Another Showa Era Legend Joins THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL!
Source: Avery Guerra
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Legendary, lovely and elegant Japanese actress Yukiko Kobayashi is the latest addition to the cast of the independent kaiju film THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL (大仏廻国, 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 (怪獣総進撃 Kaijū Sōshingeki, 1968), Yuko Nonomura in THE VAMPIRE DOLL (幽霊屋敷の恐怖 血を吸う人形, Chi o Suu Ningyo, 1970), and Saki in SPACE AMOEBA/YOG: MONSTER FROM SPACE (ゲゾラ・ガニメ・カメーバ 決戦! 南海の大怪獣, Gezora, Ganime, Kamēba: Kessen! Nankai no Daikaijū, 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!