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All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:21 am
by ebirahsmeg1
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http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/aw/d/4800303 ... ot_redir=1

This book was released in late March/early April ...surprisingly, no one has made any mention of it. Curiosity got the better of me and I decided to pick it up yesterday....and so far, I like what I see very much. Will post more later.

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:10 pm
by walshiam
I WANT!!! I WANT!!!

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:50 pm
by MouthForWar
Looks like there was an old thread about this, so I merged em'.

Any chance we could get some scans or maybe a list of the films it covers?

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:24 am
by ebirahsmeg1
MouthForWar wrote:Looks like there was an old thread about this, so I merged em'.

Any chance we could get some scans or maybe a list of the films it covers?



I'll post my thoughts later this upcoming week(with a possible photo or two). So far though, I'll say that this book isn't another run of the mill photo book as I expected, as it's loaded with a lot rare stills that I have never seen before.

It covers G54-GFW (no G2014, sorry guys) as well most non G TOHO daikaiju...

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:11 pm
by klen7
MouthForWar wrote:Looks like there was an old thread about this, so I merged em'.

Any chance we could get some scans or maybe a list of the films it covers?

I think this is actually two different book threads you merged.

The thread TripMasterMunky started was about this book (http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%9D%B1%E5%AE ... 096820903/)
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which is the follow on to the Ultra book (http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E5%86%86%E8%B0 ... 096820741/)
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While ebirahsmeg was posting about this book (http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E5%88%A5%E5%86 ... 800303621/)
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I was interested in the first one, but the one ebirahsmeg mentioned is 100 pages longer and half the price.

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:33 pm
by MouthForWar
Ahhh, I see. Well I re-split the topics.

I'll probably end up getting both. I love me some kaiju books from Japan.

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:57 pm
by klen7
So this book arrived.. here's my impressions

Pros:
+Tons of Showa pictures I've never seen
+Pictures of more obscure creatures (including at least two giant octopuses)
+Tons of pictures

Cons:
- There are plenty of books that provide much better coverage of Heisei and Millenium films
- I wish more of this book was in color (its about 1/3 color, and that isnt by Era almost all of the millennium pics are B&W

So i would definitely say this book is worth probably double the pricetag (you can import it for about $25) and it is great for fans of Showa films. They could have probably cut out Heisei and Millennium altogether and the book wouldn't have suffered.

Anyway here are some images from the book that i thought were worth sharing

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Oh that Gabara....


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Behind the scenes of Raids Again


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I LOVE Showa Meganuron, glad he got a whole page.


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One of the Mysterian pages


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Peek-a-boo!!!


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i love seeing all three actors together like this


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Giant Slugs and Giant Bats


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A spread dedicated to flight of the kaijus.. i wish there were more like this


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They have about 16 of the Godzilla heads with highlighted details, very cool for artists


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Wish this was in color


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Don't know what this is..

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:09 pm
by Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!!
That last bottom pic in the corner is from the Toho Vampire Trilogy. Very creepy movies, and wholeheartedly recommended to watch!

Great pics especially that of Godzilla's different heads

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:23 am
by klen7
Does the Vampire film include the chubby wookies or is that a different film?

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:50 am
by Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!!
klen7 wrote:Does the Vampire film include the chubby wookies or is that a different film?


No that's something else entirely. It's not The War In Space for sure... It could be a sci fi TV show from Toho...?

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:12 am
by MekaGojira3k
Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! wrote:That last bottom pic in the corner is from the Toho Vampire Trilogy. Very creepy movies, and wholeheartedly recommended to watch!

Great pics especially that of Godzilla's different heads


I've only seen Lake of Dracula, but I love that movie.

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:15 pm
by walshiam
Strange movie, but spooky.

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:29 am
by ebirahsmeg1
Thanks Klen7 for posting pics of this book and picking up the slack for me. I've been completely overwhelmed with work lately, so sorry to everyone for not posting anything yet about the book (though my thoughts basically mirror's Klen7's for the most part). I really appreciate this book's effort to use almost entirely alternative stills/photos instead of the usual stock stills seen thousands of times, making the contents very fresh and appealing to even someone like me who owns countless Japanese G books. For the low price, it's a great value (the Gabara/Gorosaurus photo alone is a treat!). Will post more thoughts on this soon (hopefully before the end of this year :lol: :lol: :lol: )

Re: All TOHO Daikaiju book

PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:42 am
by ebirahsmeg1
This book company, called Yosensha and more known for their numerous Ultraman "mooks" booklets, has also released another excellent "Mook" in a similar format, called "Shodai Godzilla":

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As the title suggests, it's dedicated to the original film and is loaded with rare, never seen stills....