Godzilla's "Showa Era" runs 15 films from the original 1954 film to 1975's Terror of Mechagodzilla (the franchise broke until 1984's Heisei reboot Return of, while the poper Showa Era ended with Emperor Hirohito's 1989 death.) Of these, the '54 fiim and '56 King of Monsters got releases from the prestigioius Criterion Collection. That might be changing soon. See how after the jump.
The official website for 19-year-old rookie singer XAI has posted a five-minute full music video for her debut song "WHITE OUT," which is used as the theme song for Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei/Monster Planet. The clip featuring the singer with deer antlers is directed by Atsunori Toushi, well known for his MV works for BUMP OF CHICKEN, AKB48, Nogizaka46, and Superfly.
Shin Godzilla is making its Japanese terrestrial broadcast debut on TV Asahi in November, and to celebrate the occasion, TV Asahi is also hosting a "Godzilla General Election" variety program in which some 10,000 Godzilla fans and Godzilla-related staff members voted on their 20 favorite giant monsters from more than 63 years and 30 films worth of Godzilla film history. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei/Monster Planet, the first part of Polygon Pictures' upcoming trilogy anime film project inspired by Toho's long-running Godzilla franchise, finally posted a 90-second full trailer for the November 17 release. The clip includes a scene featuring the franchise's biggest Godzilla unleashing its signature weapon "atomic breath" on the future earth.
The music of Shin Godzilla and Neon Genesis Evangelion squared off in the "Shin Godzilla vs. Evangelion Symphony", a concert event featuring a full orchestra that will run for 4 performances on March 22 - March 23, 2017, at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall venue in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. The CD is due on December 27th. More after the jump.