At G-Fest XXV, Brian interviewed kaiju author and podcaster Kevin Derendorf. His book is called “Kaiju for Hipsters: 101 ‘Alternative’ Giant Monster Movies”. We discuss the thought processes and goals behind “Kaiju for Hipsters” and compare them to the creative process and goals of Kaijuvision Radio. We discuss the need for rare films to be saved, archived and viewed by audiences because rare films are often entertaining and special. We discuss the need for going deeper into kaiju and tokusatsu movies instead of covering the surface as so many have before. We discuss Shin Godzilla, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), House, the Godzilla Anime Trilogy, and many more fine films.
Here is the full video of the G-Fest panel on the Godzilla Anime Trilogy!
Panel Participants (Left to Right): Will Offutt, Kevin Derendorf, Ira Taborn, Brian Scherschel, and Chris Little.
Panel Description: These three animated films were released on Netflix, giving Western fans a chance to see a new and unusual take on their favorite giant monster. The films received mixed reviews; some fans loved them, others hated them. Come hear this panel discuss the pros and cons of the latest Godzilla films to come out of Japan.
Host/Editor/Director/Scenic Videos: Brian Scherschel
Video Location: Crowne Plaza O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois
It will be a two-for-one podcast panel at G-Fest this year!
I’ll be hosting a panel with Taylor Hensley fromGiant Monster Messages. The panel will be recorded on video like last time, and YouTube is the first place to look for that once it’s done. Subscribe to YouTube to make sure you get the notification.
I’ll also make an appearance at the panel for the Godzilla anime trilogy.
It’ll be a very special convention, and I’m looking forward to meeting more listeners.
The convention will again be held at the 4-star (4-star?!) Crowne Plaza O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.
Haruo asks Metphies “Why are you showing me this?” This is also what some people watching the anime trilogy were thinking. We’ll give our opinions and share our reactions to these experimental, risky, and unrestrained trio of movies. We appreciate the story and how it brings up intriguing concepts and ideas.
This episode is dedicated to actor Ren Osugi.
I’d like to send a shout-out to our patrons Kyoei Toshi and Sean Stiff. Kyoei donated at the Kaiju Scholar Level and Sean donated at the Kaiju Visionary Level. Thank you for your support! I really appreciate it.