Yumi Kameyama

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Yumi Kameyama
Yumi Kameyama during filming of Gamera the Guardian of the Universe
Born September 24, 1970[1]
Sendai, Miyagi, Japan[2]
Occupation Stunt coordinator, suit actress
Notable role(s) Super Gyaos, reporter
Notable work Gamera the Guardian
of the Universe
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Yumi Kameyama (亀山 ゆうみ,   Kameyama Yūmi) is a Japanese stuntwoman and one-time suit actress. She portrayed Super Gyaos in the 1995 film Gamera the Guardian of the Universe.





  • Yumi Kameyama is the second known suit actress to portray a kaiju in a film, and the first to portray a daikaiju in a film. Mayumi Aguni had played the human-sized Liliput a little over three years earlier in the 1991 film Zeiram.
  • According to special effects director Shinji Higuchi, a woman was chosen to portray Super Gyaos because "the shape of a woman's body is different from that of a man's" and "since virtually all of the people who work in the special effects field are men, I thought that I could make it a little easier for women to enter the field by having one play Gyaos."[3] *Kameyama was also cast because the designers wanted the monster to have a feminine image.[2]:25 However, Kameyama actually wanted to play Gamera because her family name contains the Chinese character for "turtle" (亀,   Kame).[2]:173


This is a list of references for Yumi Kameyama. 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. 亀山ゆうみ - Wikipedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Heisei Gamera Perfection. ASCII MEDIA WORKS. 21 August 2015. p. 173. ISBN 978-4-04-891881-7.
  3. Kaiju Conversations - Shinji Higuchi interview by David Milner and Guy Tucker


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