Variety program chronicling the top 20 favorite kaiju from the Godzilla film series hits TV Asahi on November 12, 2017
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.
The program is hosted by Yūji Tanaka and Hikari Ōta of the comedy duo Bakushō Mondai as well as singer Eiji Wentz. Guests for the "Godzilla General Election" include actor / Godzilla fan Shirō Sano, radio personality Kon Arimura, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) actor Tokuma Nishioka, actress Yumiko Shaku, and actor Noboru Kaneko.
To get the results of the "Godzilla General Election", TV Asahi polled some 10,000 people. Respondents were encouraged to pick their favorite giant monsters from a list of some 50 possibilities, featuring such creatures as Godzilla, Minilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.
The "Godzilla General Election" program will broadcast on TV Asahi from 1:55 PM - 4:00 PM JST on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Additional Godzilla-related programming on TV Asahi includes a re-broadcast of the 2016 "Shinnosuke vs. Shin Godzilla" episode of Crayon Shin-chan at 7:30PM on November 10 and the terrestrial TV debut of Shin Godzilla at 9:00 PM JST on November 12.
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