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And people say foreign film is inaccessible -- Toho Kingdom
May 9, 2008 9:36 AM   Subscribe

Toho kingdom is a deeply obsessive website devoted to Japanese media company Toho. Highlights include monster bios, failed projects (including Batman vs. Godzilla and Godzilla vs. the Devil), in-depth articles, movie concept art and music tablature. You can also check out a few scholarly treatments/discussions of Toho's most famous creation here (MP3 version), here, and here (YT version). But if you'd rather just watch big rubbery monsters slug it out over a major metropolitan centers in a battle for world supremacy, well, take your pick. Happy Friday everyone!

Also, the AOL channel listing missed one of their own videos: War of the Gargantuas.
posted by cog_nate (7 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Batman vs. Godzilla is just freaking brilliant. The bit that surprised me there was that it was apparently proposed before the Adam West series. I had assumed that it was the inspiration for this idea. Would Batman really have been such a big part of the Japanese pop culture world prior to the 60s Bat-craze?
posted by Naberius at 10:34 AM on May 9, 2008


Great post. I just introduced my five year old son (he has spent about half his life in Japan and loves Ultraman) to Godzilla, and he loved it.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:57 AM on May 9, 2008


Batman vs Godzilla?! Oh yessssssssssssssssssssssss!! Please! Pleeeeeeeease!!
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 11:01 AM on May 9, 2008


Thank you!! I have dreamt of such a website.
posted by Kloryne at 11:35 AM on May 9, 2008


Jet Jaguar? Jet Jaguar!

He jock it made of steel. Eats sushi from a pail!
posted by JHarris at 11:46 AM on May 9, 2008


The world really is a wonderful place. Thank you for this post.
posted by marxchivist at 12:02 PM on May 9, 2008


Don't touch my bags, if you please, Mr. customs man.
posted by cog_nate at 3:29 PM on May 9, 2008


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