Japanese Theaters Install Ghidorah Toilet Paper for Final Anime Godzilla Film
posted on by Kim Morrissy
Jappanese theater chain TOHO Cinemas started installing Godzilla-themed toilet paper in their restrooms on November 17. Godzilla: The Planet Eater, the final installment in the anime Godzilla film trilogy, began screening in Japan on November 9.
King Ghidorah, a kaijū that appears in Godzilla: The Planet Eater, gets toilet paper in his image. The paper shows the beast's long necks, which extend along the entire length of the toilet paper strip. A quiz related to the anime Godzilla films is also printed on the paper.
The film opened in 158 theaters on November 9 and ranked #6 in its opening weekend. The film also closed out the Tokyo International Film Festival, which ran from October 25 to November 3 at Roppongi Hills, EX Theater Roppongi, and the Hibiya Step Square.
The website describes the film's story in English:
20,000 years into the future, the Earth is ruled by Godzilla. Pitted against him are the straggling remnants of the human race. The final chapter, GODZILLA:The Planet Eater, finds the Mechagodzilla city, the peak of scientific evolution and mankind's best hope, burned to cinders. Godzilla Earth reigns supreme but he has one more challenge: the winged creature, KING GHIDORAH.
Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare and other Detective Conan movies, Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Kenshirô, Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Toki) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin, Knights of Sidonia) directed the films at Polygon Pictures. Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass) of Nitroplus is credited with the story concept and screenplay. Urobuchi was also responsible for series composition with Yūsuke Kozaki.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
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