Fantasia Interview with Minoru Kawasaki: A Comedy or a Parody May Convey a Message More Effectively

Fantasia Interview with Minoru Kawasaki: A Comedy or a Parody May Convey a Message More Effectively
Minoru Kawasaki is best known for his low-budget films featuring animals with human characteristics, with Calamari Wrestler and Executive Koala being two of the most famous. Before that however, he also worked on Tsuburaya Productions’s Ultraman Tiga and Ultraman Dyna. His latest films, “Monster Seafood Wars” follows on the footsteps of the first two.

On the occasion of Monster Seafood Wars screening at Fantasia 2020, we speak with him about animals instead of human characters, using comedy and parody to communicate a message working with Tsuburaya Pro, and many other topics.

Where did the idea of using an animal hero instead of a human originally come from? Where do you typically get your inspiration?

There are many Japanese stories about humans and animals getting along, such as “Momotaro” or “Kintaro”. Aside from that, there is also a manga series everyone in Japan know from their childhood “Norakuro”, a story in
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