Private Project

The Great Buddha Arrival

A gigantic statue of Buddha awakens and goes on a trek across Japan while the world watches in awe. Featuring an all-star cast of beloved actors from kaiju cinema's history. A modern day reboot of the long lost, and quite possibly first daikaiju film, classic Daibutsu Kaikoku (1934) is a must-see love letter to kaiju cinema.

Featuring kaiju film actors;

Akira Takarada
Peggy Neal
Akira Kubo
Yukiko Kobayashi
Yoshiro Uchida
Yukijiro Hotaru
Shelley Sweeney
Toshi Toda
Yuki Morita
Inge Murata
Philip Granger
Ippei Osako
Momoko Iwata
Jun'ichiro Nirasawa
Yoshihiko Otsuki
Robert Scott Field
Norman England and so many more!

  • Hiroto Yokokawa
    Director
  • Hiroto Yokokawa
    Writer
  • Hiroto Yokokawa
    Producer
  • Akira Takarada
    Key Cast
    Godzilla (1954)
  • Peggy Neal
    Key Cast
    X From Outer Space (1967)
  • Akira Kubo
    Key Cast
    Son Of Godzilla (1968)
  • Yukiko Koboyashi
    Key Cast
    Destroy All Monsters (1969)
  • Yukijiro Hotaru
    Key Cast
    Gamera: The Guardian Of The Universe (1995)
  • Shelley Sweeney
    Key Cast
    Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla ll (1993)
  • Ippei Osako
    Key Cast
    Shin Godzilla (2016)
  • Yuki Morita
    Key Cast
    Godzilla (2014)
  • Toshi Toda
    Key Cast
    Godzilla (1998)
  • Robert Scott Field
    Key Cast
    Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (1991)
  • Philip Granger
    Key Cast
    Tucker And Dale vs Evil
  • Norman England
    Key Cast
    Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
  • Jun'ichiro' Nirasawa
    Key Cast
    Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
  • Yoshihiko Otsuki
    Key Cast
    Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
  • Inge Murata
    Key Cast
    Monster X Strikes Back: Attack The G8 Summit (2008)
  • Kazuma Yoneyama
    Key Cast
  • Masanori Kikuzawa
    Key Cast
  • Momoko Iwata
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 JPY
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan, United States
  • Language:
    English, Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • G-Fest
    Rosemont, Illinios
    United States
    July 13, 2019
    North American Premiere
  • Indie Visions Film Fest (phase 1)
    Charlottesville, Virginia.
    United States
    August 31, 2019
  • Indie Visions Film Fest (phase 2)
    Tehran
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
    August 31, 2019
  • Top Indie Film Awards
    Tokyo
    Japan
    January 24, 2020
    Winner: Best Original Idea. Nominee: Best Fx. Nominee: No Budget Spirit.
  • IndieFest Film Awards
    LaJolla, California
    United States
    February 4, 2020
    Winner: Award Of Recognition: Best Asian Film.
  • IndieX Film Fest
    Hollywood; Los Angeles, California
    United States
    February 8, 2020
    Semi-Finalist: Best Acting Ensemble, Semi-Finalist: Best FX.
  • Maracay International Film & Video Festival

    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    June 21, 2020
  • Shock Stock
    London, Ontario
    Canada
    August 14, 2020
    Canadian Premiere
  • Bizarre Bazaar
    Titusville, Florida
    United States
    August 15, 2020
  • Bastalavista International Genre Film Festival
    Hannover
    Germany
    September 4, 2020
    German Premiere
  • Cinematic Panic
    Memphis, Tennessee
    United States
    September 5, 2020
    Winner : Best Feature Film
  • Buzz Vicious Film Festival
    Amazonas
    Brazil
    September 7, 2020
    Brazilian Premiere
    Winner : Best Director - Feature Film
  • Gorst Underground Film Festival
    Bremerton, Washington
    United States
    September 12, 2020
  • Imaginarium Convention
    Louisville, Kentucky
    United States
    September 21, 2020
  • Picasso / Einstein / Buddha International Film Festival
    Rishikesh, Uttarkhand
    India
    September 26, 2020
    Indian Premiere
    Winner : Best Film Of The Year
  • Dead In Decatur Film Festival
    Decatur, Illinois
    United States
    October 16, 2020
  • South African HorrorFest
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    October 28, 2020
    African Premiere
  • Diamond Star International Film Festival
    Penang
    Malaysia
    October 30, 2020
    Malaysian Premiere
  • Rising Sun International Film Festival
    Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
    Japan
    November 6, 2020
  • ZedFest Film Festival
    Burbank, California
    United States
    December 6, 2020
    Semi-Finalist
  • Fixion Fest International Film Festival
    Santiago
    Chile
    February 12, 2021
    Chilean Premiere.
  • STUFF (South Texas Underground Film Festival)
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    United States
    February 25, 2021
    Texas Premiere.
  • Indie Gathering International Film Festival
    Cleveland, Ohio
    United States
    March 11, 2021
    Ohio Premiere.
    Winner : Best Editing - Feature Film. Winner : 2nd Place - Best Fantasy Feature. Nominated : Best Actor - Kazuma Yoneyama. Nominated : Best Supporting Actor - Akira Takarada.
  • Madrid Kame Film Festival
    Madrid
    Spain
    Spanish Premiere.
Director - Hiroto Yokokawa