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, and, of course, kaiju. Justin previously wrote the articles “The Cthulhu Mythos in Japan” and “Robot Lords of Tokyo: Lovecraftian Anime” for the Lovecraft ezine, so we sat down for a chat… which wound up taking eight hours! It sounds like folks prefer bite-sized recordings, so that’s been split up into four chapters for convenience.
Covered in Part 3:
- Godzilla at World’s End
- Godzilla vs. Cthulhu in Famous Monsters of Filmland
- Is Pacific Rim a Lovecraftian movie?
- Archangel Thunderbird
- Junji Ito – Uzumaki and The Thing that Drifted Ashore
- Ken Asamatsu
- Queen of K’n-Yan
- Lairs of the Hidden Gods
- Daimajin Adventure