THE ORIGINAL SPEED RACER MACH GOGOGO TO RACE TO WINDSOR!
Katsuji Mori to make first-ever Worldwide convention appearance!
Windsor, ON. Brimstone Games presents the Northern National Collectors’ Convention featuring the Cartoon Kingdom Fan Experience, is pleased to announce that Katsuji Mori (森功至, Mori Katsuji), will make his first-ever Canadian convention appearance this fall in Windsor, Ontario at Caesars Windsor, September 29-October 1, 2023.
Mori is best known for his roles as Go Mifune (Mach GoGoGo), Joe Shimamura/009 (Cyborg 009), Ken the Eagle (Science Ninja Team Gatchaman), Jouji Minami (Tekkaman: The Space Knight), and Garma Zabi (Mobile Suit Gundam).
“I look forward to my first-ever worldwide convention appearance in Windsor,” says Mori. “I can’t wait to meet Canadian and American fans of Mach GoGoGo, Gatchaman, and Mobile Suit Gundam!”
Speed Racer, also known as Mach GoGoGo (マッハGoGoGo, Hepburn: Mahha GōGōGō), is a Japanese media franchise about automobile racing. Mach GoGoGo was originally serialized in print in Shueisha‘s 1966 Shōnen Book. The series was released in tankōbon book form by Sun Wide Comics and later re-released in Japan by Fusosha. Adapted into anime by Tatsunoko Productions, 52 episodes aired on Fuji TV from April 1967 to March 1968. In the US, the show aired on syndication at approximately the same time. The anime was later re-broadcast on Tokyo MX from July 1 to September 25, 2008.
Selected chapters of the manga were released by NOW Comics in the 1990s under the title Speed Racer Classics. and later released by Wildstorm Productions (a division of DC Comics) as Speed Racer: The Original Manga. In 2008, The US republished Mach GoGoGo under its American title Speed Racer and released it as a box set to commemorate the franchise’s 50th anniversary.The TV series defined anime in the US until the 1990s and had about 40 million viewers during the 1960s through the 1970s.
“We are tremendously blessed to have this rare Japanese Legends’ talent join us for his first show here in Windsor,” says Northern National president, Jeremy Renaud. “Fans of Mach GoGoGo and Gatchaman would have grown up with its North American counterparts via Speed Racer and Battle of the Planets. We can’t wait for them to interact with Katsuji Mori!”
Mori will be at the show all three days, selling rare Shikishi board sketches of Go Mifune and Ken the Eagle, along with autographs, and photographs to event attendees.
Katsuji Mori is presented by Jeremy Renaud.
About the Northern National: Brimstone Games presents the Northern National Collectors’ Convention (Northern National) will take place inside the Augustus Tower at Caesars Windsor from September 29 to October 1, 2023. The regional Cartoon Kingdom Fan Experience (CKFX) will be co-launched with the national event.
The Northern National will have all the accents of a traditional card expo and will enable the Trading Card Game (TCG) community (including brands ranging from Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Disney Lorcana, and Dragon Ball Z) to have a national presence in Canada. Along with CKFX, it will be a hybrid convention with all the trimmings of a pop culture event with celebrities, athletes, and much more.
For more information, please visit: thenorthernnational.com