Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

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Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby GigaBowserG » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:21 am

It is with overwhelming sadness we report that Haruo Nakajima has passed away on August 7, 2017 at the age of 88. More than anything else, he loved to meet and spend time with his fans, and we are very fortunate to have so many wonderful memories of those times when he visited with all of us. Our deepest condolences to his dear daughter, Sonoe Nakajima.


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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby Breakdown » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:24 am

I'm absolutely speechless...RIP Mr Nakajima, your work brought happiness to thousands of fans and children worldwide. I'm still in shock about this...damn.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby ShinGi » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:26 am

RIP you brought happiness to all the fans

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby 2009MECHAGODZILLA » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:28 am

I don't know what else to say other than im really skreeonking sad
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:55 am

No!!!!!!!!! :(

RIP Mr. Nakajima, you were a great person and the greatest Godzilla. The Showa Era really is leaving us........

Lets all pick Showa Godzilla design from '54 to '72 to honor him as our profile pic.
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Nakajima memorial thread

Postby Godzillian » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:04 am

Sadly Mr. Nakajima has passed away today. This thread is for people to discuss his life, career, and fan interaction.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby Cybermat47 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:06 am

Rest in peace, sir. You were a brave Seaman at such a young age, and you will live on as one of the best actors to ever grace the screen.
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Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:06 am

He is the King of the Monsters. I wish I would have gotten a chance to meet him.

I hope Toho will properly honor Nakajima.
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Re: Nakajima memorial thread

Postby ToxicLove » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:25 am

I consider myself beyond blessed to have met this incredible individual. Thank you Nakajima-san, for the impact you've had in my life.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby VamprisArachne » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:29 am

This is sad news, but he lived a good life and got to see just how much his career as Godzilla impacted fans of all ages.

He brought a talent and energy to Godzilla I feel no one else has managed.

People talk about the big 4 (Honda, Tanaka, Tsuburaya and Ifukube) but I feel it was more of a big 5 since Nakajima was Godzilla himself.

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby JAGzilla » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:44 am

It's partly because he was the last of that big five that his passing has this particular sense of impactful finality to it, for me. An era has ended.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby Xagzan » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:46 am

Sad news. Glad I got to meet him at Comic con once. Got the picture and autograph, told him what an honor it was to meet him, although it occurs to me I don't actually know if he spoke English lol. I can still feel his light grip in my hand when I think about it.

What a legend, such amazing work he did and endured in that suit.

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby 3000 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:54 am

Came here to pay my respects to an absolute legend.



RIP Mr Nakajima.
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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:04 am

RIP. I'm absolutely speechless. :(
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby UltramanGoji » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:08 am

RIP to an absolute legend and last of the Big Five that brought Godzilla to life (Tsuburaya, Honda, Tanaka, Ifukube, and Nakajima).

Not only did you give life to the King of the Monsters, you also brought Gaira, Varan, Rodan, Gomess, and many others to life on both the big and small screen. Your accomplishments and hardships will not go unnoticed.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby morgoth » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:30 am

A childhood hero....RIP kind sir! :( :(
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby TheSecondComing » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:48 am

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Had the absolute privilege of meeting Nakajima-san in Pasadena last year. I got to tell him "domo arigato" for all of his hard work and he signed a VHS of Gigan for me as well. I will never forget his friendly nature and light grip. RIP to a true personal hero of mine.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby GodzillavsRayquaza » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:02 am

I don't even know what to say... this is so sad. May he Rest In Peace, we'll always remember him.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby SpaceG92 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:08 am

Dropping in and paying my respects as well.

I don't know what to say that hasn't been already. You will be missed, rest in piece, Mr. Nakajima.

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby Mr. Yellow » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:27 am

This is devastating. To me he was a national icon which people don't even realize how big of a hero he was.
I enjoyed his work not just as Godzilla, but everything especially in War of the Gargantuas. He was a true giant among giant monsters in or out of the suit.

I sincerely hope that King of the Monsters is dedicated to his memory.
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