But rather than terrifying people as he did on screen, it is hoped Godzilla will help attract them. The actual 12 meter high replicated head, based on its appearance in Godzilla vs Mothra, stares down red eyed and roaring at the busy streets from a terrace on the 8th floor of Shinjuku Toho Building.
"Your Name" may be a record breaking anime movie, but it also has hidden depths rich with Japanese culture. Did you catch all these hidden meanings?
Have you ever watched a movie and looked at the background, perhaps the buildings, the mountains and seas or maybe even just the layout of the road and thought to yourself “I’ve been there before”?
Tokyo is a very diverse city with uncountable sightseeing destinations. Yet when it’s raining and cold outside, you might prefer something indoors. If shopping and dining have already showed you everything you wanted to try, then perhaps you would like to visit the local movie theaters. Especially if you are in Shinjuku and Godzilla is waiting for you right by the building of the Toho cinemas.
Here are some of the best new movies coming to Japan over the next couple of months. In typical Hollywood style, as usual the number of sequels seems to greatly outnumber the amount of original releases. Nonetheless, there’s plenty to be excited about at Japan’s many cinemas this coming spring.
Sakurazaka Asylum is an annual festival showcasing music, art and culture in Okinawa, Naha. This year, it will be held on 13-14 February.
The force is awakening in a few days and with it a whole new saga of one of the most famous cinema stories: Star Wars. Star Wars new saga “The Force Awakens” is about to start (December 18th) and with it Japan gets ready for a stunning welcoming atmosphere as a spectacular finishing touch to the end of the year.
In case you’ve been in a state of hibernation for the past year or so, it may have escaped your attention that at the end of this year the story of the Star Wars Saga will once again come to our cinema screens for the 7th time. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is scheduled to hit cinemas across Japan, and worldwide on December 18th.