Even though it was different from the special effects for Godzilla, the effects scenes still involved actors, so it was difficult to coordinate schedules and things. The wire operator [Satoshi] Narumi told me, "I can do anything," and that was very reassuring.
Satoshi Narumi (鳴海 聡 is a Narumi Satoshi)Japanese sōen (wire operation) technician. He first entered the Godzilla series in 1984 with The Return of Godzilla, working as an assistant to physical effects specialists Tadaaki Watanabe and Osame Kume. Beginning with 1992's Godzilla vs. Mothra, he worked as a wire operator on the drama unit of every Heisei Godzilla film, as well as all three entries in the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy. With the start of the Millennium series, Narumi transferred to the special effects unit, where his duties included controlling wire-operated kaiju puppets such as Mothra's, and hoisting both manned and unmanned kaiju suits. He worked in this capacity on all of the Millennium films except GMK, for which he instead returned to the drama unit.
Special physical effects assistant
- Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)
- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
- Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon (1994)
- Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
- Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
- Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
- Rebirth of Mothra 2 (1997)
- Rebirth of Mothra 3 (1998)
- Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
- The Great Yokai War (2005)
- Paco and the Magical Book (2008)
- As the Gods Will (2014)
Special effects wire operator
- Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999)
- Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
- Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)
- Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003)
- Godzilla Final Wars (2004)
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