Rising Sun Reruns: Memories of Japanese TV Shows from Today’s Grown-Up Kids

Publisher: Becky Books

Year: 2022

TIME FOR TOKUSATSU!

From the 1960s to the 1990s children in the West were gifted with a bounty of amazing TV shows to watch and enjoy—but it wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy their voracious appetites for adventure! It took an intriguing immigration of imported shows from the East to fill their afternoons with all the fun and fantasy they craved!

Grab a TV tray and hunker down in the family den with a group of grown-up kids as they reminisce about their favorite exotic Japanese TV shows of yore! In these pages you will find glowing memories of flights of fancy such as Ultraman, Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot, Astro Boy, Battle of the Planets, Space Giants, Speed Racer, Robotech, and many, many more—including a few you may never even heard of!

Writer-editor Jim Beard adds to his Memories from Today’s Grown-Up Kids series of pop culture nostalgia books with RISING SUN RERUNS, a tantalizing trip into the past when discovering a strange show from Japan alongside your other favorite series was not a weird thing at all…it was downright wonderful!

Cover Illustration by Adam Benet Shaw
Logo Design and Formatting by Maggie Ryel

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