Hoshi 35 (2023)

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Hoshi 35
Japanese teaser poster for Hoshi 35
Directed by Hiroto Yokokawa, Kazuma Yoneyama, Daisuke Sato
Producer Takashi Yasuda
Written by Hiroto Yokokawa
Presenter MRTS Co., Ltd.
Production company 3Y Co., Ltd.
Running time 60 minutes (1 hour; tentative)
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Hoshi 35 (HOSHI 35 (ほしさんじゅうご),   Hoshi Sanjūgo) 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 effects by Sato. Presented by MRTS Co., Ltd. and produced by 3Y Co., Ltd., it will star Megumi Odaka, Daijiro Harada, Jun Hashizume, Hiroshi Miyasaka, and Yumiko Tanaka. The project, whose name is derived from the Japanese word for "star" (hoshi), will celebrate Odaka's 35th anniversary as an actress and will be her first film role in close to 30 years. It is to be tentatively released to Japanese theaters in October 2023.[1]

Development[edit | edit source]

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.[1] 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.[3]

Robert Scott Field was announced to have joined the cast on December 26.[4] Seven more cast members were announced on January 18, 2023.[5]

On January 26, it was announced that Japanese professional wrestler Shoko Nakajima will provide the voice of the baby Hoshikuzu.[6]

Staff[edit | edit source]

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
  • Organized by   Akihiro Ugajin, Yamato Watanabe, Hiroto Yokokawa
  • Executive producer   Takashi Yasuda
  • Consulting producer   Avery Guerra[7]
  • Cinematography by   Daisuke Sato[7]
  • Production design by   Takuma Asai, Karin Yamada, Ryo Kimoto
  • Director of special effects   Daisuke Sato
  • Monster design by   Takuma Asai[7]
  • Monster modeling by   Daisuke Sato, Tomoya Ayaki[7]

Cast[edit | edit source]

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

  • Megumi Odaka
  • Daijiro Harada
  • Jun Hashizume
  • Hiroshi Miyasaka
  • Yumiko Tanaka
  • Masanori Kikuzawa
  • Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Nomaru Abe
  • Noboru Sato
  • Akihiro Ugajin
  • Robert Scott Field[4]
  • Rin Matsumiya[5]
  • Karin Nishina[5]
  • Yucai[5]
  • Madoka Watanabe[5]
  • Ko Yoshida[5]
  • Yuu Hanaya[5]
  • Junichi Kodama[5]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Hoshi 35/Gallery.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Teaser trailer

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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 "小高恵美アニバーサリープロジェクト". 3Y Co., Ltd. Retrieved 26 November 2022.
  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. @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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "ロバート・スコットさんが映画『HOSHI 35』に出演決定!". Makuake. 26 December 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 "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.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "「ホシクズ」のボイス担当は中島翔子さん!". Makuake. 26 January 2023.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Aiken, Keith (26 November 2022). "HOSHI 35 First Look -- Godzilla Series Star Megumi Odaka Returns in New Kaiju Film!". SciFi Japan.

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