Hoshi 35 (2023)

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Hoshi 35
Japanese teaser poster for Hoshi 35
Directed by
Producer Takashi Yasuda
Written by Hiroto Yokokawa
Music by Yuya Yata
Funded by MRTS Co., Ltd.
Production company 3Y Co., Ltd.
Running time 60 minutes (1 hour; tentative)
This article concerns an upcoming subject, and will be updated with new information as it arises.

Hoshi 35 (HOSHI 35 (ほしさんじゅうご)/ホシクズ,   Hoshi Sanjūgo/Hoshikuzu, lit. "Hoshi 35/Hoshikuzu") is an upcoming crowdfunded tokusatsu kaiju film which will be written and directed by Hiroto Yokokawa and co-directed by Kazuma Yoneyama and Daisuke Sato, with special effects by Sato. Funded by MRTS Co., Ltd. and produced by 3Y Co., Ltd., it will star numerous Godzilla and Gamera series veterans including Megumi Odaka, Yoko Ishino, Hiroshi Miyasaka, Yumiko Tanaka, Daijiro Harada, Yukijiro Hotaru, and Jun Hashizume, along with newcomers Rin Matsumiya and Karin Nishina. The project will celebrate Odaka's 35th anniversary as an actress and will be her first film role in close to 30 years. The film is to be tentatively released to Japanese theaters on October 21, 2023.[1]


On November 16, 2022, Hiroto Yokokawa posted a casting call on social media for a yet-untitled kaiju movie to be written and directed by him.[2]

On November 26, during the Megumi Odaka anniversary event at Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas, Yokokawa's next project was announced to be Hoshi 35, starring Odaka and set for release in October of 2023.[3] Crowdfunding was launched for the project at the same time through Makuake, and it reached its goal of ¥1 million within the same day (in Japan). Donations will continue to be accepted until February.[4]

Robert Scott Field was announced to have joined the cast on December 26.[5] Seven more cast members were announced on January 18, 2023.[6]

On January 26, it was announced that Japanese professional wrestler Shoko Nakajima will provide the voice of the baby Hoshikuzu.[7] Yukijiro Hotaru and Yoko Ishino joined the cast on February 19.[8]


Principle photography on Hoshi 35 commenced on May 14, 2023.[9] The drama unit wrapped shooting on June 4.[10]


Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Hiroto Yokokawa
  • Co-directed by   Kazuma Yoneyama, Daisuke Sato
  • Associate director   Kazuma Yoneyama
  • Written by   Hiroto Yokokawa, Akihiro Ugajin
  • Associate writer   Kensaku Sakai
  • Planned by   Akihiro Ugajin, Yamato Watanabe, Hiroto Yokokawa
  • Executive producer   Takashi Yasuda
  • Consulting producer   Avery Guerra
  • Music by   Yuya Yata
  • Cinematography by   Daisuke Sato
  • Production design by   Takuma Asai, Karin Yamada, Ryo Kimoto
  • Director of special effects   Daisuke Sato
  • Monster modeling by   Daisuke Sato, Tomoya Ayaki


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Megumi Odaka   as   Aki
  • Yoko Ishino   as   Yukari
  • Rin Matsumiya   as   Aki (35 years ago)
  • Karin Nishina   as   Yukari (35 years ago)
  • Hiroshi Miyasaka   as   Suzuki
  • Yumiko Tanaka   as   Haru
  • Daijiro Harada   as   Himuro
  • Yukijiro Hotaru   as   Kamiya
  • Jun Hashizume   as   Mizuno
  • Akihiro Ugajin   as   Gen, Aki's father[11]
  • Masanori Kikuzawa   as   Hakase[12]
  • Yoshinori Tanaka   as   Mizuno (35 years ago)[11]
  • Yucai   as   Eri[13]
  • Juna Moriyama   as   Mari (35 years ago)[14]
  • Oki Sugiyama
  • Madoka Watanabe
  • Yuu Hanaya
  • Yuumi Kuroi
  • Ko Yoshida
  • Koya Fukuda
  • Junichi Kodama
  • Ryotaro Fujiyama
  • Yamato Watanabe
  • Takashi Yasuda
  • Koichiro Takamura
  • Nomaru Abe
  • Noboru Sato
  • Robert Scott
  • Akihiro Ugajin
  • Shinzo Hotta   as   Ken[13]
  • Shoko Nakajima   as   Baby Hoshikuzu (voice)[7]
  • Akira Ohashi   as   Hoshikuzu




Main article: Hoshi 35/Gallery.


Teaser trailer


  • According to director Hiroto Yokokawa, the "35" in the film's title holds several meanings; 2023 is Emi Odaka's 35th year as an actress, the 35th year since the beginning of the Heisei era, and the year Yokokawa turns 35 years old.[15]
  • The official English-language site for Hoshi 35 plagiarizes its opening paragraph and credits list from an earlier revision of this page.[16][17]

External links


This is a list of references for Hoshi 35. 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "映画『HOSHI 35/ホシクズ』公式サイト". Hoshi 35. Retrieved 25 May 2023.
  2. Yokokawa, Hiroto (16 November 2022). "■■出演者募集■■ 2023年劇場公開予定「怪獣映画(タイトル未定/監督・脚本:横川寛人)」出演者募集!男性、女性。プロ・アマ問わずです。よろしくお願いします!". Twitter.
  3. "小高恵美アニバーサリープロジェクト". 3Y Co., Ltd. Retrieved 26 November 2022.
  4. @Hoshi35_movie (27 November 2022). "先日発表された映画『HOSHI 35』のクラウドファンディングは開始1日で目標達成いたしました。支援して頂いた方本当にありがとうございます!支援募集は2月まで行われます。今後、より多くのご支援があれば、追加出演俳優の起用や、特撮技術の向上が可能になります。宜しくお願いします!#HOSHI35". Twitter.
  5. "ロバート・スコットさんが映画『HOSHI 35』に出演決定!". Makuake. 26 December 2022.
  6. "昨年実施したオーディションにて決定した出演者を発表!". Makuake. 18 January 2023.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "「ホシクズ」のボイス担当は中島翔子さん!". Makuake. 26 January 2023.
  8. "HOSHI 35 Update: Godzilla Veterans Join Cast!". SciFi Japan. 19 February 2023.
  9. Watanabe, Yamato (14 May 2023). "「HOSHI35/ホシクズ」クランクイン!撮影快調なり。#HOSHI35". Twitter.
  10. Sato, Daisuke (4 June 2023). "『Hoshi35』の本編撮影が昨日で一旦の終了。平日は『神の筆』の作業をやって、土日はこっちをやっていたのでかなりわちゃわちゃしてました。しかし炎天下で回しっぱなしでもオーバーヒートしないS1Hは使い勝手がよい。". Twitter.
  11. 11.0 11.1 @Hoshi35_movie (25 May 2023). "【キャスト紹介】35年前のミズノ役 #田中克憲 アキの父・ゲン役 #宇賀神明広 映画『HOSHI 35/ホシクズ』2023年10月公開予定". Twitter.
  12. @Hoshi35_movie (27 May 2023). "【キャスト紹介】ヒムロ役 #原田大二郎 ハカセ役 #菊沢将憲 映画『HOSHI 35/ホシクズ』2023年10月公開予定". Twitter.
  13. 13.0 13.1 @Hoshi35_movie (24 May 2023). "【キャスト紹介】エリ役 #裕菜 ケン役 #堀田眞三 映画『HOSHI 35/ホシクズ』2023年10月公開予定". Twitter.
  14. @Hoshi35_movie (25 May 2023). "【キャスト紹介】35年前のマリ役 #森山珠那 現在のマリ役 #近日発表!映画『HOSHI 35/ホシクズ』2023年10月公開予定". Twitter.
  15. Yokokawa, Hiroto (17 May 2023). "映画『HOSHI 35/ホシクズ』小高恵美さんデビュー35周年。35年前に平成の時代が始まり、僕も今年で35歳。いろんな意味が「35」に含まれています。完成まで全力頑張りますのでよろしくお願いいたします!". Twitter.
  16. "Hoshi 35". Hoshi 35. Retrieved 26 May 2023.
  17. "Hoshi 35 (2023)". Wikizilla. 21 February 2023.


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