Monthly Archives: August 2017

Late news recap

It hasn’t been a terribly inspiring week news-wise, and the weekend was otherwise a little busy, hence this recap being a smidge behind schedule. So, what was up? I didn’t make it out to Japan World Heroes, so Geek Kon … Continue reading

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Happy 30th to Dark Horse’s Godzilla series!

As of this writing, it appears that IDW’s rights to print Godzilla comics have lapsed. While a lot of great things came out of the IDW run, there were always two things that I really hoped they’d do that never … Continue reading

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Weekend news recap: Godzilla veges out.

Time for the regular weekend round-up of Japanese genre media! To kick things off, we have a brand new trailer for Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, and Godzilla has finally been revealed in full: There are a couple of interesting … Continue reading

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Kaiju Transmissions Interview: Kiyotaka Taguchi

As you likely know, Kaiju Transmissions is a remarkable podcast that regularly brings us detailed discussions of frequently under-represented topics related to kaiju and tokusatsu filmmaking (and if if you didn’t know, check it out; you’re about to have a new favorite … Continue reading

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Kaiju Transmissions Interview: Michiru Oshima

As you likely know, Kaiju Transmissions is a remarkable podcast that regularly brings us detailed discussions of frequently under-represented topics related to kaiju and tokusatsu filmmaking (and if if you didn’t know, check it out; you’re about to have a new favorite … Continue reading

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Kaiju Transmissions Interview: Kazuhiro Nakagawa

As you likely know, Kaiju Transmissions is a remarkable podcast that regularly brings us detailed discussions of frequently under-represented topics related to kaiju and tokusatsu filmmaking (and if if you didn’t know, check it out; you’re about to have a … Continue reading

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Quick news recap

The last podcast sucked up a lot of time this week, so this weekend news recap is a little late. On the other hand, there’s not that much to report! Discotek license rescued the 2001 version of Cyborg 009. Despite … Continue reading

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Maser Patrol podcast episode 33D: Cthulhu Mythos in Japan (Part 4)

With the first of of Gou Tanabe’s HP Lovecraft manga adaptations, The Hound & Other Stories, fresh on US bookstore shelves, it seems like a good time to get a crash course on the impact of Lovecraft on Japanese genre fiction, … Continue reading

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Maser Patrol podcast episode 33C: Cthulhu Mythos in Japan (Part 3)

With the first of of Gou Tanabe’s HP Lovecraft manga adaptations, The Hound & Other Stories, fresh on US bookstore shelves, it seems like a good time to get a crash course on the impact of Lovecraft on Japanese genre … Continue reading

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Maser Patrol podcast episode 33B: Cthulhu Mythos in Japan (Part 2)

With the first of of Gou Tanabe’s HP Lovecraft manga adaptations, The Hound & Other Stories, fresh on US bookstore shelves, it seems like a good time to get a crash course on the impact of Lovecraft on Japanese genre … Continue reading

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Maser Patrol podcast episode 33A: Cthulhu Mythos in Japan (Part 1)

With the first of of Gou Tanabe’s HP Lovecraft manga adaptations, The Hound & Other Stories, fresh on US bookstore shelves, it seems like a good time to get a crash course on the impact of Lovecraft on Japanese genre fiction, … Continue reading

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RIP Haruo Nakajima (1929-2017)

Celebrity Icons reported the passing of Haruo Nakajima this morning. It’s not entirely unexpected; he was 88 and had been ill for some time, and lost his wife in January of this year. However, in our minds he will always … Continue reading

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Weekly news recap: Netflix whets our appetite

With a new batch of Voltron: Legendary Defender episodes hitting this weekend and a Death Note film in three weeks, it’s a good time for otaku to pay attention to Netflix. Evidently they concur, since a lot of new projects … Continue reading

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