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This final mission will decide the fate of the human race… this is Operation Final Kaijucast! Welcome to a bittersweet episode release: the final episode of the Kaijucast. For this finale, I wanted as many cohosts as possible to get an one last opportunity to interact and say goodbye (or ja mataa) to our listeners. […]…
 
The 2019 Kaijucast FanVasion is complete! Clancy and Kyle have returned from their trip to Tokyo (and beyond) with the rest of the “FanVader” team and the two of them sit down to unpack the whole damn thing. There’s a list below of all the places we went on the trip with some helpful links […]By Godzilla geek, Kyle Yount
 
Wow – Tokyo knows how to throw a Godzilla celebration! Today, I spent the day in Tokyo’s Ginza district at Godzilla Square with my group trip’s kaiju freaks (aka the Kaijucast FanVasion) and we had a great time! The stage shows were fun, the programming was great, the exclusives were super cool – I wish […]…
 
Happy Halloween, Kaiju Fiends!!! Celebrate the spookiest day of our calendar with an all new, super scary episode of the Kaijucast! Dave, Gretchen and Kyle sit down to discuss the cultural phenomenon that has grown to kaiju-sized levels. Thanks to animated shows like Yokai Watch, Rise of the Yokai Clan and so many more, the […]…
 
Since the podcast is ending this year, I figured I should probably dig into the archives and find any unearthed gems. This is one of those gems – and it’s a bit shorter than I would have liked so I guess this is before we really had a lot of kaiju clout! 😛 Waaaaaaay back […]By Godzilla geek, Kyle Yount
 
Once again, the Kaijucast stomps through Portland’s own pop culture extravaganza, Rose City Comic Con! This episode serves up the audio from our presentation at the convention: Release the Kaiju with my co-hosts playing the role of Monarch Outpost researchers and scientists… just a little fun with the subject matter. Obviously none of us work […]…
 
Over the past 65 years, Godzilla has been played by all sorts of awesome people: Haruo Nakajima, Kenpachiro Satsuma, Tsutomu “Tom” Kitagawa (just to name a few). Not all Godzilla actors hail from the land of the rising sun, however. We are thrilled to share this conversation with a new kind of Godzilla actor. He […]…
 
In this episode I sit down to speak with the director of Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019), Michael Dougherty, to discuss his love for the genre, his work on the newest film and even how his world view aligns with some of his characters’ motivations. If you haven’t seen Dougherty’s Godzilla King of the […]…
 
We cannot ignore the importance of this episode’s news – and if you haven’t heard about it, get in here and listen! Just a heads up, this episode is really nothing but news. Gretchen and Kyle chat about the slew of kaiju-related articles and announcements that have broken headlines and brains over the past month […]…
 
We did it, guys! This is the last podcast recording I brought back with me from G-Fest 26 last month, and I’m thrilled to share this interview with master sculptor and diorama builder, Takuji Yamada. Yamada’s skill is incredible, please make sure to check out the links below to his book and museum and more! […]…
 
Hey guys, its a mini-episode about a cool event happening down in San Francisco later this month, it’s Godzilla Fest! I’m joined by SciFi Japan editor and Bay Area Film Events‘ head honcho Bob Johnson to talk about this 3 day festival of movies playing at the historic Balboa Theater in the heart of San […]…
 
Looks like it’s time to add a THIRD panel recording from G-Fest 26 – this time with the director of the Heisei Gamera trilogy (1995 – 1999) and Godzilla · Mothra · King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001), the one and only Shusuke Kaneko. In preparation for the panel, I wrote down a jillion questions for […]…
 
We are back with another panel from G-Fest 26 with the always amazing Akira Takarada! You know this actor of course, in addition to being on the podcast back in 2013 and in my documentary, Hail to the King: 60 Years of Godzilla, Takarada played Ogata in the 1954 original Godzilla film, plus he’s returned to […]…
 
This episode was recorded LIVE at G-Fest earlier this month and it’s the 10th Anniversary Kaijucast Talk Show panel! Big thanks to the G-Fest staff for giving us the opportunity to interview these amazing guests – especially Tim Bean, Martin Arlt, Jeff Horne & JD Lees. Without their help, we definitely could not pull off […]…
 
Our very last Daikaiju Discussion episode comes in with flying colors – we had thirty listeners send in their homework for this film, and that’s on top of our hour plus chat too! No time to fill this space with extra verbiage; you’ve got a podcast to listen to! MUSIC OF THE TITANS: 1. Godzilla […]By Godzilla geek, Kyle Yount
 
Holy smokes, you guys, the world’s biggest annual festival of kaiju is coming up and coming in fast! Gretchen joined me to build a little hype for the convention that’s taking place next month in Chicago, Illinois (Rosemont, actually) G-FEST XXVI. We’re super excited for her to experience the awesomeness, so we hope you enjoy […]…
 
Oh man, so much news I don’t even have the time to write a catchy intro paragraph – follow those links people!! MUSIC: 1. Last Shot by Alexander Desplat from Godzilla (2014) SUGGESTED VIEWING: International Posters Cinerama Dome Chinese Premier Photos (giant Godzilla statue and displays) Toho at the Licensing Expo (coming up June 4-6; I […]…
 
With all of this Ultra-coverage happening around here, we decided that we should strike while the iron is hot and this episode of the Kaijucast is covering the 13-episode Netflix anime series based on the 2012 manga, Ultraman! Gretchen and Kyle are essentially sitting down to chat about the strengths and weaknesses of the series, […]…
 
If you’re looking at this episode title and thinking to yourself “wait a minute… didn’t they already talk about this flick??” the answer is YES! But as it stands, I was coerced into asking So yeah… we didn’t like REPTILICUS the first time around and a friend of mine needed to school us on the […]By Godzilla geek, Kyle Yount
 
The vast forces of Nature, apparently, exist in harmony and balance. Then, one day, this order of things suddenly becomes turmoil! Strange, gigantic creatures rise thru the Earth’s crust in an earth-quaking uproar…sea monsters attack the shores on the crest of steaming tidal waves…weird beings from outer space savage the Earth in a rage of […]…
 
Congratulations, everyone – we did it! We made it through the anime trilogy. And man, was that tough. Gretchen came over to chat with me about this new film, Godzilla The Planet Eater (2018). I don’t really have much to add here, but feel free to check out the article below in which the directors […]…
 
Another episode to wrap up our adventures in Japan. In our last episode, we talked about our Hokkaido and the first half of our time in Kyoto. For this episode, we flesh out the remainder of our trip, now that we’ve returned to the US. Part one of our adventure can be found here. As […]By Godzilla geek, Kyle Yount
 
Hey everyone, I wanted to make sure to get an episode recorded, despite having a blast in Japan right now. You see, I’m traveling with fellow Japanophile and kaiju fan David Eric Dopko and we wanted to share some of the awesome adventures that we’re having and and awesome stuff we’re seeing with you. We’re […]…
 
It’s hard to believe, but this past weekend marked the TENTH anniversary of the producing the podcast. That’s right, people… ten years of podcasting about giant freaking monsters! This episode (#253, Kyle!) is our eighth “Emergency Broadcast”, a live broadcast in which we connect with special guests and the listeners (for those who haven’t heard [……
 
We here at the Kaijucast all hope you had a nice holiday break and a happy new year celebration! I just returned from Japan and sat down with Gretchen to chat about the recent exhibit that opened in Tokyo, the DNA of Tokusatsu. The exhibit was absolutely amazing and I’ve uploaded a gallery to the […]…
 
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 […]…
 
We are back in the 1970s, man! And we’re taking another look at another film that might not have gotten a fair shake the last time around, we’re talking about 1973’s Godzilla vs. Megalon on this episode of the podcast. We originally covered this in episode 30, and I know I did not give this […]By Godzilla geek, Kyle Yount
 
Otanjobi omedeto gozaimasu, Gojira-san! Today is Godzilla’s 64th birthday! …and while Tokyo is celebrating with a big Godzilla Festival in Shinjuku, I thought this would be a very appropriate day to release this interview with Godzilla suit and stunt actor Tsutomu Kitagawa, recorded at this year’s Monsterpalooza in Pasadena California. We had Kitag…
 
Are you ready for Operation Final War!? That’s right, folks we are once again talking about the 28th film in the Godzilla franchise, Godzilla Final Wars (2004). This movie was out first ever daikaiju discussion, so that’s right… it’s been almost 9 years since we talked about this movie in a discussion format. Do you […]…
 
I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR, FOLKS! The change of summer to fall, the cloudy skies before the rains… plus the month of October / Halloween Season! Thus it’s time to get spooky! We’ve gathered around the ouija board to ask a very important question of the Godz: “Are kaiju movies horror?” I guess the […]By Godzilla geek, Kyle Yount
 
We’re back with a closer look at one of the films we have covered many moons ago, back in 2011 when the podcast was only on episode 28! This episode (#245) is our Daikaiju Re-Discussion for the 1975 Terror of Mechagodzilla. I’m joined for the discussion by Adam Alexander, of the Monster Project (and Die Like […]…
 
Almost all of this episode was recorded at Portland’s own home-grown comic convention: Rose City Comic Con – unfortunately we ran a little long and so I asked Gretchen to pop in to fill in the listener with the missing information from the panel. Big thanks to the staff of Rose City Comic Con for […]…
 
This month we are re-examining the 1989 Godzilla Entry, Godzilla vs Biollante, the seventeenth film in the franchise and one that took some time to get off the ground. We covered this in the first year of our discussions, back in episode seventeen of the podcast and I recorded that at an anime convention in […]…
 
When I read the announcement confirming that Megumi Odaka would be a guest at this year’s G-Fest, I think I could feel the collective of Godzilla fans exclaiming “WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATT??!” It had been eighteen years since she’d made a G-Fest appearance in the year 2000 and I would imagine that her appearance at the Chiller Theatre last […]…
 
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 […]…
 
I am thrilled to bring you this interview with Keizo Murase, a kaiju suit-maker from the showa era and beyond. I originally met Murase in 2016 when he was a guest at Monsterpalooza. I did a poor job of coordinating interview options and ended up not sitting down with him at all during that trip. […]By Godzilla geek, Kyle Yount
 
We’re back and discussing another brand new entry in the Godzilla series: GODZILLA CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE. Specifically, this is the second film in Godzilla’s first-ever animated trilogy. It should be an exciting time, but overall, these animated films are not delivering for the fans (at least in my observations). Just like the […]…
 
Join us for a deeper look into the final Daimajin film of 1966: Wrath of Daimajin. We originally spoke about this in episode #14 (so very long ago) and it was only our second ever Daikaiju Discussion! For kaiju eiga (cinema) , the 1966 Daimajin trilogy is a bit of an enigma. All three films […]By Godzilla geek, Kyle Yount
 
It’s time for an interview mulit-ball! At last year’s G-FEST, a number of podcasters and youtubers were given the opportunity to interview the convention guests in 15 minute sessions. In this episode, you’ll hear two of these interviews and a panel recording from the convention, plus I go into some details about the upcoming festival, […]…
 
Wowsers! We posted FOUR episodes in one month — I assure you this is not the future of the podcast. In this episode we are taking another look at Godzilla vs Hedorah for the podcast – this time in the form of our Daikaiju Re-Discussion, which is a year-long series of films that we looked at […]By Godzilla geek, Kyle Yount
 
Hey, check it out, it’s a recap episode of last month’s Monsterpalooza with the entire crew who made the trek — that’s Rachel, Gretchen, Jeff, Clancy and Kyle! If you aren’t familiar with Monsterpalooza, it’s an annual monster-related convention held in the Los Angeles, California area. Most years we’ve seen some kind of Japanese celebrity […]…
 
Bullmark. Popy. Billiken. Bandai. Marmit. M1. X-Plus. Gigabrain. Toygraph. These are just some of the kaiju toy manufacturers you’ll hear mentioned in this installment of the podcast. That’s because my special guest is my good friend and fellow kaiju collector/aficionado, David Eric Dopko – and we’re talking about the process that we go through whe…
 
It’s been a little bit, but we are back with another daikaiju re-discussion. This chat is about Gamera 2: Advent of Legion (1996) Daiei’s follow up to their smash hit Gamera reboot. Long time listeners might recall that we originally covered this movie in the discussions’ very first year (November to be exact — this was […]…
 
Let’s get this out of the way now: if you are unfamiliar with Keita Amemiya’s film and television archives, make sure you listen to our first episode covering his work (episode #229). In that episode, we primarily cover Moon Over Tao (1997) and the tv mini-series from the year 2000, Tekkouki Mikazuki (but only just touched […]…
 
Are you “War Ready”? I think we might be! Welcome to another installment of our daikaiju discussions, in which we review one film from the giant monster landscape. This month, we are discussing the newest of new in giant robots vs giant monsters vs giant robots cinema: Pacific Rim Uprising (2018). I was joined by […]…
 
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