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Meet Godzilla Resurgence's Motion Capture Actor

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This is Mansai Nomura. He’s a famed Japanese stage and film actor. He also did the CG motion capture for Godzilla Resurgence.

In a recent press conference, Nomura revealed he played the film’s title character.


Nomura does Kyogen, which is a comic style of theater that is related to, but different from, Noh theater.


For Resurgence, Nomura was in charge of how Godzilla moved.

As pictured in this AnimeAnime photo, it’s going to hard to unsee how Nomura folds up his arms in Godzilla’s little limbs.


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