News Hideaki Anno's Special-Effects Exhibit Draws 200,000
posted on 2012-09-25 23:53 EDT
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo's "Kanchō Anno Hideaki Tokusatsu Hakubutsukan" (Curator Hideaki Anno's Special Effects Museum) exhibition has drawn 200,000 attendees since it opened on July 10. During the September 15-17 holiday weekend, 7,000 people came to the museum daily.
The exhibition "spotlight[s] the special craftsmanship seen in 'miniatures,' and presents on an unprecedented scale its entrancing world that is distinct from VFX or CG." The "deputy curator," Shinji Higuchi, is also the director of the new short and The Sinking of Japan film remake, as well as the storyboard artist for the Evangelion television series and films.
Special events to commemorate 200,000-visitor milestone will take place on Friday and Saturday. Visitors have a chance to take photographs with Ultraman on the exhibit's miniature stage on Friday. They can then see selected episodes of Ultra Seven, Kaiki Daisakusen and Tatakae! Mighty Jack! followed by a panel discussion on Saturday.