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  • As Legendary Pictures moves past Kong: Skull Island (2017) and looks toward the future of the MonsterVerse, naturally news is starting to build for the next appearance of Kong, as the character is set to tangle with Godzilla in 2021. This article is a news roundup for everything known related to the rematch between the two characters. It is ordered by date, with the latest news appearing first and oldest news at the bottom. (more…)

    News // April 29, 2021
  • It’s been almost two years since Godzilla: Defense Force was released to mobile devices. Now, under Toho Games, a trio of new Godzilla mobile games are coming just in time for Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). This includes Run Godzilla, available now except in Japan, along with Godzilla Battle Line and Godzilla Destruction. Dates are still loose,  but the latter two are available in “select countries” next month and worldwide either in April or May with dates subject to change. (more…)

    News // April 27, 2021
  • An April Fools day prank is a tradition here at Toho Kingdom. One can see our history on the matter here with our jokes over the past decade, although it has been going on for longer than that. In the earlier days of the Internet, aka the late 1990’s to early 2000’s, it feels like a lot of April Fools pranks were actually successful on the web, tricking people about the authenticity of their story. I’ll say part of this was due to naivety, with things being harder to fact check then, and also probably a less global understanding of what April Fools was, as it’s more of a Western tradition. These days, people are wisely cautious once the first of April rolls around. Realizing this, a lot of jokes are less believable as they are outlandish.

    Long story short, our jokes typically have fallen into this outlandish category. That includes last year’s prank, which turned the site into a 1993 newspaper, which are more about being creative as opposed to fooling people. This year, we tried something different. Crafting a story that was fake, but with enough detail that it could be real. The subject was a clash between the MonsterVerse Godzilla and Shin Godzilla, although in comic form to make it more believable. It was a tightrope as this was the only time that a major Godzilla film literally released the day before April Fools, so of course couldn’t contain anything that would be perceived as a spoiler.

    Long story short, the joke was played legitimate, although I’m doubtful how successful it was. At the end of the day, it at least made for a good excuse to mash up images of the MonsterVerse Godzilla with Shin Godzilla.

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    News // April 1, 2021
  • Next week, on March 23rd, Godzilla (2014) will be released to 4K Ultra HD in the United States market by Warner Brothers. This will be in the form of a combo pack that includes the 4K Ultra HD version, a regular Blu-ray with special features and a digital version. The title is coming up just in time for the release of Godzilla vs. Kong in most markets, coming at the end of March.

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    News // March 16, 2021
  • Toho started in 1932, although they wouldn’t adopt the name Toho until 1943. Since their inception, the company has done numerous releases to mark their anniversary, sometimes with a single production but often times multiple. Ikiru (1952) marked Toho’s 20th anniversary. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) noted their 30th anniversary while King Kong Escapes (1967) carried their 35th anniversary banner. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991), a “New Year’s film”, celebrated their 60th anniversary. Next year, 2022, marks Toho’s 90th anniversary. As part of this milestone, Toho is  celebrating not just on the big screen… but on the stage with a live theatrical adaptation of Spirited Away.

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    News // February 26, 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
  • Starting in 2019, Playmates Toys began releasing figures around both the MonsterVerse and the Toho Godzilla films. Since then, they have published toys around the Showa series, Heisei series, Millennium series, Reiwa series and including figures for the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong. This has encompassed a wide range of different versions of Godzilla as well, including Godzilla 1954, Godzilla 1968, Godzilla 1999, Godzilla 2004, Godzilla 2016 and the MonsterVerse version.

    The line of figures is continuing to grow as well, with more figures coming later this year. To celebrate, Playmates Toys was kind enough to send us first look promo videos for two upcoming figures in the line.

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    News // February 24, 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 // February 23, 2021
  • Godzilla Rage Across Time #5. Released in 2016, this was the last new comic about the King of the Monsters from IDW Publishing… until now. Years later IDW is returning to release more comics about Godzilla. Signing a multi-year deal with Toho International, IDW will begin releasing new comics on the titular monster starting in April of 2021. The creative talent for the first, five-issue miniseries are familiar faces within IDW. It includes writer Erik Burnham, whose past work includes IDW comics around Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles among others, and artist Dan Schoening, who also has worked on the Ghostbusters comics from IDW.

    The deal includes “dozens” of kaiju from Toho, although exact details are scarce. Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah were name dropped, though, as among those included in the deal. (more…)

    News // February 18, 2021
  • 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.

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    News // January 27, 2021