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G-FEST XXV Special Guests

The following special guests will be appearing at G-FEST XXV:

Akira Takarada

Guest of Honor: Akira Takarada

Returning for his fourth visit is Godfather of G-FEST, actor Akira Takarada. He previously made lasting impressions on all G-fans at the 2016, 2012 and 2010 conventions. Mr. Takarada was instrumental in arranging visits to Toho Studios on G-TOURs II and III. He is one of the most recognizable actors associated with the Godzilla series, portraying navy diver Hideto Ogata in the original Godzilla in 1954, and has appeared in numerous other Godzilla and Toho science fiction films to date. One of Toho’s most distinguished and successful actors, Mr. Takarada is a celebrity in Japan, still making appearances in television dramas, quiz shows, and commercials.

Megumi Odaka

Guest of Honor: Megumi Odaka

Actress Megumi Odaka is best know for her recurring role as the psychic girl Miki Saegusa in the Heisei Godzilla series. She made her kaiju film debut in Godzilla vs. Biollante, and returned for the next five films, finishing with Godzilla vs. Destroyah in 1995. Ms. Odaka has since retired from film-making, but has made some appearances on stage, including Peter Pan, and Fiddler on the Roof. She will be welcomed back for G-FEST’s 25th anniversary, having previously attended G-FEST in 2000.