Yokai are fascinating creatures. But they are also part of the classical culture of Japan ranging from the modern era to the Meiji Era or any other of Japanese history.
“As I sit down and read a book about Yokai, I am intrigued by how anime often uses their classical monsters and myths for horror stories, or even non horror”
ORKNEY features heavily in a best-selling new book by a former Wick High School pupil.
“One day at primary school we finally got the internet and what was one of the first things I searched for? Godzilla of course. “
“I’ve talked about the Blob before. In Japan in 1958 there was a somewhat similar concept of a monster but brought to us by Toho (that’s the Godzilla people).”
It was a story that in the winter of 1942 would set the printed presses rolling from its beginnings in Orkney, south to Edinburgh and onwards to London.
Note I am reviewing King Kong vs. Godzilla NOT Godzilla vs. Kong
“Mothra in 1961 was quite a bit different for Kaiju films. You see while the monster is a force to be feared, it’s not the antagonist. No, this time the villain is a human, and oh boy how over the top evil this guy is, but anyway…..”
“Written when Mary Shelley was only 20 years old, it’s an exceptional piece of work, for its time, and has continued to be an inspiring piece of work, though time, to today.”
“A group of scientists go to an island where a previous team who had been studying the effects of nearby nuclear tests had vanished from.”