Compiled from a series of posts published Summer 2009 Mitsuteru Yokoyama is probably the second most prolific creator of crossover ninja properties next to Shirato Sanpei. Both Kagemaru of Iga and Masked Ninja Akakage expanded from their pulp roots to … Continued
I have no idea what this game was (some sort of sliding-type deal from a kids’ magazine, with punch-out tokens) but man is the character art laced throughout the board amazing or what?
Additional images from the inserts of the laserdisc of the 1963 “Kagaemaru of Iga” live action film: See more at Black Sun. Visit the creator’s official website (Japanese) here, with some great manga cover galleries under the “Published” link. Buy … Continued
Inspired by Shonen King‘s excellent work over at Black Sun, here’s some of the stills from the inserts of Toho’s Iga no Kagemaru laserdisc: More coming tomorrow. In the meantime, buy the really fun 1963 film at Kurotokagi.
See, I get busy with day jobs, tax prep and real life shit, and all these other sites start kicking my ass… I just love the Black Sun blog, but he’s above and beyond awesome this week with a great … Continued
If only this were MY stuff… A collection of Kagemaru of Iga merch from a Yokoyama art book.
Yep, it’s official – I LOVE the hooded Kagemaru and hate the unhooded drawings. Say, while you’re here, check out the newly updated Kagemaru vinyl figure post over in Toys and Statues!
Mitsuteru Yokoyama is probably the second most prolific creator of crossover ninja properties next to Shirato Sanpei. Both Kagemaru of Iga and Masked Ninja Akakage expanded from their pulp roots to multiple incarnations in anime and live action film/television. I’m … Continued
Going back ot the early 60’s, Mitsuteru Yokoyama‘s Iga no Kagemaru property spanned manga, a great live action movie, toys, trading cards and board games, and anything else that could bear a licensed image. You’ll see this shinobi superhero in just … Continued
We lost Japanese screen legend Hiroki Matsukata this week. The son of jidai-geki’s first Jubei Yagyu icon Jushiro Konoe, he was pretty much born to play a ninja on screen, with starring roles under the black hood in such … Continued