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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.

Keizo Murase

Guest of Honor: Keizo Murase

Keizo Murase is a master prop and monster suit builder from Toho’s golden age of daikaju films. He helped create many of their iconic monster suits including Varan, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Baragon, Titanosaurus, and many others, as well as Daiei’s Gamera and Daimajin. Today, Mr. Murase is the president of Twenty Ltd. and is one of the leaders in the field of Japanese kaiju model making. Along with Daisuke Sato, he will report on their new kaiju film Howl From Beyond the Fog.

Robert Scott Field

Special Guest: Robert Scott Field

The star of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Scott has become an integral part of G-FEST since he first attended in 1999. Each year, G-FEST attendees look forward to renewing their friendship with Scott, and hearing about the latest happenings in the Land of the Rising Sun.

J.D. Lees

Special Guest: J.D. Lees

The driving force behind G-FAN Magazine, G-FEST, and G-TOUR, J.D. Lees will be present at G-FEST XXV all weekend.