Actually! The vast majority of Japanese television is rather tame. But every year or so, there are a couple shows that are, ahem, unusual. Bless them.
Compare Godzilla to the beasts from Pacific Rim, Cloverfield, and more with this chart by Jaroslav Kosmina.
As far as apocalypses go, zombies are in vogue right now. Nothing wrong with that. But the public fascination with kaiju is on the rise again and the question needs to be asked: what does humanity do if the 30-foot-tall monsters win?
You know kaiju, right? Those Japanese-style monsters now have their own watering hole, which serves booze and eats. There's an important rule, though: No superheroes allowed. Don't you dare break it!
If you've seen Ultraman, you probably know these characters. Chances are, though, you've never seen them like this.
Pacific Rim is doing very well in China, despite some tiny subtitle problems, proving again that the Chinese love giant robots. However, even with all the popularity, the Chinese military isn't very happy, claiming that the movie is nothing more than propaganda to spread "American values and ideas".