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Japan World Heroes is a California-based convention created by Power MorphiconIcon-crosswiki showrunner Scott Zillner.[1] The convention centers around tokusatsu superheroes, making it one of the first of its kind in the USA dedicated solely to such a theme. The convention features cosplay, Japanese toy vendors, art and collectibles as well as a chance for fans to meet some of thier favorite actors or suit actors or other special guests.

In an interview, Zillner said he wanted to do this convention as there is a bigger world of heroes than just Power Rangers and wishes to celebrate it by inviting guests from Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, Metal Heroes, Ultraman, Godzilla and many more. The first convention was in Pasadena, California at the Pasadena Convention Center on August 26, 2017 and ran until the following day. The second convention was on August 16 to August 19, 2019, once again taking place in Pasadena, Califorina at the Pasadena Convention Center.[2] A third convention has been announced on the offical convention Facebook page for 2021, but details of its date and location are unknown at this time.


Guest Japan World Heroes '17
Bin FuruyaGreen tickY
Kenpachiro Satsuma (Cancelled)Red XN
Noboru KanekoIcon-crosswikiGreen tickY
Renn KiriyamaIcon-crosswiki[3]Green tickY
Hirofumi Fukuzawa[4]Green tickY
Michi Yamato[5]Green tickY
TJ Storm [6]Green tickY
Matt FrankGreen tickY
Dore KrausGreen tickY
Guest Japan World Heroes '19
TJ Storm[7]Green tickY
Alan MaxsonGreen tickY
Richard DortonGreen tickY
Jason LiesGreen tickY
Matt FrankGreen tickY
Stephen FordIcon-crosswikiGreen tickY
Tsutomu KitagawaGreen tickY
Shinji NishikawaGreen tickY
Linda MillerGreen tickY
Dore KrausGreen tickY
Carl CraigGreen tickY
Ryuji SaineiIcon-crosswiki[8]Green tickY
Takayuki TsubakiIcon-crosswikiGreen tickY
Brandon Jay McLarenIcon-crosswikiGreen tickY
Kenichi MuraedaIcon-crosswikiGreen tickY

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  • The third convention's date year in 2021 aligns in year with the 50th season of Super Sentai, the 55th anniversary of Ultraman and the 50th anniversary of Kamen Rider.
  • After the second convention, Mr. Zillner announced a new non-tokusatsu convention would be part of the family of events he organizes, Toon-Con, which would be held every two months after every Japan World Heroes in November.


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