It's official, folks! Directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, who previously were the creative force behind Shin Godzilla, are teaming up once again to create another modern day take on a classic tokusatsu franchise with a newly-announced film entitled SHIN ULTRAMAN. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Criterion Collection, a film distribution company that specializes in high-quality home video releases for movies both artistic and arcane, has announced that they're going old-school for their 1000th release with a giant-sized Bluray collection featuring everyone's favorite Toho Studios monster entitled "Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975". Hit the jump to learn more.
To coincide with the theatrical release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the Rankingoo! website polled some 9,904 Godzilla fans from ages 10 - 60 about their favorite Godzilla films of the Heisei Era (1989 - 2019), and the results may surprise you. Hit the jump to check out the Top 10 results.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Suntory Beverage & Food Limited is getting in the giant monster spirit with a promotional campaign between their Boss Coffee brand and Toho Studio's Godzilla, and the collaboration includes a 65 second TV commercial singing the praises of Haruo Nakajima, the original suit actor that persevered through great hardship to bring Japan's most famous movie monster to life. Hit the jump to check it out.
Japanese fans of the Gojira / Godzilla franchise will soon have a chance to prove their bona fides, because Toho Studios is sponsoring the "1st Annual Godzilla Certification Exams" in anticipation of the 65th anniversary of the venerable monster movie film series. Hit the jump to learn more.
Having wreaked havoc in both the worlds of live-action film and animation, legendary movie monster Godzilla has only one place left to conquer: outer space! Now, thanks to a fun project celebrating the 10th anniversary of NASA's Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope that has unveiled 88 unofficial gamma-ray constellations, the Big G has assumed its rightful place among the stars. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans who attend Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 will get an early look at the concluding chapter of the Godzilla anime film trilogy, because Godzilla: The Planet Eater has been announced as the film that will close out the festival's line-up. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sometimes a giant, radioactive, fire-spewing dinosaur needs to pamper itself, and soon Toho Studios own Godzilla will have that chance at a four-day collaboration event held at Spa Resort Hawaiians, a leisure facility in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Hit the jump to chillax as only movie monsters can.
Godzilla fans rejoice! For a limited time only on Toho Studio's official Godzilla Youtube channel, you'll have the chance to experience the low-budget goodness that is Godzilla Island, a 1997 - 1998 TV short starring action figures of some of the most famous monsters from the science fiction films of Toho Studios. Hit the jump to stomp Tokyo.
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.
Celebrating more than 29 films and 63 years of cinematic history, the inaugural "Godzilla Fest 2017" event is coming to Kabukichō in November, and the festivities include a display with statues of 8 different Godzilla designs, a special stage for guest talk events, a collaboration cafe with Godzilla-themed food and drinks, a pop-up store, and a children's activity corner. Hit the jump to learn more.
A quintet of new cast additions have been announced for Godzilla: Monster Planet, an upcoming 3DCG theatrical anime film with animation by Polygon Pictures that imagines a far-flung future world where the Earth now belongs to monsters. Hit the jump to learn more.
It is with a heavy heart that Crunchyroll reports that Haruo Nakajima, the original suit actor / stuntman who portrayed the character of Godzilla in 12 films from 1954's Gojira to 1972's Godzilla vs. Gigan, has passed away at the age of 88. Hit the jump to pay respects to a tokusatsu legend.
April Fools' Day strikes again with another gag product that I would actually buy if it existed, because Toho Studios is advertising a revolutionarily advanced smart phone shaped like Godzilla's 2nd form from the 2016 smash-hit giant monster movie, Shin Godzilla. Hit the jump to learn more.