Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Okamoto Tarô's Tower of the Sun gets a "20th Century Boys" makeover

by Chris MaGee

Here's a little story for all you fans of Yukihiko Tsutsumi's "20th Century Boys"... Okay, it's not that little. To help promote the sequel to the blockbuster live-action adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's manga which opens in Japanese theatres on January 31st Toho's PR department gave Okamoto Tarô's famous 1970 "Tower of the Sun" sculpture in Osaka's Expo Park a makeover complete with the finger pointing symbol of the film's mysterious "Friends" cult. Urasawa and Yukihiko Tsutsumi plus cast members including Etsushi Toyokawa, Teruyuki Kagawa posed for a few promo pics one of which came courtesy of Variety Japan you can find above.

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