Ladies and gentlemen, let us just pause our blogging for a moment and appreciate this man here. The man whom without his creativity, genius and all around imagination we would not have many of the series we enjoy.
I speak, of course, of one Shotaro Ishimori, the man who helped give birth to such series as Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, Cyborg 009 and numerous others that we read and watch throughout our lives as fans.
So thank you, Ishimori-san, for giving us nerds, geeks, fanboys and fangirls something to obsess over for years to come.
I love this guy. His work got me interested in… well, fiction as a whole. I remember watching and loving Cyborg 009 and Kamen Rider when I was a kid. They were in Japanese so I had to get summaries from a friend who could speak Japanese, and even then I loved them so much. Now that I can get subs and understand for myself what’s going on, I still love them. I love the ideas, the worlds, the characters, the stories, the themes…Probably not a leap to say his work influenced my tastes in media as a whole.
So thank you.