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 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.

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Covered in Part 3:

  • Necronomicon
  • 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

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

  1. kevzilla says:

    I’ve read the Godzilla vs. Cthulhu article, and the people who were on the Cthulhu side came across as total fanboys.

    I’ve highly enjoyed the podcast, it gives me a lot of stuff to look out for.

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