Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kagoshima in the News



I've written about Satsuma Kenshi Hayato before, he's the black-costumed superhero that represents the Kagoshima region and makes appearances at various events and stage shows. Turns out that he's starred in several local promotional movies, not just the one I wrote about last year.


(Poster for the 2013 Hayato movie.)

Well, the Asahi newspaper has a feature story about the rising popularity of local advertising mascots, and the first half of the article is about Satsuma Hayato. Check it out.

Regional TV superheroes bring local myths and culture to life

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