Godzilla: It Came From Japan (part 5)

Godzilla is an American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and starred Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Michael Lerner and Kevin Dunn. It is the American movie remake of the popular Japanese film Gojira (Godzilla). Fans of the original film and franchise considered the film to be so apocryphal that Toho Studios officially named this film’s title monster “Zilla” to differentiate it from the original Godzilla.

Godzilla: Final Wars (ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ, Gojira: Fainaru Wōzu) is the 50th anniversary film and the 28th installment in the Godzilla film series.

The movie was released theatrically in Japan on December 4, 2004 grossing an estimated ¥1,200,000,000 ($10,000,000[1]. Godzilla: Final Wars has the largest budget ever used in the Godzilla franchise around ¥2,000,000,000 ($20,000,000)[2] outgrossing all the other Godzilla movies. The film was released on DVD and Video in Japan on July 22, 2005, and in America on Sony Pictures Home Entertainment DVD on December 13, 2005.

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HitBit(ひっとびっと)はソニーが1980年代に使用していたパソコン及びその周辺機器・対応ソフトのブランド名。 由来は「ヒット」するように+コンピュータの記憶単位である「ビット」、及び「人々」。TVCMや雑誌広告での謳い文句は「人々のヒットビット」。イメージキャラクターに松田聖子を起用したことでも知られる。

Translation: HitBit is the name of a personal computer series that Sony marketed during the 1980s. A “hit” is what Sony wanted, “bit” refers to the computer memory unit, and “[the] people.” The catchphrase used in television commercials and magazine advertising was “[the] people’s hit bit.” Seiko Matsuda was the spokesperson for this marketing campaign.

Seiko Matsuda (松田聖子, Matsuda Seiko, born Kamachi Noriko, 蒲池法子, on March 10, 1962) is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter. Born in Kurume, Fukuoka, she rose to fame in 1980 as a teen idol, making her debut with the song “Hadashi no Kisetsu”. Later in the same year, “Kaze wa Aki-iro” became the first of her 24 consecutive #1 hits in Japan.

Godzilla: It Came From Japan (part 4)

Godzilla vs. Hedorah (ゴジラ対ヘドラ, Gojira tai Hedora), also known as Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, is a 1971 film. Part of the Toho studio’s Godzilla series, it was directed by Yoshimitsu Banno with special effects by Teruyoshi Nakano. The score was composed by Riichiro Manabe.

The Godzilla Power Hour was a Japanese animated television series/Saturday morning cartoon, originally aired in 1978 on the NBC television network. In Japan, it was released in 1977. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, the series was an animated adaption of the Japanese Godzilla films produced by Toho. Airing alongside Jana of the Jungle, hence the “power hour” aspect of the title, the series continued to air until 1981, for a time airing solo as The Godzilla Show, until its cancellation. In Japan, it was simply called Godzilla. Toho helped with the series production, they even did the animation for it and the monster concepts.

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (ゴジラvsデストロイア, Gojira tai Desutoroia), is a film where Godzilla fights Destoroyah, a creature that was created by the Oxygen Destroyer weapon that killed Godzilla back in 1954. It was released in Japan on December 9, 1995. It was originally intended to be the last Godzilla film until 2004, but due to the worldwide fan-disappointment of the 1998 American Godzilla film, Toho decided to release a film in 1999.