Special effects technology exhibition facility opened Fukushima Sukagawa, the birthplace of director Eiji Tsuburaya November 3, 20:50 A facility that collects models used for special effects opens in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture, the birthplace of director Eiji Tsuburaya, who is known for Ultraman and Godzilla. Did. This “Sukagawa Archive Center” is a collection of more than 1000 valuable materials related to Japanese special effects technology, which was developed by Sukagawa City and laid the foundation by director Marutani from the local area. At the opening ceremony, director Hideaki Anno, who is the director of the NPO “Anime Tokusatsu Archive Organization” that supervises the facility and is known for works such as the movie “Shin Godzilla” I’ve been talking to the people involved for a long time that I have to start preserving it now. I’m really impressed with the valuable materials that were being lost in this building. ” The facility is a two-story building, and the glass-enclosed storage on the first floor displays miniatures such as flying Ultraman and vehicles that have been restored after being used for shooting the Ultraman series. There is also a 1/35 size model of the battleship Yamato used in the filming of the movie “Yamato for Men”.
On the 2nd floor, models of the townscape used for shooting were also exhibited, and fans were taking pictures and looking at the materials while saying “Wow, Wow”.
A man in his 60s from Koriyama said, “I’m happy to have a facility specializing in special effects in Fukushima. I was impressed to see the model.”
A man in his thirties in Sendai, who was watching the exhibition wearing a Godzilla hat, said, “It is irresistible for special effects fans to see the real thing used in the shooting at that time. I felt the warmth that breathing and CG do not have. I was talking.