CARRYING ON GODZILLA’S LEGACY: Producer Shogo Tomiyama on Guiding the Godzilla Series into the New Millennium!

Shogo Tomiyama in March 2021. Photo © Brett Homenick. Born on February 27, 1952, Shogo Tomiyama rose to prominence in the Japanese movie industry by becoming a producer at Toho Pictures. Internationally, Mr. Tomiyama is well-known for producing the Godzilla series from Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) through Godzilla: Final Wars (2004). Mr. Tomiyama officially joined … Continue reading CARRYING ON GODZILLA’S LEGACY: Producer Shogo Tomiyama on Guiding the Godzilla Series into the New Millennium!

MEMOIRS OF AN ICONOCLASTIC SCREENWRITER! Fumio Ishimori on His Scriptwriting Career in Japanese Film and Television!

Fumio Ishimori in November 2020. Photo © Brett Homenick. Born on July 31, 1931, screenwriter Fumio Ishimori's work has touched just about every facet of Japanese entertainment. Hailing from from Haboro, Hokkaido, he joined Nikkatsu as a screenwriter in 1963 and later signed with Shochiku in 1969. In total, Mr. Ishimori has written more than … Continue reading MEMOIRS OF AN ICONOCLASTIC SCREENWRITER! Fumio Ishimori on His Scriptwriting Career in Japanese Film and Television!

AN ACTOR AND A GENTLEMAN! Ulf Otsuki Talks Tokusatsu in the 1970s!

Ulf Georgii-Hemming, otherwise known as Ulf Otsuki (and sometimes mistranslated as "Wolf" Otsuki), is a Japanese actor who has appeared in several SFX films and television programs during his acting career. Most notably, he played the bearded Seatopian agent in Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), but he also guest-starred in such tokusatsu shows as Warrior of … Continue reading AN ACTOR AND A GENTLEMAN! Ulf Otsuki Talks Tokusatsu in the 1970s!