Thursday, April 17, 2008

Masked Rider: The First

"The evil terrorist organization SHOCKER is kidnapping unwilling citizens and turning them into cyborg inhumanoids used to carry out SHOCKER’s nefarious schemes. The only man who can stand in their way is one of SHOCKER’s own inhumanoid agents who cannot forget his humanity- KAMEN RIDER!" Masked Rider: The First, the 2005 Japanese film described so vividly here by the Japan Information and Culture Center, falls within the Tokusatsu genre, which is characterized by "use of special effects, gigantic monsters, imaginative costumes, and high-flying, fast-paced martial arts fight scenes." If that's speaking to you, the film is playing at the Japan Information and Culture Center on April 24 at 6:30. It's free but reservations are required, you can make them at

Masked Rider: The First
Presented by the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, with the DC Anime Club
3 Lafayette Center
1155 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Thursday, Apr. 24 6:3