Pure TokyoScope PODCAST #70: Gamera Day + More Godzilla Minus One!
Patrick Macias and Matt Alt bring you pop culture from Japan
The latest episode of the PURE TOKYOSCOPE Podcast, authors Matt Alt (Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern World) and Patrick Macias (TokyoScope: The Japanese Cult Film Companion) make it a kaiju double feature as they discuss the Japanese national holiday known as "Gamera Day" and share additional thoughts about how they really felt about "Godzilla Minus One"!
BONUS IMAGE GALLERY!
Famous Monsters of Filmland #262 with a Godzilla vs Gamera painted cover by Bob Eggleton.
Godzilla vs Gamera fan art from Japan
Godzilla vs Gamera speculative fiction from a Japanese kid’s magazine. English translation here.
AND… be sure to read my interview with Japanese filmmaker Yoshiki Takahashi on the post-war problems of Godzilla Minus One!
What is the PURE TOKYOSCOPE Podcast? Well… Author and fellow Substack writer Matt Alt and I have been recording together for about a year now. I still can’t believe we’ve made it all the way to episode 53.
Our show is a mix of Japanese pop culture news and features and some of our best episodes to date have been:
PURE TOKYOSCOPE usually comes out every week on Wednesdays (US time), but we’re experimenting with early launches of the latest episode a few days early right here via this newsletter on Substack.
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