While Hollywood's Godzilla returns in 2018, the king of kaiju's original home is reviving their version of the franchise with a new feature in 2016. The new Shin Godzilla film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangellion) as chief director and Shinji Higuchi (Heisei Gamera series, Attack on Titan) as director. According to the executive producer Akihiro Yamaguchi, the "Shin" is named by Anno, and can stand for "新 (new)," "真 (true)," or "神 (god)." Now, it has an English name.
In December of 2015, Hobby Japan will publish a new book entitled Godzilla vs. Biollante: Completion, a non-fiction behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic Heisei series giant monster movie from 1989. Hit the jump to stomp Tokyo.
Noriyoshi Ohrai, a world-famous illustrator best-known for creating classic movie posters for such films as The Goonies and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, has passed away at the age of 79. Hit the jump to pay respects to a great artist.
High quality model makers X-Plus are releasing an exlusive, limited edition, variant version vinyl figure featuring the titular character of the 2014 American Godzilla film. Hit the jump to learn how Godzilla likes to roar.
Entertainment industry journal Variety has reported that Warner Bros. and Legendary have set a schedule for converging their latest incarnations of the Godzilla and King Kong kaiju franchises. Kong: Skull Island will open March 10, 2017, and the sequel to last year's Godzilla will open on June 8, 2018. Then, the two monsters meet in 2020. More after the jump.
In a clear labor of love, a Japanese fan created a 15 minute fan tribute video entitled "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla vs. Tower of the Sun Robo" which uses S.H. MonsterArts action figures and stop-motion animation to create a giant-sized monster brawl. Hit the jump to check it out.
Tachikawa Cinemas is planning a special celebration for the 61st birthday of Godzilla, Toho's most famous movie monster, that includes film screenings, music, and a live talk event. Hit the jump to learn more.
Toho today opens the official website for the upcoming new Japanese Godzilla film scheduled for Summer of 2016, announcing its official title Shin Godzilla and three main cast: Hiromi Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi and Satomi Ishihara. Check the latest information after the jump.
A gigantic X-Plus soft vinyl model of the titular monster of Godzilla 2000 will be stomping into the collection of daikaiju fanatics beginning in September of 2015. Hit the jump to go, go, Godzilla!
It looks like the old school Gainax gang might really be getting back together for the 2016 Toho Godzilla movie. A March announcement revealed that Evangelion's Hideaki Anno will serve as chief Director/Writer of the film while friend, Gainax co-founder, Eva writer/storyboard artist, tokusatsu guru and now live action Attack on Titan director Shinji Higuchi as the secondary director and main special effects director. Now, it looks like Mahiro Maeda might be involved too!
The King of the Monsters is back, storming his way onto PS3 and PS4 in the appropriately-titled Godzilla alongside plenty of famous and not-so-famous kaiju! But Godzilla doesn't have the best track record when it comes to video games... what does this new installment bring? Hit the jump for our full review!
The search engine giant Google presented a special “Doodle” logo today in celebration of the 114th birthday of Eiji Tsuburaya (1901-1970), special effects wizard and founder of Tsuburaya Productions. During his tokusatsu career, Tsuburaya teamed with director Ishirō Honda and producer Tomoyuki Tanaka to create the Godzilla film series at Toho, then, at his own Tsuburaya Productions effects house, introduced 1966's Ultra Q and Ultraman. More after the jump.