Yuji Sakai

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Yuji Sakai
Yuji Sakai holding the Banpresto Anime Godzilla vinyl figure
Born 1958
Sukagawa, Fukushima, Japan[1]
Occupation Artist, sculptor, modeler
First work Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon (1994)
Notable work Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999)

Yuji Sakai (酒井ゆうじ,   Sakai Yūji) is a Japanese artist, sculptor and modeler. He helped to design Yamata no Orochi and Godzilla for the films Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon and Godzilla 2000: Millennium, respectively, and served as a modeler for Godzilla and Godzilla Junior on Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. He also created a replica of the ShodaiGoji suit for a short film at the Eiji Tsuburaya Museum as well as a commercial for BOSS coffee. Sakai has produced over 170 garage kits at his personal workshop, the Yuji Sakai Modeling Studio[2] and has sculpted and painted figures for toy lines such as X-Plus and S.H. MonsterArts. He has made numerous public appearances at events, including as a guest at G-Fest 2000, and was interviewed with Hiroyuki Seshita for the Collector's Edition Blu-ray of GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle.

Selected Filmography

Interviewee

Books

  • GODZILLA DREAM: Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection (2005) - Author
  • Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection: GODZILLA DREAM evolution (2013) - Author

Figures and garage kits

  • GODZILLA DREAM garage kits (2003-)
  • Bandai Yuji Sakai's Concept Works figures (2008-2009)
  • Numerous S.H. MonsterArts figures (2011-)
  • X-Plus Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection figures (2015-)
  • Tamashii Nations Human size Godzilla (1991 Hokkaido ver.) [2017]
  • Banpresto Anime Godzilla (2017)

Designed monsters

Monsters modeled

External Links

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