Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby ShinGi » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:22 am

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Nakajima's tribute on the set of Godzilla 2

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby Shhh! The Octopus » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:26 am

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:45 am

ShinGi wrote:[imghttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/DG012EZXcAALLbq.jpg[/img


Nakajima's tribute on the set of Godzilla 2

Im glad they did that. I hope he is honored in G2.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby goji89 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:54 am

The world feels a bit......lonely. My heroe has died.

I'm just picturing Gojira rising from the depths of the ocean as Nakajima stands waiting for him on the beach, both looking at each other as to say "Its been a long time".
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby GoWhaleTours » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:38 am

Someone on twitter said it would be cool to put a zipper on Godzilla’s back in one shot as a small tribute to Nakajima. I think that would be pretty cool.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby mikelcho » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:08 am

When I first heard of this, I was shocked. The last of the Big Five behind Godzilla was dead. I've got a picture of the "Godzilla biting a train" still autographed by him that a friend of mine once gave me for my birthday. Needless to say, it's now even more treasured by me now. Rest in peace, Haruo Nakajima. You will be missed.

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby LamangoKaijura » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:18 pm

Godzilla wouldn't be poop with out Nakajima. Same with all the other kaiju he portrayed. It sucks seeing him go. But remember the poop and explosions he put up with on a yearly basis. Old man Tsuburaya was right. Nakajima was irreplaceable to the art of Tokusatsu films and tv series.
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Postby tbeasley » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:25 pm

Didn't he singe his crotch playing Varan or is that a tall tale?
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:44 pm

tbeasley wrote:Didn't he singe his crotch playing Varan or is that a tall tale?

It was his stomach.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby scottzilla » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:32 am

I'm sure we'll be seeing some sort of tribute, even a very subtle one, in Godzilla 2.

Very sad for his family's loss. The man who was Godzilla. It's good that he got to see the fruits of his labor for many years to come.

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Postby Chris55 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:12 pm

tbeasley wrote:Didn't he singe his crotch playing Varan or is that a tall tale?


Yup. Burned his groin and quietly went to the hospital afterward and then was back on set the next day.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby godzillafan1954 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:30 pm

I'm a few days late, but I haven't been too active on TK lately.

I'm in tears reading the previous posts. I really wish I could have met this legend. Hearing of his passing was truly saddening. I wish I had access to Gojira so I could watch him dress up in a rubber suit and turn Tokyo into rubble. This man has impacted a lot of people and his legacy will live on forever.

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby Malchik » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:07 pm

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby Billzilla1974 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:35 pm

Late to post it but I made a picture tribute to Nakajima and his role as the Godzilla of my childhood.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby SickleFeather » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:45 pm

Sadly, i never got to meet him in person but he dedicated his time and energy to take on brutal and physical harms of suit-mation and for that i respect him.
Rest in Peace Mr.Nakajima, you will forever be in all of our hearts.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby GigaBowserG » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:53 pm

The funeral service for Haruo Nakajima was held earlier today.

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby Kaeyas » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:44 pm

Wow...that sucks! It really is the end of an era. Hopefully, they commemorate his memory in or with an upcoming film. Would also be nice to do one last Showa type film in his along with the other 4's honor. May he rest in peace and know that he put smiles on millions of faces worldwide.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby DaddlerTheDalek » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:07 pm

R.I.P. OG Gojira.
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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby NewBloodGodz » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:14 am

Having the privilege to meet him and grow up on the films he both made and inspired, I'll miss Nakajima greatly. Rest well, OG (Orginal Godzilla). No one and nothing will replace you.

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Re: Rest in Peace, Haruo Nakajima

Postby KaijuDuke » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:10 am

Farewell Mr. Nakajima, your memory will live on with all of us, always. Thank you for bringing Godzilla to life, and all the hard work that truly entailed. Rest in Peace.


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