Hurricane Ryu Hariken

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'Hurricane' Ryū Hariken
Hurricane Ryu (left) with Kenpachiro Satsuma on the set of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Occupation/Role Suit Actor, Illustrator, Comic Author
Character(s) Played King Ghidorah, Battra, BabyGodzilla, Kumasogami, Godzilla Junior, Guilala
Birthday January 22, 1958
Birthplace Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
First Work Mikadoroid (1991)
Notable Work Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

'Hurricane' Ryū 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

Illustrating Credits

Real World
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