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!