Eizou Kaimai who had worked on the suits of many monsters & heroes starting from Toho's Godzilla Franchise, Tsuburaya's Ultraman Series and even on Toei's Kikaider, Robocon, Zubat and more has passed away on April 24th, 8:36 AM due to Leukemia. He was 90 years old when he died. The funeral & farewell ceremony took place with the presence of relatives. Click on Read More to see the complete list of Tokusatsu movies, series & Sci-Fis he had worked on.
With regards to the earlier news of Toei Studios being shutdown due to Rio Komiya being Tested Positive for Coronavirus, Toei had gave a press release on their official website saying that the Studio was never closed on March 31. All the information released by the press is a misinformation. They have said that they have consulted the health center and took precautionary measures. The studio is open as usual.
We have heard the news of Rio Komiya Getting Tested Positive for COVID-19 just yesterday. In order to maintain the safety of other cast and staff at Toei, Toei Studios have decided to shutdown the studios temporarily for disinfection process.
TOEI COMPANY, LTD. (hereafter TOEI) is creating a new YouTube channel for worldwide viewing! (Please note that depending on the show, there may be viewing limitations in certain areas and countries.) It will provide nostalgic TOKUSATSU shows from the 1960s up to the 1990s. Uploads will start on Monday, April 6, 2020.
Tsuburaya Productions & Toei Cancels Ultraman & Kamen Rider Events Due to Coronavirus: Delays Toy Release Too
Coronavirus is being spread across the rapidly across the world. Now I am literally reading an article on Twitter saying Cases have exceed 3000 in South Korea with 17 reported deaths, Italy has 1000 coronavirus cases with 29 deaths and more cases in Iran. With these many cases and Japan passengers in Cruise Ship Diamond Princess, tested positive to coronavirus. 5 reported deaths in Japan. With this Tsuburaya Productions and Toei have decided to cancel their events.