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Godzilla and Ultraman - The Amazing World of Japanese Special Effects

Sixty years after its first appearance on the screen, Godzilla continues fascinating moviegoers and Hollywood producers alike. The techniques developed by its creator Eiji Tsuburaya, including the use of full-body suits on carefully crafted miniature sets, are of particular interest at a time when computer graphics reign supreme. Hideaki Anno, best known for his animated series "Neon Genesis Evangelion," and Shinji Higuchi, director of "Attack on Titan," discuss the magic of Japanese special effects.

Godzilla and Ultraman

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The Lost Hokusai

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