A photo extensive book dedicated to the 2002 Godzilla
Against Mechagodzilla. In fact, 438 photos are found inside in total, 302 of which are in color. This series, an ongoing one from Shogakukan at the time, covers the 2002 movie in a lot of depth with emphasis on the monsters and military alike.
The book is most famous
for its multi-angle perspective shots of the monsters,
military vehicles, the 1954 Godzilla bones, trilobite,
and even the small grappling hook used by the movie's
protagonist. Also included are in-depth statistics related
to the monsters and SDF machines in the film. The book
also covers, in black and white, the actors from the
film. Also included are over a 100 shots related to
behind the scenes material for the film, including the
creation of the CGI composition shots, the creation
of the suits (including a look at the scrapped Godzilla
design with the elongated fangs) and more. Godzilla
X Mechagodzilla: Super Complete Works also covers
the other kaiju, that didn't directly appear in the
film, who are also connected with Masaki Tezuka's "Kiryu
Saga". A brief history of the maser tanks is given
in the book as well.
The book also comes with a double sided poster with
the 2002 Godzilla on one side, with smaller pictures
next to it, and Kumi
Mizuno, in her Xilien outfit and next to smaller
pictures of her from other films, on the other side.
It should be noted that the Mizuno side of the poster is in black and white, except a shot
of her as the prime minister from Godzilla
Against Mechagodzilla (2002).
Overall, a solid book on the production and who can't help but love the cover, an ongoing motif of showing the monsters from the film locked in close-up combat.