Otaku USA Magazine
Tokyoscope Talks the Mighty Ninja on November 20

The NEW PEOPLE Tokyoscope talks have explored everything from the bad girls of Japanese cinema to the towering titans of kaiju films throughout the first six volumes, and the topic of lucky no. 7 is none other than… the NINJA!

Hosted by Otaku USA editor-in-chief Patrick Macias, and produced in association with Matt Alt (co-author of Kodansha International’s book Ninja Attack! True Tales of Assassins, Samurai, and Outlaws), the informative fun kicks off on Saturday, November 20.

The focus of the talk is, naturally, the mysterious history and mystery of the ninja, both fact and fiction. Some of the latter will have to do with the new ninja action film Kamui Gaiden—based on Sampei Shirato’s ’70s manga—which opens at VIZ Cinema on Friday, November 19. Showings of the film will run through Wednesday, December 1.

Tickets for the Tokyoscope talk are available here for $10 a pop, and anyone in the vicinity of NEW PEOPLE is strongly encouraged to attend. To add even more shuriken sugar to the proceedings, all attendees will be entered into a raffle to win free copies of Alt’s Ninja Attack!.

You can check out the full press release for the event at Patrick’s blog.