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New: Evala, The Land Mine Daikaiju

The details of this new daikaiju clip are sketchy to say the least, but for what it’s worth Evala, The Land Mine Daikaiju came to the attention of News Hound Supremo, Avery Guerra via the following Youtube clips — marked, … Continue reading

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Jellyfish Eyes: The New Yôkai?

Images of the cute yet bizarre kaiju (that is, monsters) inhabiting Takashi Murakami’s much-anticipated fantasy Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes) reveal an imagination that has taken its own established aesthetic and created a weird, toy-like pantheon of creatures very reminiscent, in … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Official Trailer

Well, we’ve had hints about Guillermo del Toro’s anticipated daikaiju epic, Pacific Rim — and if you thought you were excited before, check out this just released official trailer: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct This could make a profound change … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Viral Footage Gives a Glimpse of a Giant Monster

embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct If I was excited by news of Guillermo del Toro’s “love letter” to the kaiju [daikaiju] eiga tradition of Japanese monster movies exemplified in Gojira [Godzilla] (1954; dir. Ishiro Honda), Pacific Rim when it was … Continue reading

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Having your Cake and Being Eaten By It, Too

If you think a  ’50s retro/parody film featuring a daikaiju-sized cake might be fun, watch the following faux trailer and you can help get it made. embedded by Embedded Videovimeo Direct Lobsterdance Productions, under the creative auspices of Jared P. … Continue reading

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First Sighting of Jellyfish Eyes’ Monsters

Two of the monster designs for Part 1 of artist Takashi Murakami’s proposed live-action fantasy trilogy, Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes) [if you need to catch up, see  The Art of Monsters: Takashi Murakami and Jellyfish Eyes], have surfaced — … Continue reading

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Ultraman on Monster Awareness Month

Click on this image now! Spectacular, isn’t it? These are some of the monsters that feature in the Ultraman franchise, one of two paintings by Toshio Okazaki published in Shōgakukan’s 1979 edition of Ultra Kaiju (Shōgakukan Nyūmon Hyakka Series #97) … Continue reading

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Exclusive: The Man Who Summons Kaiju

It’s always good to see another giant monster film arise from the spiritual home of the genre, even if it’s not full-length. The Man Who Summons Kaiju [aka Kaijû wo yobu otoko] (Japan-2010; dir. Daisuke Andô) is a 25-minute television … Continue reading

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