Wednesday, January 27, 2021

'Return of Ultraman' exhibit at Nakano Broadway!

Until January 31, the shop Hakaba no Garo at Nakano Broadway is hosting a small Return of Ultraman-themed exhibit with plenty of Ultra-merchandise to choose from. Yesterday, during my trip to Nakano Broadway, I enjoyed the exhibit and picked up a MAT face mask. Here's what was on display.

New Displays at the Godzilla Store in Tokyo!

I also went to the Godzilla Store Tokyo yesterday and enjoyed some of their new displays. Check 'em out!

Sighted at the Nakano Broadway!

Here's something that might be worth dropping a coin into!

The Godzilla Head in Dusk!

For the first time in a really long time, I paid a visit to Kabukicho and photographed the Godzilla head atop the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku. Here's what I saw.

A Legendary Afternoon!

Fuchimu Shimakura Photo by Brett Homenick.

A couple of weeks ago, on January 13, I was privileged to spend an afternoon with painter and veteran of the Showa Godzilla series Fuchimu Shimakura (who is sometimes credited as Jin Shimakura). 

Suffice it to say, it was a fascinating afternoon full of intriguing stories. It's just a shame that such things are so few and far between these days.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Ringing in the New Year with Vantage Point Interviews!

With Katsuhiko Sasaki in 2013.

Vantage Point Interviews kicks off the New Year with some never-before-seen content! The first interview is one with Godzilla series actor Katsuhiko Sasaki that was conducted back in April 2013 that hadn't been properly translated until just recently. (Hey, better late than never.)

Also on the site is my brand-new interview with Ultraman: Towards the Future (1992) regular Lloyd Morris, who played UMA member Charles Morgan.

In 2021, content is still king at Vantage Point Interviews!