between the ruler of the underground world, Magma VII, who is on a quest to conquer the world and the king of the undersea kingdom who wishes for peace.

30,000 miles Under the Sea
(C) Ishimori Production Inc., TOEI COMPANY, LTD

Toho Champion Matsuri (screened in the summer of 1970)
"Space Amoeba"
(Japan/83min./Distributed by Toho Co.,Ltd.)
Screenplay by:Ei Ogawa
Director: Ishiro Honda, Sadamasa Arikawa
Cast: Akira Kubo, Atsuko Takahashi, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Kenji Sahara, Yu Fujiki
Space amoeba arrives on earth and inhabits the body of a living creature. It mutates into a giant cuttlefish Gezora, then into a giant stone crab Ganimes and finally into a giant rock turtle Kamoebas. A Japanese photographer teams up with biologists and islanders to fight the giant creatures.

Space Amoeba

©TOHO Co., Ltd.

"Attack No.1 Revolution"
(Japan/61min./Distributed by TMS ENTERTAINMENT, LTD.)
Writer: Chikako Urano
Screenplay by:Katsumi Okamoto
Director: Eiji Okabe, Fumio Kurokawa
Voice: Kurumi Kobato, Sumie Sakai, Shusei Nakamura, Masahiko Murase, Masako Ebisu
Kozue Ayuhara and Midori Hayakawa’s school, Fujimi Gakuen, merges with Hamaki Middle School that the legendary foursome Shiteno attend. The powerful duo Kozue and Midori together with Shiteno are on a winning streak to the nationals and face superstar summersault receiver Ryoko Kakinouchi of Fukuoka Middle School at the finals.

Attack No.1 Revolution

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