Keizo Murase (with King Ghidorah) in April 2019. Photo © Brett Homenick. Born on October 5, 1935, in Ikeda, Tokachi, Hokkaido (where his family home still is), Keizo Murase is a veteran kaiju suitmaker who began his career at Toho in 1958, leaving an indelible mark on the genre with his work on Varan the … Continue reading REVISITING JAPAN’S MASTER MONSTER MAKER! Keizo Murase Answers More Questions About Creating Kaiju!
Yutaka Hayashi, who played the race car driver Hiroshi Jinkawa, in Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), followed an unusual path in becoming part of the movie business. In 1966, Mr. Hayashi debuted as the drummer for the pop band The Village Singers, which immediately started releasing records. In 1972, The Village Singers ultimately disbanded, and Mr. … Continue reading RACE CARS, DRUMS, AND MONSTERS! Yutaka Hayashi on His Varied Entertainment Career!
Ichiro Mizuki is often called The King of Anime Singers for his various contributions to the world of anime, but Vantage Point Interviews readers will know him as The King of the Superhero Singers. Mr. Mizuki's singing credits include: the opening and ending themes for Kamen Rider V3 (1973-74), Kamen Rider Stronger (1975), and Akumaizer … Continue reading THE KING OF THE ANIME SINGERS! Ichiro Mizuki on His Live-Action Tokusatsu Tunes!