There is an even BIGGER reason now to visit the forever bustling precinct of Shinjuku, Japan. Look out for its new super huge denizen Godzilla, who can be seen bellowing away from one of the roofs of the many skyscrapers in Shinjuku’s entertainment section of Kabukicho, famous for its many Kabuki theatres and hostess bars.
We take out hats off to whoever came up with this Godzilla Christmas Tree that apparently appeared in Tokyo’s Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall in 2011, complete with the jolly monstrous tree with fairy lights all over it and red eyes aglow, spewing fiery smoke from its mouth and a Santa hat on its crown. […]
Godzilla is back to wreak havoc – and try to redeem itself from its Matthew Broderick-led 1998 disaster of a movie – as it stomps its way back into theaters this summer. But did you know that realistically speaking, Godzilla’s huge anatomy is impossible? According to Popular Mechanics, ‘Since his first awakening, the radioactive, fire-spewing kaiju has […]
Tired of terrorizing by foot, Godzilla’s gotten himself a bad-ass new ride – courtesy of Ape Snort T-shirts – and can wreak havoc MUCH more efficiently now. There really is nothing like breathing fire at 90 mph. Godzilla and his mighty wheels plus other Ape Snort designs can be found in the Lost At E […]
Men in rubber suits, miniature film sets, and none of that CGI nonsense. Retronaut recently dug up some behind-the-scenes pictures for the Godzilla flicks, and they are pretty darned fascinating.
Bet you didn’t know this classic film kaiju has a way with words that puts humanity to shame. What’s also a shame: his last haiku update was in August 2011. SInce then, the poetic beast has splashed back into the abyss of Japanese waters. But it’s a huge legacy of haikus he’s left us.
In Brandon Jan Blommaert’s latest exhibition, he takes inspiration from Godzilla and creates large sculptures of robots and monsters from trash that he has salvaged himself and then photoshops a fantasy background behind them. It was all created as a series of public artworks for a Canadian town in Alberta. The main message? We will […]