Museum to feature adventure festival

There is a pretty good chance that most expats are not well versed in the exploits of  Saint Seiya and the Knights of the Zodiac. The Museo Nacional is ready to fill that knowledge gap Sunday.

The event is the Festival de Verano 2016 starting at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free for Costa Ricans and legal residents.

The theme will be a mix of Roman, Greek and Japanese action adventures.

Expats will not find Saint Seiya at the Catedral Metropolitana. This is a Japanese comic book character who has become a star. The sainthood has been conveyed by the acquisition of some magical robes. The three traditions merge because Saint Seiya and the knights are pledged to defend Athena, the Greek goddess.

This is a story most young men worldwide know if they are under 30. The animated television series came out in 1986 and was an immediate hit.

Complementing the costumed followers of the knights will be displays of small action figures related to the adventure series.

Also on the agenda is performance by the Hip Hop de la Universidad de Costa Rica group, Korean martial arts, stories and music from Japan and the concert band Ninrod 16. Also promised is something called a Spartan tournament and the costume performance art of cosplay. A movie is the finale at 6:30 p.m.

Figures based on the animated series will be available Sunday.

Figures based on the animated series will be available Sunday.

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