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Killer Kaiju: Film's Greatest Japanese Monsters

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Graphic full-color illustrations of the most notable Kaiju are featured in this beautifully designed book, along with descriptions of their strengths, weaknesses and special powers. Also featured are the heroes and heroines who prevented Kaiju attacks, the creators who designed these breathtaking beasts, and a breakdown of the central, defining plot and story structures of ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Collins Design (first published August 1st 2009)
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Nick Jones
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
I'm a bit perplexed by this book. The first half is a terse, but interesting enough history of kaiju. It could have used a lot more depth and a broader range of topics beyond Godzilla and friends, but it works decently as a primer. The second half is a bizarre blend of original fiction, pictures of toys, and random art, none of which is terribly interesting. There were a number of textual errors (such as random hyphens in the middle of words), some missing information, and basic inaccuracies as ...more
Bella Swann
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was really interesting. I wanted to learn background information about Kaiju and it was a good resource. I'll be definitely re-reading it in the future and using it as a reference book for the role of Kaiju in Japenese popular culture.
Barry Harding
Jun 03, 2010 is currently reading it
So far so good! Nice compilation of giants of Japan.
Bob Cairns
Jan 21, 2013 rated it liked it
While there's not a lot of focus or depth here, its a good reference and honestly the Kaiju cross sections are beautiful, worth it for those alone.
Morbus Iff
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction, movies
Mostly value-added imagery; very little text.
T. Blake
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Basically tidbits of trivia. Cool art oriented. I actually bought it for almost $9 instead of the almost $30 at Strand in NYC. I'd say for the price I payed was worth it.
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Ivan Vartanian is an author, editor and the founder of Goliga Books, Inc., a book-packaging company specializing in art, photography, and design. His publications on art include: Full Vinyl: The Subversive Art of Designer Toys, an overview of hundreds of the world's most popular miniature collectible figures and the inspired creators behind them, Andy Warhol: Drawings and Illustrations of the 1950 ...more
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