Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia Coming in July
Publisher Shogakukan Inc. will release the Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia (東宝特撮全怪獣図鑑, Toho Tokusatsu Zen Kaijuu Zukan) in Japan on July 23rd. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Godzilla, this large picture book profiles Toho monsters, aliens and super-humans featured in Toho’s FX movies, videos and television shows from the original GODZILLA (ゴジラ, 1954) to the new GODZILLA (2014).
The Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia features hundreds of characters, from obvious selections such as Toho’s top five monster stars — Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla — to second-tier movie kaiju, obscure beasts, and also heroes and villains from TV series like RAINBOWMAN: PROFESSIONAL HITMAN (愛の戦士レインボーマン, Ai no Senshi Reinbooman, 1972-73), ZONE FIGHTER (流星人間ゾーン, Ryuusei Ningen Zoon, 1973) and GRANSAZERS (超星神グランセイザー, Chooseishin Guranseizaa, 2003-04). The entries are listed in order of production so Toho science fiction, horror and fantasy enthusiasts can easily find their favorite characters.
For a limited time, the Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia will come with three bonus Godzilla collectibles…
• Illustrated Monster Clear File
• Godzilla, Mothra and Battra Paper Craft Figures (originally printed in a 1992 issue of Shogakukan’s Elementary School First
• Godzilla Movie Posters Sticker Set
Publisher: Shogakukan Inc.
Release Date: July 23, 2014
Price: ¥4,000 (Approximately $39.25 US)