Nishikawa Shinji, who has designed many Godzilla and kaiju creatures, worked on numerous Godzilla films’ monster designs from 1989 to 2004. As a manga artist and kaiju designer himself, Nishikawa provides thorough illustrations and explanations for all the live-action special effects Godzilla films, from the original 1954 “Godzilla” to “Shin Godzilla” released in 2016.
The book covers all the iconic monsters that have appeared in the Godzilla franchise, including the three-part CG anime films like “Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters” and the TV anime “Godzilla Singular Point.” This comprehensive guide is unparalleled in its depth and presents a deep dive into the world of Godzilla.
Throughout the book, readers will find dense illustrations and detailed explanations. It showcases over 100 full-body illustrations of kaiju, based on Nishikawa Shinji’s original artwork.
Not only are the distinctive features of each kaiju presented but also the differences in the suits used and the variations in their appearances in different films are explained in an easy-to-understand illustrated format. The book is packed with interesting facts and musings about each of the monsters, making it a treat for Godzilla fans of all levels, from beginners to hardcore enthusiasts.
Additionally, the book introduces various characters closely related to the kaiju, such as Minya, Mothra, Chairman Shinoda, and the Cosmos. With its overwhelming number of illustrations, even just looking through the book can be enjoyable. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the allure of these kaiju creatures, leaving no stone unturned.