A guide to explain certain aspects of Toho Kingdom
All names, movie titles or the names of monsters/aliens/SDF, are
Toho's preferred English spelling when possible. In terms of movie
titles, Toho's preferred English spelling tends to simply be the
International titles, but this isn't always the case. Below is a
brief list of some exceptions to this rule:
It should also be noted that in sections besides the film's particular
movie bios, such as the DVD section or the Release Dates, the
film's preferred English spelling will replace the film's International
title when there is a discrepancy between the two. Also, it should
be noted that for many films the international title is not
known, or one was never given by Toho, and that a "temp" title
will takes its place outside of the movie bios.
All Japanese movie titles listed on the site are literal, English,
translations, as opposed to Romaji spelling.
Film Review Scores:
Movies are reviewed critically based on their merits when considering:
plot, character development, acting, musical score and other aspects
of the production (at the discretion of the reviewer). A score is
then donated by this criteria and how the film stakes up compared
to other movies from Toho. It's also expected that the reviewer
will try to gauge how the production might play with a broader audience
when picking a score; consequently, a movie could achieve a middle
to low score, but still be thoroughly enjoyable to the reviewer
despite obvious flaws: a "guilty pleasure." Below is the
general scale for the scores, which favors few at the highest and
lowest marks and the majority to fall in the middle, as it should
||One of the Shining examples of cinema.
||Amazing film, generally just shy of being
one of the greatest.
||Sure to please most, superb production.
||Some problems, but a film that could be
||Has some noticeable faults, but will be
more liked then not by most.
||Not particularly good or bad, will have
as many detractors as fans.
||Will have its fan, but sure to disinterest
||Obviously flawed, although not totally unlikable.
||Not unwatchable at least.
||Someone open a window quick...
Staff Bio Legend:
TV Episode Listings:
A notation that should be made in reference to the individual TV
episode listings is that stock footage is only counted outside of
the show itself. For example, if a shot of someone kicking in midair
is reused from a earlier episode this will not be counted in the
stock footage section. Furthermore, appearances will not be counted
for characters shown during the program's opening title sequence,
sponsor announcements, and last time/next time segments.
TV Character Listings:
For easier viewing, movies which originated from Toho television
shows, such as Super
Fleet Sazer-X the Movie: Fight! Star Soldiers (2005),
will have their characters organized with the regular listing
for their particular program. Also, if stock footage from a film
version of the character is used as a place holder on the TV show,
as is the case with Godzilla
Island (1997), the show character will be attributed
with the appearance instead to avoid confusion.
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