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|name          =Kenpachiro Satsuma
 
|name          =Kenpachiro Satsuma
 
|occupation    =[[:Category:Suit Actors|Suit actor]]
 
|occupation    =[[:Category:Suit Actors|Suit actor]]
|character      =[[Hedorah]], [[Gigan]], [[Godzilla]], [[Pulgasari]], [[Yamata no Orochi]]
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|character      =[[Hedorah]], [[Gigan]], [[Godzilla/Heisei|Godzilla]], [[Pulgasari]], [[Yamata no Orochi]]
 
|birthday      =May 27, 1947
 
|birthday      =May 27, 1947
|birthplace    =Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture, [[Japan]]
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|birthplace    =Izumi, Kagoshima, [[Japan]]
 
|first          =''[[Godzilla vs. Hedorah]]'' (1971)
 
|first          =''[[Godzilla vs. Hedorah]]'' (1971)
 
|notable        =''[[The Return of Godzilla]]'' (1984)
 
|notable        =''[[The Return of Godzilla]]'' (1984)
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{{Quote|I can hardly call it acting, but I talk big about it now!|Kenpachiro Satsuma on his role as [[Hedorah]]<ref name="Tucker">{{cite book|title=Age of the Gods: A History of the Japanese Fantasy Film|author=Guy Mariner Tucker |date=1996|publisher=Daikaiju Publishing|page=212}}</ref>}}
 
{{Quote|I can hardly call it acting, but I talk big about it now!|Kenpachiro Satsuma on his role as [[Hedorah]]<ref name="Tucker">{{cite book|title=Age of the Gods: A History of the Japanese Fantasy Film|author=Guy Mariner Tucker |date=1996|publisher=Daikaiju Publishing|page=212}}</ref>}}
'''Kenpachiro Satsuma''' {{Nihongo|薩摩剣八郎|Satsuma Kenpachirō}}, originally known as '''Kengo Nakayama''' {{Nihongo|中山剣吾|Nakayama Kengo}}, is a [[Japan]]ese actor. Satsuma worked as a suit actor in the [[Godzilla (franchise)|Godzilla]] films of the 1970's, starring as the villainous monsters [[Hedorah]] and [[Gigan]] alongside his friend and mentor, [[Haruo Nakajima]], who portrayed [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]]. Satsuma returned to play [[Godzilla/Heisei|Godzilla]] himself in the [[1984]] film ''[[The Return of Godzilla]]'', and would reprise the role through the rest of the [[Heisei era|Heisei series]], with his final portrayal of the character coming in [[1995]]'s ''[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah]]''.
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'''Kenpachiro Satsuma''' {{Nihongo|薩摩 剣八郎|Satsuma Kenpachirō}}, originally known as '''Kengo Nakayama''' {{Nihongo|中山 剣吾|Nakayama Kengo}}, is a [[Japan]]ese actor. Satsuma worked as a suit actor in the [[Godzilla (franchise)|Godzilla]] films of the 1970's, starring as the villainous monsters [[Hedorah]] and [[Gigan]] alongside his friend and mentor, [[Haruo Nakajima]], who portrayed [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]]. Satsuma returned to play [[Godzilla/Heisei|Godzilla]] himself in the [[1984]] film ''[[The Return of Godzilla]]'', and would reprise the role through the rest of the [[Heisei era|Heisei series]], with his final portrayal of the character coming in [[1995]]'s ''[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah]]''.
 
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==Selected filmography==
 
==Selected filmography==
*''[[Godzilla vs. Hedorah]]'' (1971) as [[Hedorah|Hedorah]]
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===Actor===
*''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'' (1972) as [[Gigan|Gigan]]
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*''[[wikia:w:c:ultra:Return of Ultraman|Return of Ultraman]]'' (TV 1971-1972) as MAT base guard [episode 31; as Kengo Nakayama]
*''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'' (1973) as [[Gigan|Gigan]]
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*''[[Godzilla vs. Hedorah]]'' (1971) as [[Hedorah]] [as Kengo Nakayama]
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*''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'' (1972) as [[Gigan]] [as Kengo Nakayama]
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*''[[wikia:w:c:ultra:Ultraman Ace (series)|Ultraman Ace]]'' (TV 1972-1973) [episodes 13-14; as Kengo Nakayama]
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*''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'' (1973) as [[Gigan]] [as Kengo Nakayama]
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*''[[Prophecies of Nostradamus]]'' (1974) [as Kengo Nakayama]
 
*''[[The Return of Godzilla]]'' (1984) as [[84Goji|Godzilla]]
 
*''[[The Return of Godzilla]]'' (1984) as [[84Goji|Godzilla]]
 
*''[[Pulgasari (film)|Pulgasari]]'' (1985) as [[Pulgasari]]
 
*''[[Pulgasari (film)|Pulgasari]]'' (1985) as [[Pulgasari]]
*''[[Godzilla vs. Biollante]]'' (1989) - [[BioGoji|Godzilla]]
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*''[[Godzilla vs. Biollante]]'' (1989) as [[BioGoji|Godzilla]]
*''[[Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah]]'' (1991) - [[BioGoji|Godzilla]]
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*''[[Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah]]'' (1991) as [[BioGoji|Godzilla]]
*''[[Godzilla vs. Mothra]]'' (1992) - [[BatoGoji|Godzilla]]
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*''[[Godzilla vs. Mothra]]'' (1992) as [[BatoGoji|Godzilla]]
*''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II]]'' (1993) - [[RadoGoji|Godzilla]]
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*''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II]]'' (1993) as [[RadoGoji|Godzilla]]
*''[[Monster Planet of Godzilla]]'' (1994) - [[RadoGoji|Godzilla]]
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*''[[Monster Planet of Godzilla]]'' (1994) as [[RadoGoji|Godzilla]]
*''[[Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon]]'' (1994) - [[Yamata no Orochi]]
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*''[[Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon]]'' (1994) as [[Yamata no Orochi]]
*''[[Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla]]'' (1994) - [[MogeGoji|Godzilla]]
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*''[[Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla]]'' (1994) as [[MogeGoji|Godzilla]]
*''[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah]]'' (1995) - [[MogeGoji|Godzilla]]
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*''[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah]]'' (1995) as [[MogeGoji|Godzilla]]
 
===Interviewee===
 
===Interviewee===
 
*''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (documentary)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'' (1998)
 
*''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (documentary)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'' (1998)
 
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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Kenpachiro Satsuma's collapse in the DesuGoji suit.gif|Kenpachiro Satsuma collapses during filming of ''[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah]]''
 
Kenpachiro Satsuma's collapse in the DesuGoji suit.gif|Kenpachiro Satsuma collapses during filming of ''[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah]]''
 
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==Videos==
 
{{Videos|
 
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">https://youtu.be/UPakNJULnHo</youtube>|Interview with Kenpachiro Satsuma}}
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*While playing [[Hedorah]], Satsuma was struck with appendicitis during the production. The doctors were forced to perform the appendectomy while he was still wearing the Hedorah suit, due to the length of time it took to take off. During the operation, Satsuma learned that painkillers have no effect on him.{{citation needed}}
 
*While playing [[Hedorah]], Satsuma was struck with appendicitis during the production. The doctors were forced to perform the appendectomy while he was still wearing the Hedorah suit, due to the length of time it took to take off. During the operation, Satsuma learned that painkillers have no effect on him.{{citation needed}}
*Satsuma reported that while playing [[Godzilla/Heisei|Godzilla]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah]]'', the smoke given off by the suit was concentrated [[wikipedia:Carbon Monoxide|Carbon Monoxide]]. This would lead to him passing out multiple times during production.
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*Satsuma reported that while playing [[Godzilla/Heisei|Godzilla]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah]]'', the smoke given off by the suit was concentrated [[wikipedia:Carbon monoxide|carbon monoxide]]. This would lead to him passing out multiple times during production.
 
*Satsuma's surname is given to the ''[[Satsuma]]'', a [[JSDF]]-operated submarine which appears in ''[[Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack]]''.
 
*Satsuma's surname is given to the ''[[Satsuma]]'', a [[JSDF]]-operated submarine which appears in ''[[Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack]]''.
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.davmil.org/www.kaijuconversations.com/satsum.htm Interview by David Milner (December 1993)]
 
*[http://www.davmil.org/www.kaijuconversations.com/satsum.htm Interview by David Milner (December 1993)]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20040627065726/http://www.dalekempire.com/SatsumaInterview.html Interview by John Rocco Roberto (1999)]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20040627065726/http://www.dalekempire.com/SatsumaInterview.html Interview by John Rocco Roberto (1999)]
 
*[http://www.kaijucast.com/2014/08/21/08-21-2014-kenpachiro-satsuma-interview/ Interview by Kyle Yount (May 2014)]
 
*[http://www.kaijucast.com/2014/08/21/08-21-2014-kenpachiro-satsuma-interview/ Interview by Kyle Yount (May 2014)]
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==References==
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{{Reflist}}
 
{{Real People}}
 
{{Real People}}
 
{{Comments}}
 
{{Comments}}

Latest revision as of 17:38, 15 February 2020

Kenpachiro Satsuma
Kenpachiro Satsuma
Born May 27, 1947
Izumi, Kagoshima, Japan
Occupation Suit actor
Character(s) played Hedorah, Gigan, Godzilla, Pulgasari, Yamata no Orochi
First work Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
Notable work The Return of Godzilla (1984)
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I can hardly call it acting, but I talk big about it now!
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— Kenpachiro Satsuma on his role as Hedorah[1]

Kenpachiro Satsuma (薩摩 剣八郎,   Satsuma Kenpachirō), originally known as Kengo Nakayama (中山 剣吾,   Nakayama Kengo), is a Japanese actor. Satsuma worked as a suit actor in the Godzilla films of the 1970's, starring as the villainous monsters Hedorah and Gigan alongside his friend and mentor, Haruo Nakajima, who portrayed Godzilla. Satsuma returned to play Godzilla himself in the 1984 film The Return of Godzilla, and would reprise the role through the rest of the Heisei series, with his final portrayal of the character coming in 1995's Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.

Selected filmography

Actor

Interviewee

Gallery

Trivia

External links

References

This is a list of references for Kenpachiro Satsuma. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Guy Mariner Tucker. Age of the Gods: A History of the Japanese Fantasy Film. Daikaiju Publishing. p. 212. 1996.

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