Sep 20, 2014

Godzilla Legend Live in Concert 2014

Right now Godzilla is back and has made quite a sensation all over the world.

This year is truly special - the 60th anniversary of the first movie, and the centennial of Ikukube Akira's birth. Mr. Ifukube is one of the greatest composer in post-WWII Japan and gave us a lot of beautiful music including the splendid soundtrack of the original Godzilla.

Naturally, there must be some commemorations.

Godzilla Legend is a solo project of Inoue Makoto. Inoue is a man of many faces - an original member of Hikashu, a devotee of Japanese kaiju movie, a diligent historian of Japanese underground theatre movement in 1960-70s, and the authority of the works by Ifukube Akira, who has been his esteem since childhood.

So Godzilla Legend is back as well. And the line-up is a killer. All the members of Hikashu is there. Two drums, three keyboards, a full horn section, and the charanpo sisters as cute little pixies. The concert of orchestral Godzilla Legend is the first time since mid 80s. This is a precious opportunity, and must be a beautiful evening. An absolute must-see.

Godzilla Legend Live in Concert 2014

September 24, 2014 - Club Quattro, Shibuya, Tokyo
September 25, 2014 - Club Quattro, Umeda, Osaka


Inoue Makoto - synthesizer
Makigami Koichi - vocal, theremin
Mita Freeman - guitar
Sakaide Masami - bass
Shimizu Kazuto - piano, keyboard
Sato Masaharu - drums
Yoshigaki Yasuhiro - drums
Tatsumi Kogoro - trumpet
Nakano Yasuhiro - trombone
Yoshida Ryuichi - baritone saxophone
Fukuda Hirohiko - keyboard
Koharu - button accordion, vocals
Momo - vocals

September 24, 2014
@ Club Quattro
Shibuya, Tokyo
open 18:00 - start 19:00
adv 5,000 yen

Club Quattro, Shibuya, Tokyo

September 25, 2014
@ Club Quattro
Umeda, Osaka
open 18:00 - start 19:00
adv 5,000 yen

Club Quattro, Umeda Osaka


  1. I just hope that at some point this line-up comes to eastern Canada. Seems so fantastic!

  2. Yes, it was a splendid evening. The orchestra was extremely tight, and the audience was great too. Actually, some of the members said they are eager to perform this music outside Japan - write to your local event organizer.