Showa Mechagodzilla Steel Encyclopedia

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Showa Mechagodzilla
Steel Encyclopedia
Showa Mechagodzilla Steel Encyclopedia
Publisher Yosensha
Publish date March 6, 2019[note 1]
Genre Informational, production

The Showa Mechagodzilla Steel Encyclopedia (別冊映画秘宝 昭和メカゴジラ鋼鉄図鑑,   Bessatsu Eiga Hihō Shōwa Mekagojira Kōtetsu Zukan, lit. Supplementary Movie Treasure: Showa Mechagodzilla Steel Encyclopedia) is a Japanese informational mook published by Yosensha which focuses on the Mechagodzillas of the Showa era and all of their various aspects.


Apart of the Supplementary Movie Treasure series, the book was published by Yosensha on March 6, 2019. Read from right to left, it is 159 pages long.


  • Showa Mechagodzilla Introductory Color Gallery 昭和メカゴジラ入門 カラーギャラリー (p. 2)
  • The Birth of Mechagodzilla メカゴジラの誕生 (p. 14)
    • Design and Modeling デザインと造形
    • The Search for Paint 塗装の探求
    • Birth of the Silver and Rainbow Suits 白銀と虹のスーツ誕生
    • Making メイキング
    • Released Snapshots 蔵出しスナップ
    • The World of Miniature Work ミニチュアワークの世界
    • Stage Mechagodzilla ステージのメカゴジラ
  • The 45th Year of Akihiko: Akihiko Iguchi's Drawn Down Mechagodzilla 45年目の亜㐂比古 井口昭彦の描き下ろしメカゴジラ (p. 32)
  • Birth of the Showa Mechagodzilla 昭和メカゴジラの誕生 (p. 33)
  • Monochrome Gallery モノクロギャラリー (p. 34)
    • Mechagodzilla
    • Mechagodzilla 2
    • Mechagodzilla's Rivals メカゴジラのライバルたち
  • Legend Interview: Special Effects Director Teruyoshi Nakano レジェンドインタビュー 特技監督 中野昭慶 (p. 63)
  • First Time Release! Famous Scenes as Seen in Nakano's Storyboards 初公開!中野コンテで見る名シーン (p. 68)
  • Study of Mechagodzilla: Explosions! Flames! Smoke! Explanation of Special Effects Techniques メカゴジラの学習 爆発!炎!煙!特技効果のテクニックを解説 (p. 72)
  • Conversation: Modeling Master Nobuyuki Yasumaru × Restoration Master Tomo Haraguchi 対談 造形師 安丸信行 × 修復師 原口智生 (p. 74)
  • Measurements of Mechagodzilla メカゴジラの計測 (p. 78)
  • Designer Akihiko Iguchi デザイナー 井口昭彦 (p. 80)
  • Legends of Mechagodzilla メカゴジラのレジェンドたち (p. 83)
  • Published Special Effects Team Shooting Schedule 特撮班撮影スケジュール掲載 (p. 90)
  • Special Interviews: Villains of Showa Mechagodzilla スペシャルインタビュー 昭和メカゴジラの悪役たち
  • Manga "Secret Monster Detectives! Business Trip Edition! Do You Know "Mechani-Godzilla?""'s Reijiro Kato 『マボロシ怪獣探偵団!出張版!キミは「メカニゴジラ」を知っているか?』加藤礼次朗 (p. 100)
  • Study of Mechagodzilla: Explanation of the Music of Showa Mechagodzilla メカゴジラの学習 昭和メカゴジラの音楽解説 (p. 102)
  • Preparatory and Final Drafts Fully Published 準備稿・決定稿全掲載
    • (p. 103) Showa Mechagodzilla Battle Map 昭和メカゴジラ激闘マップ
    • (p. 104) Preparatory Draft: Showdown in Zanpamisaki: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
    • (p. 110) Final Draft: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
    • (p. 116) Preparatory Draft 2: Terror of Mechagodzilla
    • (p. 122) Revised Draft 4: Terror of Mechagodzilla
  • Study of Mechagodzilla: Explanation of the Changes to the 2 Works' Screenplays メカゴジラの学習 2作品脚本の変遷解説 (p. 127)
  • Showa MG Newspaper 昭和MG新聞 (p. 128)
  • Showa Mechagodzilla History Building 昭和メカゴジラ歴史館 (p. 129)
  • Promotional Material Collection Gallery 宣材コレクションギャラリー (p. 130)
  • MG Thorough Detail Research: Attacking the Showa Suits from Every Direction MGディテール徹底研究 昭和スーツを全方位攻撃する! (p. 135)
  • Showa Mechagodzilla Goods Building 昭和メカゴジラ 大グッズ館 (p. 140)
    • Bullmark Toys
    • Retro Sofubi
    • Realtoys
    • Plastic Models
    • Mechanical Toys
    • Mini-toys & Variety
    • Books, Printed Materials, Media
  • Showa Mechagodzilla Art Building 昭和メカゴジラ アート館 (p. 154)
  • Bromide Card Collection ブロマイドカードコレクション (p. 155)
  • Work Information 作品情報 (p. 159)


  1. Publication information in the book lists its publish date as April 6, 2019.


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