I don't know if I will remember this every year (as I should), but May 5th is the birthday of Daisuke Ban. Ban is the actor who played Jiro in the legendary Japanese superhero series JINZO NINGEN KIKAIDA, and brought an unmistakable humanity to an android. He appeared in numerous other hero shows, thereby cementing his reputation as one of the greats of the genre. But that's far from the the only thing he did. There are probably a number of folks who would only recognize him from his roles in the original Japanese "Ring" movies.
Daisuke Ban is a guy who probably doesn't get as many accolades as he deserves, so let's give him a shout out today. You can check out his official website, which has sections in both Japanese and English to learn more.
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