The King of the Monsters is finally getting his own official website.
The announcement was made by the Japanese entertainment studio Toho Co., and just in time for the latest Mosterverse movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters releasing on May 31.
Commemorating the 65th anniversary of its screen debut in 1954, Toho is connecting Godzilla fans of all ages around the world through content from more than 30 films, comics, art, apparel and toys, encompassing the entire Godzilla universe.
“We’re thrilled to unleash a world of content around our most beloved Godzilla,” said Keiji Ota, CGO (Chief Godzilla Officer) at Toho. “Fans have been longing for a universe that celebrates the all-mighty king of monsters and Godzilla.com delivers the most exciting news and stories about upcoming events, new merchandise and special releases as we commemorate the 65th anniversary of Godzilla.”
The website will even feature the first official Godzilla Monsterpedia, unveiling everything fans have ever wanted to know about monsters (or kaiju) in the Godzilla Universe. Monsters such as King Ghidorah, the three-headed monster and Godzilla’s biggest rival; Mothra, the guardian god of its maternal island; and MechaGodzilla, the giant battle robot modeled on Godzilla are featured. Fans planning to catch the latest film later this month will especially enjoy catching up on the battle history between these monsters and humans ahead of the release.
Godzilla.com will be continuously updated as a source of news for upcoming Godzilla films including movie trailers and key art, events, fan content, new product news, and all future announcements. It will also be a resource for Godzilla’s complete filmography including rare videos, wallpaper and much more destructive content including updates on epic Godzilla toys, apparel and lifestyle products.
Godzilla first appeared in Toho’s Godzilla (1954), a classic monster movie widely regarded as a masterpiece. The work launched a monster franchise that expanded over 64 years with more than 30 films. Over time, the franchise itself has evolved, as Godzilla and other creatures appearing in Godzilla films have become a metaphor for social commentary in the real world. Godzilla has become a globally recognized icon, finding its way into worldwide pop culture and influencing many creative minds.