When your city is under siege by thugs and punks, you want a real hero. It’s time to call in the big guns. It’s time to call in COPZILLA. AOK dedicated their silly animated short to actor Haruo Nakajima, who portrayed Godzilla in the classic Kaiju films, and recently passed away.
Designer Michael “DinoMike” Buxton combines two iconic Japanese images, as Gojira himself stomps through the Great Wave off Kanagawa. Available on t-shirts, notebooks, wall art, phone cases, tote bags, throw pillows, and even an awesome duvet cover for your bed.
Kaptainkristian explores the origins of Godzilla, a franchise most of us associate with giant monsters stomping on buildings, but that had a much darker genesis – the (completely warranted) nuclear fears of a post-war Japan. TL;DW – go watch the original Gojira.
To celebrate the fall harvest in Japan, a group of more than 100 volunteers worked tirelessly to build this awesome straw sculpture of Godzilla. It measures 7m (~23 ft.) tall, with a 10m (~33ft) long tail, a light-up head and tail, and looks like its ready to stomp these kids. (Images: Jcast)
We had high hopes for Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla, but it had far too little destruction for a Kaiju flick. Japan’s Shin Godzilla makes up for that in spades, as is clear from this VFX reel from Shirogumi and StealthWorks, set to a soothing ambient soundtrack.
Frame by Frame explains that the original Godzilla’s real enemy was time. Given only 6 months to finish the film, director Ishiro Honda eschewed stop motion in favor of rubber suits, puppets and miniatures to create his 1954 classic, a setup that persists today.
An upcoming Godzilla reboot from the folks behind the Evangelion anime and Toho, the studio that created the King of Kaiju. シン・ゴジラ (Shin Gojira) aka Godzilla Resurgence is said to be a reflection of “the world’s recent “loss of innocence” from modern real-life tragedies.”