The Godzilla franchise is currently bigger and better than it has ever been with Legendary rounding out their MonsterVerse quadrilogy with Godzilla vs. Kong next year. With this big push for Godzilla, fans have seen the famous Kaiju in a number of new ways with a giant CG take, a fully animated version, and the original suits of the Tokusatsu films in Japan. But its latest take just might be one of the most unique yet as a new web series sees Godzilla and its Kaiju friends going on new puppet adventures.
Puppet theater group Atelier Koganemushi has debuted Gojiban, a new web series premiering weekly on Toho's official Godzilla YouTube channel, and sees an adorable puppet version of the famous Kaiju interacting with Godzilla Junior and Minilla.
Not only is the short adorable as puppets are a natural fit for the franchise that began with rubber suits, fans are sure to appreciate the Kaiju included in this series. Both Minilla and Junior are both associated with Godzilla as the famous Kaiju's children, but they don't have too long of a track record within the films itself.
These two Kaiju are often referred to jokingly as some of the more dark spots on the Godzilla franchise as a whole, especially with its more intense Shin Godzilla direction going forward, but there's a huge fanbase defending these adorable two additions who appreciate the goofier side of many of the franchise's films as they experimented with their tone. Those tonal experiments are one reason why seeing these adorable puppet shorts don't seem too off putting for such a fearsome franchise.
Fans can also see Godzilla run amok in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is now available on Digital HD. Coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on August 27th, and directed by Michael Dougherty, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ken Watanabe, Bradley Whitford, among many other talents.
The film is officially described as such, "The new story follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance." You can read ComicBook.com's spoiler-free review here.