Interviews

  • Kevin Derendorf is a huge name in tokusatsu fandom and has been for some time now, with his fantastic blog news site Maser Patrol and deep knowledge of a vast array of kaiju productions including (but certainly not limited to) Godzilla and Toho, which he has also shared in podcasts and in convention talks and, most recently, in a new book, Kaiju for Hipsters, in addition to the aforementioned blog site. I was lucky enough that he agreed to an interview about his activities, which you can read below! (more…)

    Interviews // October 17, 2018
  • On June 24, 2018, I went to have a chat with Daiji Kazumine (real name: Kuniharu Terada), a manga artist who has been criminally overlooked by the kaiju fandom of the west. Who is Daiji Kazumine, you ask? What if I told you that Kazumine is one of the most prolific manga artists who have adapted tokusatsu programs into manga form? (more…)

    Interviews // September 30, 2018
  • Ever since Godzilla was released in 1954, the influence it has had on the SFX/Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre has been massive. With the recent resurgence in giant monster films, due in large part to the success of and inspiration from Godzilla 2014, I decided to cover the sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim titled “Pacific Rim Uprising”. The original film was Guillermo Del Toro’s homage to not only Godzilla but among other things, the Tokusatusu genre. So we are looking to talk to the people behind the latest film, asking them how Godzilla inspired them and details on the upcoming movie. This is our Pacific Rim Uprising press coverage, with exclusive interviews. (more…)

    Interviews // March 20, 2018
  • Today marks the release of Toy Vault’s Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars board game in the United States. The game features the monsters Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Rodan and Gigan. To celebrate, we sat down with the game’s designer, Richard H. Berg. We’ll interview him concerning the title, his work on the game and also general questions related to the Godzilla franchise as well. (more…)

    Interviews // May 27, 2011
  • Toy Vault is preparing an upcoming board game based on the King of the Monsters. Called Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars, the game will be sold in America. What follows is an interview conducted with Paul Blake, head of game development at Toy Vault. For the interview we will cover a range of aspects around the game, trying to dive a little deep to understand some mechanics and also thought processes behind them. (more…)

    Interviews // May 2, 2011
  • We get to interview Bobby Curnow, editor at IDW Publishing, a second time as we are reflecting on the recently released Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters #1. We are avoiding spoilers, though, so this interview will mostly be about what led to a new Godzilla comic series and a bit about what to expect in the future. Also I would like to thank Bobby for taking the time out of his schedule to do this interview for us. (more…)

    Interviews // April 18, 2011
  • Included below is an interview conducted by Dillon Fisher with Bobby Curnow, editor at IDW Publishing who is spearheading the new Godzilla comic series. The interview was done in January, before the Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters title was widespread, so please keep in mind that it’s noted under the “working” title of Godzilla: Monster World below. (more…)

    Interviews // January 15, 2011