06.20.2016: Godzilla News Hour (and a half)

Well, well, well… Did someone ask for more giant monsters in the news? Because that’s what’s happened, folks. We have a massive news episode for your listening pleasure. Martin, Charles and Rachel came over so we could “ooh” and “aah” over all of the domestic and international Godzilla goings-on.

1. Ultraman No Uta by the Garamones from Garamones (2016)
2. Mothra vs. Godzilla by Akira Ifukube (1964)
3. Terror of Godzilla English Language Trailer (1978)
4. Kishii Mai by Akira Ifukube from Symphonic Fury: The Music of Japanese Monsters (2016)
5. Godzilla 1984 performed by Makoto Inoue from The Godzilla Legend Chronology Vol. 2 (1986)

Godzilla Rage Across Time Solicitation from IDW Publishing
Kraken Releasing To Release Return of Godzilla to US Home Video
Matt Greefield (ADV Films/Kraken Releasing) Interview on TohoKingdom.com
Godzilla x Gudetama Crossover Marketing Campaign
Ultraman Anniversary Event
Gareth Edwards Leaves Godzilla 2
Banpresto Shin-Gojira Reveal
Shin Gojira vs. Namja Town Event July 15th – September 25th in Ikebukuro ( here are even more details)
SH MonsterArts Updates from Tokyo Toy Show
The Art of Shin Gojira Book (in Japanese)
PARCO Department Store Crossover
Godzilla Resurgence NOT Coming to the US?
John Boyega tagged for role in Pacific Rim 2 (& more from EW.com)
New documentary The Lovers and the Despot all about Shin Sang-ok & actress Choi Eun-hee ( trailer )
Life-Size Shin-Gojira Footprint in Hokkaido
El Rey’s KAIJULY is coming! 


7/15 – 7/17 G-Fest XXIII in Chicago, IL (See G-Fest info below)
7/29 – 7/31 Fandom Fest 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
10/28 – 10/30 Alien Con in Santa Clara, CA w/ Haruo Nakajima, Kenpachiro Satsuma & Tsutomu Kitagawa

Special Guests: Akira Takarada, Bin Furuya, Hiroko Sakurai, Yoshikazu Ishii, Robert Scott Field, August Ragone, Tony Isabella, Carl Craig & Aojiro Uchino
Kaijucast-ic Panels: Godzilla Masterpiece Theater  (Sunday @ 2PM) & Regional Kaiju-ology (Sunday @ 4PM)
…but go ahead and check out the full schedule here)!
Kaijucast Listener Party: Sponsored by Spooky Pinball LLC — Saturday night! (more details to come!)
Summit Kaiju “Planet X” Photo Contest —  FB Page / Official Rules / Contest Submissions
Kaijucast Merch will be available in Artists Alley on FRIDAY ONLY
Vampire Robots Exclusive Zornow Cover (not specifically Kaijucast related, just bad ass)

We’re watching a heisei Ultra-flick this month, Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light (1998) and now that I have more Ultra-knowledge under my belt, I’m looking forward to seeing this one again. If you want to send in your thoughts, questions and reviews before June 25th, we’d love to share your review during the discussion.

The Kaijucast store is now open and over here.

06.11.2016: Monster Mania 30 Godzilla Suit Actor Panel

Mizuho Yoshida & Kenpachiro Satsuma entertain the crowds at Monster Mania 30.

Mizuho Yoshida & Kenpachiro Satsuma entertain the crowds at Monster Mania 30.

For this episode, we wind the clock back to March when I attended the Monster Mania convention in New Jersey. The Godzilla suit actors Kenpachiro Satsuma (1984 – 1995) and Mizuho Yoshida (2001) were guests and took part in a panel about their history in rubber suits. Hope you enjoy, folks!

1. Ultra Q Theme performed by the Garamones from Garamones (2016)
2. Suite From Godzilla, Mothra, And King Ghidorah Giant Monsters All Out Attack conducted by John DeSentis from Symphonic Fury! The Music of Japanese Monsters (2016)

Kaijucast Redbubble Shop is now open!

For our film this month, we are watching and discussing Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light from 1999. Make sure to have your homework turned in before June 25th to be included in the disucssion! And you can submit your homework via our contact form here.

05.25.2016: 50 Years of Gamera Panel from G-Fest

Kyle and August Ragone attempt to plow through the entirety of Gamera’s history during G-Fest XXIII… can they do it??

This episode of the Kaijucast was recorded at last year’s G-Fest convention in Chicago, Illinois. August Ragone and I thought it would be a fun panel idea to go through the entirety of Gamera’s filmography (which at the time was just about 50 years old). By all accounts, we should have been able to do it, but (spoiler warning) we were only able to get through the Showa era’s films (1965 – 1980).

Also, I was unfortunately running around so much that I forgot to hit the record button before the actual panel started, but you’re in luck! Listener, fellow podcaster and generally awesome dude, Robert Wright-Stasko happened to record the whole thing from the audience. Thanks, Robert! Since this is a phone recording, we didn’t have the control over the audio, so expect some variances. 😉

Because this is just a panel, I only played some Gamera songs and kept it to the Showa era.

1. Gamera March/Theme Song by Shunsuke Kikuchi from Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)
2. (Another) Gamera Theme Song (Twist) by from Tadashi Yamauchi from Daikaiju Gamera (1965)

We’ll be back with another episode before the end of the month (I should probably start making my way through the backlog), but until then I hope you enjoy the panel recording!