There will be two events that will be happening soon both involve the famous scene from King Kong Vs. Godzilla where they destroy Atami Castle. The first event is Atami Vs. Godzilla (from Little Monsters) it will feature a 2 meter tall Godzilla, collectible stamps, other displays and merchandise for Godzilla. The event takes place the whole month of November at Lasuka Atami, directly connected to Atami Station, also at Atami Castle will be the 2 meter statue and a panel exhibition “Godzilla and Landmark Exhibition" on the 2nd floor, that will be including unpublished photos.
In addition to that event the Atami Kaiju Film Festival will take place November 22nd to the 24th, it will feature an event poster designed by Yuji Kaida, and will include the films King Kong Vs. Godzilla (Toho, 1962), Ultraman Episode 11: Ramenbo from Space (1966 broadcast, Tsuburaya Productions), National Independent Monster Film Championship [Atami Masterpiece Selection] "Mechanical Ninja Complete Edition" (2018/15 min), "Mutainless Night Neckless Monster" (2018/30 min), "Dragon Saur Battle Zone" (2018/3 minutes), “Vividman V” (2018/18 minutes) (+5 minutes of making), “Women Weapons 701 (Joheiki Seven Owan)” (2017/5 minutes), “UNFIX Special Edition” (2018/20 minutes); Cat Planning (2018, Director: Jun Awazu), Deep Sea Monster Raiga vs. Lava Beast Ohga (2019, Director: Shinhei Hayashiya), and Sagiri no Kuni (2019, Director: Daisuke Sato).
There will be live music as well on November 23rd, “Godzilla Legend Atami Absolute Defense Live”, that will feature singers, dancer, and musicians. Screening Venue (for the films): International Tourism College Atami School 13-4 Chuocho, Atami City; Venue (for music): Atami Geisha Banban Kabenjo 17-13 Chuo-cho, Atami City.
Godzilla Expo 2019 History of Godzilla through photos In OIOI has been announced and will take place at three locations from Oct 21st to Jan 13 in Japan. Check out the info below on this event from Marui Group (translated from Japanese).
Update: A number of items that will be for sale have been added to the site for this (link below), they include clear files, key chains, picture boards, t-shirts, pass cases, pen, jacket, hat, phone stands, mint tins, and snack boxes (with snacks of course).
An exhibition where you can experience the history of Godzilla with photos! Godzilla EXPO 2019 ~ The history of Godzilla in photos ~ in OIOI Look back on the history of Godzilla with precious photos and props!
Yurakucho Marui, Namba Marui and Hakata Marui will hold "Godzilla EXPO 2019-History of Godzilla in Photos-in OIOI"!
Exhibit precious photos of the template that became the basis of the suit of the 1954 movie "Godzilla" with large panels and explanations. You can look back on the movie “Godzilla” and the process until the character is born, along with precious photos. In addition to photos, we will exhibit valuable props.
Also, Toho and ALPHABOAT will display a panel of works drawn by creators who won a prize in the first audition project “Godzilla” of the “GEMSTONE” human resource discovery and audition project using YouTube.
Mr. Shuhei Yamaguchi, Mr. YELLOW JUNKIE / kyo → ko and Mr. Ken Konami have newly drawn the first Godzilla under the theme of "Godzilla 65th Anniversary"!
In addition, Gemstone creators newly created Godzilla under the three themes of Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka where "Godzilla EXPO" will be held this time (images below). We welcome customers with three different key visuals at each venue!
Of course, goods using illustrations drawn will also be sold at the venue!
We look forward to your visit! !
Holding period: Monday, October 21-Monday, November 4
Holding place: 8F Event space
Opening hours: 11 : 00-21 : 00 (Sundays / holidays are 10: 30-20: 30) )
exhibition admission: Adults 300 yen / elementary school less than free
and Hakata Marui-
held period: November 9 (Saturday) to November 20 (Wed.)
Venue: 2F event space
Opening hours: 10 am to 21 pm
exhibition Admission fee: Free
Holding period: December 28 (Sat)
-January 13 (Mon) Holding place: 7F Event space
Business hours: 11 :00-20 :30 (Sundays and holidays are 11:00) -20:00)
Exhibition entrance fee: Free
There will also be a catalog of photos from the exhibition (price: 1,818 yen (tax included price: 2,000 yen)). (Bottom pic)
Link to Marui Group site.
Godzilla Stomps into San Diego Comic-Con for the First Time
The Famous Kaiju Is Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the First Film This Year
Who: Godzilla, King of the Monsters
What: Parent company TOHO will have the first dedicated Godzilla booth at SDCC with many exciting activities including:
When: July 17 – 21
Where: San Diego Comic Con, Booth #3535
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan.
The Godzilla Store is releasing five limited edition art print based on the Godzilla Vs. Evangelion crossover. The five prints, all which have been seen previously, include art by Masahiro Maeda, Yuji Kaida, Tetsu Amamiya, Rockin' Jelly Bean, and Takashi Murakami. Each is a high quality print (10 colors) with a wood frame that retail for 48,600 yen. They can be ordered from the Godzilla Store now.
A special collaboration has been announced between Godzilla and Gundam, Gundam X Godzilla. The collaboration will be, at least to start, a promotion for ticket purchases for either Godzilla: The Planet Eater or Mobile Suit Gundam NT anime films. Special clear files with artwork by Hideki Tenjin will be a bonus with tickets purchases (full artwork above, individual file art below). Pre-sales start Oct 19 for both films and run up to release dates for each film, Nov 9th for Godzilla, Nov 30th for Gundam, and can be purchase at the theaters showing the films or on the Major ticket site. It is possible there could be more items for this cross promotions as there have been in the past with other Godzilla cross promotions, more on that as we find out.
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.
Two different posters (given out at showing of the second film) revealing the third Godzilla Anime film, Godzilla Star Eater (possible translation) and a release date Nov 2018. The posters also suggest that Ghidorah will be featured in the film. One poster has the three necks of Ghidorah intertwined the other seems to hint at the title with a star like shape. Images come from Twitter and Facebook (credit to those that posted them), more info as we get it.
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.
Toho/Polygon Pictures has announced additional cast for Godzilla: Monster Planet as well as a theater exclusive. Daisuke Ono, Kenta Miyake, Kenio Horiuchi, Kazuya Nakai, Kazuhiro Yamaji are the additional cast members, and the theater exclusive is a metallic clear file that will be limited in number. Below are brief character descriptions and images (note translated via Google, some images from Dengeki Hobby).
The stage event for Godzilla: Monster Planet at Anime Japan has announced that the film is part of a planned trilogy, it also announced the characters, as well as which actors are playing each, and revealed the character designs too (bottom).
Mamoru Miyano is playing the lead role, Haruo Sakaki, a 24 year old looking for revenge against Godzilla for killing his parents.
Takahiro Sakurai plays Metphies, the Exif alien who understands Haruo well.
Kana Hanazawa plays the heroine Yuko Tani, who grew up with Haruo after he was orphaned.
Tomokazu Sugita plays Martin Lazzari, an optimistic environmental biologist working with the military.
Yuuki Kaji plays Adam Bindewald, a young landing ship pilot who respects Haruo.
Junichi Suwabe plays Mulu-Elu Galu-gu, a Bilsard alien.
The last summer of the 20th Century. That day, the human beings learn that they are not the only ruler of the planet Earth.
The appearance of the giant living creatures “Kaiju's” and the ultimate existence that destroys all monsters: Godzilla. Through the battle against kaiju's that lasted for half a century, human beings has experienced continuous defeat, and finally plans to escape from the Earth. And in 2048, only those who were selected by the A.I. managed under the central government boarded the inter-sidereal emigrant spaceship “Aratrum” to head for “Tau Cetus e”, the planet beyond the distance of 11.9 light-year. However, the environmental condition differences between that of the Earth and Tau e, which they finally arrived after 20 years were far beyond the predicted numbers, and was not an environment considered to be habitable by human beings.
The young man on the emigrant ship: Haruo, who saw his parents killed by Godzilla in front of his eyes when he was 4 years old, had only one thing in his mind for 20 years: to return to the Earth and defeat Godzilla. Shut out from the possibility of emigration, as the living environment in the ship deteriorates, the group of “Earth Returnists” led by Haruo became the majority, and determines to head back to Earth through a dangerous long-distance hyperspace navigation. However, the Earth they have returned has already passed the time of 20,000 years, and has become an unknown world with the ecosystem reigned by Godzilla.
At the end, will human beings win back the Earth? And what will Haruo see beyond his fate?