"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

Monday, February 1, 2016

WHIMSICAL RENDERINGS OF ULTRAMAN'S KAIJU
A Selection of Kim Hu's Pop Ultra Kaiju Studies

気まぐれなイラストで『ウルトラマン』の怪獣たち。


Bemler, the Space Monster from Episode 1.


Baltan, the Space Ninja from Episode 2.


Redking, the Skull Monster from Episode 8.


Dodongo, the Mummy Monster from Episode 12.


Hidrah, the Highland Dragon from Episode 20.


Jamila, the Mutant Monster from Episode 22.


Woo, the Legendary Monster from Episode 30.

These wonderful pieces, only a fraction of his killer kaiju gallery, were created by Kim Hu — a self-described "Artist. Illustrator. Toy designer. Toycollector" — as part of his Inktober 2015 a-kaiju-a-day challenge. The Tokyo resident, and his fantastic kaiju illustrations, can be found on Instagram or follow him on Facebook.

3 comments:

Derek M. Koch said...

These are great . . . Love that Red King!

August Ragone said...

Derek,
Yeah, they're awesome — check out his page for the rest of 'em!

Cheers,
August

Reinhard al-Sabah said...

her not his, outside of that you're absolutely right! :)