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"In Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters, San Francisco based writer August Ragone has produced a fond, generously illustrated biography of the tokusatsu (special effects) genius " Time magazine, December 13, 2007
"The difference between this book and other coffee table volumes that have covered daikaiju before, though, is the staggeringly researched detail that Ragone has put into the text itself. This is not just a picture book to flip through, nod approvingly at and stick on the shelf; this is a record easily in scale with the monsters Tsuburaya created a critical and historical look at the creation and output of an industry that spanned (and has continued to span) the decades. —Tooth and Dagger, October 2007
"Anyone with a taste for reading about frantic production schedules and creative jury-rigging solutions will find much to enjoy in Ragone's text." &mdashPowell's Books.com, November 2007
A great book to learn about all those great man in suit TV shows and movies from japan.Published 16 days ago by Paul R. Sutton
Seeing how Tsuburaya did those amazing sequences is fascinating. If you like Ray Harryhausen's late 50s/early 60s effects in Jason and the Argonauts or First Men in the Moon you... Read morePublished 1 month ago by George Rowbottom
I have been waiting for this book to be reprinted, could not afford the hardback. The book is a must for any kaiju fan. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S Redclaw
The author an easy writing style that flows in an informative and captivating way that for a bio of a person I knew so little about, became so greatly interested in. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lavinia Tilley
For a book which first appears to be just a biography of Japan's greatest monster-maker (and I don't say that to diminish its subject, not at all), the reader is also treated to a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter M.
My son-in-law was extremely pleased to get this book as a birthday gift. It arrived in good time and in superb condition.Published on February 25, 2011 by valleyfaye
Godzilla, Ultraman, Booska... they all come together in this book. Eiji Tsuburaya is a newly discovered hero of mine. Read morePublished on June 5, 2009 by J. B. De Zwart