[Bonus Episode] JAPAN WORLD HEROES Aug 26-27, 2017

Hey folks, in the interest of getting the word out and showing Japan’s tokusatsu heroes that their fans want them to come to the US, I wanted to help promote this upcoming convention in Pasadena, California. JAPAN WORLD HEROES is taking place in just about a month from now — August 25th, 26th & 27th at the Pasadena Convention Center.

I asked the showrunner of Japan World Heroes, fellow nerd and toy collector extraordinaire Scott Zillner to do a spot on the Kaijucast to help dish out the hype! Scott also helms two other popular indie show, RoboToyFest and Power Morphicon, so I can’t wait to see what he’s putting together for Japan World Heroes.  I am so very excited for this show and I hope to get involved with some more cool stuff during the convention.

Make sure you follow the links below for tickets and show details – including information about the guests, events, hotel and more!

TICKETS: Get your tickets through GrowTix here!

GUESTS (AKA THE HEROES!):
ULTRAMAN (1966) SUIT ACTOR  Bin Furuya
GAORANGER’S GAORED “KAKERU SHISHI” ACTOR Noboru Kaneko
KAMEN RIDER W’S “PHILIP”  Renn Kiriyama
GAMERA 3 SUIT ACTOR & RED ACTION CLUB AFFILIATE Hirofumi Fukuzawa
TOEI SUIT/STUNT ACTOR FOR ROBOT HACCHANA & SUPER SENTAI Michi Yamato
GODZILLA (2014) MOTION CAPTURE ACTOR &  TJ Storm
…Also Hollywood Tokusatsu group Team Fujiyama Ichiban will be appearing at the convention!

Artist Guests at the event
Matt Frank
Jeff Zornow
Peach Momoko
Sunny Seki
Shintaro Kago

EVENTS:
ATTENTION COSPLAYERS, JAPAN WORLD HEROES DOES HAVE A COSTUME CONTEST! Follow this link for more information.

HOTEL INFORMATION:
JAPAN WORLD HEROES has teamed up with the Pasadena Sheraton (located just behind the convention center) with a special rate for the convention. Follow this link for details.

And if you needed another reason to attend, I’ll be tabling in artists alley with (I’m sure) a number of other Kaiju and Tokusatsu influenced artists. I’ll have as many Kaijucast prints, patches, lanyards and stickers as I can take in my suitcases! While this episode was produced in exchange for a table at the show, I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this and I do hope to see you there! Here’s hoping I can secure interviews with some of the guests, too.

07.07.2017: G-Fest XXIV Anticipation Podcast!

Kyle & Clancy gear up for the annual Godzilla-centric convention in Chicago: G-FEST XXIV

Hey gang – are you going to G-Fest? You should! Because both Clancy and I will be running around the convention all weekend long and we are really looking forward to it! In fact, we’re so psyched about it, we decided to do this little pre-G-Fest chat.

In this episode, we basically showcase some of the upcoming awesomeness of G-Fest 24.

MUSIC:
1. Godzilla Lands/Godzilla X The Special Defense Forces by Michiru Oshima from Godzilla x Mechagodzilla (2002)

STUFF:
Check out the G-Fest XXIV schedule here.
And you can download the schedule in PDF format here!
Don’t miss the costume contest followed by the listener party on Saturday night!! [Listener Party Event on FB]

6.29.2017: Gorgo Daikaiju Discussion

T’Igor, Kyle and Clancy speak of proper British monsters in this episode all about GORGO (1961).

Welcome to jolly old England, where we’re covering the most famous British kaiju film, Gorgo (1961). Clancy and T’Igor joined me for this episode, despite the crazy heat we had here in Portland, to talk of all things a proper English kaiju would do.

MONSTER MUSIC:
1. The Matango Woman by Sadao Bekku from Matango (1963)
2. Popcorn Crabula from Man… Or Astro-Man? from Destroy All Astromen (194)
3. Tribute to Gorgo from Youtube
4. Gorgo (1961) trailer audio
5. Gorgo by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino from Gorgo (1961)
6. Godzilla Take Flight by Riichiro Manabe from Godzilla vs Hedorah (1971)

CATASTROPHIC EVENTS:
6/30 – 7/2 DAYS OF THE DEAD in Indianapolis, IN w/Haruo Nakajim & Tsutomu Kitagawa
7/14 – 7/16 G-FEST XXIV in Chicago, IL w/Michiru Oshima, Yuji Kaida, Shinji Higuchi, Ryuki Kitaoka, Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Kiyotaka Taguchi, Robert Scott Field & Tony Isabella
7/28 – 7/30 FANDOMFEST in Louisville, KY w/Sonny Chiba & Kenji Ohba
8/26 – 8/27 JAPAN WORLD HEROES in Pasadena, CA w/Bin Furuya, Noburo Kaneko, Matt Frank, Peach Momoko & Sunny Seki
9/8 – 9/10 ROSE CITY COMIC CON in Portland, OR w/Kaijucast awesomeness TBA soon!
10/20 – 10/22 GRAND RAPIDS COMIC CON in Grand Rapids, MI w/Haruo Nakajima & Tsutomu Kitagawa

DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION:
Hold onto your butts, ladies and gentlemen. Next month, we are tackling one of the most bizarre kaiju films ever made. Run for your lives, next month we are watching Diagoro vs. Goliath (1972)! In order to take part in our episode, make sure to have your “homework” turned in by July 27th.

 

 

06.20.2017: Monster Music Monday, the Episode?

“You’re listening to KYJU, all monsters all the time!”

June has been quite the month at the Kaijucast HQ, but the dust is settling and I can finally sit down and put this together. Cobbled together on a Monday, posted on a Tuesday and most subscribers probably will listen on Wednesday, perhaps?  Big things are afoot, listeners – so stay tuned!

MONSTER MUSIC MONDAY, THE TRACKS!:
1. Godzilla! by The Creatures from Godzilla! (2003)
2. Get (50 Monster) Roaring from Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection (2004)
3.Frankenstein Conquers the World by Beauty and the Liquidmen from Coaxial Transmission (2013)
4. Toru Watches the Decisive Battle by Yoko Ueno from Gamera the Brave (2006)
5. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) International Trailer
6. Kaiju Daisenso: King Kong Vs. Godzilla by The Monster Project (2007)
7. Yog: Monster from Space (1971) US Trailer
8. Self-Defense Forces Deploy by Riichiro Manabe from Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
9. Ken’s Poem audio clip from Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster (1971)
10. Godzilla by Fu Manchu from Eatin’ Dust (1999)
11. The Appearance of Spiga by Masaru Sato from Son of Godzilla (1967)
12. Gappa the Triphibian Monster by Seitaro Omori from Monster from a Prehistoric Planet (1967)
13. Escape from Nebula M Spacehunter by Daikaiju from Phase 2 (2010)
14. Ultraseven’s Song 2 by Tohru Fuyuki from Ultraseven (1967)
15. Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster US Trailer (1965)
16. Blast King Ghidorah At Point Blank! from Zone Fighter (1973)
17. King Ghidorah’s Counterattack from Zone Fighter (1973)
18. Godzilla X Ground Self Defense Forces ~ Landing by Michiru Oshima from Godzilla x Mothra x Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003)
19. Suite From Godzilla, Mothra, And King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack from Symphonic Fury The Music Of Japanese Monsters (2015)
20. AIP’s Terror of Mechagodzilla Prologue (1978)
21. Garamone’s Theme from the Garamones (2016)
22. “Who is King Seesar?” audio clip from Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974)
23. Godzilla vs. Biollante Main Theme from Monster Mania: Music From The Classic Godzilla Films (1998)
24. SY-3 March performed by Bukimisha Weird Secret Society  from Goukai Na Chikyuboueigun (2001)
25. Godzilla Stomp by Esoteric from Esoteric vs Japan (2008)
26. Fierceness of Baran II by Akira Ifukube from Daikaiju Varan (1958)
27. Our Monster Unit – Galaxy Monster Kirasuta by Keiji Azami from Monster King Godzilla (2006)
28. Ending Monologue audio clip from Godzilla 1985 (1985)
29. Goodbye Godzilla by Josie Cotton from Invasion of the B-Girls (2002)

DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION REMINDER:
There are still a couple of days left for you to send in your homework for Gorgo (1961) if you wish to do so. Just make sure to submit your thoughts, questions and reviews before June 23rd to be included in the episode. If you’ve forgotten what Gorgo looks like – or if you just need an excuse to ogle an awesome piece of art, here’s Basil Gogos’ gorgeous painting of the beast!

05.31.2017: Cloverfield Daikiaju Discussion

The Gang Covers Cloverfield (2008)

Welcome to another American kaiju film discussion! We don’t really have a lot of those, so I should play it up, right? This episode dives into the 2008 found footage epic Cloverfield. Gretchen, Rachel and Charles joined Kyle to discuss the film after a group viewing in the Kaijucast HQ. Overall, we do enjoy Cloverfield but we admit it has flaws (or at least things we don’t care for). Hopefully you’ll enjoy our brisk discussion of the movie.

Make sure to check the links below for information related to the film – in addition to the news and catastrophic events!

MUSIC FOR MAY:
1. Amazing Great Monster In Town by Santiago Tamura from Rumbo De Japon (1990)
2. Cloverfield (2008) Trailer audio
3. ROAR! by Michael Giacchino from Cloverfield (2008)
SUGGESTED VIEWING:
IGN Article Cloverfield A Viral Guide
Hasbro’s Cloverfield Toy
Alternative Endings & Deleted Scenes

Godzilla vs King Kong lands director in Adam Wingard
Godzilla vs. King Kong release date change (moved up one week)
Kong: Skull Island US Home Video release date announced: July 19th
Funimation’s Shin Godzilla release now pre-orderable on other websites! [AMAZON] [DEEP DISCOUNT] [FUNIMATION]
— If you are in the UK & still waiting for Shin Godzilla, check out the Australian release

CATASTROPHIC EVENTS:
6/17 FRANKENSTEIN’S COMIC SWAP in Vancouver, WA — Kyle will be selling toys & comics
6/17 GODZILLA NIGHT 6 in San Leandro, CA with Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) & Hail to the King: 60 Years of Destruction (2015)
6/30 – 7/2 DAYS OF THE DEAD in Indianapolis, IN w/Haruo Nakajim & Tsutomu Kitagawa
7/14 – 7/16 G-FEST XXIV in Chicago, IL w/Michiru Oshima, Yuji Kaida, Shinji Higuchi, Ryuki Kitaoka, Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Kiyotaka Taguchi, Robert Scott Field & Tony Isabella
8/26 – 8/27 JAPAN WORLD HEROES in Pasadena, CA w/Bin Furuya, Noburo Kaneko, Matt Frank, Peach Momoko & Sunny Seki
10/20 – 10/22 GRAND RAPIDS COMIC CON in Grand Rapids, MI w/Haruo Nakajima & Tsutomu Kitagawa

DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION:
It’s GORGO (1961) time, people! We’re finally covering the British baddie and we want you to send in your homework (aka your thoughts, questions & reviews) for the episode. Please make sure to send that in before June 23rd to be part of the discussion.

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