(Rosen Central, Aug. 1, 2015)
Through his famous ransack of Tokyo, Gojiraor Godzilla, to Western audiencesbecame the definitive movie monster. But the original Godzilla delivers more than just thrillsthe fictional monster represents Japans very real reaction to nuclear war. Attracting new generations of fans decades after his 1954 debut, Godzillas popularity launched a franchise of over two dozen films and paved the way for numerous other B-movie kaiju (monsters), including Rodan and Mothra, to take the silver screen. This lively volume provides a behind-the-scenes look at the various Godzilla films and the monsters pop culture legacy both in Japan and abroad.