“This is my book. I mean, it’s a book I’m gonna write in the future!”
Well, it might’ve taken three decades, but that future has finally arrived…
Hello, GNP readers, and welcome to… wow, almost halfway through December already? Time really does fly, which is an appropriate sentiment given the Godzilla film celebrating its anniversary today.
It’s truly insane to think that 1991’s Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah is now 30 years old. I first saw it around 20 years ago, a few years after it made its North American home video debut. The impact it left on me was nothing short of fundamental; from its crazy time travel plot to its wonderfully entertaining story, I was completely hooked. In fact, I was obsessed. I spent hours as a child contemplating, unraveling, and immersing myself into its plot. I reenacted the battles with dinosaur toys, ripped off a few story elements for tales I was writing, and practically memorized the script.
Of all the Godzilla films, this one might’ve had the most profound impact on my burgoning fandom outside of the duo of films that introduced me to the character: 1999’s Godzilla 2000 and 1964’s Mothra vs. Godzilla. All these years later, it remains near and dear to my heart, and a film that I’ve wanted to celebrate as part of the GNP ever since launching the project nearly four years ago.
And – as you’ve likely been able to gather from the fact that this post exists and you’re currently reading it – today is that day.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, the GODZILLA NOVELIZATION PROJECT is proud to present the beginning of a new story: a full-length, in-depth recreation of “The Birth of Godzilla” by Kenichiro Terasawa, the book seen in the film that lays out the theory of Godzilla’s origins.
In addition (as discussed in a previous update), the text also contains working editorial notes from Terasawa as he struggles to write a book that fate dictates must exist in order for the future – and the past – to unfold as intended.
This story has been a joy to write, and with at least six more chapters to go, there’s still plenty of fun to be had! If you’ve ever wondered what was in that dusty old book the Futurians brought back in time and handed to Terasawa, I think you’ll like what’s in store for you…
Happy birthday, GvsKG. Thanks for my childhood.