05.31.2010: Invasion of Anime Oasis

Anime Oasis Invasion

Can Godzilla entertain hardcore Anime fans in Idaho? You'd better believe it!

So I just got back from Idaho last night, and boy did I have a lot of editing to do! I was at the 9th annual Anime Oasis convention to promote the podcast through some panels and a special presentation of this month’s Daikaiju discussion subject, Godzilla vs Biollante. It was a lot of fun, but also very educational. If I ever am in a position to talk kaiju via powerpoint presentation again, I definitely know more about getting those made up.

This episode features something new and kind of cool, too: a special guest review of the new Ultraman film by listener James Bonney. He talks about the film and gives a pretty thorough breakdown of the BluRay DVD release. You can download the seventeenth episode of the Kaijucast right here. But for now, if you want to know what the featured music of episode seventeen is, look no further than this list:

1. Miyarabi’s Prayer by Masaru Sato from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
2. Main title by Chuji Kinoshita from Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)
3. Ending title by Keith Emmerson from Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
4. Main Theme by Mike Verta from Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends (2009)
5. Biollante by Koichi Sugiyama from Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
6. Gamera March by Shunsuke Kikuchi from Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)


3D Korean Monster Movie

VIZ Cinema’s War Of The Giant Monsters

Ultra-rama on Scifi Japan:
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy DVD Reviews #1 & #2
Ultraman the Next retrospective
Ultraman 80 on DVD in Japan

Other Stuff:

Tom Whalen’s Kaiju prints

For Portland-area Locals: Geek Trivia Night @ Vendetta

The sixth homework assignment for our monthly Daikiaju Discussions will be to watch and talk about the 1965 Daiei film, Gammera The Invincible. This comes at an opportune time for kaiju fans because the movie was *just* released last month from Shout Factory! That’s the version we’ll be watching here in June. If you want to partake in the discussion, make sure you send me your comments, questions and reviews before the last week of the month. Email anything you’ve got to controller@kaijucast.com and I’ll make sure to include your responses in the next episode. This segment of the show is proving to be quite popular both with myself and with the listeners, so I am very pleased to see how this evolves for the future of the show.

Download the seventeenth episode of the Kaijucast right here!  Feel free to write me if you have any music requests, are enjoying the podcasts or if you, questions or even ideas for future shows, too – also don’t forget to follow the Kaijucast on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. We are on both iTunes and the MS Zune Network as well, so if you listen through an iPod or Zune, you should be able to subscribe to the show and have the episodes download automatically to your player.