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Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters - Paperback

Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters - Paperback

Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla, and Friends in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film

By August Ragone


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Now in paperback! Behind-the-scenes hero to anyone who’s thrilled by giant monsters duking it out over Tokyo, Eiji Tsuburaya was the visual effects mastermind behind Godzilla, Ultraman, and numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV shows beloved around the world. The first book on this legendary film figure in English, this highly visual biography surveys his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, and delightful on-set photos of Tsuburaya prompting monsters to crush landmark buildings. A must-have for fans, this towering tribute also profiles Tsuburaya’s film collaborators, details his key films and shows, and spotlights the enduring popularity of the characters he helped create.

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Size: 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in;
Pages: 208 pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: May 2014
ISBN: 9781452135397
August Ragone has written and commented on Japanese film and pop culture for more than 20 years. He lives in San Francisco.