A new VR experience is coming to the VR Zone in Osaka and Shinjuku in Japan, Godzilla VR. This cool VR (virtual reality) puts you right in the film Shin Godzilla as you fight the monster Osaka opens this fall with Shinjuku opening November. Check out the video and pics below.
A number of film announcements happened yesterday getting fans excited for the future, while not all were kaiju related they were coll none the less. First was the announcement (at Anime Expo) of the premiere of Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle on Netflix on July 18, less than two weeks away. The second announcement, also involving Netflix, was of a new Ultraman Anime (based on the Ultraman Manga comic) will debut in 2019, promo poster and promo and announcement videos below. Production for Ultraman is handled by Production IG and Sola Digital Arts. Also announced, while not kaiju related but big, is that Legendary will be making a Mobile Suit Gundam live action film, one of the most influential giant robot sagas of all time. It will be produced with Sunrise Inc. Poster and announcement video at bottom.
The first ever large-scale Godzilla exhibition outside Japan, Godzilla Special Exhibition in Taiwan, takes place June 30th to Sept 16th 2018. The event features a history of Godzilla films (Evolution Showcase), Studio Tour (Creators Room), Studio Tour (Special Art Warehouse), Diorama Stage, City Of Rumble, and Godzilla Encounter (pics below are for reference not actual pics). It takes place at No. 1 Warehouse, Songshan Wenchuang Park (No. 133, Guangfu South Road, Xinyi District, Taipei) Taiwan, a pre-sale is going on now up till the start, ticket prices will increase once the exhibition begins (220 to 320 yuan). Tickets available here.
Toho Cinemas Daily Theater in Tokyo will close for good February 4th 2018 after 85 years. To celebrate it's history Toho is having a "Sayonara Daily Theater Last Show". The last film to be screened their will be Godzilla 1954 (Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II will be shown the day before, guests include Masahiro Takashima, Director Takao Okawara, and Producer Shogo Toyama). Guest at the final show will be Akira Takarada, and 1,000 lucky people will get a limited Bandai Movie Monster Series Millennium Godzilla Daydream Last Show Version.
Godzilla Generations an event being held from Oct 27 to Nov 19 is an event that will feature the work of three artists, Shinji Nishikawa, Noriyoshi Ohrai, Yuji Kaida, and other artists, it will show all the Godzilla films including a premiere of Godzilla: Monster Planet, as well as have unique merchandise for sale. It takes place at the Tower Records Shibuya Store with admission costing 800 yen and there will be a number of pieces of original art shown. Below are some of the items for sale.
The Japanese site NitroPlus posted new info and a teaser (concept) image (above) for the upcoming Godzilla Animated film. Production and cast info as follows:
"A special stage of "GODZILLA", an animated feature film to be release in 2017. Meet the all-star voice actors who have played main rolls in many of the hit animes. Don't miss the chance to see what kind of characters they are going to play."
Anime Japan is March 23-26 at Animate Hall (Animate Ikebukuro Headquarters Store 9F), Tokyo.
More info as it becomes available.
Kick off celebrating America’s independence with your favorite Japanese monsters on Friday, July 1 at 4:00PM ET/PT. Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Ghidorrah, Destroyah and more will continue to brawl it out until Monday, July 4, at 4:00 AM ET/PT.
Featuring 14 iconic Godzilla films, including GOJIRA, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER, MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA, GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA, and more, “Kaijuly Roarth” brings these big bad monster movies to the small screen.
Forget the fireworks and turn up the volume to watch the best menacing monsters roar for four days back-to-back!
El Rey Network’s “Kaijuly Roarth” Marathon Film Schedule:
FRIDAY July 1, 2016
4:00 PM ET/PT “GOJIRA”
6:15 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS”
8:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN”
9:45 PM ET/PT “TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA”
11:45 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II”
2:15 AM ET/PT “GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER”
4:15 AM ET/PT “RODAN”
SATURDAY July 2, 2016
6:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO”
8:00 AM ET/PT “MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA”
10:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLAS REVENGE”
11:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH”
1:45 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH”
4:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA”
6:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS”
7:45 PM ET/PT “GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER”
9:45 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS: THE G ANNIHILATION STRATEGY”
12:00 AM ET/PT “MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA”
2:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH”
4:15 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN”
SUNDAY July 3, 2016
6:00 AM ET/PT “GOJIRA”
8:15 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH”
10:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH”
12:45 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS”
2:30 PM ET/PT “GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER”
4:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS: THE G ANNIHILATION STRATEGY”
6:45 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II”
9:15 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH”
11:30 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH”
1:45 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA”
3:45 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS: THE G ANNIHILATION STRATEGY”
MONDAY July 4, 2016
6:00 AM ET/PT “MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA”
8:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA’S REVENGE”
9:30 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH”
11:45 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH”
2:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA”
4:00 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS”
5:45 PM ET/PT “GHIDORRAH: THE THREE HEADED MONSTER”
7:45 PM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS: THE G ANNIHILATION STRATEGY”
10:00 PM ET/PT “MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA”
12:00 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH”
2:15 AM ET/PT “GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN”
4:00 AM ET/PT “TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA”
Godzilla was born in 1954 from H-bomb test and Toho has made this simple premise into the biggest movie series of all time. They made use of miniatures and real world special effects to bring it to life. Toho has stay with this approach for 50 years and 28 installments they are releasing the first Godzilla movie in over 12 years, Shin Godzilla on July 29, 2016.
To celebrate is the exhibition, Godzilla At The Museum: Creative Tracks Of Daikaiju showcasing those miniatures and special effects of the Godzilla movies, design drawings, set drawings, documentary photography, and the like, as well as focusing on the illustrations and three-dimensional modeling that has been created on the basis of the Godzilla movies. It shows the imagination, creativity, power of expression, and will introduce the boundless charm of subject that Godzilla.
In addition there will be a screening of Shin Godzilla and even an awesome event Godzilla Vs Orchestra, featuring a live orchestra playing Akira Ifukube's music while the original Godzilla film is shown.
The event runs from July 15, 2016 - August 31, 2016, at the Fukuoka Art Museum with the Godzilla Vs Orchestra event taking place at Fukuoka Symphony Hall on June 15.
The Jinbocho Theatre in Tokyo will be having the Shin Godzilla Movie Total March a movie marathon showing all 28 Godzilla movies as well as the American Godzilla film (2014). It will start on May 7, 2016 and run through June 17, 2016. There is no reserves for seating, it is unclear if the movie are running back to back or not. The movies are split up to a certain number each week during the showings (schedule listed below). Admission prices are 1200 yen (800 yen for children).
May 7 (Saturday) to May 13 (Friday)
"Godzilla X Megagirasu G annihilation operations" (2000) / "Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah Monster all-out attack" (2001) / "Godzilla X Mechagodzilla" (2002) / "Godzilla X Mothra X Mechagodzilla Tokyo SOS" (2003) / " Godzilla FINAL WARS "(2004)
May 14 (Saturday) to May 20 (Friday)
"Godzilla VS Mothra" (1992) / "Godzilla VS Mechagodzilla" (1993) / "Godzilla VS Space Godzilla" (1994) / "Godzilla VS Destoroyah" (1995) / "Godzilla 2000" (1999)
May 21 (Saturday) to May 27 (Friday)
"Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" (1974) / "Terror of Mechagodzilla" (1975) / "Godzilla" (1984) / "Godzilla VS Biollante" (1989) / "Godzilla VS King Ghidorah" (1991)
May 28 (Saturday) to June 3 (Friday)
"Destroy All Monsters" (1968) / "Godzilla minilla-Gabala All Monster large march" (1969) / "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" (1971) / "Godzilla vs. Gigan" (1972) / "Godzilla vs. Megalon" (1973)
June 4 (Saturday) to June 10 (Friday)
"Mothra vs. Godzilla" (1964) / "Ghidorah" (1964) / "Invasion of Astro-Monster" (1965) / "Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster" (1966) / "Monster Island son of the decisive battle Godzilla "(1967)
June 11 (Saturday) to June 17 (Fri.)
"Godzilla 60th Anniversary Digitally Remastered" (1954) / "Godzilla Raids Again" (1955) / "King Kong vs. Godzilla" (1962) / "GODZILLA" (2014)
*There is no screening of "Shin Godzilla".
It has been announced that advance tickets for Shin Godzilla will go on sale April 23, the film hit theaters July 29, 2016. Those that get advance sell tickets will receive a "Godzilla Vs. Evangelion" print. They are limited to 55,555 and will be no more then two per person (one per ticket). It looks like other merchandise will be released as well including towels, t-shirts, key rings, and posters. It appears both the Evangelion and Shin Godzilla websites are involved in the promo.