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Japanese Cinema Blogathon: For The Love of Gojira

This is m y third contribution to the Japanese Cinema Blogathon for earthquake and tsunami relief. While I may lack experience in Japanese cinema when it comes to Miyazaki, Kurosawa, etc., I have plenty of experience with Godzilla (Gojira) films. As a kid I used to just LOVE watching these films. When I decided to write about my love of these films I thought I’d look and see just how many I’d seen. As it turns out, I have seen 15. One would think that is a lot; one would be wrong. There are actually 28 films in the series, not counting spin-offs (like 1956’s Rodan or 1961’s Mothra). Still, 15 is a pretty hefty number. And I don’t even plan on talking about the Hanna-Barbera animated series that ran from 1978-1981 (I’ve seen all  of that as well).

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Japanese Cinema Blogathon: 10 Classic Japanese Film Posters

This is my second contribution for Japanese Cinema Blogathon for earthquake/tsunami relief. To be perfectly honest, I’ve only seen one of these films. But these posters are just so gorgeous, they make me want to see all of these films. I wish more western movie posters were this gorgeous.

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Japanese Cinema and the Academy Awards

As part of the Japanese Cinema Blogathon hosted by myself and JapanCinema, I thought I’d take a look at how Japanese cinema has fared over the years with the Academy. As it happens, Japan has had its best luck with the Academy in the Foreign Language Film category, but there have been a few other nominations (and wins) for filmmakers and actors from the industry.

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Japanese Cinema Blogathon: Let The Blogging Begin!

Welcome to the Japanese Cinema blogathon to help aid the recent natural disasters in Japan, hosted by JapanCinema and CinemaFanatic.

If you’ve written a post for the blogathon, leave a link to it in the comments section and I will add it to the ongoing list below. Don’t forget to add a link to the donation page in your post and feel free to use one of these banners on your blog. Also, please link back to this post so your readers can see all the participating blogs.

Tuesday, March 15th:

Wednesday, March 16th:

Thursday, March 17th:

Friday, March 18th:

Saturday, March 19th:

Sunday, March 20th

Monday, March 21st

More Banners for the Japanese Cinema Blogathon

Thanks to the lovely Madelaine for making these.

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Japanese Cinema Blogathon To Aid Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

This blogathon is hosted by JapanCinema and CinemaFanatic. Tomorrow we will each have a post on our sites officially starting the blogathon, which will run for a week. Simply leave a comment in one of those posts and we will add a link to the post so that everyone can see all of the participating blogs.

To participate post something on your blog related to Japanese Cinema (a review of a film, a preview, etc.) and add this link: asking for donations from your readers. Please also use one of our graphics to let them know it’s part of the blogathon and so your readers can see the other posts in the blogathon:

You can also find updates for the blogathon on Facebook.