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    Gamera Legend Mach Fumiake Joins Cast of NEZURA 1964!


    GAMERA: SUPER MONSTER star Mach Fumiake (center) has joined the cast of the upcoming kaiju movie, NEZURA 1964. Photo courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures. © 1980 Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.

    Source: 3Y Film
    Official Site: nezura1964.com (Japan)
    Special Thanks to Avery Guerra

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    Mach Fumiake today. Photo courtesy of 3Y Film.

    Pro wrestling legend, cult actress, and singer Mach Fumiake makes her long-awaited return to acting in the new kaiju film reboot NEZURA 1964 (ネズラ1964).

    Fumiake first came to fame as a teenage professional wrestler in the early 1970s, defeating Jumbo Miyamoto to win the WWWA (World Women’s Wrestling Association) Championship in March, 1975. The following month she made her big screen debut, playing herself in the Toei action adventure GREAT CHASE (華麗なる追跡, Kareinaru Tsuiseki, 1975). Fumiake would go on to make frequent television appearances, star in a handful of films, launch a singing career and host a radio show. She is best known to kaiju movie fans for her role as Kilara, the leader of a trio of alien superwomen in Daiei’s GAMERA: SUPER MONSTER (宇宙怪獣ガメラ, Uchū Kaijū Gamera, 1980), the final Showa era Gamera film.

    Produced by 3Y Film in association with Kadokawa, NEZURA 1964 is a drama about the infamous unmade kaiju movie by Daiei. The film is co-written, produced and directed by Hiroto Yokokawa (THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL) and stars Yukijiro Hotaru (Gamera Trilogy, GMK), Masanori Kikuzawa (THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL), Kazuma Yoneyama (THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL), Yoshiro Uchida (GAMERA), Ippei Osako (SHIN GODZILLA, DEATH NOTE: Light up the NEW World), Himawari Ono (GAMERA THE BRAVE) and Noboru Sato (CHANGEMAN KEN!, TAMPOPO). The staff includes supervisor Kensaku Sakai, creature designer Keisuke Yoneyama, production artists Takuma Asai, Karin Yamada and Hiroto Yokokawa, and consulting producer/publicist Avery Guerra.

    NEZURA 1964 is scheduled for a December 2020 release in Japan. Be sure to follow the film on Facebook for updates.


    Photo courtesy of 3Y Film.


    Photo courtesy of 3Y Film.


    Maquette of the Mammoth Nazura design from NEZURA 1964. Photo courtesy of Hiroto Yokakawa. © 2020 3Y Film, KADOKAWA

    Mach Fumiake in a scene from GAMERA: SUPER MONSTER. Photo courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures. © 1980 Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.

    About 3Y Film

    3Y Film is part of the video production company 3Y Co., Ltd. Founded in 2015 by Hiroto Yokokawa, 3Y has been involved with the production, filming, photography, editing and CG effects for commercials, movies, stage productions and corporate videos. The company has recently branched out into their original productions such as the feature film THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL.

    About Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.

    Kadokawa Pictures is part of Kadokawa Shoten, which forms the axis of the expansive KADOKAWA CORPORATION. Kadokawa Shoten has maintained the company’s traditions since its founding, while continuously seeking to innovate at the same time. With their core operations based in publishing and film, represented by the Kadokawa Paperback, Kadokawa Pictures, and Kadokawa Anime labels, they continually release a wide range of content targeted to all age groups.


    For more information on NEZURA 1964 please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:

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