"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
Notable role(s) Jinra, King Ghidorah, Den Ace, Battra larva, BabyGodzilla, Kumasogami, Godzilla Junior, Gamera, Guilala, Bemrath, Ikalla
First work Pretty Executor (1987)
Notable work Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
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"Hurricane" Ryu Hariken (破李拳 竜,   Hariken Ryū), real name Hidemi Miyata (宮田 英実,   Miyata Hidemi), is a Japanese actor, 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! Uchūken, which was published in issues #2 through #81 of the serialized comic magazine Lemon People.

Selected filmography

Director

  • Pretty Executor (1987)

Design works

Actor

Selected bibliography

References

This is a list of references for Hurricane Ryu Hariken. 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. Hariken, Ryu (4 January 2020). ワタクシ「ゴジラシリーズ」にはキングギドラを始め怪獣として出演したが、実は素顔でも出演している。これは「VSメカゴジラ」でGフォース隊員役。でも劇中ではメカゴジラ整備士となりました。セリフも五つくらいあったんだけど、全部英語で三つに減らされ、出来上がり観たら一言にされました~(泣). Twitter.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hariken, Ryu (4 January 2020). これは「VSデストロイア」で飛行デストロイアを見る群衆を制止する警官役。製作進行から「変な奴に演らせて警官の衣装盗まれたら大変な事になるから」と指名されて演った。写真は操演(当時)の白石雅彦氏との寸劇(笑)下の自衛隊員役は「ゴジラ2000」で、UFOが乗ったビルに爆弾仕掛ける役です。. Twitter.
  3. Hariken, Ryu (13 June 2020). 本日は昭和ガメラでおなじみ湯浅憲明監督の御命日。私は湯浅監督の遺作「キューティ・ナイトII 帝国屋の逆襲」で、ガメラ役で出演出来たという幸運に恵まれた。セッティングしてくれた中京TVの喜井竜児氏に感謝する。湯浅監督はまさにドラマ等に出てくる「監督」イメージそのまま。#湯浅憲明. Twitter.
  4. Hariken, Ryu (4 January 2020). こちらは河崎実監督作品「大怪獣モノ」での「怖い顔をした軍人」役。20数年かけてGフォース隊員から防衛隊幹部にまで出世する事が出来ました~(笑). Twitter.

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