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.
Of all Kaiju, it’s only natural that Godzilla gets the premiere treatment. After all, he’s the most famous, and has long held the title of “King of Kaiju”. That royalty now extends to Funko’s ever-expanding line of vinyl toys, as Godzilla’s is pretty damn fantastic.
Since he first rose out of the Pacific Ocean to destroy Tokyo in 1954, Godzilla has been an icon. But he's also changed with the times, morphing from a terrifying death monster into a kid-friendly pal and back again. Here's what you need to know about the Big G's cinematic past to understand this complicated kaiju.
Did you know Godzilla's iconic roar was first created using a glove playing a double bass? Or that the Japanese studio who created Godzilla didn't use CGI for its Godzilla series until 2004? That's almost 30 movies! Which means Godzilla has been in more movies than James Bond. Learn other facts about Godzilla—like how…
Compare Godzilla to the beasts from Pacific Rim, Cloverfield, and more with this chart by Jaroslav Kosmina.
Warner Brothers just dropped a new, extended trailer for Godzilla. Some of this footage we've seen before, but a decent chunk of it is brand spanking new – including the first publicly released glimpse into why Bryan Cranston's character is so very, very angry.
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.
This first footage from Gareth Edwards's upcoming American Godzilla movie — which unfortunately Warner Bros. has taken off YouTube —is simple, reassuring, and incredibly effective. Here are a few comments on what we saw.
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".
New images and footage from the forthcoming Godzilla movie have us so excited that we're zooming through the air like three-headed space kaiju. At Comic-Con, we sat down with director Gareth Edwards to talk about his giant monster designs, and the political subtext of this classic anti-nuke tale.
...THIS trailer comes along. It shows way more of how the Kaiju came to Earth, and how they laid waste to our cities, and then how we created fricken great robots to stomp their asses. And that ocean combat scene? TAKE OUR MONEY.