|Above, Spider-Man "scales" a Harajuku building. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Japan has its own super-heroes in anime and manga, so it is somewhat surprising that some American comic book characters are popular in Japan. However, I did see Spider-Man "scaling" the side of a building in Harajuku a few years ago.
For Japanese fans of Marvel super-heroes, a special exhibit is opening in two days at Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills.
According to JapanTravel:
Japan’s complex anime culture may seem intimidating, but never fear: Japan is obsessed with Captain America and Spiderman, too! The first exhibition dedicated to Marvel Comics opens at the Mori Tower from April 7 to June 25.
Building on the success of recent blockbusters like Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, and Doctor Strange, “Marvel: Age of Heroes” will feature over 200 props, costumes, and other paraphernalia from the company’s most popular franchises. The exhibition also provides a glimpse at the storied history of Marvel Comics, which dates from 1939.
|Above, Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
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