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The History of Godzilla

Still image from Godzilla 1956 | Image: Toho Company

In pop cultural news out of Tokyo this week, it was announced that none other than the city conquering nuclear metaphor himself  Godzilla  is to become a citizen of Japan. As these marketing headlines tend to be layered, the announcement came upon the heels of another, which informed loyal fans of the monster that the first Japanese Godzilla movie in ten years will be released in the summer of 2016. 

Timeline.com has assembled a look at the history of Godzilla, tracing the inception of the movie franchise in 1954 to its current-day interest. From the nuclear horrors fresh in the minds of the character's Japanese creators to its eventual worldwide popularity, have a look at Godzilla's interesting evolution. -Via Digg

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