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9:00 AM on 03.01.2014

Godzilla stops destroying cities to eat a delicious Snickers

What is it about this chocolate treat that could sedate such a terrifying monster? The caramel? The peanuts? The remaining half of the plastic wrapping? And what does this mean for the original film and the painstaking work ...

Chris Walden


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5:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Holy crap: the new Godzilla movie looks amazing

I love Godzilla and I'm so excited that the upcoming Hollywood adaptation is actually respecting the source material. I don't mean that it's rigidly adhering to the old films -- I mean that it really understands what makes G...

Ben Huber

9:00 AM on 12.12.2013

Godzilla lives again through its newest trailer

A new Godzilla movie is long overdue, we all know this. So thank goodness we're finally getting one! They released the trailer on December 10th, and it got a lot of attention! I started seeing it all over the place when I wo...

Amber Hunt



Godzilla Monthly: Godzilla (1954) photo
Godzilla Monthly: Godzilla (1954)
by Chris Walden

Oho, I bet you forgot about this, didn't you? Well, my burning desire to bring something Godzilla to the readers on Japanator was too great for me to ignore, so here we are again. Like before, I'll be talking about one of the many Godzilla films that run rampant in Japan. 

Unlike before, it'll be done a little differently. Of course, when I say 'little', I mean 'quite a bit'. With a huge number of movies and only so much you can do when reviewing them, I decided that now was the best time to introduce change if I was ever going to do so. So, how did I change things up?

Simple. I wrote you a story. 

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Godzilla Monthly: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla photo
Godzilla Monthly: Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
by Chris Walden

I bet you weren't expecting this were you? Every month I'll be bringing you the low-down on a different Godzilla film. Why? Why not? I'm spreading the 'zilla love! This series of films are hugely entertaining, even more so when you are just chilling with some mates. It's certainly debatable whether these films are works of art or not, but it's fact that it's impossible to have a Godzilla film that isn't entertaining. 

Of course, these 'reviews' will be done a little differently to those boring, conventional ones. Come see me after the jump where I reveal all!

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6:00 PM on 01.24.2011

A look inside: Gamera and other kaiju (literally)

One of my favorite moments from this past season of Mad Men is when Don Draper and Lane Pryce embark upon a random, misguided and utterly bro-tastic night out on the town in the tense hours before the new year rolls in, bring...

Mike LeChevallier

4:30 PM on 06.15.2010

Pachimon postcards are totally historically accurate

You guys know what pachimon are? Well too bad, you're finding out now, because I just did, and now I am obsessed. Pachimon are monsters based on pop culture creatures, i.e. Godzilla. Got it? Sweet, because these monsters are ...

Crystal White

8:03 AM on 04.24.2010

Weebl's Tiny Japanese Girl saves the day

Maybe it's the super slick electro-pop, maybe it's the catchy chorus or maybe it's just because I have a thing for tiny Japanese girls playing wicked synth lines, whatever the case, this video is fantastic.Oh, and it might he...

Zac Bentz



Mothra beware; Legendary Pictures to bring us Godzilla 3D photo
Mothra beware; Legendary Pictures to bring us Godzilla 3D
by Tim Sheehy

Legendary Pictures, the studio responsible for the recent revival of Batman and his Kryptonian life-partner Superman, have gotten their hands on the next installment of the Godzilla franchise. While they currently have no director, the studio announced their intention to move forward with the 3D feature, and already seem to have a fairly well-known group of producers working on the project.

So far, the production staff includes Danny Lin, who happens to have his name attached to the American adaptation of Death Note, the recently released Sherlock Holmes and the flop that was Terminator Salvation, and Roy Lee, the man responsible for the American adaptations of Ju-On, and The Ring.

The two producers will be working with veteran Godzilla producer Yoshimitsu Banno, who had directed one of the original 1971 features. I can imagine that the studio would want to avoid another flop like the 1998 remake, so we'll just have to wait and see. While they weren't entirely clear about plans to film in 3D from the start, or if they'll wait until post-production to add it in, I'd like to think they'd know better than to waste our time by doing it in post. It'd be like Alice in Wonderland all over again, right? Nobody wants that.

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3:00 PM on 08.06.2009

Gozilla takes on the Mushroom Kingdom

These videos have actually been around for awhile now, and it's a real shame that we didn't stumble upon them sooner. The videos depict what would happen if Godzilla was a playable character in titles like Mario Bros, Duck Hu...

Tim Sheehy

9:51 PM on 06.24.2008

Akira Ibaraki's $3000 wooden Godzilla carvings

Forget about long-lost scraps of vintage memorabilia. These days, collectors of old-school icons are all about finding that new twist on an old theme. From cakes to clothing to crazy tattoos, you're more likely to find people...

Zac Bentz





4:35 PM on 06.10.2008

The new Tokyo Tower gets name fit for an RPG

For those of you out of the loop, there is a new Tokyo Tower headed for Tokyo, which should be completed Spring of 2012. The original Tokyo Tower was only a measly 333 meters tall, however this new one will be almost double i...

God Len