Have you ever wondered about the creative minds behind the original Godzilla movie? Well, it all started when producer Tomoyuki Tanaka brought on board the talented author Shigeru Kayama. Together with Takeo Murata and Ishirō Honda, they transformed Kayama’s initial ideas into a riveting screenplay that captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. When it came time for the sequel, Godzilla Raids Again, there was no question – they needed Kayama’s storytelling prowess once more.
But did you know? Kayama didn’t stop at the silver screen – he took his tales of titanic terror to the printed page, crafting novelizations of both Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again. Though these thrilling reads first hit the shelves back in 1955, they’ve sadly never been available to English-speaking fans.
Well, folks, the wait is over! Mark your calendars for October 3rd. The University of Minnesota Press is about to unleash a monumental treat – a book containing the first ever English translations of both Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again! So brace yourself for a whole new way to experience these monster classics. Preorder here!