08.15.2018: Godzilla Suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma at G-Fest 25

Kyle sits down with Godzilla suit actor (Heisei era 1984-1995) and Robert Scott Field at G-FEST 25. [Photo credit: Robert Moreno]

Wow…seriously. I never thought I’d ever be able to type this out:

This episode marks the fourth appearance of Godzilla suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma¬†on the Kaijucast. I feel incredibly lucky to have interviewed this legendary stuntman a whopping total (so far) of three times — and he appeared on a panel recording from Monster Mania in 2016. Since Satsuma’s career has been covered in bits and pieces in previous episodes, I totally went into this panel thinking that we would probably hear several stories again. How wrong I was! Satsuma-san knows how to tell a story, so I invite you to listen to his story of how he got his start as an actor.

Maybe I should just keep inviting him back as many times as possible. (we all know the correct response there… DO IT!)

Satsuma first appeared in episode 118 and then a shorter interview was posted as episode 188. This time around, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to moderate Satsuma’s panel at last month’s G-FEST 25 and this episode is the audio from that panel.

Major thanks to the staff at G-Fest for their assistance in arranging this panel – also to Robert Scott Field for providing translation and a little commentary during the interview.

MAGICAL MONSTER MOVIE MUSIC:
1. Godzilla Goes Flying by Riichiro Manabe from Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
2. The Destruction Of The Nuclear Power Plant by Reijiro Koroku from The Return of Godzilla (1984)

SUGGESTED VIEWING:
This panel, in video format, on the Kaijucast Youtube channel
Watch Satsuma give a lesson on Godzilla acting (only in Japanese)
Satsuma gives a lesson to the Godzillas at G-Fest 25 (from FB)

DAIKAIJU DISCUSSION REMINDER:
Don’t forget that if you’d like to submit your homework for our daikaiju RE-discussion of Godzilla vs Biollante (1989), please make sure to send your thoughts questions and reviews in before August 24th. Thanks!