Japanese Stamp Special Issues: Galaxy Express 999, Godzilla, Gamera and More
Author: Clay Holden
Source: Japan Postal Service
The Japanese Postal Service has released several Special Issue Postal Stamps that may be of interest to anime and tokusatsu fans. “Animation Hero and Heroine, Series 3” is a full sheet of stamps from GALAXY EXPRESS 999 (Ginga Tetsudo Three-Nine) and other Leiji Matsumoto creations. “Japanese Movie I” focuses on chambara characters such as Toshiro Mifune’s ‘Kikuchiyo’ from SEVEN SAMURAI (Shichinin no Samurai). “Japanese Movie II” includes SAILOR SUITS AND GUNS (Serafuku to Kikanju), TWILIGHT SAMURAI (Tasogare Seibei), GAMERA: REVENGE OF IRIS (Gamera 3: Irisu Kakusei), and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS.
The main Japan Post website has information on distributors who are selling these Special Issues in a dozen countries, including the United States, Britain, Spain, and Germany.