Well, its somehow February already. Not sure how that happened, but I figured it was high time to finish a story I began way back in October…
In keeping with the GODZILLA NOVELIZATION PROJECT’s tradition of publishing new spooky content each Halloween, I took the opportunity afforded to me by the season to start a creepy new short story for the project. Much in the way that 2018’s Casefile: MATANGO branched off from the Godzilla series to tell a slightly different kind of story, last Halloween saw your humble author begin an adaptation of one of the greatest non-Godzilla kaiju films of all time: the original 1956 Rodan. The story was called Sora no Daikaiju, and retold the tale through writings left behind by the character of Shigeru Kawamura, played so memorably by Kenji Sahara in the film. By telling the story through his point of view (and including a few choice bits of narration dialogue from the US cut of the film, as I did in The Steve Martin Report), I felt that I could really get into Shigeru’s headspace and put into words the terror he felt throughout the film.
If the wonderful response from readers to the first half of the story was any indication, it seems I succeeded!
I’m happy to announce that the second half of the story is now complete, and ready for all readers to… well, read! This story was a joy to write, and I hope that I’ve been able to do the original film justice through this retelling.
So, without further ado, the GNP proudly presents Part 2 of Sora no Daikaiju!
(And if you haven’t checked out Part 1 yet, you can read it here!)
I’ll be back super soon to share a couple more updates with you, and discuss a few new pieces of content that you may have noticed appearing on certain pages of the site. Exciting stuff in coming soon, and I hope you’ll stick around for this long and wonderful ride!
Until next time, have a great weekend, and happy reading!