12.15.2018: Godzilla Designer Shinji Nishikawa

Shinji Nishikawa sits down with Kyle for a chat about his illustrious career in kaiju design.

Just because I’m in Japan doesn’t mean I can’t post an all-new, super cool interview with one of the most prolific Godzilla artists in the industry. I’m referring, of course to Shinji Nishikawa, the man who created such iconic kaiju designs throughout the Heisei and Millennium series such as Biollante, Godzilla 1999, Baby Godzilla, Kiryu Mechagodzilla and so much more.

Nishikawa-san was brought to Pasadena’s Monsterpalooza earlier this year and I was so happy to finally have the chance to sit down with him. I hope you enjoy listening to the interview as much as I enjoyed recording it!

1. Main titles (alternate) by Koichi Sugiyama & Alkira Ifukube from Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
2. Godzilla Immortal ~ The End Of The Fight by Michiru Oshima from Godzilla:  Tokyo SOS (2003)


The Godzilla 2000 concept Nishikawa mentions in the episode.