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



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

Figures and garage kits

Designed monsters

Monsters modeled

External links


This is a list of references for Yuji Sakai. 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. "第32回 VSシリーズゴジラ特技監督 川北紘一 × S.H.MonsterArts原型制作 酒井ゆうじ ~撮影現場の思い出編~". tamashii web. 10 November 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "東宝30㎝シリーズ 酒井ゆうじ造形コレクション ゴジラ(1995) 香港上陸 酒井ゆうじ氏 スペシャルインタビュー". SHONEN-RIC as X-PLUS. Retrieved 12 November 2019.


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