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    Another Showa Era Legend Joins THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL!

    DESTROY ALL MONSTERS star Yukiko Kobayashi (center) has joined the cast of THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

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    Yukiko Kobayashi today. Photo courtesy of Avery Guerra. ©2019 3Y Film

    Legendary, lovely and elegant Japanese actress Yukiko Kobayashi is the latest addition to the cast of the independent kaiju film THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL (????, Daibutsu Kokaiku). Kobayashi appeared in several Toho films in the late 1960s-early 1970s, and is known to kaiju/tokusastu fans for playing the female lead character Kyoko Manabe in DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (????? Kaij? S?shingeki, 1968), Yuko Nonomura in THE VAMPIRE DOLL (??????? ??????, Chi o Suu Ningyo, 1970), and Saki in SPACE AMOEBA/YOG: MONSTER FROM SPACE (???????????? ??! ??????, Gezora, Ganime, Kam?ba: Kessen! Nankai no Daikaij?, 1970). THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL marks a welcome return to the genre for Yukiko Kobayashi. She will be appearing in the movie alongside a bevy of familiar faces, including her DESTROY ALL MONSTERS co-star Akira Kubo (INVASION OF ASTRO MONSTER/MONSTER ZERO, SON OF GODZILLA), Akira Takarada (star of six Godzilla films, including the original), Peggy Neal (THE X FROM OUTER SPACE), Yukijiro Hotaru (The Heisei Gamera Trilogy, GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK), Pippei Ohsako and Inge Murata (SHIN GODZILLA), Shelley Sweeney (four Godzilla films), Yuki Morita (GODZILLA 2014), Yoshiro Uchida (GAMERA) and many more! For further information and updates on THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL, be sure to follow the film on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Kobayashi on location for THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL. Photo courtesy of Avery Guerra. ©2019 3Y Film
    A look behind the scenes. Photo courtesy of Avery Guerra. ©2019 3Y Film
    Yukiko Kobayashi flanked by THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL director Hiroto Yokokawa and lead actor Kazuma Yoneyama. Photo courtesy of Avery Guerra. ©2019 3Y Film

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