Friday, November 03, 2006

Awesome Magic Clip - UPDATED!

UPDATE: Thanks to all the commentors, especially Rick Carruth, who identified the magician as Akira Fuji, a well-known (in Japan) close-up worker. Fuji has a video out called "Coins Akira's", which was translated into English by none other than the very clever Nathan Kranzo.

Via Rick Carruth's always-valuable Magic Roadshow, here's the most entertaining six minutes of close-up magic I've seen in a while. Even though I don't know more than two words of Japanese, I can tell that this non-Cyril is a seasoned pro. Lots of strong magic, too!

BTW, someone in the YouTube comments claims his name is Akira, and someone else claims to have met him at a magic convention in Sacramento. So now you know as much as I do. Can anyone out there help identify this talented young magician?

5 comments:

Dan said...

Yor're spot on there.

Excellent magic.

The Magic Utopian said...

Cheers to Rick Carruth for sharing this. Very good coin magic in this video, too.

PeaceLove said...

Agreed! I always read the Roadshow top to bottom and I almost inevitably get something valuable out of it.

Anonymous said...

This is Akira Fuji. He's very famous in Japan.

Rick Carruth said...

Seems he has a DVD titled COINS AKIRA'S which was translated into english by Kranzo.. I can't confirm it, as there's no photo's.