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  • Announced way back on Godzilla Day 2022, Toho is preparing a new Japanese Godzilla movie. The production is slated for a release on November 3rd, 2023, in Japan and December 1st, 2023, in the United States. Known as Godzilla Minus One, the movie is being directed by Takashi Yamazaki, director of Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005), Yokaipedia (2022) and other films. (more…)

    News // February 17, 2024
  • Coverage surrounding Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire, sequel to 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong. The movie continues the MonsterVerse series from Legendary, which started Godzilla (2014). The production is currently scheduled for a 2024 release in March similar to the previous film in the franchise.


    News // February 16, 2024
  • Toho International and Santa Cruz Skateboards have announced a collaboration timed for the King of the Monsters’ 70th anniversary this year. The collection will include skateboards and a wide range of apparel. In keeping with the anniversary theme, the collection will hit retail in November 2024. (more…)

    News // February 5, 2024
  • November 3rd has arrived once again, in what is quickly becoming an annual tradition to celebrate the birthdate of Godzilla. Similar to last year, a host of news, merchandise, and other media has been released to commemorate the occasion. Some of the more noteworthy news can be found below! This article will be updated accordingly should more news crop up.


    News // November 3, 2023
  • 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 // September 16, 2023
  • Godzilla has famously, or infamously depending on one’s point of view, clashed with various Marvel superheroes back in the 1970’s. Well now, decades later, it’s been announced that he will face off against the Justice League from DC, adding another crossover to the King of the Monster’s legacy. This time, however, Godzilla will be joined by Kong in a crossover titled Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong. (more…)

    News // July 20, 2023
  • has been through a number of transformations since it first came on the scene, originally as a device to promote GODZILLA (1998). This news article tracks some major updates that have occurred to the site since its resurrection and Toho took it over directly. (more…)

    News // July 10, 2023
  • Legendary is continuing to expand the Monsterverse. That franchise, first launching with Godzilla (2014), is now breaking on to TV. The series, titled Skull Island, will be animated and focus on the titular location of the movie Kong: Skull Island (2017). This article is a news roundup of details related to the upcoming series.


    News // June 22, 2023
  • 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.


    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.


    News // October 4, 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.


    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.


    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