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.
Since the film opened, Godzilla has faced both monsters and mecha and cashed out limited edition golden ticket cards.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
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