Via an official release on Rangercrew’s Samurai Cast site, it was today announced that Yuuta Mochizuki (Tyranno Red, Zyuranger), Hiroshi Maeda and Yasuhiro Takeuchi (suit actors for Zyurangers) will be making their first US Convention appearance at this year’s Power Morphicon. Hit the jump for more details!
The official press release can be read below.
Power Morphicon is Proud to Announce Sentai and Henshin Actors Yuuta Mochizuki, Hiroshi Maeda and Yasuhiro Takeuchi as Special Guests
Pasadena, CA – Power Morphicon, the official Power Rangers convention, is proud to announce that Super Sentai and Henshin actors, Yuuta Mochizuki, Hiroshi Maeda and Yasuhiro Takeuchi will be making their first U.S. convention appearance at Power Morphicon next month. The three-day event will be held on August 22-24th at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Yuuta Mochizuki is best known for his role as Geki, the Red Tyranno Ranger, from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, which Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, was adapted from. Mochizuki is also known as J1 of the Neo-Jetman in Choujin Sentai Jetman, played the role of Koji Segawa/Kamen Rider J and has performed as the second Tuxedo Mask in the Sailor Moon musical. Mochizuki recently reprised his role as Geki in the 2014 film, Kyoryuger vs Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell our Eternal Friends.
Hiroshi Maeda is a professional Japanese stunt man and suit actor who is best known for portraying the Tyranno Ranger in the 1992 Super Sentai series Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger. Maeda went on to play the Red Ranger in Saban’s Power Rangers series in Mighty Morphin, Turbo, In Space, Lost Galaxy, Lightspeed Rescue, Time Force, Wild Force, and Ninja Storm. Maeda’s also known for playing Kamen Rider 1 in two films: Kamen Rider: The First and Kamen Rider: The Next, as well as playing Dragon Knight in Kamen Rider Dragon Knight.
Yasuhiro Takeuchi is a professional Japanese stunt man and suit actor who is known to have recurring roles in many Super Sentai series. Takeuchi has worn both Rangers and mecha (zords) suits. Takeuchi is one of two stunt actors to portray the Dragon Ranger in Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger (the Green Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). Takeuchi’s long list of credits include Mythical Chi Beast RyuseiOh (Red Dragon Thunderzord in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), the Mega Winger (Power Rangers In Space), V-Rex Robo (Power Rangers Time Force’s Q-Rex), Time Blue & Green (Power Rangers Time Force’s Blue & Green Rangers), Shinken Green (Power Rangers Samurai’s Green Ranger), Gokai Green (Power Rangers Super Megaforce’s Green Ranger), and more recently in Ressha Sentai ToQger as the ToQ 4gou (Green Ranger), which is currently airing in Japan.
All three actors will join over 100 confirmed guests at Power Morphicon next month. This will mark the first time a Japanese Super Sentai actor, Yuuta Mochizuki, will be meeting his American Power Ranger counterpart, Austin St. John, both of whom played the lead role in their respective series as the Red Ranger.
More information about Power Morphicon can be found online at http://officialpowermorphicon.com.
Be sure to get your tickets to Power Morphicon 2014 soon!