Godzilla (1954)

1954 Director: Ishiro Honda Starring: Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, Fuyuki Murakami, Sachio Sakai Words – Rebecca Kirby It took fifty years for the original, uncut version of Ishiro Honda’s “Godzilla” (or Gojira) to receive an official release for western audiences. In that time the films powerful message has not diminished. “Godzilla”…

Japan 2020

The year 2020 holds a particular significance for Japan – as this summer will see the 2020 Olympic Games take place in Tokyo. The 2020 Olympic Games – which, in the iconic Japanese anime Akira (1988), were actually predicted to take place in Tokyo – will see celebrations of Japanese culture take place across the…