10.31.2016: Shin Godzilla Daikaiju Discussion

Jeff, Kyle, Martin, Charlie and Sean break down Shin Godzilla in this epic episode!

Jeff, Kyle, Martin, Charlie and Sean break down Shin Godzilla in this epic episode!

If you downloaded the episode before 11PM on November 2nd, 2016, I apologize for the tech fail but the upload was cut off and I didn’t realize it until it was already out in the wild. You should download the recently updated audio file. Once again, gomenasai.

Holy shin, this is a massive episode! We’re talking about Shin Godzilla with a whole bunch of people. In addition to my standard crew, we actually welcome some additional voices from the first screening of Shin Godzilla in Portland and some of my friends from outside the Kaijucast core co-hosts. And this is a big one, people. I’m actually going to post some handy timestamps here for anyone who wants to jump to a particular spot…

04:32 – Kyle’s introduction from the Hollywood Theatre screening
20:25 – John DeSentis covers the NY Premiere
33:10 – Moviegoers’ thoughts on Shin Godzilla
45:00 – Kaijucast Group Daikaiju Discussion
125:00 – Listener Homework
186:00* – John Ruffin’s Analysis

*That’s not a typo. This episode clocks in at 3 hours and 35 minutes! [insert nervous laughter]

1. Fob_01 / Taba Strategy by Shiro Sagisu from Shin Godzilla (2016)
2. Decisive Battle by Shiro Sagisu from Neon Genesis: Evangelion (1995)
3. Persecution of the Masses (the 8-bit version) from Shin Godzilla (2016)

John DeSentis joins us briefly to share his experience of attending  the New York’s Shin Godzilla premiere. Here’s John’s coverage of the film and the event.

Thanks to John Ruffin for providing his analysis of the film. Make sure to check out MyKaiju.com and specifically, check out John’s “How To Watch Shin Godzilla” article here.

Scifi Japan’s Capsule Reviews & Coverage of Shin Godzilla
Funimation’s Coverage of the New York Premiere
Funimation’s Coverage of the Los Angeles Premiere
Toho reports bump in profits, thanks to Shin Godzilla and Your Name
Shin Godzilla Earns $1.8M During North American run
Special Effects Reel from Shin Godzilla’s Effects house, StealthWorks

November 2nd Film Festival in Ikebukuro
November 2nd Film Festival in Kyoto
Godzilla Store to open in Shinjuku!!! (here’s the official website)

November’s Daikaiju Discussion is the 1966 film from Toei Studios, The Magic Serpent. If you would like to send in your thoughts, questions and reviews, please do so before November 25th to have your homework part of the discussion!