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Toho SFX Movies Authentic Visual Book
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Author(s) Osamu Kishikawa
(planning and organizing)[1]
Publisher Dai Nippon Publishing[1]
Publish date November 10, 2017 (Vol. 1 and 2),[2]
December 5, 2017 (Vol. 3 and 4),[3]
January 14, 2018 (Vol. 5 and 6),[4]
February 15, 2018 (Vol. 7 and 8),[5]
March 24, 2018 (Vol. 9 and 10),
April 13, 2018 (Vol. 11 and 12),
May 18, 2018 (Vol. 13 and 14),
June 15, 2018 (Vol. 15 and 16),
July 13, 2018 (Vol. 17 and 18),
September 14, 2018 (Vol. 19 and 20),
October 25, 2018 (Vol. 21 and 22),
December 15, 2018 (Vol. 23),
January 10, 2019 (Vol. 24 and 25),
February 8, 2019 (Vol. 26 and 27),
March 22, 2019 (Vol. 29),
April 26, 2019 (Vol. 29 and 30),
July 11, 2019 (Vol. 31 and 32),
August 23, 2019 (Vol. 33 and 34),
September 13, 2019 (Vol. 35 and 36)
Genre Pictorial; production

The Toho SFX Movies Authentic Visual Books (東宝特撮 公式ヴィジュアル・ブック,   Tōhō Tokusatsu Kōshiki Vijuaru Bukku) are a series of pictorial books published by Dai Nippon Printing[1] and distributed by the Godzilla Store which cover the conceptualization and production aspects of kaiju from Toho's library of films, with each volume focusing on a different character. The volumes are released in waves, typically two at a time.

Information

All volumes are published by Dai Nippon Printing. Read from left to right, each volume is 36 pages long and printed on A4 size paper.[1] The books were planned and organized by Osamu Kishikawa and designed by Makena Graphics.[1]

Volumes

Vol. 1: Godzilla 1954

Volume 1 was released on November 10, 2017[2] and covers the Godzilla design from the original Godzilla film.

Vol. 2: Godzilla 2016

Volume 2 was released on November 10, 2017[2] and covers the Godzilla design from Shin Godzilla.

Vol. 3: Godzilla 1962

Volume 3 was released on December 5, 2017[3] and covers the Godzilla design from King Kong vs. Godzilla.

Vol. 4: Biollante

Volume 4 was released on December 5, 2017[3] and covers Biollante from Godzilla vs. Biollante.

Vol. 5: Godzilla 1984

Volume 5 was released on January 14, 2018[4] and covers the Godzilla design from The Return of Godzilla.

Vol. 6: Jet Jaguar

Volume 6 was released on January 14, 2018[4] and covers Jet Jaguar from Godzilla vs. Megalon.

Vol. 7: Mechagodzilla 1974

Volume 7 was released on February 15, 2018[5] and covers the Mechagodzilla design from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

Vol. 8: Gigan 1972

Volume 8 was released on February 15, 2018[5] and covers the Gigan design from Godzilla vs. Gigan.

Vol. 9: Rodan 1956

Volume 9 was released on March 24, 2018 and covers the Rodan design from the character's debut film.

Vol. 10: Mechagodzilla 2002

Volume 10 was released on March 24, 2018 and covers the Kiryu design from Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla.

Vol. 11: Godzilla 2001

Volume 11 was released on April 13, 2018 and covers the Godzilla design from Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack.

Vol. 12: Varan 1958

Volume 12 was released on April 13, 2018 and covers the Varan design from the character's debut film.

Vol. 13: Godzilla 1995

Volume 11 was released on May 18, 2018 and covers the Godzilla design from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.

Vol. 14: Hedorah 1971

Volume 14 was released on May 18, 2018 and covers the Hedorah design from Godzilla vs. Hedorah.

Vol. 15: Godzilla 2004

Volume 15 was released on June 15, 2018 and covers the Godzilla design from Godzilla: Final Wars.

Vol. 16: Ebirah 1966

Volume 16 was released on June 15, 2018 and covers the Ebirah design from Ebirah, Horror of the Deep. It also touches on Ebirah's design from Godzilla: Final Wars.

Vol. 17: SpaceGodzilla 1994

Volume 17 was released on July 13, 2018 and covers SpaceGodzilla from Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.

Vol. 18: Anguirus 1955

Volume 18 was released on July 13, 2018 and covers the Anguirus design from Godzilla Raids Again.

Vol. 19: Godzilla 1955

Volume 19 was released on September 14, 2018 and covers the Godzilla design from Godzilla Raids Again.

Vol. 20: King Ghidorah 1964

Volume 20 was released on September 14, 2018 and covers the King Ghidorah design from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.

Vol. 21: Godzilla 1999

Volume 21 was released on October 25, 2018 and covers the Godzilla design from Godzilla 2000: Millennium.

Vol. 22: Mothra 1961

Volume 22 was released on October 25, 2018 and covers the Mothra design from the character's debut film.

Vol. 23: Gorosaurus 1967

Volume 23 was released on December 15, 2018 and covers the Gorosaurus design from King Kong Escapes.

Vol. 24: Godzilla 1993

Volume 24 was released on January 10, 2019 and covers the Godzilla design from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II.

Vol. 25: Mechagodzilla 1993

Volume 25 was released on January 10, 2019 and covers the Mechagodzilla design from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II.

Vol. 26: Godzilla 1965

Volume 26 was released on February 8, 2019 and covers the Godzilla design from Invasion of Astro-Monster.

Vol. 27: Titanosaurus

Volume 27 was released on February 8, 2019 and covers Titanosaurus from Terror of Mechagodzilla.

Vol. 28: Sanda, Gaira

Volume 28 was released on March 22, 2019 and covers Sanda and Gaira from The War of the Gargantuas.

Vol. 29: Mothra 1964

Volume 29 was released on April 26, 2019 and covers the Mothra imago and larvae designs from Mothra vs. Godzilla.

Vol. 30: Mothra 1992

Volume 30 was released on April 26, 2019 and covers the Mothra design from Godzilla vs. Mothra.

Vol. 31: Moguera 1957

Volume 31 was released on July 11, 2019 and covers Moguera from The Mysterians.

Vol. 32: Megaguirus

Volume 32 was released on July 11, 2019 and covers Megaguirus from Godzilla vs. Megaguirus.

Vol. 33: Godzilla 1989

Volume 33 was released on August 23, 2019 and covers the Godzilla design from Godzilla vs. Biollante.

Vol. 34: Maguma

Volume 34 was released on August 23, 2019 and covers Maguma from Gorath.

Vol. 35: Mothra 1996

Volume 35 was released on September 13, 2019 and covers Parent Mothra from Rebirth of Mothra, as well as Fairy Mothra.

Vol. 36: Orga

Volume 36 was released on September 13, 2019 and covers Orga from Godzilla 2000: Millennium.

EX

On July 21, 2018, the Godzilla Store announced the "EX" line of Toho SFX Movies Authentic Visual Books, which instead of focusing on monsters focus on actors and superweapons. The books were sold at Wonder Festival 2018 before eventually becoming available from the Godzilla Store starting on July 27.

Vol. 1: "Super X" Series

Volume 1 was released on July 27, 2018, and covers all three vehicles in the Super X line: the Super X from The Return of Godzilla, the Super X2 from Godzilla vs. Biollante, and the Super X3 from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.

Vol. 2: Hideyo Amamoto 1967

Volume 2 was released on July 27, 2018, and covers two roles played by supporting actor Hideyo Amamoto in 1967 in the films King Kong Escapes and Ace of Assassins.

Vol. 3: Eiji Tsuburaya 1954-1969

Volume 3 was released on December 7, 2018 and covers the films of special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya from Godzilla through Latitude Zero.

Vol. 4: Maser Cannons Type 66

Volume 4 was released on March 22, 2019 and covers the Type 66 Maser Cannons from The War of the Gargantuas.

Vol. 5: Gotengo 1963

Volume 5 was released on June 13, 2019 and covers the Gotengo from Atragon.

Vol. 6: Gotengo 2004

Volume 6 was released on June 13, 2019 and covers the Gotengo from Godzilla: Final Wars.

Vol. 7: Akira Takarada

Volume 7 will be released on October 25, 2019 and covers several roles played by actor Akira Takarada in Toho's tokusatsu films.

Vol. 8: Gohten 1977

Volume 8 will be released on October 25, 2019 and covers the Gohten from The War in Space.

Mini

The Mini Toho SFX Movies Authentic Visual Book, which is smaller than the normal volumes, was announced on July 22, 2018. It was sold at Wonder Festival 2018 before becoming available from the Godzilla Store. It covers Kure Kure Takora from the television series of the same name.

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Keizer Zilla

6 months ago
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These are really cool, Just by giving us really good quality photos of the suits!
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G&G-Fan

6 months ago
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I really hope they made one for Destoroyah
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G&G-Fan

10 months ago
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They're doing books for Godzilla and Mechagodzilla 1993, super excited!
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