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  • Added The Lost Films of Mikio Naruse to the Blog. This is, by far, my biggest undertaking yet and one I felt was long overdue. Naruse was one of the great Toho directors of the 30s-60s, turning out a large number of marvelous films, and was admired by many of his colleagues, including Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu. And if you need some further encouragement to look into his work, Tomoyuki Tanaka once said that Ishiro Honda might've become a director "like Naruse" had he not become a science fiction director. Anyhow, some of Naruse's films have been lost over time and it is those films which are covered and addressed in this article.
December 2, 2018 3:38 PM
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  • A recording of the Tokyo Comic Con 2018 stage event has made its way online via IGN Japan. In it, Mike Dougherty talks a little about his childhood memories surrounding Godzilla before sharing background information regarding Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). More details can be found in the News Section.
December 1, 2018 5:23 PM
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  • During Tokyo Comic Con 2018, the official designs for Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah for Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) were revealed in the form of S.H.MonsterArts figures. More details can be found in the News Section.
November 30, 2018 10:02 PM
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November 29, 2018 1:40 AM
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November 28, 2018 9:09 PM
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November 27, 2018 7:59 PM
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November 26, 2018 10:37 PM
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  • Updated Natarl Mother Ship (Showa) in the Aliens, SDF & Misc with:
    - New larger main image
    - Sound effect
    - Powers listing
    - Background
    ...this is one of the bios where we needed to and did greatly expand the powers for it
November 25, 2018 4:45 PM
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November 22, 2018 1:40 AM
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November 21, 2018 10:12 PM
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November 20, 2018 1:02 AM
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November 19, 2018 6:09 PM
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  • Added an Interview with Todd Tennant to the Blog
  • To note, we have also fixed a mistranslated detail on the bios for Rodan [Showa Series] and Baragon [Showa Series] in relation to Rodan raising the smaller Baragon. It's a bit of egg on our face, but this was incorrect. The book was relating that the creature was raised on Monster Land, the latter being misinterpreted as "monster Rodan" (Rando ~ Radon). It's one of those occasions where I'm glad we are a website, rather than print for example, that allows us to correct mistakes. Joshua Sudomerski deserves the credit for addressing this as well, going above and beyond to verify and finding out that the detail was incorrect.
November 18, 2018 12:21 PM
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November 17, 2018 5:17 PM
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  • Lance Reddick is the latest addition to the cast of 2020's Godzilla vs. Kong. Meanwhile, 2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Mike Dougherty has announced how the movie has exited post-production. More details for each article can be found in the News Section.
November 16, 2018 9:29 PM
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  • Updated Dogora (Showa) in the Monster Bios with:
    - Larger main image
    - Sound effect
    - Powers listing
    - Background
November 15, 2018 10:51 PM
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November 14, 2018 1:02 AM
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November 13, 2018 8:19 PM
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November 12, 2018 3:49 PM
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  • The first official trailer for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu has been released, as well as a brand-new poster and the film's press notes. More details can be found in the News Section.
  • Update as of 4:27 PM, an official press release for 2020's Godzilla vs. Kong has been made available, courtesy of Warner Bros., which includes a plot synopsis for the upcoming movie.
November 11, 2018 4:44 PM
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  • Jessica Henwick and Shun Oguri join the cast of Godzilla vs. Kong (2020), while director Adam Wingard shares a teaser image of the movie's storyboards. More details can be found in the News Section.
November 10, 2018 12:20 PM
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November 9, 2018 3:51 PM
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November 8, 2018 8:46 PM
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November 7, 2018 7:44 PM
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November 6, 2018 1:46 AM
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November 5, 2018 6:12 PM
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  • Updated the Influences and Remakes of Toho Films in the Blog
  • Also please note that we are in the process of updating both the blog and the front of the site, as can be seen. Issues on the blog, as we convert entries, should be many but will be ironed out in time. In particular, body text is gonna appear too small and title text way too big... one of many things we are working on.
November 4, 2018 12:21 PM
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November 3, 2018 4:31 PM
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November 2, 2018 11:02 PM
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November 1, 2018 10:54 PM
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October 31, 2018 2:17 AM
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October 30, 2018 1:18 AM
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  • We've expanded our Toho Film Recommendations for Halloween, now including recommendations from both myself and Nicholas. Also, feel free to leave your own recommendations in the comments section as well.
October 29, 2018 1:12 AM
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October 28, 2018 4:16 PM
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October 27, 2018 3:53 PM
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October 26, 2018 1:43 PM
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  • Emmy Award-winning actor Alexander Skarsgård is set to join the growing cast of 2020's Godzilla vs. Kong. Also, a press release for the prequel graphic novel Godzilla: Aftershock has been made available. And lastly, a live-action adaptation of My Hero Academia is currently being produced by Legendary. More details for each article can be found in the News Section.
October 25, 2018 1:59 AM
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October 24, 2018 6:16 PM
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  • Added two United States lobby cards to Mothra (1961) in the Movies
October 23, 2018 5:49 PM
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  • Toho has released a promotional animation for the upcoming book featuring a child-friendly take on their famous monster: Chibi Godzilla. More details can be found in the News Section.
October 21, 2018 0:00 AM
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October 20, 2018 4:59 PM
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  • Actor Demián Bichir is in talks to join the cast of 2020's Godzilla vs. Kong. Meanwhile, a young Godzilla fan makes headlines with his "Godzilla power", and is treated to an early look at some scenes for 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters. And lastly, scientists at NASA have released 21 gamma-ray constellations, with Godzilla being one of them! More details for each article can be found in the News Section.
October 19, 2018 10:24 AM
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October 18, 2018 10:03 PM
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  • Added two United States lobby cards to Mothra (1961) in the Movies... with the last of them being a rather creepy alteration to the Mothra larva
October 17, 2018 1:28 AM
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October 16, 2018 6:06 PM
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  • Added two United States lobby cards to Mothra (1961) in the Movies
October 15, 2018 10:06 PM
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  • Added two United States lobby cards to Mothra (1961) in the Movies
October 14, 2018 11:55 PM
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October 13, 2018 1:12 PM
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October 12, 2018 6:51 PM
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October 11, 2018 1:18 AM
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October 10, 2018 1:01 AM
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  • Catching up with some overlooked news for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a January interview of O'Shea Jackson Jr. with GameStop and a 25-minute press conference uploaded by Mulderville have been included in the News Roundup. More recently, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced production of Godzilla vs. Kong in Australia. More details for each article can be found in the News Section.
  • Update as of 6:54 AM, a new trailer for the third Anime Godzilla movie Godzilla: The Planet Eater has been released
  • Update as of 11:05 PM, Variety has reported that actor Brian Tyree Henry will star in Godzilla vs. Kong
October 9, 2018 1:54 AM
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October 8, 2018 1:18 AM
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  • Added Red Beard (Toho Music) to the Soundtracks, another Masaru Sato score with ties to Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
October 7, 2018 5:14 PM
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October 4, 2018 0:27 AM
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October 3, 2018 0:32 AM
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October 2, 2018 0:00 AM
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  • Added Urban Legends: Godzilla + Seven Samurai = Bankruptcy? to the Blog. It's been widely reported for many years now that the simultaneous shooting of Seven Samurai and Godzilla (1954) nearly bankrupted Toho. But now, it's time for some persepective on this rather apocryphal story. Special thanks to Stuart Galbraith IV for his contribution to this piece.
October 1, 2018 0:03 AM
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September 30, 2018 1:30 AM
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September 29, 2018 8:21 AM
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September 28, 2018 1:57 AM
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September 27, 2018 1:59 AM
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  • Added High and Low (Toho Music) to the Soundtracks, an odd soundtrack which both borrows a track from H-Man and would have a theme reused in Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
September 26, 2018 6:35 PM
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September 25, 2018 7:30 AM
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  • Added Anzukko (1958) to the Movies and also added a review for this Mikio Naruse film to the Movie Reviews. I was hoping to share these with you sooner, but now that the outage has been taken care of (thanks again to our host for resolving the situation), here they are!
September 24, 2018 8:12 PM
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  • Well... the site just experienced its worst outage in a decade, if not longer if one ignores times we have switched hosts. The outage lasted for over 48 hours, almost the entire weekend and a lot of Friday. This was something that was host related. It was regrettable, but at least the host reached out to me, proactively, before I even contacted them about the issue. In all honesty, even though the situation was frustrating, the host did try their hardest, basically having sleepless nights on their part trying to get it up with constant communication. When the site came back but the forums were having issues, the CEO of the company personally responded about it as well, which was a nice touch.

    Overall, it was a bad incident made better by the way the host handled it and hopefully an isolated incident, as they have been reliable leading up to this. Anyway, apologies to everyone for the downtime. The amount of emails, texts, social posts and others was touching but also sad to always give the bad news at the time that we didn't know when we would be back... at any rate, the site is totally back now and on to the regular updates.
  • Added a Japanese poster to Attack on Titan (2015) in the Movies
  • Added trivia to Throne of Blood (1957) in the Movies
  • Updated the DVD and Blu-ray release dates... belated in doing so as the title comes out tomorrow
September 20, 2018 6:30 PM
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September 19, 2018 0:43 AM
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September 18, 2018 1:50 AM
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September 17, 2018 1:36 AM
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September 16, 2018 6:23 PM
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September 15, 2018 12:21 PM
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September 14, 2018 1:48 PM
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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters has officially been rated PG-13, while the latest issue of Production Weekly revealed that principal photography for Godzilla vs. Kong is set to begin on October 1st. In the Godzilla anime department, a new poster and story details have been released for Godzilla: The Planet Eater, which gives a much closer look at King Ghidorah. More details for each article can be found in the News Section.
September 13, 2018 7:32 PM
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September 4, 2018 6:13 PM
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September 1, 2018 10:20 PM
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  • New article, in before the scheduled maintenance! No doubt all of you have heard the story that Akira Ifukube turned down the job of scoring The Return of Godzilla (1984) by stating: "I do not write music for 80-meter monsters!" Well, as it turns out, that story might not have been true. Special thanks to film historian Ed Godziszewski and Ifukube biographer Erik Homenick for their contributions to this article Urban Legends: "I Do Not Write Music for 80-Meter Monsters!" now available to read in the Blog!