GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

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GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby GigaBowserG » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:00 pm

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)
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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
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby Showa Gyaos » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:01 pm

Hoping it gets translated some time down the line, but I doubt it will.
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby Cookson » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:08 am

Damn, this would have been cool to read. They're really going into a long deep story with this one.
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby Gerdzerl » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:44 am

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

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Postby Living Corpse » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:49 am

If it get's translated, I'm buying it.
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Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:59 am

Would love to have this, especially because of the other kaiju getting the spotlight.
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby GodzillaBurgh » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:19 pm

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)

Postby GigaBowserG » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:41 pm

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.
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby Cookson » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:48 pm

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.
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Postby Tyrant28 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:52 pm

How common is it for Japanese novels to get translated?
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby KaijuCanuck » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:03 pm

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.
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby GodzillaBurgh » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:15 pm

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.

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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby Cookson » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:17 pm

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.
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby MandaSaurus » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:35 pm

Showa Gyaos wrote:Hoping it gets translated some time down the line, but I doubt it will.

Ya never know... :huge:

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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby Living Corpse » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:02 pm

Novel, graphic novel, manga, I just want it. Even if it never gets translated I'll still buy it just to have it.
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby MandaSaurus » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:10 pm

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... :(

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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby TheSecondComing » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:03 pm

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...
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby OGMechaMothra » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:02 am

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.

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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby GigaBowserG » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:06 am

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.
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Re: GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse (novel)

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:49 am

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.
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