GODZILLA is... King of the Monsters! Nature's Radioactive Revenge! A Camp Superhero! The Big G!
Bigger, Badder, and more durable than Hollywood's greatest action heroes, Godzilla emerged from the mushroom cloud of an H-bomb test in 1954 to trample Tokyo. More than 40 years later, he reigns as the undisputed king of monsters, with legions of fans spanning several generations and countless international boundaries.
Japan's Favorite Mon-Star is the first complete guide to the Godzilla legend published in North America. It is also the first totally unauthorized Godzilla book to be successfully published (legal challenges from Toho Co. Ltd. have previously snuffed out two others by Fantasma Books in 1996 and Quill Publishing in 1998). This book, the culmination of many years of in-depth research, includes production details on all 22 Godzilla movies produced by Toho in Japan between 1954 and 1995, plus several "unmade" features, plus the 1998 big-budget U.S. Godzilla remake by the makers of INDEPENDENCE DAY. It dispels the myths and illuminates the mysteries of Japan's enigmatic mon-star, and is loaded with background information, trivia, and exclusive interviews with the people who created Godzilla - then and now. Interviewees and personal profiles include special effects director Teruyoshi Nakano, Godzilla suit actor Haruo Nakajima, composer Akira Ifukube and actors Yoshio Tsuchiya (MONSTER ZERO, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS) and Robert Dunham (MOTHRA, GODZILLA VS. MEGALON). With over 300 fact-filled pages and over 94 photos and illustrations, JAPAN'S FAVORITE MON-STAR is the biggest and best Godzilla book available, and the only one you'll need. 94 b&w illustrations