Koichi Kawakita,myth and legend

Now for this blog of a personal bio, we going into an era of Godzilla that was always my favorite as a kid. The 90’s era or Heisi as most of the community calls it. What I mean by this is, we are going to be looking at is a special effect director that has been an integral part of the 90’s era of TOHO film. so without further ado, here is the personal bio for the week. pictures were taken by

Basile Morin

Andrew Dunn,

 

Lorie Shaull

beginning with,

So to start, let’s go over the usual things here. Koichi was born on December 5, 1942, in Tokyo, Japan. (while there isn’t much information about his family life, one could assume that he had a normal family upbringing.)(Though if I am going, to be honest here, I will say I do feel this is very bland with content we search out there.)(while it is just something that happens from time to time with people, I do feel as though this little information on hand about Koichi’s beginnings feels off considering. I have done a lot of personal bios that had this type of start talking about how they grew up in life.) (My only wish here was that there was more information readily available on hand that anyone can look up.) (that is one of the founding baselines for these blogs out there. )

special effects

We go into his first contact with TOHO in 1962 in their matte photography department. The first film project Koichi worked on was a little parody movie that might be reviewed sometime in the future with films such as Gorath

 

Later onward, we would see this guy dive into impressive names like King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

as an Assistant special effects cinematographer

(Optical photographer work)

Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965)

The War of the Gargantuas (1966)

King Kong Escapes (1967)

would later go on into being a Director of special effects

  • Ultraman Ace (TV 1972-1973) [episodes 21-22, 25-27, 30-31, 36-37, 40-41]
  • Zone Fighter (TV 1973) [episodes 3-4, 8, 10, 14-16, 25]
  • Ultraman Taro (TV 1973-1974) [episodes 6-7]

(Godzilla related content)

  • Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
  • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
  • Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)
  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
  • Monster Planet of Godzilla (1994) Noted to be an attraction.
  • Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon (1994)
  • Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
  • Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
  • Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
  • Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)

 

Bringing Godzilla back to life

This part of the content is where I am going to give my two cents mainly because I have felt a connection to him. Though this term I wouldn’t say is a direct cause for the rise of Godzilla movies in the ’90s. That to me took an entire team to accomplish this. But regardless of my thoughts on this person, I will say, if he wasn’t involved with the said project, the series wouldn’t be the same as I came to be love. The man has quite a bit of talent to be working with TOHO. That is another thing that isn’t disputed. Just looking back at the 90’s era films really shows the focus on special effects really paid off in the end.

Why he is a legend

I think a lot of the pride that goes into this story has to do with the massive interaction with many younger fans of the movies. Even though he wasn’t there, you did see a lot of passion for the industry with what was being done in a lot of the films he had major roles in. It is sort of like that childhood hero you might have seen at one point in time.

For most of us, It was something we sort of grew up with. Just sitting down to watch one of those movies brings back so many memories. It is still pretty hard to describe aside from the world around you tun out the world around you. especially with a great piece of work I always enjoy.

I do want to throw something out there, though with you guys being here, I am not worried about it, this is just a small reminder from time to time about fandoms like this. There are always going to be those who might be mean to you and call you names. As long as you keep yourself from falling into that toxic behavior, I think you will do fine in this fandom/community.

an announcement

As I am sure a couple of you are aware, Kaijuvision content isn’t on this website anymore. that would have to be due to some disagreements in business dealings that lead to a decision to dissolve classic giant monsters from the kaijuvision brand. It was a long road to go on, But all roads reach an end at some point. This was just a business move to make sure everyone comes out safe in all of this. I do apologize to those who have looked into watching kaijuvision content on this website. There are no plans for any co-work for the foreseeable future. I do thank you for your understanding and I hope you continue to enjoy the content provided before you.

Conclusion

Once again, We come to the end of our personal bio for the week.it has been a fun run this go around but at the end of the day, all things come to an end. As per usual for those who are new here, all links will be posted down below for your viewing if you are interested and I will see you in the next blog.

King Kong escapes

 

Author: Vic

Just a little about me is I like monster movies and love educating people with blogs and content.

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