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GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:00 pm
by GigaBowserG
A tie-in novel to the upcoming anime movie. It will describe just what went down on Earth in the form of testimonials from soldiers, scientists, citizens, etc. and will lead directly into the events of Monster Planet. It will be seeing a release October 25th.

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Known roster
Kamacuras
Kumonga
Dogora
Hedorah
Gabara
Dagahra and Barem
Orga
Megalon
Gezora
Kamoebas
Ganimes
Giant Octopus
Manda
Anguirus, Varan, Baragon (appear together in a cute reference to the unmade movie)
Maguma
Megaguirus
Rodan
Goten and two other ships (震天 and 驚天, Shinten and Kyoten?)
Satsuma equipped with the D-03
Biollante
G-Force
Space Titanium
Type-38 Mobile Combat Uniform Jaguar J (Jet Jaguar reference)
Super-X
Super-X2
Underground Combat Vehicle Moguera
Zilla
Gorosaurus
G-HED (Gunhed)
Griffon (Latitude Zero)
Ebirah

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:01 pm
by Showa Gyaos
Hoping it gets translated some time down the line, but I doubt it will.

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:08 am
by Cookson
Damn, this would have been cool to read. They're really going into a long deep story with this one.

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:44 am
by Gerdzerl
The fact that this book probably won't be released over here just gives me even more of an incentive to learn Japanese so that I can translate it myself. I don't mind if it takes a lot of time and energy to do so, it'd be totally worth it. :D

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:49 am
by Living Corpse
If it get's translated, I'm buying it.

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:59 am
by MechaGoji Bro7503
Would love to have this, especially because of the other kaiju getting the spotlight.

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:19 pm
by GodzillaBurgh
I wonder if Dogora will be destructive this time, than just being a wacky inflatable man that you see in car dealerships.
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:41 pm
by GigaBowserG
GodzillaBurgh wrote:I wonder if Dogora will be destructive this time, than just being a wacky inflatable man that you see in car dealerships.
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According to some promotional material discussing the film's timeline, there were 3.9 million casualties as a result of Dogora's rampage in London.

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:48 pm
by Cookson
I keep wanting to get this but it's beyond pointless. They should have done a graphic novel. At least we could see what happened visually, and they definitely would have gotten more sales.

Are novels more popular than graphic novels in Japan? If so I can see why. Just sucks were missing out on a tie in product directly related to the movie.

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:52 pm
by Tyrant28
How common is it for Japanese novels to get translated?

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:03 pm
by KaijuCanuck
Cookson wrote:I keep wanting to get this but it's beyond pointless. They should have done a graphic novel. At least we could see what happened visually, and they definitely would have gotten more sales.

Are novels more popular than graphic novels in Japan? If so I can see why. Just sucks were missing out on a tie in product directly related to the movie.


Yeah, because otherwise a graphic novel would make so much more sense. Like, if it's an anime then the tie-in should be manga? That just seems intuitive to me.

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:15 pm
by GodzillaBurgh
GigaBowserG wrote:
GodzillaBurgh wrote:I wonder if Dogora will be destructive this time, than just being a wacky inflatable man that you see in car dealerships.
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According to some promotional material discussing the film's timeline, there were 3.9 million casualties as a result of Dogora's rampage in London.

Jesus! X_X

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:17 pm
by Cookson
KaijuCanuck wrote:
Cookson wrote:I keep wanting to get this but it's beyond pointless. They should have done a graphic novel. At least we could see what happened visually, and they definitely would have gotten more sales.

Are novels more popular than graphic novels in Japan? If so I can see why. Just sucks were missing out on a tie in product directly related to the movie.


Yeah, because otherwise a graphic novel would make so much more sense. Like, if it's an anime then the tie-in should be manga? That just seems intuitive to me.


It would give a visual of events for fans outside of Japan. I think Mangas are much more popular than novels anyway... So yes, it would make sense.

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:35 pm
by MandaSaurus
Showa Gyaos wrote:Hoping it gets translated some time down the line, but I doubt it will.

Ya never know... :huge:

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:02 pm
by Living Corpse
Novel, graphic novel, manga, I just want it. Even if it never gets translated I'll still buy it just to have it.

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:10 pm
by MandaSaurus
Living Corpse wrote:Novel, graphic novel, manga, I just want it. Even if it never gets translated I'll still buy it just to have it.

Uh, I wouldn't go THAT far. If it's not in English, I have no USE for it... :(

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:03 pm
by TheSecondComing
Oh man, I want it even if there's no practical use. I don't want to say I'd learn Japanese to read this, but...

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:02 am
by OGMechaMothra
I think we have a chance to get this stateside. Afterall this film is going to a US based streaming site. You have to try to market it in the US.. unless they don't care about US performance. Lol.

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:06 am
by GigaBowserG
Tyrant28 wrote:How common is it for Japanese novels to get translated?


Not sure, but as it was pointed out to me, the Attack on Titan movie novelization got translated of all things, so it's a possibility.

Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:49 am
by LSD Jellyfish
Eh, if it doesn't get an official release it'll get a fan translation down the line. I wouldn't worry or overthink it to much.