Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kumi Mizuno: Nuff sed!

Your eyes aren't deceiving you: I actually am posing with Toho's most iconic actress, Kumi Mizuno!

As you can see, I had distinct honor of sitting down and chatting with Kumi Mizuno, unquestionably this genre's most popular actress. Having starred in such Toho SFX films as Gorath (1962), Matango (1963), Monster Zero (1965), War of the Gargantuas (1966), Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966), Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), among others, Ms. Mizuno certainly has earned her loyal fan base with American fans.

I'm sure I'll be saying a lot more about meeting Ms. Mizuno in the coming days, but for right now, here's some footage shot by my friend Yoshi Yabe that really captures the essence of the meeting. It was really as fun as it looks!

One quick story. I told Ms. Mizuno about Brad Pitt's mentioning War of the Gargantuas during this year's Oscars telecast as a memorable movie that left an impression on him as a child. She hadn't heard about it, but was (naturally) surprised to learn that it happened. I've since sent a clip of the YouTube video to her manager. More to come later!


  1. Congratulations on achieving what must have been a long standing goal of yours! I'm looking forward to reading all about how you managed to arrange a meeting with her, and what she had to say regarding various topics. As you well know it's not easy to find interviews with her, so reading yours will be a real treat! Thanks so very much for sharing Brett! Continued success!

  2. Wow, thanks so much for the kind words, Mike. Very much appreciated!

  3. Yes I second that.Finding interviews with Ms. Mizuno is quite scarce and especially in English text. Knowing the whole story behind getting this interview, I know how difficult it was and it couldn't happen to a nicer friend. Congrats and will look forward to seeing the interview soon- Butch

  4. Thank you, Butch! See you in July -- where you'll receive your memento from this occasion!

  5. All I can say is WOW! You are very lucky! Great job, sir. Looking forward to the interview. :)