20150501-20150506 Japan : Location Hunt - Matsumoto Leiji @ Kokura Station 松本零士 @ 小倉駅

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Matsumoto Leiji @ Kokura Station 松本零士 @ 小倉駅
Matsumoto Leiji 松本零士 is a famous mangaka 漫画家. Some of his more famous works are Galaxy Express 999 銀河鉄道999, Space Battleship Yamato 宇宙戦艦ヤマト, and Space Pirate Captain Harlock 宇宙海賊キャプテンハーロック.
After World War II, the then primary schooler Matsumoto Leiji 松本零士 lived in Kokura 小倉 for a few years.
On 03 Aug 2012, Kita-Kyushu City Manga Museum 北九州市漫画ミュージアム was opened just outside Kokura Station 小倉駅. Matsumoto Leiji 松本零士 was named Honorary Director of the museum. On the same day, 3 bronze statues of characters of his manga, Maetel メーテル and Hoshino Tetsurou 星野鉄郎 of Galaxy Express 999 銀河鉄道999 plus Captain Harlock キャプテンハーロック of Space Pirate Captain Harlock 宇宙海賊キャプテンハーロック, were displayed at Kokura Station 小倉駅.

The nearest train station is Kokura station 小倉駅 of JR Kagoshima Main Line JR鹿児島本線 and Kitakyushu Monorail 北九州モノレール.
Maetel メーテル and Hoshino Tetsurou 星野鉄郎 Maetel メーテル Hoshino Tetsurou 星野鉄郎
Captain Harlock キャプテンハーロック