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New Godzilla statue debuts in Tokyo shopping mall

Mar 22, 2018

New Godzilla statue debuts in Tokyo shopping mall

A new Godzilla statue was unveiled Thursday at a shopping mall in central Tokyo, fulfilling a prophecy inscribed upon its predecessor that more monsters would loom over the area. The new statue, depicting the Tyrannosaurus-like creature featured in the film "Shin Godzilla" released in 2016, ...

Ishiro Honda: The master behind Godzilla

Nov 18, 2017

Ishiro Honda: The master behind Godzilla

by Mark Schilling

Everyone knows "Godzilla," the 1954 film that introduced Japan's most famous monster to the world. But the name of its director, Ishiro Honda, was for a long time only mentioned by foreign critics and fans in passing, if at all. Ishiro Honda: A Life in ...

Ultraman: Ultracool at 50

Jul 16, 2016

Ultraman: Ultracool at 50

by Matt Alt

Ultraman has been defending humanity against monsters and aliens for half a century. We examine the superhero's enduring legacy.

Japan's reincarnated Godzilla will not be cuddly or kitsch

Aug 6, 2015

Japan's reincarnated Godzilla will not be cuddly or kitsch

by Yuri Kageyama

Radiation-breathing Godzilla destroyed so many cities and fought so many monsters, the original Japanese film series outgrew its budget and audience. Shinji Higuchi, the director and special-effects whiz chosen by Toho Co. for the made-in-Japan revival of the series, plans to go back to the ...

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 number ...