GUESS WHAT'S HERE?!!
MONSTER ATTACK TEAM, formerly published by FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND returns with Issue #11 the only English-language magazine devoted to Japanese Monsters, Superheroes, and Rock 'n Roll Culture! 80 full color pages showcase the psychotronic world of GODZILLA VS THE SMOG MONSTER, interviews with the Admiral of Space Anime and Manga LEIJI MATSUMOTO, jungle star of MASKED RIDER AMAZON TORU OKAZAKI, tributes to EIJI TSUBURAYA the father of Japanese Special Effects, SHOTARO ISHINOMORI the King of Manga and co-creator of MASKED RIDER and POWER RANGERS, audio wizardry from TOHO STUDIOS’ sound effects artisans, TOEI’s 80’s metal hero classic JUSPION, Japanese Toy Festivals, and the fuzzed out origins of J-POP music with 60’s Group Sounds degenerate band, THE GOLDEN CUPS and the birth of Japanese Glam Rock with ALAN MERRILL the first Western pop star in Japan. Turn it up to 11 with the number one Japanese sci-fi magazine on the scene MONSTER ATTACK TEAM #11!
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CAN YOU FEEL THE ULTRA-LOVE?!
ULTRAMAN TARO keeper of the Land of Light, trusted son & recipient of his Ultra Brothers' power pumps his fist upon receiving MONSTER ATTACK TEAM #10. Stay tuned for the ultra dynamite MAT #11 available soon!
THE LATEST RIDER'S RIDE!
Are you ready for KAMEN RIDER DRIVE / KAMEN (DRIVER?) driving and not riding onto Japanese television screens Sun Oct 5, 2014?
GS I LOVE YOU!
Drop the needle on Japan Rock 'n Roll with multiracial teen degenerates THE GOLDEN CUPS from Yokohama. Not since ROLLING STONE's Mar 1, 1969 issue has an English language magazine dug into the monstrous roots of Group Sounds, Glam-Rock & J-POP music. From the '60s psychedelic discotheques to revival halls in the 2000s MONSTER ATTACK TEAM #11 rewinds and fast-forwards on the rising sun's western beat generation!
JUMP FOR JOY!
Get ready to jump into SPECIAL MEGABEAST INVESTIGATOR JUSPION and more tokusatsu goodness in MONSTER ATTACK TEAM #11 an 80 page full color love affair with Japanese Monsters, Superheroes, Manga, Anime, Toys and Rock 'n Roll Culture! Juspion © Toei Company LTD.
FACE TO FACE!
Konichiwa Kaiju Kids, GODZILLA, MOTHRA & KING GHIDORAH: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (GMK) GODZILLA here! My 2001 film is one of the most successful Millennium series movies ever and you're looking at the monster suit designed by FUYUKI SHINADA. I recently appeared at the Big GODZILLA 60th Anniversary SPFX Exhibition at Ikebukuro Sunshine City and demand you stay tuned to MONSTER ATTACK TEAM for more info on this event & off-limits exclusive photos from MAT and nowhere else! Special Thanks to monster makers at Dream Planet Japan Inc. GODZILLA Copyright TM&©TOHO CO., LTD
19 weekends left in 2014 MONSTER ATTACK TEAM to celebrate the 60th Big Year of GODZILLA as the box office festival champion of the world. Long Live the King of Monsters! GODZILLA Copyright TM&©TOHO CO., LTD
Don't worry about the strange noise outside, it's just your friendly neighborhood, ramen noodle slurping Kaiju BOOSKA. Illustration ©Tsuburaya Productions ©KAIDA Yuji
HERE IT COMES!
We're off to see the printer, the wonderful digital printer of MONSTER ATTACK TEAM #11 and not this Linotype machine from yesteryear. Ordering information coming soon on MAT #11 covering Japan's Greatest Monsters, Heroes, Tokusatsu & Manga Legends, Indie Toy Makers and Music Culture from the past up to the present. "Let's Fight Monsters, Let's Really Fight!"
HARUO NAKAJIMA IN YOKOSUKA!
Sneak Preview of MONSTER ATTACK TEAM #11 back cover as we welcome you to our interview with TORU OKAZAKI who starred as Daisuke Yamamoto in KAMEN RIDER AMAZON the 4th and bloodiest installment of the Kamen Rider series created by SHOTARO ISHINOMORI & TOHRU HIRAYAMA. 仮面ライダーアマゾン is here! Illustration by MAT Officer Hiroshi Kanatani. Kamen Rider Amazon © Ishimori Pro, Toei Company LTD.!
MY GRANDMA, WHAT BIG DORSAL PLATES YOU HAVE!
Giant Monsters All-Out Attack on little boys who don't hail the King of Monsters. Image courtesy of Norman England, MAT contributor & columnist for Japan's Eiga HiHo Magazine.
LOOKING BACK ON 60 YEARS!
Waving the GODZILLA flag, our Captain was asked by Stars and Stripes newspaper Japan to say a few words about the King of Monster's 60th anniversary, the loyal fan movement, and current Tokyo events. J.D. Lees, GFEST 2014 organizer and founder was quoted about the biggest turnout of GODZILLA fans to date in North America! Read online version of newspaper print story here: http://japan.stripes.com/news/oh-no-get-ready-tokyo KENPACHIRO SATSUMA vs.HARUO NAKAJIMA photo from G-CON 1996.
WE'RE OFF TO OUTER SPACE!
It's about time to tap into the stellar Samurai drive of LEIJI MATSUMOTO, the architect of SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO, SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK, GALAXY EXPRESS 999 and many more manga & anime tales in MONSTER ATTACK TEAM #11 coming soon to a galaxy near you!