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  • CrunchyRoll has launched their exclusive Godzilla Streetwear collection. These clothes are largely inspired by the work of artists Simon Gane, Dave Watcher, Zach Howard and Ronda Pattison for the artistry done on the IDW Publishing comics around the King of the Monsters. These clothes are extremely limited. Pre-orders start today, June 11th, and run until June 22nd. After that date the clothes will not be available for purchase, but are expected to ship sometime in August, 2020. This leaves only 11 days to buy the clothes. (more…)

    News // June 11, 2020
  • The staff of Toho Kingdom sound off their top Toho film picks. For these lists, each staff member is selecting their top six Toho movies. Why six? Because five is too short and ten feels way too long. In terms of criteria, this is strictly based on which films the staff member would consider their favorite. It doesn’t necessarily tie into the merits of the production itself, so for example don’t be surprised to see more Godzilla movies than Akira Kurosawa films here. (more…)

    General // February 13, 2020
  • Just in time for Halloween, the staff of Toho Kingdom sound off the scariest Godzilla series and Toho kaiju to ever grace the screen. We aren’t discriminating based on size, so any monster focused in a Toho film can count. Furthermore, the MonsterVerse is fair game here as well. (more…)

    General // October 28, 2019
  • Since the dawn of DVDs, Criterion has been issuing films to disc with a number on the spine. Seven Samurai (1954), for example, was their second release and is #2. With the advent of Blu-rays, this tradition continued, with House (1977) being an example of around this time and carrying spine #539. The company is now about to break past #999 and is ready to celebrate the shift to four digits. To commemorate this, and in an unprecedented turn of events, Criterion has announced that a slew of Godzilla movies will be joining The Criterion Collection for a Blu-ray boxset. This is not just a few titles, but is in fact the entire Showa series: from Godzilla (1954) to Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975). This will be a landmark release, the first time the entire original series has been available from one set in the United States.

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    News // July 26, 2019
  • The latest Godzilla movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, has now spent four weekends at the box office. As we are now well past any normal grace period for avoiding spoilers, the staff of Toho Kingdom is giving their full thoughts on the latest movie. As expected, stuff will not be held back, so if you haven’t seen the film and are still looking to avoid spoilers, this article isn’t for you. So without further ado, the staff’s impressions after seeing the film.

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    General // June 25, 2019
  • An interview conducted by Toho Kingdom staff with Japanese artist Shinji Nishikawa, known for his work on the Godzilla series from the late ’80s into the early 2000s. The interview took place through e-mail beginning January 11th, 2018 and concluded later that year in November. A majority of the questions are one-offs, with the theme of the interview initially being about “lost projects,” though some of Nishikawa’s other works outside of Toho are briefly discussed as well. Translations by Noah Oskow and Joshua Sudomerski, and special thanks to Matt Frank for helping get this interview together!

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    Interviews // June 2, 2019
  • The staff of Toho Kingdom sound off on their hopes for Godzilla and Toho related events for 2019, “Tohopes” if you will and don’t mind a large helping of puns. With a new Godzilla film on the near horizon with Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the new year is likely to be big for the franchise star, and we weigh in on what might be in store and what would be great to see in the near future as a result. (more…)

    General // January 16, 2019
  • It’s been 16 years since Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee was announced and released. Since then several generations of video game consoles have come, as the industry continues to march on. Despite these advances, though, the original trilogy of games from Atari and Pipeworks are still well remembered today. In fact, one doesn’t have to look further than this petition to re-release them, currently with over 8,000 signatures, to see that. (more…)

    General // January 14, 2019
  • To celebrate Thanksgiving, the Toho Kingdom team has put together some of the things they are really thankful for in kaiju fandom to share the holiday cheer—and we think there is a lot to be thankful for recently! So grab a monster-sized turkey leg and an extra helping of radioactive cranberry sauce and a slice of pumpkin pie (made from leftover jack-o-lanterns perhaps) and gather around for the celebration! Also, if you have something that you’re thankful for, be sure to share it in the comments! (more…)

    General // November 22, 2018
  • The staff of Toho Kingdom makes some Toho film recommendations for the Halloween season. This covers creepy, atmospheric and horror movies produced or released by Toho that are perfect for the month of October. Recommendations run the gamut, dating from the 1950’s all the way to films released a few years ago. If you are looking for even more horror productions from Japan, also be sure to check the Horror Movie Listing. (more…)

    General // October 31, 2018
  • Excited about the latest Godzilla trailer? Maybe curious how the staff of Toho Kingdom felt as well? If so, read on for the staff’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer reactions, both from those at Comic Con where it was unveiled and those of us who saw it for the first time at home. Also, be sure to leave your own reactions to the trailer in the comments section.

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    General // August 2, 2018
  • This page is a news roundup for the 2017 film Kong: Skull Island by Legendary Pictures and being released by Warner Bros. The production will be part of the Godzilla cinematic universe by Legendary Pictures: MonsterVerse. The film stars Tom Hiddleston (from Thor and The Avengers) and Brie Larson (Room and 21 Jump Street) as the leads. The supporting cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, Toby Kebbell, Thomas Mann, John C. Reilly, Jason Mitchell and more. The movie is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) from a screenplay created by Dan Gilroy, John Gatins, Derek Connolly, and Godzilla (2014) scribe Max Borenstein. (more…)

    News // March 4, 2018
  • Today marks the day that Toho is releasing their latest Godzilla film, and their first theatrical animated feature on the King of the Monsters. To celebrate, the Toho Kingdom staff is sitting down and giving their thoughts on the latest look for the nuclear menace. (more…)

    General // November 17, 2017
  • August 7th, 2017 marked the passing of a true legend. Best known for being the suit actor for the original 1954 Godzilla, Haruo Nakajima demonstrated his talents on the big screen in an unforgettable performance that would live on in the hearts and minds of people the world over. Nakajima would go on to bring to life even more iconic Toho movie monsters, such as the original Rodan, Varan, Gaira, Baragon, and King Kong, and even appear on the silver screen in acting roles, though his outing as Godzilla would remain one of his finest endeavors. (more…)

    General // August 22, 2017
  • From beginning to end. We chronicle the long, long round from early rumors to post interviews for Godzilla (2014). This news roundup of the movie, born indirectly from the lost concept of Godzilla 3D to the Max, goes from 2009 to 2017, when the director was promoting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The journey for this movie was long. Have your own memories of this time? Be sure to share them at the comments way, way at the bottom. (more…)

    News // April 19, 2017
  • Toho choose a poster to unveil their new look for Godzilla, in the upcoming film Godzilla Resurgence or known as “シン・ゴジラ” aka Shin Godzilla in Japan. The internet, as it often does, has erupted into opinions on Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi‘s new look for the creature. Being hardcore Godzilla fans, the staff of Toho Kingdom weighs in as well with our own reactions to the look of Godzilla 2016. Our thoughts are presented in order of seniority on the site, although the founder’s is included at the end as a summary. Staff weighs in solely on what is available, which in this case is a shoulder-up view of the new Godzilla as shown on the poster. (more…)

    General // December 15, 2015