These essays consider the Godzilla films and how they shaped and influenced postwar Japanese culture, as well as the globalization of Japanese pop culture icons. There are contributions from Film Studies, Anthropology, History, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies and from Susan Napier, Anne Allison, Christine Ya and others.
WILLIAM M. TSUTSUI is Associate Professor of History at the University of Kansas, USA. He is also the author of Godzilla on My Mind (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and two books on Japanese history. MICHIKO ITO is Japanese Studies Librarian at the University of Kansas, USA.