COME ON! Kanmon! Kaikyo Kaiju

The Kanmon Straits (関門海峡, Kanmon-kaikyō) or the Straits of Shimonoseki is the stretch of water separating Honshu and Kyushu, two of Japan’s four main islands. On the Honshu side of the strait is Shimonoseki (下関, which contributed “Kan” (関) to the name of the strait) and on the Kyushu side is Kitakyushu, whose former city and present ward, Moji (門司), gave the strait its “mon” (門).

The majority of the pufferfish‘s species are toxic and some are among the most poisonous vertebrates in the world. In certain species, the internal organs, such as the liver, and sometimes the skin, contain tetrodotoxin, and are highly toxic to most animals when eaten; nevertheless, the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in Japan (as 河豚, pronounced fugu), Korea (as 복, bok, or 복어, bogeo), and China (as 河豚, hétún) when prepared by specially trained chefs who know which part is safe to eat and in what quantity.

Heikegani (平家蟹, ヘイケガニ, Heikeopsis japonica) is a species of crab native to Japan, with a shell that bears a pattern resembling a human face which many believed to be the face of an angry samurai hence the nickname samurai crab.

Octopus is a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine, including sushi, takoyaki and akashiyaki.

Kaisendon (海鮮丼) consists of thinly-sliced sashimi on rice. Fish roe may also be included.

Japanese Spider-Man

The Japanese tokusatsu version of Spider-Man was a television series produced by Toei Company in 1978, based on Marvel’s superhero of the same name. While Spider-Man’s costume was certainly based on the original, the storyline had nothing to do with the Marvel character. The series had a major impact on other Japanese live-action shows, and in particular the Super Sentai series, by popularizing the use of piloted giant robots to destroy giant monsters

Yuki Hide (ヒデ 夕樹, Hide Yūki, real name: Hideyuki Hirano (平野 英之, Hirano Hideyuki), November 5, 1940 – December 8, 1998) often credited as Hideyuki or Yuuki Hide, was a singer best known for singing theme songs to various anime and tokusatsu shows.

Tōei Company, Limited (東映株式会社) is a Japanese film and television production and distribution corporation. Tōei was a pioneer in the use of character transformation in live-action martial-arts dramas, a technique developed for the Kamen Rider, Devilman and Super Sentai series; the genre currently continues with Kamen Rider and Super Sentai.

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.