Monday, November 28, 2011

Stopping by Kadokawa Daiei Studios

Majin, Monster of Terror, stands guard against those who would dare enter Kadokawa Daiei Studios without proper ID!

On my most recent trip to Tokyo, I paid a visit to Kadokawa Daiei Studios. Having seen photos of the studio's front gate for years, I've since wanted to see the incredible Majin statues that adorn the entrance up close and personal.

Of course, the impressive Majin statues aren't the only area of interest for visiting kaiju fans.

Near the cafeteria area is a Gamera 3 display that is nothing short of eye-popping. Although I wanted to take a closer look, this part of the studio is cordoned off from the general public.

About as close as you'll get to the Gamera 3 set-up without gaining entrance to the studio!

Whatever you do, DON'T look behind you! A self-portrait with a scary-looking monster-god lurking in the background.

All in all, it was a fun little jaunt to the studio. (It better have been; I had to switch trains seven times from Asakusa just to get there!) If you're a monster fan who's making the trip to Tokyo, definitely add this to your itinerary!

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