King of the Monsters! Nature's Radioactive Revenge! A Camp Superhero! The Big G! Bigger, Badder, and more durable than Hollywood's greatest action heroes, Godzilla emerged from the mushroom cloud of an H-bomb test in 1954 to trample Tokyo. More than 40 years later, he reigns as the undisputed king of monsters, with legions of fans spanning several generations and countless international boundaries. Tthe first complete guide to the Godzillalegend published in North America, and the first totally unauthorized Godzilla book to be successfully published, this tome, the culmination of many years of in-depth research, includes production details on all 22 Godzilla movies produced by Toho in Japan, several "unmade" features, plus the 1998 big-budget U.S. Godzilla remake. Dispelling the myths and illuminating the mysteries of Japan's enigmatic mon-star, this guide is loaded with background information, trivia, and exclusive interviews with the people who created Godzilla - then and now. Interviewees and personal profiles include special effects director Teruyoshi Nakano, Godzilla suit actor Haruo Nakajima,composer Akira Ifukube and actors Yoshio Tsuchiya and Robert Dunham. With over 300 fact-filled pages and over 65 photos and illustrations, Japan's Favorite Mon-star is the biggest and best Godzilla book available, and the only one you'll need.