Ever since its beginning in comics way back in 1939, Marvel has continually
reinvented itself and the content it offers, mesmerizing audiences with
entertainment reflecting contemporary society and events. Recent examples
include a string of movie hits like The Avengers
and Iron Man
that are contributing to Marvel’s rapidly burgeoning popularity in Japan.
Showcasing some 200 rarely seen items, the MARVEL Age of Heroes Exhibition
zooms in on Marvel, past and present, and the Marvel worldview in all its
variety and detail. Background materials, costumes, and props never seen
before in Japan are on display along with exhibits highlighting popular
Marvel characters and titles like The Avengers and Spider-Man
. And the exhibition highlights how Marvel titles affect popular culture
and people by going beyond just the heroics of their stars to depict them
as real people—individuals coping with their own issues and internal struggles
who grow as human beings as they fight for the things they believe in.
The exhibition space approaches Marvel’s history and unravels the mystery
of its ability to deliver audience-riveting titles from five perspectives:
History (the history of Marvel), Heroes (how Marvel depicts its heroes),
Culture (the many popular phenomenon Marvel has spawned), Now (Marvel today),
and Art (Marvel and its artists).
|April 7 – June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily
(Final admission: 9:30 PM)
||Roppongi Hills observation deck TOKYO CITY VIEW
on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
||Tokyo City View and NHK Promotions
||Walt Disney Japan
||Sony Pictures Japan
||Color Kinetics Japan
For further information, call 03-6406-6652.
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