"Hurricane" Ryu Hariken

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"Hurricane" Ryu Hariken
Hurricane Ryu (left) with Kenpachiro Satsuma on the set of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Born January 22, 1958
Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Suit actor, illustrator, comic author
Character(s) played Jinra, King Ghidorah, Battra, BabyGodzilla, Kumasogami, Godzilla Junior, Guilala, Bemuras
First work Pretty Executor (1987)
Notable work Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

"Hurricane" Ryu Hariken (破李 拳竜,   Hariken Ryū), real name Hidemi Miyata (宮田 英実,   Miyata Hidemi), is a Japanese actor, director, illustrator and serialized comic author. Hariken worked as a suit actor on Toho's Godzilla films during the Heisei series, portraying kaiju such as King Ghidorah and Godzilla Junior. Prior to that, he worked as Godzilla's suit actor during the marketing campaigns for the films The Return of Godzilla in 1984 and Godzilla vs. Biollante in 1989.

Outside of the Godzilla franchise, Hariken has acted in and directed a number of other movies. His debut as an actor was in the 1991 science-fiction movie Mikadoroid. As a comic author, Hariken's most well-known work is likely the cult-classic comic series Gekisatsu! Uchuuken, which was published in issues #2 through #81 of the serialized comic magazine Lemon People.

Selected filmography


  • Pretty Executor (1987)

Design works


Illustrating credits


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