Yeah, that's right! Renowned journalist and troublemaker Tomo Machiyama (Eiga Hiho, Cruising the Anime City) has agreed to participate in the 4/9 TokyoScope Talk - Mecha Mania event at SF NEW PEOPLE. Prepare to be astonished as this survivor of an actual Showa-era childhood dishes the dirt on robot-themed anime and the creators thereof.
Also, NEW PEOPLE has sent out word of the event out via a press release. I'm updating it below to include mention of "The Mach".
Tokyo Scope Talk: The Wild and Crazy World of Japanese Cult Films
Vol.2 MECHA MANIA: Four Decades of Slam-Bang Sci-Fi Robot Anime, Friday, April 9th 7:00pm
Join Patrick Macias, Editor-in-Chief of OTAKU USA, and Japanese author Tomo Machiyama as they host the second presentation in an ongoing series about Japanese cinema. This time it’s all about ‘mecha’ (robots and machines). Macias and Machiyama give insights into the long and storied world of mecha anime from its inception in the 60’s with Tetsujin 28, and on through the 80s with Gundam and the dawn of a new generation of films such as Gurren Lagann. Tickets are $8:00. No further discounts will apply.