can check out the first trailer for the upcoming Tiger
Mask movie, which is based on Ikki Kajiwara's 1968
wrestling manga. The character was licensed by New
Japan Pro Wrestling in the 80's, and was portrayed
by Satoru Sayama. The gimmick was then portrayed by
various wrestlers throughout the years. The movie
opens in Japan this November.
the early 1980s, the bookers in the New Japan Pro
Wrestling promotion licensed the character and created
a real-life Tiger Mask, originally portrayed by Satoru
Sayama, to help boost their junior heavyweight division.
2010 and 2011, several people in Japan donated to
children's homes and other social welfare centers
by using the name "Naoto Date" as an alias.