07.25.2016: Godzilla Newsplosion

We're imagining Shin-goiji listening to the Kaijucast discuss his most recent incarnation and the news surrounding giant monsters from around the world!

We’re imagining Shin-goji listening to the Kaijucast discuss his most recent incarnation and the news surrounding giant monsters from around the world!

Yep… running out of creative titles for these news episodes. And I am not going to guarantee that this one is super fresh, either, but I got everyone together to chat about the massive amount of news that dropped since our last meeting. Seriously, we are being inundated with Godzilla news from both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

Anyway, we have lots of stuff to cover, so let’s dive right in!

MONO-MUSIC:
1. Godzilla Akimbo by Motorhead from Dirty Love (1990)

SUGGESTED READING/VIEWING:
Shin-Godzilla Trailer & TV Spots
Toho Markets Shin Godzilla/Godzilla Resurgence to 100 Territories
Shin-Godzilla vs. Crayon Shin Chan
Godzilla Stomps Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City Mall (video)
Fukuoka Tower gets big visitor
Fukuoka Exhibition “Godzilla At The Museum: Creative Tracks of Daikaiju” (& the Museum’s page in English*)
Shin-Godzilla Rice Paddy Art (& if you want to see more examples)
[Apparently the Tokyo premiere was last night]
Special Shin-Godzilla Behind-the-Scenes Broadcast Schedule
Shin-Godzilla Lottery Write-Up
   (all of this ^ is direct from Japan)

SDCC: FUNIMATION LICENSES SHIN-GODZILLA TO NORTH AMERICA!
SDCC: NECA Shin Godzilla Prototype Photo
SDCC: Bluefin Tamashii Nations SDCC Gigantic Burning Godzilla Comparison (video)
SDCC: Kong: Skull Island Trailer Debuts!
SDCC: ShoutFactoryTV announces July 31st Ultraman Marathon with August Ragone!

WONDERFESTIVAL: Zokei Kobo Shin-Godzilla
WONDERFESTIVAL: $1000 51cm Kaiyodo Shin-Godzilla
WONDERFESTIVAL: Godzilla x Evangelion Crossover Statues
WONDERFESTIVAL: X-Plus Table Lineup

CATASTROPHIC EVENTS:
7/29 – 7/31 FandomFest in Louisville, KY w/ Haruo Nakajima, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Mizuho Yoshida, Bin Furuya & Shjinji Nishikawa!
Check out Celebrity Icons’ FB page for more events in the future!

7/30 Godzilla Night 5 in San Leandro, CA at the historic Bal Theater – showing Godzilla 2000 with special guest Michael Schlesinger, the original tokusatsu classic Mothra (1961).

In addition to films and guests, Godzilla Night 5 will also have new and returning Godzilla venders including Vinyl Kaiju Legion, Kevin d’Antonio, Charlie Soto, artist Gaz Gretsky and Kimono My House.

Prizes will be available in abundance! Audience members will have the chance to win door prizes. Those wanting to try their luck can also enter a raffle for autographed photos of Hiroshi Koizumi, Kenji Sahara, Haruo Nakajima, Shinichi Wakasa and Tsutomu Kitagawa courtesy of Jim Cirronella of Celebrity Icons.

For tickets and information on the show, please visit Bay Area Film Events webpage, the Bay Area Film Events Facebook page or the Godzilla Night 5 Event Page.

 

…another cool event, but not kaiju-related (if you’re in Japan & love Yokai)
7/5 – 8/28 From Eery to Endearing: Yokai in the Arts of Japan at the Edo Tokyo Museum in Tokyo, Japan

 

SHOUT FACTORYTV’S ULTRAMAN 50th ANNIVERSARY MARATHON
On July 31st at Noon Pacific, tokusatsu expert August Ragone will be your host in presenting 12 of his favorite episodes of the classic series, on Shout Factory TV and on Pluto TV (Channel 515)! Or get the Pluto TV app for tablet and TV devices (Roku, Amazon Fire, Fire TV Stick, Android, Chromecast, and Apple Airplay), mobile (iOS, Android and Amazon), and on the web — SHUWATCH!

07.11.2016: Godzilla Rage Across Time Creators Jeremy Robinson & Matt Frank

Matt Frank & Jeremy Robinson, the creators behind Godzilla: Rage Across Time from IDW Publishing.

Matt Frank & Jeremy Robinson, the creators behind Godzilla: Rage Across Time from IDW Publishing.

For this episode, Kyle welcomes the creative team behind the first issue of IDW Publishing’s upcoming series, Godzilla Rage Across Time, Jeremy Robinson and Matt Frank. While Matt has been on the podcast before, Jeremy’s name may sound familiar because of his contributions to the kaiju genre via the literature branch. Jeremy is the author of the Project Nemesis books. The two were tapped for their concept tale in which Godzilla appears in fuedal-era Japan.

Move over dinosaurs… monsters used to rule the planet! Travel to different time periods to examine the origin of myths that fueled nightmares! In this first installment, Godzilla brings his terror to feudal Japan!

MONSTER MINUTIA:
1. Main Titles by Kiyoko Ogino from Yamato Takeru (1994)

SUGGESTED READING:
Jeremy Robinson Online
Matt Frank’s DeviantArt Page
Preorder Godzilla: Rage Across Time at Things From Another World
American Gothic Press, Famous Monsters of Filmland’s comic imprint

CATASTROPHIC EVENTS:
7/15 – 7/16 G-FEST XXIII in Chicago, IL Here’s the Kaijucast schedule

DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION REMINDER:
We are watching Trollhunter (2010) this month! If you’d like to submit your “homework” for the discussion episode, make sure you send in your thoughts, questions and reviews before July 22nd to be included.

CHECK IT:

6.30.2016: Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna Daikaiju Discussion

Kyle tackles the dynamic duo of Ultramen: Tiga and Dyna, Warriors of the Star Light!

Kyle tackles the dynamic duo of Ultramen: Tiga and Dyna, Warriors of the Star Light!

It’s another Daikaiju Discussion and this was completely recorded and edited all in one day… because tomorrow is July. Anyway, Kyle flew solo for this mission. Hope you enjoy!

MUSIC:
1. Tiga Brave Love Tiga by Chikyuu Bouei Dan from Ultraman Tiga (1996)
2. Symphonic Suite “Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna” 3rd movement “Super GUTS!” by Tatemi Yano from Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light (1998)
3. Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light English Trailer Audio (1998)
4. Shinin’ on Love by Hironobu Kageyama and Tatsuya Maedafrom Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light (1998)

CATASTROPHIC EVENTS:
7/15 – 7/17 G-FEST XXIII in Chicago, IL
7/29 – 7/31 FandomFest in Louisville, KY w/Haruo Nakajima, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Mizuho Yoshida & Bin Furuya
8/12 – 8/14 Power Morphicon in Los Angeles, CA w/Yuuta Mochizuki, Seiju Umon, Takumi Hashimoto, Reiko Chiba, Keiichi Wada & Tsutomu Kitagawa
8/18 & 8/23 Rifftrax vs. Mothra Live in theaters via Fathom Events
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0/28 – 10/30  AlienCon in Santa Clara, CA w/Haruo Nakajima, Kenpachiro Satsuma & Tsutomu Kitagawa

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DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION:
Next month, we look beyond the boundaries of the Far East and hop over to Norway to track down the native giants in the 2010 “found footage” film, Trollhunter! If you’d like to send in your thoughts, questions and reviews of this European giant monster movie, please do so before July 22nd to be part of the discussion episode.

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