Japan finally makes Godzilla its official Tokyo resident

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in News on Wednesday 8 July 2015

Boy, all that enigmatic sneaking about in the waters of Tokyo Bay has to be tiring even for Godzilla, the King of Monsters. But Tokyo has finally relaxed its rules and gone ahead to announce Godzilla as an official resident of Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward, citing Godzilla’s strong role in ‘watching over the Kabuki-cho neighborhood’ and […]

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Godzilla is now staying put at one building in Shinjuku, Japan and no one is freaking out about it

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Thursday 19 March 2015

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.

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Jolly fire-breathing Godzilla Christmas tree knocks the competition out of the woods

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events, New Trends on Tuesday 30 December 2014

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. […]

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Godzilla’s anatomy is impossible, says science

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Film on Thursday 22 May 2014

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 […]

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From the LAEM Store: Freewheeling Godzilla T-shirt

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Fashion on Friday 12 April 2013

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 […]

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Behind the scenes of Godzilla in the 50s and 60s

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 27 July 2012

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.

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Godzilla haiku Tumblr

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Saturday 7 April 2012

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.

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Brandon Jan Blommaert’s Virtual Trash sculptures

Katriane Hill Reader Find

By Katriane Hill in New Eco on Tuesday 4 August 2009

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 […]

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