Exhibition Ticket - Goldorak Xperienz 1975-2021 Retrospective
When Goldorak arrived in France on 3 July 1978, it revolutionised kids’ TV. Created a few years earlier by Go Nagai and Toei Animation, Goldorak (also known as UFO Robot Grendizer) breathed new life into TV. The French public discovered a whole new world of Japanese pop culture.
As part of the 45th anniversary of the creation of Goldorak, in conjunction with Dynamic Planning and Toei Animation, and under the auspices of the Embassy of Japan in France, PRIME PROD and the MCJP invite you to delve into the series through places found in its universe: the planet Euphor, the Research Centre, the White Birch Ranch, the Black Moon Camp. This will allow visitors to discover how the series was created in Japan via original production documents and presentations of the main creators, starting with the famous manga artist Go Nagai. It will be an opportunity to explore the themes and references found throughout the episodes. The giant robot left its mark on an entire generation and so we will also see iconic objects from the 1970s and 1980s: tie-in merchandising, toys, albums and more. Ultimately, the series’ popularity had a huge impact on the generations it influenced. This will be an opportunity to demonstrate that influence on contemporary artists.
Over the years, Goldorak eventually became the starting point for a trend that would later be called the manga craze. Today, this aspect of Japanese pop culture has become an important part of the rich cultural dialogue between France and Japan. More than just an exhibit of works and objects, this retrospective – the first ever to be held on Goldorak – aims to give visitors a truly immersive experience through numerous interactions.
Alongside the exhibition, an evening event will take place on 28 October 2021 at the Grand Rex in Paris with a concert of music and theme songs featuring the original performers, karaoke, screenings of episodes and cosplay – all dedicated to Goldorak.
Opening days and times
- Wednesday 15 September to Saturday 30 October 2021 at the House of the Japanese Culture in Paris
MapMAISON DE LA CULTURE DU JAPON À PARIS
101 bis, quai Branly
75015 PARIS 15
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A health pass is required to enter.