79 episodes

Season 2 (episodes 38-now): Brian Scherschel chronologically, critically and academically examines a Godzilla/kaiju/tokusatsu film in each episode. Brian relates the movies to pertinent issues about Japan. Kaijuvision Radio is dedicated to discovering the Japanese National Spirit in Toho tokusatsu films.

Kaijuvision Radio’s 3-Part Format:

Part 1: A short description (not a summary) of the movie. It’s an analysis tailored to kaiju and tokusatsu movies, to arm the listener with the facts. At last, a way to compare these movies to each other.

Part 2: With the facts out of the way, I will analyze and give my opinions on the film.

Part 3: A brand new, one-of-a-kind fusion of international affairs and movie analysis. Japan-related topic(s) either brought up by the movie, or going on at the time the movie was released. Topics are historical, political, economic, or cultural.

Season 1 (episodes 1-37): It's impossible to talk about Godzilla without talking about Japan, and Japan is just as unique as Godzilla, so we’ll be discussing its history and culture and how it influenced the Godzilla film franchise, which is a great way to find out more about Japan. Godzilla is the most complex and multifaceted kaiju ever created, and it means so many things to many people. Not only is Godzilla a powerful symbol of nuclear weapons and disasters, but most of these movies are an expression of the Japanese national spirit. Brian and co-host Nathan Marchand take a fascinating journey reassessing the Godzilla franchise, and since these movies are often anchored in the time they were released, they tell you what these movies are communicating about Japan.

Kaijuvision Radio Brian Scherschel

    • TV & Film
    • 3.9 • 36 Ratings

Season 2 (episodes 38-now): Brian Scherschel chronologically, critically and academically examines a Godzilla/kaiju/tokusatsu film in each episode. Brian relates the movies to pertinent issues about Japan. Kaijuvision Radio is dedicated to discovering the Japanese National Spirit in Toho tokusatsu films.

Kaijuvision Radio’s 3-Part Format:

Part 1: A short description (not a summary) of the movie. It’s an analysis tailored to kaiju and tokusatsu movies, to arm the listener with the facts. At last, a way to compare these movies to each other.

Part 2: With the facts out of the way, I will analyze and give my opinions on the film.

Part 3: A brand new, one-of-a-kind fusion of international affairs and movie analysis. Japan-related topic(s) either brought up by the movie, or going on at the time the movie was released. Topics are historical, political, economic, or cultural.

Season 1 (episodes 1-37): It's impossible to talk about Godzilla without talking about Japan, and Japan is just as unique as Godzilla, so we’ll be discussing its history and culture and how it influenced the Godzilla film franchise, which is a great way to find out more about Japan. Godzilla is the most complex and multifaceted kaiju ever created, and it means so many things to many people. Not only is Godzilla a powerful symbol of nuclear weapons and disasters, but most of these movies are an expression of the Japanese national spirit. Brian and co-host Nathan Marchand take a fascinating journey reassessing the Godzilla franchise, and since these movies are often anchored in the time they were released, they tell you what these movies are communicating about Japan.

    KVR Live 6: Regarding Nathan's departure from Kaijuvision in August 2018

    KVR Live 6: Regarding Nathan's departure from Kaijuvision in August 2018

    I received a question from a listener about the circumstances of this event, so I decided to answer it.

    If you're wondering why I am a little bent over in this video, it's because of severe chronic pain in my spine.

    Receipts here:
    https://twitter.com/kaijuvision/status/1344055920096063488

    Receipts include excerpts from Nathan's blog about the Dennis Hensley alleged attempted rape scandal, and his claim his Facebook was hacked (redactions are to protect his friends)
    The now redacted section by Watkins characterizing Hensley's victims as the aggressors, Nathan saying it's the best thing written on the scandal, and the rest of Watkins' over the top blog.

    Nathan's full article:
    http://nathanjsmarchand.com/my-thoughts-on-the-dr-dennis-hensley-scandal/

    For the video version of this podcast, check out the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/KaijuvisionRadio

    Host/Editor/Director: Brian Scherschel
    Video Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
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    • 18 min
    KVR Live 5: The US: A Nation in Crisis, Honda War Crimes Video Recap

    KVR Live 5: The US: A Nation in Crisis, Honda War Crimes Video Recap

    In this live, I outline the incredible threat to United States national security during this tumultuous time. With the election, a possible presidential transition, and the coronavirus in the White House, there are many threats from other nations and non-state actors.
    I also address the reactions to the Comfort Women video previously released on this channel.
    For the video version of this podcast, check out the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/KaijuvisionRadio

    Host/Editor/Director: Brian Scherschel
    Video Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Music: Audiophiliac (www.fiverr.com/audiophiliac)
    KVR Live YouTube Music:
    ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Summer Nights by LiQWYD https://soundcloud.com/liqwyd
    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
    Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/summer-nights-liqwyd
    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/6A2mPVrYAxs
    ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    "Torii Gate" Banners: Kevin Geary (kevincgearydesign.com)
    Logos: Nanoparticles (www.fiverr.com/nanoparticles)
    Copyright Brian J. Scherschel
    All Rights Reserved

    • 47 min
    KVR Live 4: G-Fan Magazine Coronavirus Article, KVR's third anniversary

    KVR Live 4: G-Fan Magazine Coronavirus Article, KVR's third anniversary

    In this live, I show you the new Gamera Blu-ray set that arrived, and I discuss the cancellation of G-Fest article in the newest G-Fan Magazine, and make some remarks to honor the occasion of Kaijuvision's 3rd anniversary. The show first aired on September 20, 2017. For the video version of this podcast, check out KVR's YouTube channel. I apologize for the audio - YouTube Live must have forced the webcam microphone as the default.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 57: Ishiro Honda and Crimes Against Humanity

    Episode 57: Ishiro Honda and Crimes Against Humanity

    In this episode I tackle the issue of Ishiro Honda's time during World War II administering a comfort women camp. I was asked how he evaded punishment for committing Class C War Crimes (Crimes Against Humanity), and I have a definitive yet complex answer. Honda's films were supportive of human rights, and this is what we remember his place in history during World War II. If Honda was an unnamed Japanese man who participated in these crimes, I would have wanted him to be brought to justice and served some kind of punishment for them. However, there are many reasons why this didn't happen. So put on your thinking cap and listen as I explain how complex this situation is. For the video version of the podcast, check out my YouTube channel.

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    Host/Editor/Director/Scenic Videos: Brian Scherschel
    Video Location: South Side High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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    • 16 min
    KVR Live 3: Japan Sinks: 2020

    KVR Live 3: Japan Sinks: 2020

    In this live, I address the recently released Japan Sinks: 2020 anime series from Science Saru Studios and directed by Masaaki Yuasa.  I give you my reactions and thoughts on this incredible anime.  It's bizarre, funny, sad, and surprising!  It departs significantly from the original Komatsu book.  I analyze the Japanese rap battle about what it means to be Japanese, the old man's murder spree while riding a mobility scooter, and the many bizarre deaths in this fascinating story. For the video version of this podcast, check out KVR's YouTube channel.

    • 2 hr 37 min
    KVR Live 2: Fandom Discourse, Honda, War Crimes

    KVR Live 2: Fandom Discourse, Honda, War Crimes

    In this live, I answer questions from listeners about some complex issues, such as fandom behavior online, Ishiro Honda's time in a command position at a comfort women camp, who really rebuilt Japan after the war, economic circumstances that led to the Japanese Economic Miracle, the disparate impact on minorities that gatekeeping has, and the level of popularity of rescinding Article 9 from the Japanese Constitution. For the video version of this podcast, check out my YouTube channel.

    Official Kaijuvision merchandise on Redbubble:
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    Host/Editor/Director: Brian Scherschel
    Video Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Copyright Brian J. Scherschel
    All Rights Reserved

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Auntie Fah ,

These negative reviews are sus. Its a great show

These pearl clutching negative reviews show which co-host really has the vendetta. Look at the other reviews they wrote. You can tell he sent his friends here.

Getting to the podcast content. It is filled with fascinating educational facts about Japan. No other podcast made me appreciate kaiju movies more. Give it a listen!

Hippiepenguin ,

Hands Down the Best I've Heard

Brian does such SUCH a great job explaining the historical and cultural backgounds of the films. Any other kaiju podcasts I've tried pale in comparison. Great podcast and all-around great guy.

MonsterMom84 ,

Started off great but...

Hi, I’m Becca, and I’m new to being a podcast listener but I’m not new to Godzilla and Kaiju. I wanted to really like this podcast when I started listening to older episodes a few months ago. It’s very informative, and the host seems very well educated but the increased toxicity, his personal vendetta with his former co-host, and infrequent posting of episodes makes this podcast one that I must discard. I started listening to be informed on films and film history, not expecting to be lectured to on social issues. There are WAY too many podcasts that do that already. When you can finally get back to what this show started out being, I will consider coming back. Until then, I’ll be hitting that subscribe button real quick!

Take care,
Becca

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