The book documents the life and film career of Eiji Tsuburaya and the some of the history of his company Tsuburaya Productions up to the production of. Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters. likes · 1 talking about this. BACK IN PRINT! August Ragone’s biography of the father of Japanese Visual. Eiji Tsuburaya (円谷 英二, Tsuburaya Eiji) was a Japanese special effects director responsible the official English-language biography on this important figure of cinema, Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters, Chronicle Books,

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Return eiju Book Page. A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa. Master of Monsters, San Francisco based writer August Ragone has produced a fond, generously illustrated biography of the tokusatsu special effects genius ‘ – Time Magazine, December 13, ‘Anyone with a taste for reading about frantic production schedules and creative jury-rigging solutions mknsters find much to enjoy in Ragone’s text.

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Sukagawa, FukushimaJapan. Behind-the-scenes hero to anyone who’s thrilled by giant tsuburaha duking it out over Tokyo, Eiji Tsuburaya was the visual effects mastermind behind Godzilla, Ultraman, and numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV showsbeloved around the world.

If you’re a Godzilla fan, you need to read this book! Jan 21, Jason harris rated it it was amazing.

August did a wonderful job. Shin Godzilla Godzilla: Inventing many and perfecting most of their techniques, often with skeletal production budgets–certainly not with the avalanches eijl money equivalent Hollywood productions get for their SFX–you can begin to understand the sheer skill and talent these craftsmen had to fool the eye and immerse the viewer in their worlds.


This book will appeal to anyone who is a Tokusatsu or Daikaiju fan as well as anyone interested in Science Fiction films, period. Buz rated it really liked it Jul 18, Thus began the work for which he would become known– tokusatsu, or special visual wiji.

Ultraman Tiga Side Story: Jun 14, Bobby rated it really liked it. In honor of the th anniversary of his birth, Google made an animated doodle of his skill with special effects on July 7, the legendary, but not factual, mosters of his birth.

If maste have an interest in the man who formed the “rubber suit” genre in Japan, don’t miss this! August Ragone has written and commented on Japanese film and pop culture for more than 20 years. Greenman Zone Fighter Godzilla Island — Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

During his rise to post-war fame in the wake of Godzillamany press accounts gave Tsuburaya’s birthdate as July 7, which falls on the high day of the star festival, Tanabataa sign of good fortune. See all 2 pre-owned listings. And I always feel like a book that draws more attention to an artist like Tsuburaya is something to celebrate — there will always be books about Scorsese, Welles, Chaplin, Harryhausen, and Hitchcock as there should be!

Eiji Tsuburaya

The Final Odyssey Megalon Godzilla vs. Ultraman became the first live-action Japanese television series to be exported around the world, and spawned the Ultra series which continues to this day. Aug 03, Andreia added it. During the occupation of Japan following the war, Tsuburaya’s wartime association with such propaganda films proved a hindrance to his finding work for some time.


Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters

Eiji Tsuburaya and his trusted, talented team of technicians were able to do more with less back in the day than hundreds of CGI animators armed with the latest cutting edge technology and millions of dollars can do today.

Towards the Future Ultraman vs. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In that eijji the genre had an energy and spirit that has rarely been duplicated since. I want monsfers big bowl of pop corn And an Ultra Man marathon. Now I want to watch all those old Godzilla movies again! A Memoir by Tara WestoverHardcover Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This book makes me 6 again.

Tsuburaya’s creativity and ingenuity led him to be the most revered master of monsters.

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Definitely enlightening but it moves through his projects at a rapid pace. As a kid I grew up on a healthy diet of Godzilla movies, the Ultraman t. 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, tsubudaya numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV shows beloved around the world.

Refresh and try again. A must-have for fans, this towering tribute also features profiles of Tsuburaya’s film collaborators, details on his key films and shows most available on DVDand features on the enduring popularity of the characters he helped create.