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Canceled Godzilla
Trevor Benedict takes a look at the Godzilla films that never were.

Daiei: A History of the Greater Japan Motion Picture Company
Greg Shoemaker looks at the erratic, often pioneering years of Gamera's creators.

Dagora, the Space Monster
David Milner and John Rocco Roberto take a look at this little known Toho classic.

The De-MSTifying Of Gamera
Daiei kaiju expert Mark Suggs debunks the myths surrounding Gamera's continuing appeal in American pop culture.

The Evolution of Godzilla
Robert Biondi takes a look at the many changes in the Godzilla suits through the ages.
PART ONE - SHOWA SERIES
PART TWO - HEISEI SERIES
PART THREE - THE MILLENNIUM SERIES

The Fantastic Worlds of Tsuburaya Television
Kevin Grays takes an in-dept look at the early world of Tsuburaya Television.

The Films of Ishiro Honda
Guy Mariner Tucker provides the first complete listing of the master director's films.

Five Lives of King Ghidorah
How Godzilla’s Greatest Nemesis Went From Villain to Hero.

Frankenstein Conquers Communism
Sean Ledden takes an alternative look at the symbolism of Toho's Frankenstein monster.

The Gamera Saga
Keith Sewell and Guy Tucker look back at 30 years of the Gamera films.
PART ONE
PART TWO

Godzilla: The British Invasion
A kaiju fan's guide to Godzilla video tapes available in the United Kingdom.

Godzilla's Continuing Adventures on the Small Screen
An Episode Guide to the Hanna-Barbera Godzilla cartoon.

Godzilla vs. Mothra: The Filmbook
Robert Biondi tells the tale of Godzilla's 19th installment.

Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah - Giant Monsters All-Out Attack: The Filmmbook
John Rocco Roberto tells the tale of the most controversial installment of the Godzilla series.

Godzilla and Post War Japan
Jon Inouye presents a treatise on Japanese reaction to post-war events.

Godzilla In Retro
Stephen Mark Rainey takes a look back at "Godzilla vs. Megalon" and "Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster."

The Godzilla - Rodan Connection
"Japanese Giants" contributor Andre Dubois looks into the between Toho's Greatest Movie Monsters.

Godzilla and the Second World War
A Study of the Allegorical Meaning in Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again.

Godzilla vs. The Thing: The Filmbook
From the pages of "The Monster Times," Stephen Mark Rainey tells the tale of Godzilla's 4th installment.

Godzilla TimeLines
John Rocco Roberto takes a look at the various ways to group the Godzilla films.

Heavry-Armored Beetle Fighter
Kevin Grays takes a look at how Toei's Metal Heroes became Saban's Beelteborgs.

History of Godzilla Vinyl Toys

John Rocco Roberto takes a look the development of Godzilla vinyl figures, from Marusan through Bandai.

Inside Toho: Filming Godzilla
A look inside the studio during the filming of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.

Japan, Godzilla and The Atomic Bomb
An Allegorical Study into the Effects of the Atomic Bomb on Japanese Pop Culture.

Japanese Nationalism in the Tohoverse
Christopher Nuzzi looks at the Political Ramifications of the Godzilla Cycle and Related Films
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Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot
Kaiju historian Keith Sewell takes a look at the history behind the "Giant Robo" series.
PART ONE
PART TWO

Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot: The Episode Guide
Kaiju historian Keith Sewell provides a synopis of the "Giant Robo" series.
PART ONE
PART TWO
PART THREE

Kafka's Kaiju
Michael Keller takes a look at the theories behind Godzilla's physical metamorphosis

The Lost Godzilla Episodes
John Rocco Roberto's retro look at Godzilla's career on the small screen.

Many, Many Mothras
Brian Culver examines why repeated viewings of Mothra never seem to be quite the same as the previous one.

The Other Side of Toho
John Roberto presents an overview of Toho's non-Godzilla films from their Golden Era of production.

Saban's Masked Rider
Lenell "Ultra" Bridges takes a look back at the Americanization of the classic Japanese Sci/Fi series.

Selling Godzilla
A look at the crazy ideas film distributors had for promoting Godzilla films in the U.S.

Struggling With Godzilla
Kaiju theorist Tom Miller takes a look at the Symbolism in Toho's Sci-Fi films.

Super Sentai Sensation
Kaiju historian Kevin Grays examins the history behind the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Symbolism in Gojira
Ian Friedman takes a look at Godzilla's representation of the Atomic Bomb.

The Q-Files
The complete Ultra Q episode guide by kaiju historians Kevin Grays and Jim Cirronella.

The Toho Legacy
Greg Shoemakers' Japanese Fantasy Film Journal article takes a look at Toho's legacy from the 1960s and 70s.
PART ONE: 1960 - 1962
PART TWO: 1963 - 1964

Toho's Mutant Movies
Kaiju historian David Milner takes a look at Toho's mutant films.

Tohotronics
A Guide to Godzilla Video Games.

Twenty Years of Super Sentai
Kaiju merchandise master Jim Cirronella's capsule history of Super Task Force action.

2002: The Challenge of Defeat
A look at the Fuji Television special and the small (very small), role KaijuFan played in its production.

Ultra-Family Who's Who
Kaiju television historian Lenell "Ultra" Bridges takes us on a tour of Japan's most famous visitors from M78.

UltraMan Powered Episode Guide
Robert Dagg provides an in-dept look at the only American Ultraman production.

UltraSeven On TNT
Lenell "Ultra" Bridges looks at TNT's handling of the UltraSeven series.

Zone Fighter Episode Guide
A reworking of the classic Oriental Cinema article by the incomparable Damon Foster.


COLUMNS:

Ask The KaijuKing
The KaijuKing answers your questions about Japanese Sci-Fi Fantasy.
THE FIVE MOST BAFFLING THINGS ABOUT THE GODZILLA SERIES
SEVEN MORE BAFFLING THINGS ABOUT THE GODZILLA SERIES
WHAT EVERY KAIJU FAN WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT GODZILLA BUT IS AFRAID TO ASK
A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS ABOUT GODZILLA'S FAMILY
A QUESTION ABOUT THE SEX OF GODZILLA
SOME MORE QUESTIONS WHICH HAVE CROPPED UP IN THE GODZILLA SERIES THROUGH THE YEARS
QUESTIONS THAT EVEN GODZILLA HAS WANTED TO KNOW
SOME MORE BRAIN TWISTERS ON THE KING OF THE MONSTERS
A MIXED BAG OF QUESTIONS ABOUT GODZILLA, THE FILMS AND THE MUSIC
A FEW GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT GODZILLA AND JAPANCE SCI-FI, IN GENERAL

Chronology and Connundrums
Tom Miller's popular G-FAN series takes a look at the
inconsistencies in the Godzilla series.
SHOWA GODZILLA
HEISEI GODZILLA
FRANKENSTEINS, BARAGON AND VARAN
ANGILAS AND MONSTER ISLAND
MOTHRA AND MORTALITY

The DaiKaiju Review
A look at Japanese Sci/Fi products both old and new.
GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA DVD REVIEW
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS - 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD REVIEW
GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA DVD REVIEW
HORIZON'S 14" GODZILLA ACTION FIGURE
GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS DVD REVIEW
GODZILLA, MOTHRA, KING GHIDORAK: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK DVD REVIEW
GAMERA 3: THE REVENGE OF IRIS
GODZILLA SONG BOOK

THE ART OF GODZILLA
GODZILLA FANTASY
GODZILLA: THE ULTIMATE DVD COLLECTION
GODZILLA VIDEO SERIES I

MAJIN DVD COLLECTION
THE OFFICIAL GODZILLA COMPENDIUM

The DaiKaiju Story Korner
Original fan fiction from the pages of Kaiju-Fan.
DOCTOR WHO: TERROR OF GODZILLA
GODZILLA REDUX
SUPER MONSTER SHOWDOWN: GODZILLA VS. GODZILLA
THE GODZILLA CHRONICLES

Fandom Roars!
A look at the little-known Japanese Sci/Fi films and television programs.
MECHANICAL VIOLATOR HIKAIDER
SUPER DIMENSIONAL SHOWDOWN
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY: MOTHRA VS BAGAN
SUPER TASK FORCE GORANGER
WARRIORS OF THE STAR OF LIGHT

Godzilla In America

TOHO IN AMERICA, THE RETURN OF GODZILLA - BY BEN WAGNER
GODZILLA

GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN
KING KONG VS GODZILLA
GODZILLA VS THE THING
GHIDORAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER
MONSTER ZERO
GODZILLA VS THE SEA MONSTER
SON OF GODZILLA
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
GODZILLA'S REVENGE
GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER
GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND
GODZILLA VS MEGALON
GODZILLA VS THE COSMIC MONSTER
TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA
GODZILLA 1985
GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE
GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH
GODZILLA AND MOTHRA: THE BATTLE FOR EARTH
GODZILLA VS MECHA-GODZILLA
GODZILLA VS SPACEGODZILLA
GODZILLA VS DESTROYAH
GODZILLA 2000 MILLENNIUM

Legend of Godzilla
Kaiju-Fan takes a nostalgic look at the original Godzilla series.
HORROR FROM THE DEEP
INVASION FROM SPACE
SOUTH SEA ADVENTURES
MONSTER ISLAND
SAVE THE EARTH
MECHAGODZILLA

Kaiju Conversations
Interviews with the artists and technicians responsible for creating Japanese Science Fiction Fantasy.

AN ONLINE INTERVIEW WITH SATSUMA AND NAKAJIMA
THE COMPLETE AKIRA IFUKUBE INTERVIEW
ROBERT AXELROD
MARC CERASINI
YOSHIO IRIE
KOICHI KAWAKITA
AKIRA KUBO
WATARU MINURA
HARUO NAKJIMA
MINORU NAKANO
TERUYOSHI NAKANO
HENRY G. SAPERSTEIN
KENJI SAHARA
KENPACHIRO SATSUMA
YUKO MORIYAMA

Kollecting Kaiju
Kaiju-Fan presents tips for the kaiju collector novice and expert alike.

SO YOU WANT TO START A KAIJU COLLECTION

SO JUST HOW BIG IS GODZILLA?

COLLECTING TOHO MECHA

Monster of the Month
Each month Kaiju-Fan looks at a different monster from the world of Daikaiju.
GODZILLA
ANGILAS
RODAN
VARAN
MOTHRA
KING KONG
KING GHIDORAH
BARAGON
EBIRAH
MINYA
GOROSAURUS
GABARA
GIGAN

Toho In America
A comparison between the Japanese and American versions of the Toho fantasy films.
HALF HUMAN
RODAN
THE MYSTERIANS
THE H-MAN
VARAN, THE UNBELIEVABLE
BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE
SECRET OF THE TELEGLAN
MOTHRA

THE HUMAN VAPOR
THE LAST WAR

GORATH



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