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  • Today, December 16th, marks the 55th anniversary of the eighth Godzilla film: Son of Godzilla (1967). Introducing Minilla alongside Kumonga and Kamacuras, the latter two feeling like minor characters at the time only to become highly focused in media in the decades to follow, the movie is quite an important production in the overall Godzilla series. To celebrate, members of the Toho Kingdom staff are giving their retrospectives of director Jun Fukuda‘s second entry in the Godzilla franchise.

    Read on to hear our thoughts, while feel free to leave your own in the comments as well. (more…)

    General // December 16, 2022
  • November 3rd is almost here, which marks the anniversary of Godzilla (1954). For a few years now Toho has really rallied around this date, creating what they themselves call “Godzilla Day”. Furthermore, this year is the 68th anniversary of the character and the 50th anniversary of Gigan, which the company is also working into the celebration. We’ll be tracking what’s in store for that date, from the Godzilla vs. Gigan Rex short to merchandise, and on that note Toho has teamed with some really awesome companies this year.

    What’s listed here isn’t all there is and will be updated as more information comes in for Godzilla Day 2022. (more…)

    News // November 4, 2022
  • From limited edition statues to Toho original soundtrack vinyls, this page covers the diverse upcoming releases from Mondo.

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    News // October 4, 2022
  • From their “ReAction” line to their “ULTIMATES!” line, this post is a news roundup for upcoming and announced Super7 toy releases.

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    News // October 4, 2022
  • As first reported by Deadline, Apple has ordered a brand new live action TV show around Monarch, Titans and Godzilla for their Apple TV+ service. Working with Legendary, Toho and Safehouse Pictures, which has a first look deal with Legendary, the series will expand on the MonsterVerse which first started with Godzilla (2014). (more…)

    News // August 18, 2022
  • Stern Pinball has announced a new Godzilla themed pinball machine. The game is designed by Keith Elwin with art by Jeremy ‘Zombie Yeti’ Packer. It’s for sale now with three different models. These include Pro, Premium and Limited with prices ranging from $6,899 to $10,499. (more…)

    News // May 5, 2022
  • On March 17th, 2022, news from Japan reported the passing of famed Toho movie actor Akira Takarada. Perhaps most well known for his role as Hideto Ogata from Godzilla (1954), Takarada has participated in nearly every era of the Godzilla series in some fashion. Following his performance in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), Takarada became more heavily involved with attending conventions, where he would share his passion and boundless enthusiasm with countless Godzilla fans.

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    General // April 17, 2022
  • Playmates Toys continues to release additional figures for Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), adding to the toy line for the latest MonsterVerse entry. To date they have toys for Godzilla, Kong, Mechagodzilla, Skullcrawler and Warbat. There are additional variants of the two title monsters as well, offering different accessories and ones for the Hong Kong battle sequence with different paint to simulate the lighting of the battle scene.

    Now joining the series is another figure for Kong depicting the character before he ventured to the Hollow Earth: Antarctic Kong.

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    News // July 20, 2021
  • Toho has announced a new anime series for Godzilla, being produced by Toho while being created by anime studios bones and Orange. Set to debut worldwide in 2021, on Tokyo MX in Japan and on Netflix worldwide, the upcoming series is around the corner. The show won’t be Godzilla’s first foray into animation, although this is noted to be an all new and original series on the character. This article acts as a news roundup for the new series, titled Godzilla Singular Point. (more…)

    News // June 21, 2021
  • CrunchyRoll has launched their exclusive Godzilla collection, now announcing a new second wave. Clothing features the art of Bob Eggleton, James Stokoe, Matt Frank and Dave Watcher that was originally featured in comics from IDW. These clothes are extremely limited. Pre-orders start today, February 25th, and run until March 8th. This leaves only 11 days to buy the clothes. In addition, a book focusing on covers from the comics and figures are included with the run (more…)

    News // February 25, 2021
  • Way back in 2018, Toho announced plans to make a stronger focus on film investment outside Japan. This announcement was made on the back of three movies that Toho was investing in at the time. These were: Detective Pikachu (2019), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and an undated remake of the 2016 movie Your Name. The first two projects were with Legendary, while the third was with Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot. Details are now starting to emerge on the Your Name live action remake. This article is a news roundup of information as it’s released on this project.

    As part of the agreement, Toho will provide financing and handle distribution of the movie in Japan. Meanwhile Paramount will handle releasing the film in all other territories. (more…)

    News // September 19, 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