05.14.2016: Spring Shin Gojira News Roundup!

Kyle, Rachel and Jeff discuss the recent Shin-Gojira news.

Kyle, Rachel and Jeff discuss the recent Shin-Gojira news.

So much has happened in the past month! Japan’s new Godzilla film is on the horizon, and I’ve been traveling so I never had a chance to chat about this with my co-hosts. So this episode is almost entirely about the Godzilla Resurgence news that broke in the past month. We’ll cover some of the other news stories in another upcoming episode, but we hope you enjoy our speculations and roundtable chat.

MINOR MUSIC:
1. Shin-Gojira Teaser Audio (2016)
2. Mothra by Godflesh from Pure (1992)

SUGGESTED VIEWING:
Shin-Gojira / Godzilla Resurgence Japanese Trailer
August Ragone’s Shin-Gojira Reveal coverage
Banpresto Announces MASSIVE Shin-Goji figure & Lottery
Bandai Release plans for Shin-Godzilla
Nico Nico Super Conference displays Godzilla maquette
Godzilla vs. Evangelion Marketing Crossover Details via CrunchyRoll & Kotaku’s Coverage

04.28.2016: Monster March Madness Concludes

Monster March Madness concludes!

Monster March Madness concludes!

Trying to edit podcasts while traveling isn’t so easy, so now that I’m back at home and you’ve all been at the edges of your seats (and I’m sure you haven’t become bored with the wait, right??) it’s time to crown the winner of our MONSTER MARCH MADNESS tournament! And yes, I’m painfully aware that we’re almost in May, but that’s not the important part.

The important part is that this episode contains the three final bouts in which we go from Elite/Hateful Eight to Final/Fearful Four and finally  the Championship itself. We’ve broken it up with some music for you so you can pretend that these were separated by a week or so (use your imagination, people!).

If you’re looking for the number of Gigan figures/statues in my collection (as mentioned at the end of the episode) I think I’m going to put together a video showing me count them all instead of including it in this installment of the podcast.

We should be back soon with a brand new episode covering the Shin Gojira trailer that was released while I was in Japan! Woohoo!!!

MONSTER MARCH MUSIC:
1. All Monsters Attack by Akira Ifukube from Destroy All Monsters (1968)
2. Clash of the Two Giant Monsters by Ko Otani from Gamera 2: Advent of Legion (1996)
3. Last Shot by Alexandre Desplat from Godzilla (2014)
4. Godzula by M.O.D. from Gross Misconduct (2009)

CONGRATS:
Big huzzahs to our second and first place winners, Raven Johnson and Justin Greene!

 

Check these out – artist Frankie Washington created these killer sketch cards based on the battles fought during Monster March Madness!

Kong vs Hedorah by Frankie Washington

Kong vs Hedorah by Frankie Washington

 

Daimajin vs. Gamera by Frankie Washington

04.09.2016: March Madness Continues!

Monster March Madness continues!

Monster March Madness continues!

Are you ready for another round of Monster March Madness? Well we sure hope so! The excitement continues in this special episode of the Kaijucast. And yeah, yeah – once again, we understand that were at the beginning of April and there’s a little bit of a misnomer there. Hopefully next year will be a bit more organized and timely.

Dave, Sean, Charles, Rachel and Bryan joined me for this exciting elimination round and you might be surprised at which monsters came out on top.

This is a short episode and we only cover the MMM bouts here. That said, where are we in the competition?

 

MUSIC:
1. Return of Ultraman by the Garamones (2016)

 

WINNERS:
We’re seeing the champions for each region in this competition. Next up, the beasts traverse those enemy lines and face off against their opponents in a battle royale.

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GODZILLA REGION:
Godzilla 2014 vs. 2004 :: GODZILLA 2014 WINS

SHOWA REGION::
Gigan vs. Hedorah :: HEDORAH WINS

HEISEI/MILLENNIUM REGION:
Battra vs. Orga :: BATTRA WINS

NON-TOHO REGION:
Ultraman vs. Gamera :: GAMERA WINS

What will happen in the final bouts of this epic and inaugural knock-down-drag-out fight? Tune in and find out!

Major thanks to Andy Campbell and Keith Foster for providing the recap.

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