78 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

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    • 4.8 • 20 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 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
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    • 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.

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    Host/Editor/Director: Brian Scherschel
    Video Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 56: Shin Godzilla, GMK, and Japanese Nationalism

    Episode 56: Shin Godzilla, GMK, and Japanese Nationalism

    Staying on Shin Godzilla-related content, I give my opinion on the popular article “Shin Godzilla vs. GMK: The Battle Over Japanese Nationalism”. It's not 1947 anymore, and Japan has shown the world how good of a country it can be. At the end of the day, the Japanese should make their own decisions about their constitution and if they should grow their military. East Asia is a very dangerous place right now, and the US and Japan have many things in common. I believe these two movies are not opposites – they are two sides of the same patriotic coin. For the video version of the podcast, check out my YouTube channel.

    Link to the article: http://www.godzilla-movies.com/news/shin-godzilla-vs-gmk-the-battle-over-japanese-nationalism

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    Host/Editor/Director/Scenic Videos: Brian Scherschel
    Video Location: Donahue Memorial Park, Cornwall-On-Hudson, New York
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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.

セーラーファイター ,

Exceptional in every aspect.

Quite simply, the best kaiju-related podcast out there. Copious historical/cultural background and in-depth insights are given, providing even hardcore fans with new material. There's enough of the usual production history for casual fans, but this is a podcast meant to be savored by those looking to go beyond the usual production histories most genre pods concentrate on. AND they have top notch music and production values, and a release schedule that never misses. In my opinion, a must-listen for kaiju fans.

FriedRaptor ,

This is a monster of a podcast...

... in a good way! Combining history with the rise of Godzilla as a national icon, this podcast is a must listen! If you are not a Godzilla fan already, this show will make one of you!

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