For Immediate Release
May 8, 2007
THE KIKAIDA BROTHERS VISIT MAUI
2007 Maui Matsuri
Saturday, May 19, 2007, 3:00 9:00 pm
Maui Community College
Kikaida Brothers Appearance at 3:30 and 5:30pm
Honolulu, Hawaii - May 3, 2007 - Come see the Kikaida Brothers, live at the Maui Matsuri, May 19, 2007 at 3:30 and 5:30pm at Maui Community College. The evil robotic samurai, Waruda, has plans to disrupt the Maui Matsuri. Will the Kikaida Brothers be able to save the day?
Actor Ban Daisuke (Jiro in Kikaida) will make his third appearance at the Maui Matsuri, while actor Ikeda Shunsuke (Ichiro in Kikaida 01) makes his first. The two stars will greet fans and sign autographs at the Generation Kikaida Booth immediately following the 3:30 and 5:30pm character appearances.
JN Productions and Generation Kikaida will release a fully subtitled, limited edition Kikaida 01 DVD Box Set that will be sold at the Maui Matsuri and Shirokiya in Honolulu. Kikaida is the beloved red, byte and blue android and main character in the Japanese TV series that took Hawaii by storm in the early-seventies. The Kikaida series was followed by Kikaida 01 which aired in Hawaii from 1974-1975. Kikaida's human form, Jiro, announced his presence with the strains of a guitar while Ichiro's instrument of choice was the trumpet.
Billed as the Kikaida Brothers in the summer of 1974, Hawaii's families turned out in droves to see their favorite Japanese superhero characters at the Honolulu International Center (now the Neal Blaisdell Center). This will be the first Maui appearance for the Kikaida Brothers. Don't miss this chance to see in person, an all-star cast featuring Kikaida, Kikaida 01, Waruda, Jiro and Ichiro, a Kikaida lovers' dream come true!