Look at that beautiful insanity. Those are just some - an infinitesimal fraction - of the monsters on Ultraman, the legendary tokusatsu series from Japan. I could write a book about tokusatsu alone (I can hear you scurrying to Wikipedia already). I was moved to say something on the topic because of today's piss-poor, yet well-meaning Google Doodle. It commemorated the 114th birthday of Eiji Tsuburaya. I mean, he's dead. I don't want to send the wrong...nevermind, I'm fucking this up. Anyway, the guy created Ultraman and helped create motherfucking Godzilla. More importantly, he innovated the special effects techniques used in a squillion kaiju/tokusatsu features and TV serials.
Basically, he was a badass. I was shocked that Google would bother recognizing him, but they did, albeit with an impossibly shitty game. I'll be reviewing a Godzilla flick soon. You just keep staring at that image and know that it's from a much larger image. I'm talking monsters up the asshole.
Posted by Dom Coccaro at 9:19 PM