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.

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

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.

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)

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

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!

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)

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!

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)
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

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

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.

5.23.2017: Colossal Happenings

Kyle, Gretchen and Rachel cover a monstrous myriad of subject and news topics in this episode!

Consider this a more casual entry than usual, dear listener …not as laid back as a Yak Attack but I was joined by Rachel and Gretchen to discuss some of the monstrous activities and happenings as of late.

Portland recently hosted some screenings of the Independent kaiju-inclusive film, Colossal (2017), so Gretchen and I talk a little bit about the film since we both seemed to like it. See if Colossal is playing in a theater near you.

Gretchen also recently went to Japan, so I’m sure you can imagine that I definitely needed to hear more about that excursion. Just a heads up, she didn’t get to do anything kaiju-related but, believe it or not, there’s more to the country than giant monsters, people!

And in a completely out of character conversation, we actually talk about a few video games on this episode! Rachel is anticipating playing The Last Guardian, Gretchen is anticipating Ni No Kuni II and I’ve been banging my head against the wall trying to make some kind of progress in the Yokai thriller Nioh — clearly I am not a gamer!

Check the links in the show notes to the articles and information we mentioned in this episode – also make sure to get your homework turned in if you want to be part of our Cloverfield discussion!

1. Monster Zero Theatrical Trailer (1970)
2. Gojira Ebira Mosura Nankai No Daiketto performed by Makoto Inoue from The Godzilla Legend Chronology (1984)
3. Colossal US Trailer (2017)
4. Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM PlayStation Experience Trailer (2016)
5. Godzilla Vs. Hedorah (Give Back The Sun! Record Version) by Richiiro Manabe from Godzilla vs Hedorah (1971)
6. It Started With Godzilla promo from Scifi Channel
7. Nichiei News by Michiru Oshima from Godzilla X Megaguirus (2000)
8. Ultraseven No Uta performed by Sepultura from Machine Messiah (2017)

Legendary’s Godzilla King of the Monsters adds Charles Dance to the cast
RIP Yoshimitsu Banno, creator of Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
Funimation announces Shin Godzilla home video release
Nioh’s Protagonist based on real world explorer
HorrorJapan’s Interview with Matt Alt about his work with Nioh

5/26 – 5/28 FAMOUS MONSTERS CONVENTION in Dallas, TX w/Shinji Higuchi &
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 ?shima, Yuji Kaida, Shinji Higuchi, Ryuki Kitaoka, Kiyotaka Taguchi, Robert Scott Field & Tony Isabella
8/26 – 8/27 JAPAN WORLD HEROES in Pasadena, CA w/Bin Furuya & Noburo Kaneko
10/20 – 10/22 GRAND RAPIDS COMIC CON in Grand Rapids, MI w/Haruo Nakajima & Tsutomu Kitagawa
We’re watching America’s homegrown giant monster from 2008, Cloverfield, for the next discussion. If you’d like to submit your homework (aka thoughts, questions & reviews), please make sure to do so before Friday, May 26th!