updates


October 19, 2017 1:35 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
October 18, 2017 0:10 AM
Update Patrick Galvan Update
  • Added a new interview with author and film historian Steve Ryfle on his recently released biography Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa, which he co-authored with Ed Godziszewski. In this interview, we discuss everything from Honda's lesser-known off-genre films to his late-career association with Akira Kurosawa; and we discuss a few urban legends and myths about Honda along the way.
October 17, 2017 1:37 AM
Update Tyler Trieschock Update
October 16, 2017 9:10 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
October 15, 2017 10:14 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
October 14, 2017 8:56 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
October 13, 2017 9:43 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
October 12, 2017 9:27 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
October 11, 2017 11:08 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
October 10, 2017 6:30 PM
Update Tyler Trieschock Update
October 9, 2017 9:08 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
  • Added Sirenjaw (MonsterVerse) to the Comic Creations. This includes:
    - Large image
    - Description
    - Power listing
    - Background
October 8, 2017 10:31 AM
Update Nicholas Driscoll Update
  • Added a second interview with Steve Ryfle to the Interviews. This new interview focuses on the newly released biography Ishiro Honda - A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa, of which Ryfle is co-author.
October 7, 2017 10:20 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
October 6, 2017 7:08 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
October 5, 2017 9:19 AM
Update Joshua Sudomerski Update
October 4, 2017 9:20 AM
Update Chris Mirjahangir Update
October 3, 2017 8:56 AM
Update Patrick Galvan Update
  • Added details and a review for Ishiro Honda - A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa to the Books. This biography from Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski is the first comprehensive biography on the director of Godzilla (1954), Rodan (1956), Mothra vs Godzilla (1964), The Mysterians (1957), and many other films.
October 2, 2017 1:26 AM
Update Nicholas Driscoll Update
October 1, 2017 3:57 PM
Update Tyler Trieschock Update
  • Modified the banners for the K.W.C. for a special October theme
September 30, 2017 5:20 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 29, 2017 8:53 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 28, 2017 11:20 PM
Update Tyler Trieschock Update
September 27, 2017 10:44 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 26, 2017 6:43 PM
Joshua Sudomerski
September 25, 2017 7:49 PM
Joshua Sudomerski
September 24, 2017 11:36 PM
Update Joshua Sudomerski Update
September 23, 2017 0:54 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
  • The site will experience some downtime tomorrow, Sunday September 24th. This will be so the site's host can move it to a newer server structure. The downtime will hit sometime in the night, and is expected to last at least 45 minutes.
  • Added more background details to Kong: Skull Island (2017) in the Movies
September 22, 2017 0:53 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 21, 2017 2:26 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 20, 2017 7:14 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 19, 2017 6:54 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 18, 2017 10:55 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 17, 2017 4:11 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
  • Added Psychovulture (MonsterVerse) to the Comic Creations. This includes:
    - Large image
    - Description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
September 15, 2017 11:36 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 14, 2017 11:15 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 13, 2017 7:55 PM
Update Chris Mirjahangir Update
  • The Godzilla Summer 2017 Contest is now over. Thanks to the huge amount of people who participated; this was the largest turn out for a contest we have run so far. As a result, took awhile to validate no duplicates before randomizing to pick a winner. We are happy to announce that Christopher Stephens is our winner. Congratulations!
September 12, 2017 9:02 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 11, 2017 10:56 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
September 9, 2017 1:23 AM
Update Tyler Trieschock & Anthony Romero Update
September 8, 2017 12:24 PM
Joshua Sudomerski
September 7, 2017 1:17 PM
Joshua Sudomerski & Anthony Romero
  • Updated Gilmaras (Showa/Zone Fighter) in the Monster Bios, with images, info, and audio contributed by Joshua Reynolds. This includes:
    - Larger image
    - New description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
September 6, 2017 4:32 PM
Joshua Sudomerski
September 5, 2017 6:51 PM
Patrick Galvan
  • It is with heavy hearts that we repeat some very sad news: Toho actor Yoshio Tsuchiya (whose credits include Invasion of Astro-Monster, Seven Samurai, The Mysterians, The Human Vapor, Matango, Destroy All Monsters, Kill!, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, etc.) passed away a few months ago at the age of 90. His passing was not immediately reported per the wishes of his family. Perhaps most widely remembered as the Controller of Planet X from Invasion of Astro-Monster, he had an immense passion for science-fiction/fantasy, even telling an interviewer in 1996 his favorite movie role was Mr. Shindo in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. We extend our condolences to his friends, colleagues, and loved ones.
  • Added a review for Invisible Man (1954) to the Movie Reviews. This 1954 production was Mr. Tsuchiya's first science-fiction film.
September 4, 2017 4:35 PM
Anthony Romero & Patrick Galvan
  • Added a Japanese poster to Invisible Man (1954) in the Movies, this poster needed a ton of restoration too...
  • Updated Invisible Man (1954) in the new movie bio format, including a description of the film and some background details
September 2, 2017 2:05 AM
Update Tyler Trieschock Update
September 1, 2017 1:10 AM
Anthony Romero
  • Added an additional image to Godzilla (Showa) in the Monster Bios. This is a shot of the 1972 suit found in the description. Also expanded the description to better cover the events from Godzilla vs. Gigan and Godzilla vs. Megalon.
August 31, 2017 0:17 AM
Joshua Sudomerski
  • Added Type-3 Kiryu (Lost Project - 2005) to the Cutting Room, which includes a synopsis, image, history, trivia, and the listing for featured Monsters
August 30, 2017 0:43 AM
Joshua Sudomerski & Anthony Romero
  • Updated Dragon King (Showa/Zone Fighter) in the Monster Bios, with images, info, and audio contributed by Joshua Reynolds. This includes:
    - Larger image
    - New description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
August 29, 2017 0:22 AM
Update Chris Mirjahangir Update
  • To close out the season, we are proud to announce the Godzilla Summer 2017 Contest, with prizes from a number of distributors in the biggest contest the site has ever held! Check the Articles section for more details on how to enter.
August 28, 2017 0:21 AM
Update Anthony Romero & Matthew Mikell Update
  • Updated the King Caesar Showa Character Analysis in the Monster Bios, converting it to the new format while greatly expanding the depth (it's about twice as long as it was before). This includes new translations as well from Matthew Mikell on the cutaway views, which do reveal additional powers and added context. Thanks goes out to Andrew Gilbertson as well, who did some additional research which motivated us to examine the monster again and update details about him.
August 27, 2017 0:07 AM
Anthony Romero, Matthew Mikell & Joshua Sudomerski
  • Updated King Caesar (Showa) in the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Larger image
    - Expanded description
    - Audio
    - New secondary image
    - Power listing
    - Background
    In this case, another bio where I'm hoping the secondary image is one most people haven't seen before.
August 26, 2017 12:29 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
August 25, 2017 0:03 AM
Update Patrick Galvan Update
  • Added an interview with Erik Homenick, the creator and webmaster of akiraifukube.org to the Interviews. We discussed the life and legacy of the great Japanese composer; debunked some myths; talked about Ifukube's personal politics and how they pertained to his art; chatted about the biography Homenick is putting together on Ifukube; and more!
August 24, 2017 5:21 PM
Update Joshua Sudomerski Update
August 23, 2017 6:30 PM
Update Chris Mirjahangir Update
  • Added an audio interview with Larry Fong to the Interviews. This is actually one of my favorite interviews that I’ve done for the site and it felt more like a hangout than an interview, and it was very generous of Larry to open up his home for the recording to take place. It runs for about 50 minutes, so get comfy!
  • Added a video interview with Jordan Vogt-Roberts to the Interviews. I’d like to thank Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Warner Bros. for this interview and for the fans who submitted questions!
August 22, 2017 6:07 PM
Update Toho Kingdom Staff Update
August 21, 2017 10:03 PM
Update Christian Salabert Update
August 18, 2017 6:48 PM
Update Tyler Trieschock Update
August 16, 2017 10:45 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
August 15, 2017 7:10 PM
Anthony Romero
  • Added the UH-1 Iroquois (MonsterVerse) to the Aliens, SDF & Misc. This includes:
    - Large image
    - Description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Additional images
    - Background
    Took awhile to do this bio, having to watch both Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island for details, being that the crafts appear prominently in both of the current MonsterVerse films.
August 14, 2017 8:19 PM
Jack Jordan
August 13, 2017 10:27 AM
Update Patrick Galvan Update
August 12, 2017 3:10 PM
Update Tyler Trieschock Update
August 11, 2017 11:46 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
August 10, 2017 1:17 PM
Update Chris Mirjahangir & Anthony Romero Update
  • Hey Everyone,

    Toho Kingdom will be hosting a memorial page for original Godzilla (and many other monsters) suit actor Haruo Nakajima and we would like to invite you to send in any thoughts or memories of such a great man. If you wish to have a photo accompany your submission, please make sure that it is no more than 900 pixels. The email for submissions is: Nakajima_Memorial@hotmail.com

    We're taking submissions until August 15th
  • Added concept art for King Kong and the Iwi Fortified Wall to Kong: Skull Island (2017) in the Movie List
August 9, 2017 9:24 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
August 8, 2017 7:58 PM
Joshua Sudomerski & Anthony Romero
  • Updated Spyler (Showa/Zone Fighter) in the Monster Bios, with images, info, and audio contributed by Joshua Reynolds. This includes:
    - Larger image
    - New description
    - Secondary image
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
August 7, 2017 12:48 PM
Update Joshua Sudomerski Update
  • As shared from numerous sources, legendary suit actor Haruo Nakajima has passed away. Best known for his role as Godzilla from 1954 to 1972, he also brought to life over a dozen other classic monsters, such as Rodan from 1956's Rodan, Varan from 1958's Varan, and Gaira from 1966's War of the Gargantuas. We send our deepest condolences to his daughter Sonoe Nakajima, and to all of Haruo Nakajima's close family and friends.
August 6, 2017 2:57 PM
Joshua Sudomerski & Anthony Romero
  • Updated Wargilgar (Showa/Zone Fighter) in the Monster Bios, with images, info, and audio contributed by Joshua Reynolds. This includes:
    - Larger image
    - New description
    - Secondary image
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
August 3, 2017 9:20 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
August 2, 2017 4:29 PM
Joshua Sudomerski & Anthony Romero
  • Updated Dorora (Showa/Zone Fighter, formerly Dorola) in the Monster Bios, with images, info, and audio contributed by Joshua Reynolds. This includes:
    - Larger image
    - New description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
August 1, 2017 8:07 PM
Update Tyler Trieschock Update
July 31, 2017 0:42 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
  • Added Leafwing (MonsterVerse) to the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Large image
    - Description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
July 30, 2017 11:34 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 29, 2017 5:52 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 28, 2017 1:51 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
  • Added Spore Mantis (MonsterVerse) to the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Large image
    - Description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
July 27, 2017 1:22 AM
Update Joshua Sudomerski Update
July 26, 2017 0:23 AM
Joshua Sudomerski
  • Updated Destro-King (Showa/Zone Fighter) in the Monster Bios, with images, info, and audio contributed by Joshua Reynolds. This includes:
    - Larger image
    - New description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
July 25, 2017 2:20 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
  • Updated Skullcrawler (MonsterVerse) in the Monster Bios, with a better power listing, more background information and an additional image. Really like the additional image on this one, seen toward the top of the description, and hoping its a image people haven't seen much before.
July 24, 2017 0:24 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
  • Added Mother Longlegs (MonsterVerse) to the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Large image
    - Description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
July 23, 2017 12:25 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
  • Added Mire Squid (MonsterVerse) to the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Large image
    - Description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
July 22, 2017 9:58 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 21, 2017 5:02 PM
Joshua Sudomerski
  • Updated Jikiro (Showa/Zone Fighter) in the Monster Bios, with images, info, and audio contributed by Joshua Reynolds. This includes:
    - Larger image
    - New description
    - Secondary image
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
July 20, 2017 4:31 PM
Joshua Sudomerski
  • Updated Red Spark (Showa/Zone Fighter) in the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Larger image
    - New description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
    A huge shout-out to Joshua Reynolds for contributing images, info, and audio for this monster! This is but one of his many submissions for some much-needed updates to the Zone Fighter monster bios.
July 19, 2017 11:14 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 18, 2017 9:45 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 17, 2017 8:33 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
  • Added Death Jackal (MonsterVerse) to the Comic Creations. This includes:
    - Large image
    - Description
    - Audio
    - Power listing
    - Background
July 16, 2017 10:20 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 15, 2017 1:17 AM
Joshua Sudomerski
  • Added Godzilla vs. Bagan (Lost Project - 1991) to the Cutting Room, which includes a synopsis, image, history, trivia, concept evolution, and the listing for featured Monsters. Special thanks to Brett Homenick for the information contained herein!
  • Updated Bagan in the Cutting Room. This includes:
    - Another movie consideration
    - A little more history
    - Additional trivia
July 14, 2017 1:39 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 13, 2017 10:14 PM
Update Chris Mirjahangir & Anthony Romero Update
July 12, 2017 0:12 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 11, 2017 0:27 AM
Anthony Romero
  • Updated Gigan (Showa) in the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Larger image
    - Expanded description
    - Audio
    - New secondary image
    - Power listing
    - Background
    As a side note, enjoy the secondary image quite a bit... and always a joy to have an excuse to watch Godzilla vs. Gigan on a Sunday to do this.
July 10, 2017 0:40 AM
Joshua Sudomerski
July 9, 2017 0:14 AM
Joshua Sudomerski
  • Added Godzilla vs. Barubaroi (Lost Project - 1995) to the Cutting Room, which includes a synopsis, images, history, trivia, concept evolution, and the listing for featured Monsters and Aliens, SDF & Misc. Special thanks to hea777 for coloring in the monster featured in the article's banner!
  • Updated Godzilla vs. Ghost Godzilla (Lost Project - 1995, formerly Godzilla vs. Godzilla) in the Cutting Room with touched up synopsis and history, additional trivia, expanded concept evolution, and another Monster
  • Updated Ghost Godzilla in the Cutting Room. This includes:
    - An additional movie consideration
    - More history
    - Sourced and additional trivia
July 8, 2017 1:49 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 7, 2017 1:22 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 6, 2017 0:31 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 5, 2017 0:12 AM
Anthony Romero
July 4, 2017 6:05 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 3, 2017 9:05 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
July 2, 2017 11:06 PM
Update Anthony Romero Update
  • Added a review for Kill! (Criterion) to the DVDs
July 1, 2017 3:06 AM
Update Anthony Romero Update
  • As July is here, we have officially passed the halfway marker for the year. As a result, would like to take a moment to first thank everyone for continuing to visit the site. We have been open for quite some time, and yet our readership has continued to grow. Second, it's been noticed that we have been making a more concentrated effort on expanding the monster bios. This is by intent, as they are the most popular section of the site. I write for a living, but I can tell you the traffic on a given monster bio is jaw dropping in contrast, humbling in fact. So would like to doubly thank everyone for their interest in these bios. It's been a lot of fun to work on them, we have revealed research that is likely new to many and have added some stellar images of them in the process. The continued focus on that will not change. As a fun exercise, though, here are the top 12 monster bios since the year started in terms of unique traffic for those curious.

    1. Godzilla (Heisei Series)
    2. Godzilla ("Shin" Series)
    3. Godzilla (1954)
    4. Mechagodzilla (Showa Series)
    5. Godzilla (Showa Series)
    6. Godzilla (MonsterVerse)
    7. King Kong (MonsterVerse)
    8. Rodan (Showa Series)
    9. Orga (Millennium Series)
    10. Manda (Showa Series)
    11. King Kong (Showa Series)
    12. Baragon (Showa Series)

  • Added Sword of Doom (Cinema-Kan) to the Soundtracks
  • ...also, if you haven't already, be sure to check out the KWC 200 match