Godzilla, Ultraman, and Kikaida Suiting Up for Big Wow '14

Godzilla, Ultraman, and Kikaida will be arriving at a convention together... not the characters, but the actors who wore the suits and portrayed them on screen. Three Japanese suit actors will be at Big Wow Comic Fest this year. Kenpachiro Satsuma was the man in the Godzilla suit from 1984 - 1995. Satoshi "Bin" Furuya was in the Ultraman costume in the original series and had a role in Ultraman Seven. Daisuke Ban was Kikaida and Inazuman. I'm not sure who at Famous Monsters / Big Wow is responsible for getting these three, but this is pretty awesome.

The three will also be in a couple panels at the show, discussing their roles and careers, and introducing a couple screenings of the new Godzilla movie.

Two years ago, Big Wow had Toshio Maeda, who I think was also there last year (and he's back this year), and this year they get three legendary suit actors. When I attended Big Wow in 2012, it was small, and it still probably is, but they are really making a name for themselves with the incredible guests they're able to get. I know Big Wow is a small con, but what they have with this is something incredibly awesome that . Big Wow Comic Fest is in San Jose, CA on May 17th and 18th. These three actors are getting old and I haven't seen them anywhere else before, so who knows if they'll ever be in the U.S. doing a convention again.

- Shawn - 5/10/14