"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog


Sunday, January 1, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARUO NAKAJIMA!
The Original Godzilla: January 1, 1929

お誕生日おめでとう ゴジラさん、中島春雄!


Publicity photo session for GODZILLA VS. GIGAN, 1972.

Read more about the incredible Mr. Godzilla, here!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KUMI MIZUNO!
Toho's Siren of the 1960s: January 1, 1937

お誕生日おめでとう、水野久美様!


Glamour portrait from unknown publication, 1963.

Read more about the beguiling Ms. Mizuno, here!