Kaiju Masterclass Celebrates Japanese Sci-Fi With Special Guests

By FANGORIA Staff · November 3, 2021, 10:14 AM PDT
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It's Godzilla's birthday and you're invited to a party this weekend! Kaiju Masterclass is back for a second year of celebrating Japanese sci-fi cinema and television. The three-day event brings together creators, researchers, and scholars of the genre for a free virtual event happening November 5-7. The online convention will feature special guests and be livecast on the Kaiju Masterclass YouTube channel starting Friday at 5 pm Pacific. Some guest highlights include:

  • Director Ryuhei Kitamura (GODZILLA FINAL WARS, MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, VERSUS, etc.)
  • Godzilla suit actor Tom Kitagawa (GODZILLA 2000, GODZILLA X MECHAGODZILLA, GODZILLA FINAL WARS, etc.)
  • Director Kazuki Omori (GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE, GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH)
  • Composer Reijiro Koroku (GODZILLA 1984)
  • Monster suit maker Fuyuki Shinada (GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK, etc.)
  • Author Norman England ("Behind the Kaiju Curtain")
  • Actress Linda Haynes (LATITUDE ZERO, etc.)

Check out the full schedule for the weekend, and get links to the Youtube broadcasts, at the official Kaiju Masterclass website.