Interviews
Date      Interview Subject
2021 08-17 Helen McCarthy
Nicholas Driscoll interviews Helen McCarthy, one of the most influential anime and manga scholars in the West and behind titles such as The Anime Encyclopedia.
2021 08-01 Adam Wingard
Chris Mirjahangir interviews the director of Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) again, this time after the film was released to reflect and talk about things that might have been spoilers before.
2021 07-22 William Tsutsui
Nicholas Driscoll interviews William Tsutsui, author of Godzilla on my Mind and editor on In Godzilla's Footsteps.
2021 07-8 Kyle Byrd
An interview with with one of the co-founders of the ambitious and prolific Kaiju Transmissions Podcast.
2021 05-13 J.L. Carrozza
We sit-down with Boston-based filmmaker J. L. Carrozza, who actually wrote for Toho Kingdom briefly.
2021 05-08 Greg Keyes and Drew Edward Johnson
We talk with the creative team behind Godzilla: Dominion, writer Greg Keyes and Drew Edward Johnson, artist on the graphic novel.
2021 04-22 Kiki Thorpe and Nidhi Chanani
We interview the creative team behind Kong and Me: writer Kiki Thorpe and artist Nidhi Chanani.
2021 04-12 Marie Anello and Zid
The creative team behind Kingdom Kong is interviewed: writer Marie Anello and artist Mohammad Yazid "Zid" Kamal Baharin, who returns to the MonsterVerse.
2021 04-05 Adam Wingard
Chris Mirjahangir interviews the director of Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) about the movie, choices made and how, if given the opportunity, he would progress the MonsterVerse.
2020 11-13 John Stelzner (Playmates Toys)
An interview with John Stelzner, Vice President of Marketing at Playmates Toys, about current Godzilla toys and upcoming figures in both the classic line and those around Godzilla vs. Kong.
2020 08-22 James Flower (Arrow Films)
Contributor Jeremy Williams interviews James Flower, a producer at Arrow Films and project manager on Gamera: The Complete Collection.
2020 07-04 Reiko Yamada - Remembering Akira Ifukube
Patrick Galvan interviews Reiko Yamada, principal keyboardist of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and a student of the legendary composer Akira Ifukube. Yamada studied at the Tokyo College of Music in the 1980s, when Ifukube was president of the school, and came to know the composer well through the last few decades of his life.
2020 06-13 Norman England: On the Set of Gamera 3 / Making of The iDol
Patrick Galvan interviews writer/photographer/filmmaker Norman England about his time on the set of Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999), as well as the making of his science-fiction film The iDol, which co-stars a few familiar faces in Japanese science fiction and horror.
2019 11-16 Drew Johnson
Chris Mirjahangir interviews Godzilla: Aftershock comic artist Drew Johnson for his work on the prequel based publication.
2019 07-21 Stefan Folkins
Chris Mirjahangir conducts a video interview NECA Toys Production Manager Stefan Folkins, done at San Diego Comic-Con.
2019 06-12 Daisuke Sato
Nicholas Driscoll talks Daisuke Sato on his costume experiences with making Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001), Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) and other productions.
2019 06-28 Justice Smith
Chris Mirjahangir talks with actor Justice Smith, who played the lead character Tim Goodman in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019).
2019 06-23 Rob Letterman
Chris Mirjahangir interviews Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) director Rob Letterman about his work on the live action film.
2019 06-02 Shinji Nishikawa
Nicholas Driscoll talks with Japanese artist Shinji Nishikawa, known for his work on the Godzilla series from the late '80s into the early 2000s.
2019 05-28 Michael Dougherty, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Ken Watanabe
Press coverage audio interviews with director Michael Dougherty and actors O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Ken Watanabe for their work on Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
2019 05-27 John LeMay
Nicholas Driscoll interviews author John LeMay about recent books Terror of the Lost Tokusatsu Films and Kong Unmade: The Lost Films of Skull Island.
2019 05-03 Jakks Pacific
Chris Mirjahangir interviews the toy company Jakks Pacific about their Godzilla toys for the United States market around Godzilla (2014) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
2019 03-21 O'Shea Jackson Jr., Alex Garcia and Mike Dougherty
From a Godzilla: King of the Monsters set visit, Chris Mirjahangir conducts audio interviews with actor O'Shea Jackson Jr., producer Alex Garcia and director Mike Dougherty on their work for the latest Godzilla film.
2018 12-23 Steven DeKnight
Chris Mirjahangir conducts an audio interview with director/writer Steven DeKnight about his interest in Godzilla and his work on Pacific Rim Uprising.
2018 12-11 Peter H. Brothers
Nicholas Driscoll interviews author Peter H. Brothers about his books Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda and the recent The Sons of Godzilla.
2018 11-29 Mike Bogue
Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967 author Mike Bogue sits down with Nicholas Driscoll for an interview.
2018 11-19 Todd Tennant
Nicholas Driscoll discusses the work of long-time kaiju artist Todd Tennan with the man himself.
2018 10-17 Kevin Derendorf
Nicholas Driscoll interviews author and blogger Kevin Derendorf, who is behind Maser Patrol and Kaiju for Hipsters.
2018 09-30 Daiji Kazumine
Nicholas Driscoll talks with Daiji Kazumine (real name: Kuniharu Terada), a manga artist who has worked on numerous kaiju releases.
2018 07-21 Randy Falk
Chris Mirjahangir has a video interview with NECA's Director of Product Development, Randy Falk, who shares some behind-the-scenes details and ambitious goals with their Godzilla toy line.
2018 03-29 John LeMay
Nicholas Driscoll interviews author John LeMay, writer of The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies book series.
2018 03-20 Steven DeKnight, Burn Gorman and Cailee Spaeny
We interview a few of the cast and crew behind Pacific Rim Uprising to talk about the movie and also how the Godzilla franchise inspired them.
2018 03-07 Stuart Galbraith IV
Patrick Galvan talks with film historian Stuart Galbraith IV, who has written numerous books on various topics in Japanese cinema, including: science fiction and fantasy, Akira Kurosawa, and Toshiro Mifune.
2018 01-13 Dennis Falt
Patrick Galvan speaks with actor Dennis Falt, who famously played the Russian submarine commander in The Return of Godzilla and who has enjoyed an extensive stage and screen career in both Hollywood and Japan over the last several decades.
2017 12-24 Daisuke Sato
Chris Mirjahangir interviews monster suit creator and filmmaker Daisuke Sato regarding his upcoming project, Howl from Beyond the Fog.
2017 12-24 Keizo Murase
Chris Mirjahangir interviews legendary suit maker Keizo Murase, who goes into detail regarding some of the suits he helped create, and his relationship with special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya.
2017 11-05 Ed Godziszewski: Regarding Ishiro Honda
Patrick Galvan speaks with writer and film historian Ed Godziszewski about his new book Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa, which he co-wrote with Steve Ryfle. Topics include discussion of Honda's non-genre pictures, contributors to the book, Honda's decision not to return to directing Godzilla movies in the 1980s, and much more.
2017 10-17 Steve Ryfle: Regarding Ishiro Honda
Patrick Galvan interviews one of the co-authors of Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa, tackling everything from Honda's off-genre films to his association with Akira Kurosawa, and debunking a few legends along the way.
2017 10-08 Steve Ryfle
Nicholas Driscoll once again interviews author and film historian Steve Ryfle, this time on the newly released biography Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa, which Ryfle co-authored.
2017 08-25 Erik Homenick
Patrick Galvan interviews the webmaster of akiraifukube.org on a variety of topics regarding Akira Ifukube's life and legacy; debunk some of the myths; and other information Homenick has uncovered about Ifukube over the years.
2017 08-23 Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Chris Mirjahangir has a one-on-one video interview with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, whom answers user-submitted questions and talks briefly about deleted scenes.
2017 08-23 Larry Fong
Chris Mirjahangir has a one-on-one audio interview with Kong: Skull Island director of photography Larry Fong, who speaks about some of his experiences and inspirations as a cinematographer.
2017 08-13 Brett Homenick
Patrick Galvan talks with Brett Homenick, who has conducted numerous interviews with people in the Japanese filmmaking industry.
2017 04-26 Ty Lightner
Joshua Reynolds interviews YouTube personality and toy reviewer Ty Lightner, also known as Heisenburg, who discusses his beginnings as the Breaking Bad-inspired character and various details of the figures in his collection.
2017 04-20 Millie Bobby Brown
Barron Christopher had an encounter with actress Millie Bobby Brown at the Indiana Comic Con and asked her a few questions about Godzilla and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
2017 03-25 Jonathan Shyman
Joshua Reynolds interviews Trendmasters prototype figure collector Jonathan Shyman, who shares insightful details regarding the fan-favorite toy line and his experiences collecting. Also supplied at the end of the interview is a massive gallery containing prototype pictures, concept artwork, and more, courtesy of Shyman.
2017 03-21 Blake Nichols
A discussion with the corporate design director for Lanard toys, who are creating the figures around the Kong: Skull Island movie.
2017 03-02 Tom Hiddleston
An interview supplied by Chris Mirjahangir and transcribed by Noah Percival. The Kong: Skull Island actor discusses the impact of military training, and some of his days during filming.
2017 03-02 John Goodman
Chris Mirjahangir has a one-on-one video interview with Kong: Skull Island actor John Goodman.
2017 03-02 Jason Mitchell
Chris Mirjahangir has a one-on-one video interview with Kong: Skull Island actor Jason Mitchell.
2017 03-02 Max Borenstein
Chris Mirjahangir has a one-on-one video interview with Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island screenplay writer Max Borenstein.
2017 03-02 Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Chris Mirjahangir has a one-on-one video interview with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
2017 02-10 Yuji Kaida
Chris Mirjahangir sits down with the renowed artist Yuji Kaida to discuss his work on the Japanese poster for Kong: Skull Island.
2017 02-08 Joshua Hoskins
Joshua Reynolds interviews long-time Godzilla fan Joshua Hoskins, an up-and-coming artist making waves with his customized figures and spray brushing abilities. Hoskins gives some insight into the beginnings of his craft, and shares some advice to newcomers of the art form.
2017 02-01 Tom Hiddleston - Roundtable
A roundtable interview supplied by Chris Mirjahangir and transcribed by Noah Percival. The actor goes into great detail regarding the various filming locations for and his character motivations in Kong: Skull Island (possible spoilers).
2017 02-01 Samuel L. Jackson - Roundtable
A roundtable interview supplied by Chris Mirjahangir and transcribed by Noah Percival. The actor touches upon his experiences on the set of Kong: Skull Island (possible spoilers).
2017 02-01 Brie Larson - Roundtable
A roundtable interview supplied by Chris Mirjahangir and transcribed by Noah Percival. The actress discusses the dynamic relationship of her character with others appearing in Kong: Skull Island (possible spoilers).
2017 02-01 Alex Garcia - Roundtable
A roundtable interview supplied by Chris Mirjahangir and transcribed by Noah Percival. The producer of Kong: Skull Island divulges information regarding various plot points of the movie, and some of the biggest influences behind the making of the film (spoilers).
2017 02-01 Jordan Vogt-Roberts - Roundtable
A roundtable interview supplied by Chris Mirjahangir and transcribed by Noah Percival. The director of the movie Kong: Skull Island discusses various aspects of the film (possible spoilers).
2016 12-06 Alex Merdich
Joshua Reynolds interviews artist and sculptor Alex Merdich, also known as the creator of the popular 2D PC fighting game Godzilla: Daikaiju Battle Royale. Merdich converses about his inspirations and influences for his kaiju sculpts, as well as his interactions with various Toho-related personnel.
2016 10-20 Paul Fruge´
Chris Mirjahangir talks with Paul Fruge´, brand manager at Funmation Films, about the US release of Godzilla Resurgence as Shin Godzilla.
2016 10-03 Marc Cerasini
Joshua Reynolds chats with author Marc Cerasini, best known for his work on the Godzilla franchise in the mid-1990's. Cerasini discusses his work on the series and details behind his unreleased Godzilla book.
2016 08-26 David Kalat
Patrick Galvan interviews author and film historian David Kalat about Godzilla and his work on commentary tracks and other activities.
2016 05-30 Matt Greenfield
We talk with Matt Greenfield, co-founder of Kraken Releasing and A.D.Vision, about the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of The Return of Godzilla.
2016 05-15 Michiru Oshima
Site owner Anthony Romero talks with the esteemed composer about her work for numerous Toho films and her influence on the Millennium Godzilla entries.
2016 02-11 James Rolfe
An interview with The Angry Video Game Nerd star to talk Godzilla and video games.
2016 01-26 Ed Godziszewski
A talk with the publisher and editor of the long running Japanese Giants magazine.
2015 12-24 Erik Aadahl
Chris Mirjahangir talks with Erik Aadahl, sound designer for Godzilla (2014).
2015 09-27 Matt Frank and Chris Mowry
We sit down with the creative team behind the comics series Godzilla: Rulers of Earth.
2015 08-11 Bandai Japan: S.H. MonsterArts
An interview with Adam Newman and Hannah Lemmer at Bandai Japan.
2015 07-31 Bandai America
From submitted questions on the forums, a Q&A session wih Bandai.
2015 06-15 Greg Graves
An interview with the director and producer of of the fan film Godzilla: Heritage.
2014 11-07 David Hall
We talk with the director and producer of Kaiju Gaiden, which looks at self produced films.
2014 11-06 Kathy Bolde
An interview with Kathy Bolde, mother of actor Carson Bolde from Godzilla (2014).
2014 11-06 Akira Takarada
A Q&A session recorded with well known Godzilla actor Akira Takarada.
2014 11-04 Haruo Nakajima
Done for NBC News, an interview with suitmation actor Haruo Nakajima.
2014 11-03 Russ Tamblyn and Haruo Nakajima
Roundtable interview with actor Russ Tamblyn, from The War of the Gargantuas, and suitmation actor Haruo Nakajima.
2014 08-04 Hannah Lemmur and Xavier Lim
Conversation with Tamashii Nations and Bluefin on the S.H. MonsterArts line.
2014 07-21 Randy Falk - NECA
Talking with the director at NECA about their new Godzilla 1985 figure and more.
2014 07-09 Max Borenstein
One-on-one interview with Max Borenstein, writer of Godzilla (2014).
2014 07-08 Gareth Edwards
One-on-one interview with Gareth Edwards, director of Godzilla (2014).
2014 07-07 Thomas Tull
One-on-one interview with Thomas Tull, producer of Godzilla (2014).
2014 05-11 Thomas Tull and Gareth Edwards
Q&A session from the Godzilla (2014) premiere with the company CEO and director.
2014 05-11 Elizabeth Olsen - Roundtable
A roundtable interview with Godzilla (2014) actress Elizabeth Olsen, who is also set to play Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with Avengers: Age of Ultron.
2014 05-11 Gareth Edwards - Roundtable
A roundtable interview with Godzilla (2014) director Gareth Edwards.
2014 05-05 Barrett Evans - Mill Creek Ent.
Talking with Marketing VP Barrett Evans about Godzilla the Series and more releases.
2014 04-02 Rogue Play
A conversation with Rogue Play about their upcoming Godzilla: Smash3 game.
2014 03-21 Jakks Pacific
Chris Mirjahangir talks to Jakks Pacific about their giant figure for Godzilla (2014).
2014 03-19 Bandai
Chris Mirjahangir talks to Bandai about figures and toys for Godzilla (2014).
2014 03-16 Gareth Edwards
Artist Matt Frank interviews Godzilla (2014) director Gareth Edwards.
2013 10-15 Tamashii Nations: Tsubasa Utsumi
A conversation with Tsubasa Utsumi about S.H. MonsterArts and Godzilla 1964.
2013 09-12 Barnaby Legg
Chris Mirjahangir seeks answers on Legendary Pictures' Godzilla Encounter event.
2013 08-23 Bandai Creation
Chris Mirjahangir, taking questions from the forums, interviews Bandai's USA division.
2013 07-24 Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts
Video with Tamashii Nations S.H. MonsterArts about Biollante, Kiryu and Godzilla '64.
2012 07-16 Simon Strange
Interview with Simon Strange about his past Godzilla games and Kaiju Combat.
2012 03-12 Bobby Curnow and Dean Haspiel
Final part in a five part series focusing on the creative teams behind Godzilla Legends.
2012 02-22 Chris Mowry and E.J. Su
Part four in a five part series focusing on the creative teams behind Godzilla Legends.
2012 01-19 Curtis Tsui
Discussion with the Criterion producer behind the Godzilla release.
2012 01-02 Mike Raicht and Tony Parker
Part three in a five part series focusing on the creative teams behind Godzilla Legends.
2011 12-15 Jonathan Vankin and Simon Gane
Part two in a five part series focusing on the creative teams behind Godzilla Legends.
2011 11-16 Matt Frank and Jeff Prezenkowski
Part one in a five part series focusing on the creative teams behind Godzilla Legends.
2011 11-16 IDW Publishing
Covers the newest Godzilla comic series from the publishing house, Godzilla Legends.
2011 06-22 Steve Ryfle
A long talk with the author of Japan's Favorite Mon-Star.
2011 05-27 Richard Berg
To celebrate the release of Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars, we interview the game's designer: Richard Berg.
2011 05-02 Paul Blake
Interview with Paul Blake, head of game development at Toy Vault, on Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars.
2011 04-11 Bobby Curnow
We interview Bobby Curnow, editor at IDW Publishing, again after the release of the first IDW Godzilla comic.
2011 01-15 Bobby Curnow
Discussion with Bobby Curnow, editor at IDW Publishing who is spearheading the new Godzilla comic series.
2009 01-24 Bob Eggleton
A conversation with multiple-award winning science fiction/fantasy/horror artist Bob Eggleton and his work on Godzilla.