ultra seven

KAIJU CLUB is a weird show and I’m already in love with it.
The main thrust of the drama is “Overreacting.” The main character Ryota seems to exist in a permanent state of terror, certain that his life will implode at any moment due to the disparate factors that he is certain are incompatible.
What I do appreciate is that the show is ultimately positive towards inter-personal relationships. A lesser show (that didn’t have so much Tsuburaya backing) would bend over backwards to demonize his fandom as being merely a dumb distraction when he could be talking to girls or focusing on school or some other bullshit.
I also love the weird visual storytelling twist involving the monsters that I’d rather not spoil.
It’s all quite wonderful.

R.I.P. 中島 春雄/Haruo Nakajima (1929-2017) - Star of GODZILLA (1954, Dir. Ishiro Honda) and actor in…

SEVEN SAMURAI (1954, Dir. Akira Kurosawa)

GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (1955, Dir. Motoyoshi Oda)

RODAN (1956, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

THE MYSTERIANS (1957, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

VARAN (1958, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

MOTHRA (1961, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

KING KONG VS GODZILLA (1962, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

GORATH (1962, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

MATANGO (1963, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

MOTHRA VS GODZILLA (1964, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

GHIDORAH, THE THREE HEADED MONSTER (1964, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD (1965, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

GODZILLA VS MONSTER ZERO (1965, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

ULTRA Q (1966, TV Series)

WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (1966, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

GODZILLA VS THE SEA MONSTER (1966, Dir. Jun Fukuda)

ULTRAMAN (1966/67, TV Series)

SON OF GODZILLA (1967, Dir. Jun Fukuda)

KING KONG ESCAPES (1967, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

ULTRA SEVEN (1967/68, TV Series)

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

ALL MONSTERS ATTACK (1969, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

YOG - MONSTER FROM SPACE (1970, Dir. Ishiro Honda)

GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER (1971, Dir. Yoshimitsu Banno)

GODZILLA VS GIGAN (1972, Dir. Jun Fukuda)

JAPAN SINKS (1973, Dir. Shiro Moritani)

…Among many others.

Art by the always amazing Matt Frank @spankzilla85