November 25, 2021 11:52 AM
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November 24, 2021 10:25 PM
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  • On Wednesday November 3rd, 2021, I was invited to the "Godzilla's 67th Birthday Party" at the Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles, California. During the party, I interviewed Chris Mowry (Creative Manager, Toho) and Lora Cohn (Managing Director, Licensing, Toho International, Inc.). Here is the interview, transcribed by Toho Kingdom staff member Noah Percival and edited by myself for clarity. Special thanks to Jennifer Cruz for setting up the interview!
    Also be sure to scroll to the end for a video of Chris and author Steve Ryfle from the event.
November 23, 2021 11:02 PM
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  • Added another Japanese poster to Dogora (1964) in the Movies
  • Added notes about version 2.3.5 to Godzilla Defense Force... which I'm amazed was released since the prior update was February 2020, although this update seems to vaguely mention it fixes some bugs
November 21, 2021 2:13 PM
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November 20, 2021 9:02 PM
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November 19, 2021 0:00 AM
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  • Added New Book -- Behind the Kaiju Curtain: A Journey Onto Japan's Biggest Film Sets to the Blog. Over the last four years, I've had the great pleasure of assisting author Norman England with the editing of his latest book, which chronicles his time covering the sets of Japanese giant monster pictures of the late '90s and early 2000s, and I'm excited it's now mere days from release. Among the films covered in the book are Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, Godzilla 2000: Millennium, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, and Shusuke Kaneko's GMK, for which Norman was on set almost daily. Behind the Kaiju Curtain is unique among books not only on kaiju eiga but Japanese cinema in general -- packed with "behind the scenes" information as well as first-hand insights on the Japanese film set culture, the state of the industry at the time, and the various personalities involved. See article for ordering information.
November 18, 2021 11:36 AM
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November 17, 2021 8:54 PM
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November 16, 2021 9:36 PM
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  • Updated the Top 35 Toho Soundtracks article, adding in a new soundtrack (as I just can't get The Imperial Navy score out of my head) and shifting around a little the placement of scores on the list
  • Added another Japanese poster to Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) in the Movies
November 15, 2021 8:51 PM
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November 14, 2021 9:19 PM
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  • Added Hornets, Giant Mosquitos, Giant Dragonflies, Giant Locusts, Giant Moths and Giant Mantises to the Monster Waves for Godzilla Defense Force
    This will likely conclued our coverage for Godzilla Defense Force. Although the game hasn't been updated for a long time, it's still very much playable today. To toot our own horn a little, I feel you won't find better coverage anywhere else on the title than Toho Kingdom. Anyway... oh well, on toward Godzilla Battle Line.
November 13, 2021 2:33 PM
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  • Added Giant Lady Bugs, Giant Beetles, Giant Stag Beetles, Giant Owls, Giant Bats and Giant Vultures to the Monster Waves for Godzilla Defense Force... and yes this game had quite the collection of odd enemy units
November 12, 2021 11:12 PM
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  • Added a Japanese poster and details to Shikoku (1999) in the Movies
November 11, 2021 7:00 PM
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  • Added another Japanese DVD poster to Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) in the Movies
  • Toho's YouTube channel today launched "Godzilla CHOMP":
    Godzilla CHOMP (Co-Hosted Official Media Program) is a new docuseries from Toho International giving insight not only into the company's work related to the Godzilla brand, but to also welcome new fans to the world of Godzilla. Hosted by Toho International Creative Manager Chris Mowry and his dog Peanut, each short (bite-sized) episode will showcase Toho International, some fun products created over the years, and a look at some rare items from the company vault which longtime fans may have never seen before. While Chris displays products and the narrative, Peanut offers fun facts for the new fans. The series will feature new episodes every two weeks on Wednesdays, starting on November 10. The series is exclusive to Toho International's YouTube channel
    The first episode can be viewed here.
November 10, 2021 3:11 PM
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November 9, 2021 7:46 AM
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  • Added Godzilla vs. Hedorah [2021 Short] to the TV Section... which I debated on where it should go, but felt this was a better fit than anywhere else in a new "online" section
    Also apologies for the update delay, lost Internet last night
November 7, 2021 10:12 PM
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  • Added a Japanese poster and details to Dogora (1964) in the Movies
November 6, 2021 10:32 PM
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  • Added more details around the collaboration between Godzilla and the mobile game Puzzles & Survival to Godzilla Day 2021, with credit on this going to DYM!
  • Added another Japanese poster to All Monsters Attack (1969) in the Movies
November 5, 2021 9:49 PM
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November 4, 2021 10:28 PM
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  • Added more details around Godzilla Day 2021, with info on items released through Cavitycolors Apparel, Dim Mak x Godzilla Apparel and Jade City Foods x Godzilla Foods (found at the bottom of the article)
November 3, 2021 10:02 PM
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  • We summarize the huge number of things that happened, or are happening, today for Godzilla Day 2021
November 2, 2021 1:01 AM
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November 1, 2021 7:02 PM
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October 31, 2021 3:25 PM
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October 30, 2021 2:04 PM
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  • Following up on yesterday's review, added an interview with Mondo regarding their Godzilla '89 statue release to the Blog
October 29, 2021 11:13 PM
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October 28, 2021 9:13 PM
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October 27, 2021 9:54 PM
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October 26, 2021 10:26 PM
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October 25, 2021 2:13 AM
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October 24, 2021 7:09 PM
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October 23, 2021 0:04 AM
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  • Probably should have mentioned this back when we updated the Hedorah 2004 bio last Wednesday, but on October 20th Toho annouced they are doing a short film on Godzilla vs. Hedorah via a trailer. Directed by Kazuhiro Nakagawa, assitant director on Shin Godzilla, this will be released to YouTube and will feature the 2004 suits of both Godzilla and Hedorah. It will give audiences the first real chance to see the Millennium Hedorah suit in action as well. Short film aside, the trailer is a very clear homage to the Heisei series, using music from Godzlla vs. King Ghidorah while having titles that match those of the Godzilla vs. Biollante trailer. There is also the fact that the short movie is titled ゴジラVSヘドラ that lines it up with the "Versus Series" that the Heisei films are often called in Japan.

    The short film comes out November 3rd and we'll provide more coverage then.
  • Added a US poster to Kagemusha (1980) in the Movies
October 22, 2021 4:08 PM
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October 21, 2021 1:54 PM
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October 20, 2021 9:05 PM
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  • Added trivia about Hedorah (Millennium) being male - also added another secondary image, which provides a good shot of his "odd" eye that isn't focused on much in production photos
  • Added updated details to the Events in Godzilla Battle Line
October 19, 2021 10:25 PM
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October 18, 2021 1:17 AM
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October 17, 2021 1:36 AM
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October 16, 2021 8:23 PM
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October 15, 2021 4:45 PM
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October 14, 2021 9:59 PM
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October 13, 2021 1:48 AM
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  • Added Mechagodzilla (Ready Player One) to the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Main Image
    - Roar
    - Description
    - Secondary Images
    - Power Listing
    - Background
October 12, 2021 1:13 AM
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October 11, 2021 0:35 AM
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  • Added News: Kaiju Masterclass II - Online Godzilla-Themed Convention Returns to the Blog. I am happy to announce the free online kaiju-themed convention I am a co-organizer of is returning this November, and we have a few exciting guests to announce. This year's event will feature original interviews with writer/director Kazuki Omori; suit actor Tsutomu Kitagawa; and Latitude Zero actress Linda Haynes. Kaiju Masterclass II will also feature an interview with The Return of Godzilla (1984) composer Reijiro Koroku! To our knowledge, Koroku has never spoken about his score for an English language platform, so this year's event should be especially exciting!
October 10, 2021 1:54 PM
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October 9, 2021 1:27 AM
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October 8, 2021 6:23 PM
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October 7, 2021 10:36 PM
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  • We are sad to report that composer Koichi Sugiyama has passed away. Although he is best remembered by the industry for his work on the Dragon Quest video game series, Toho fans will best know him for his score for Godzilla vs. Biollante and the many memorable themes that appeared during the course of the movie.
  • Mondo has sent us details on the first two entries into their Godzilla Museum line. These are the Godzilla Museum: Attack Peter and Godzilla Museum: Godzilla The Animated Series (1970s) figures.
October 6, 2021 9:13 PM
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October 5, 2021 8:04 PM
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  • Added Rodan 1993 and Fire Rodan to Units and Monster Leaders in Godzilla Battle Line, while also noting what units get distracted by buildings (Godzilla 1989, Godzilla Terrestris, Godzilla Ultima, Anguirus 1955, Godzilla 2021 and now Rodan 1993)
  • Added patch notes for version 1.4.2 for Godzilla Battle Line
October 4, 2021 6:34 PM
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  • Added a new, full body shot of Godzilla 1971 to the Godzilla Showa entry in the Monster Bios
  • Added a Japanese pamphlet to Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984) in the Movies
  • For those interested, the a capella group Bukimisha has released their first CD state side, after having done so for over a decade in Japan. The group has a large focus on the work of Akira Ifukube, and their first CD is on the 1954 Godzilla and 1956 Rodan scores. Simply titled "Godzilla vs. Rodan: The Spiritual Voices of Akira Ifukube", it's being sold for pre-order now through Amazon or directly from Buysoundtrax. Please note the release is limited to 500 units.
October 3, 2021 6:13 PM
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October 2, 2021 8:35 PM
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  • Added Cyber-Flies (Godzilla: The Series) to the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Main image
    - Roar
    - Description
    - Power listing
    - Background
    Special thanks to Josh Reynolds for providing bio information and images!
October 1, 2021 6:21 PM
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September 30, 2021 6:55 PM
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September 29, 2021 0:28 AM
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  • Added Events to Godzilla Battle Line
September 28, 2021 8:40 PM
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September 27, 2021 6:16 PM
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September 26, 2021 5:22 PM
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September 25, 2021 1:50 AM
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  • Added Super X to Units and Monster Leaders in Godzilla Battle Line, and made note of which units have super long reach (Super X, Minilla and Godzilla Ultima)
September 24, 2021 5:39 PM
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September 23, 2021 10:09 PM
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September 22, 2021 1:09 AM
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September 21, 2021 9:34 PM
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September 20, 2021 7:57 PM
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September 19, 2021 10:45 PM
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September 18, 2021 11:29 PM
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September 17, 2021 9:30 PM
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September 16, 2021 1:52 AM
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September 15, 2021 8:51 PM
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September 14, 2021 1:48 PM
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September 13, 2021 8:35 PM
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September 12, 2021 8:12 PM
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  • Added Godzilla (Trendmasters) review to the Toys, special thanks to Josh Reynolds for the submission!
  • Renamed the Mothra (Trendmasters, formerly Mothra - Bendable) page in the Toys
September 11, 2021 10:33 PM
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  • Added Reptilians (Godzilla: The Series) to the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Main image
    - Roar
    - Description
    - Power listing
    - Background
    Special thanks to Josh Reynolds for providing bio information and images!
September 10, 2021 8:57 PM
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September 9, 2021 1:45 PM
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September 8, 2021 8:29 PM
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September 7, 2021 7:39 PM
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September 6, 2021 5:21 PM
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September 5, 2021 10:23 PM
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September 4, 2021 7:03 PM
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September 3, 2021 5:33 PM
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  • Toho Kingdom offers a moment of silence to award-winning screenwriter Wataru Mimura, who passed away on August 26 this year, age 67. Mimura is best known to readers of this site for his many contributions to the Godzilla franchise, which include writing the scripts for Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II (1993) and Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002). He also wrote the screenplay for Yamato Takeru (1994) and contributed to the scripts of Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999), Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000), and Godzilla: Final Wars (2004). Rest In Peace, Mimura-san, and thank you for your contributions to these films which have meant so much to so many people.
September 2, 2021 9:54 PM
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September 1, 2021 6:45 PM
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August 31, 2021 7:53 PM
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August 30, 2021 10:15 AM
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August 29, 2021 10:37 PM
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August 28, 2021 6:14 PM
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August 27, 2021 6:28 PM
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August 26, 2021 7:16 PM
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August 25, 2021 10:12 PM
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August 24, 2021 8:41 PM
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  • Added Cryptocleidus (Godzilla: The Series) to the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Main image
    - Roar
    - Description
    - Power listing
    - Background
    Special thanks to Josh Reynolds for providing bio information and images!
August 23, 2021 7:25 PM
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  • Added Sky Tower (Reiwa) to the Aliens, SDF & Misc. This includes:
    - Main image
    - Sound effect
    - Description
    - Power listing
    - Secondary image
August 22, 2021 11:38 AM
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August 21, 2021 6:05 PM
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August 20, 2021 10:15 PM
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August 19, 2021 8:29 PM
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  • Toho is running a Twitter campaign to choose a monster to be added to Godzilla Battle Line, with a list that includes expected choices like Godzilla 1954 and Kiryu alongside some curveballs like the Giant Octopus and Gabara.
  • Added stats for C-Rex and El Gusano (Godzilla: The Series) to the Monster Bios
  • Added patch notes for version 1.3.0 for Godzilla Battle Line
August 18, 2021 6:40 PM
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August 17, 2021 8:08 PM
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August 16, 2021 5:58 AM
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  • Added Giant Mutant Rats (Godzilla: The Series) to the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Main image
    - Roar
    - Description
    - Background
    Special thanks to Josh Reynolds for providing bio information and images!
August 15, 2021 10:22 PM
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August 14, 2021 6:06 PM
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August 13, 2021 1:54 AM
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August 12, 2021 8:33 PM
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August 11, 2021 0:23 AM
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August 10, 2021 0:59 AM
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August 9, 2021 0:19 AM
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  • Added Godzilla 2021 explained the new level up bonuses for Units and Monster Leaders in Godzilla Battle Line
  • Added extensive patch notes for version 1.2.0 (and the smaller 1.2.1) for Godzilla Battle Line, in particular to help show why Mothra is ruling the meta right now as she got a huge % buff
August 8, 2021 6:12 PM
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August 6, 2021 10:45 PM
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August 5, 2021 10:34 PM
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August 4, 2021 10:20 PM
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August 3, 2021 11:28 PM
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August 2, 2021 7:00 PM
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August 1, 2021 10:05 PM
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  • Added Nanotech Creature (Godzilla: The Series) to the Monster Bios. This includes:
    - Main image
    - Roar
    - Description
    - Power listing
    - Background
    Special thanks to Josh Reynolds for providing bio information and images!