Toho 30 ㎝ Series Yuji Sakai Artificial Collection Godzilla (2016)
Yuji Sakai Special Interview
"Sakai Yuji modeling collection" series is based on Godzilla kit of Godzilla Dream series of Mr. Yuji Sakai who is named as a male of Godzilla modeling, Mr. has been involved from product planning such as specifications from selection of works, and love for Godzilla and Commitment is being commercialized with the aim of reproducing high-quality prototype based on strict supervision of Mr. Stronger than anyone.
Q. First of all, please tell me when the prototype of "Godzilla (2016)" of this time was created as a motif which scene in the play was made.
Mr. Yuji Sakai (Mr. Sakai): When I first saw Godzilla appearing in the trailer of the movie "Shin · Godzilla" for the first time, I thought it was really cool , when I thought about a new work of 30 cm towards One Festival in the winter of 2017 I decided to build Godzilla of this scene without hesitation. It is February of movie release the next year. Details were based on CG making image by white group and cast of completed cast item. It was a completely different Godzilla from the successors Godzilla, so it took a lot of time to model it.
Q. There was also a big hit of the movie and everyone waited expecting Mr. Sakai's 30 cm "Godzilla (2016)", but this time "Sakai Yuji Modeling Collection Godzilla (2016)" prototype "Sakai Yuji Molding The studio 's resin kit was a huge reputation.Finally I am glad that the sofubi work is finished.
Mr. Sakai: It was the first time to show off at the one festival in the winter of 2017 and started accepting reservations but it was very popular due to the hardships. At one festival, we announced commercialization at the same time at the same time, so many people have longed their heads and I think I was waiting for this soft vinyl. Although I was sorry that the release was delayed from the beginning, I am afraid that I am satisfied with the fan because it became good as a result.
Q. Mr. Sakai is also heavily involved in product creation for our products to be released every time, so we have been strictly supervised by this Godzilla (2016), but please tell us about your hardships and points of concern.
Mr. Sakai: To what extent can the narrow teeth or thorns, which are the features of the dorsal fin and Godzilla (2016), be brought close to the prototype, due to the nature of the sofivi, it is inevitable that the prototype is difficult and it is inevitable to change to a shape easy to pull out, I could leave a nuance of it, or repeatedly negotiated with the production site by interacting with it many times. Painting is an image of the time I landed in Kamakura during the play, but I have submitted what I painted, but the reality of the mass production site is tough and always thrilling until I come up with it.
Q. Although Rick Limited is a luminescent painted version in Clear Soft Vinyl, there were also plans to let it emit light even at the beginning?
Like the fans who would have wanted full-body luminescence, neither I nor the production team staff are disappointing, but I think that this frustration can be resolved in another form.
Q. How is the appearance of the reproduction of Sakai prototype which is the concept of this series?
Mr. Sakai: For now, there is no material more than resin in the reproducibility of prototype, it is a fact that there is a difference in size and detail if it is aligned with the finished product of resin. Still I am confident that the cost effectiveness is the best as I and the staff make efforts aiming at the highest quality of the soft vinyl products. Actually, fans who have acquired my resin kit also have added value to this series and many people have bought a model collection. I am pleased every time a product arrives as a sample myself and I am opening the exciting box (laugh) . I do not think that I can understand how satisfied I am with this series.
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It was an interview that Mr. Sakai's hot feeling was conveyed to "Sakai Yuji Art Collection Collection Godzilla (2016)".
Please also look forward to the future development of "Sakai Yuji Sculpture Collection".
Born in Fukushima Prefecture, born 1958. A monster prototype centered on Godzilla.
Itself has been shaping the garage kit more than 160 installment in the "Yuji Sakai molding workshop" to be presided over
worked many also prototype of figure-model of the leading manufacturer, has a reputation in the reproducibility and biological sense of dynamism
and abroad He has many fans.
As a work of a movie, he was involved in modeling of Godzilla Junior as a modeling staffing 1994 "Orochi's model" in 1994 "Godzilla VS Destroya" and in 1995"Godzilla 2000 Millennium" as a design work as a design work Their work is not limited to models, such as shaping.
In his book "GODZILLA DREAM" and "GODZILLA DREAM evolution" (published by Hobby Japan Co., Ltd.).