Film legend Mifune to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jun 24, 2015

Film legend Mifune to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Late Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997) has been named among the newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the honor for entertainment professionals, has announced. A star bearing the name of Mifune, who appeared in a ...

 PS4 Godzilla game steers clear of radiation, atomic weapons

Jun 3, 2015

PS4 Godzilla game steers clear of radiation, atomic weapons

by Yuri Kageyama

Godzillas galore, including last year’s Hollywood version, stomp on buildings, thrashing about and breathing fire, in a video game going on sale globally in mid-July. But don’t expect any references to radiation, the mutant reptile’s trademark affliction. Simply named “Godzilla,” it’s the first video ...

Godzilla named tourism ambassador of his old stomping ground

Apr 10, 2015

Godzilla named tourism ambassador of his old stomping ground

by Yuri Kageyama

Fire-breathing, building-stomping Godzilla was welcomed in part of Tokyo on Thursday as a sign of prosperity, not destruction. The irradiated monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Shinjuku Ward, known for its down-home bars and noodle restaurants. A Godzilla-size head towering 52 ...

Toho plans new Godzilla movie for 2016 release

Dec 8, 2014

Toho plans new Godzilla movie for 2016 release

Godzilla is going on the rampage once more. And this time the monster will be made in Japan, like the original. Film studio Toho’s announcement comes after the success earlier this year of Hollywood’s latest Godzilla film, directed by Gareth Edwards, which grossed more ...

Critics get frank when it comes to Godzilla

| Aug 9, 2014

Critics get frank when it comes to Godzilla

by Philip Brasor

Because Japanese media are incestuous in their inter-corporate dealings, those writers referred to as hyōronka (critics) tend to be less critical about popular culture than their counterparts in North America and Europe. They are more likely to engage in punditry or public relations, because ...

Jul 27, 2014

Godzilla returns: Sequel announced at Comic-Con

Godzilla is coming back. A sequel to the massive-monster film featuring classic creatures from the franchise is in the works. Legendary Pictures chief Thomas Tull made the announcement Saturday at Comic-Con before showing teaser footage that revealed the winged Mothra and Rodan and the ...