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Kaiju Big Battel: A Practical Guide to Giant City-Crushing Monsters

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Kaiju Big Battel, a series of live events that revolve around tournament-style performances, is a tongue-in-cheek hybrid of Japanese-monster-movie mayhem and lowbrow pop-culture. These sold-out events feature a roster of over thirty monsters battling in a modern conflict of epic proportions.

Kaiju Big Battel, the official guide, will provide an overview of the Kaiju universe, principally the key monsters and the epic battles, for devoted fans and new readers alike. In addition to a 16-page full-color insert of Kaiju studio photographs and a glossary, Kajiu Big Battel will be ornamented with a safety manual, weapon profiles and a guide to the inner workings of the Kaiju world. A crash course in everything Kaiju, readers would be well-advised to pay careful attention as those uneducated in monster mayhem could be imperiled next time Kaiju Big Battel erupts in their neighborhood!

The Big Battel Rages on in the Kaiju Universe!

Planet Earch is under threat. Scattered throughout the galaxy is a monstrous mob of maniacal villians, alien beasts, and city-crushing monsters that are waging a war against one another. In a recent New Year's Eve Kaiju Big Battel, Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle defeated RoBox:

"Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle couldn't wait for the ball to drop to avenge his shocking loss to the newest Kaiju Hero, RoBox, at Kaiju Rampage New York. As Louden Noxious counted down to the stroke of midnight, the killer klucker burst into the Danger Cage and began to lay waste to the snow-covered cityscape. Seeing this wanton destruction, newly constructed Kaiju Hero, RoBox rushed the Cage to put a shop to the terror. This was perhaps the robotic Hero's biggest mistake of the night.

"Fresh from an extended stay in China with his sensei, Mr. Wong, Soup unleashed a barrage of devastating new maneuvers upon Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle. High-flying flips and crushing corkscrews quickly overloaded RoBox's circuts and the new Hero was unable to mount any signifigant counter attack. Finally Soup delivered the Bouillion Back Flip for the pin, earning the right to fufill his new year's resolutions: to kill again!"

Review:

"The Big Battels have become the hipster's way to delight in the orchestrated mayhem of the WWE." Newsweek

Review:

"[A] robotic box beating the sh*t out of a muscled can of chicken-noodle soup is OK in our book." Stuff Magazine

Review:

"One of the weirdest things you'll ever pay to see." MTV News

Review:

"An elaborate and athletic celebration of silliness — part WWE SmackDown, part Saturday Night Live sketch." Spin

Synopsis:

Kaiju Big Battel, a series of love events that revolve around tournament-style performances, is a tongue-in-cheek hybrid of Japanese monster movie mayhem and lowbrow pop-culture.

About the Author

Studio Kaiju is an independent Boston-based performance and media group as well as creator of Kaiju Big Battel, the world's only live monster mayhem spectacle. Producer of consistently sold-out events, Studio Kaiju is best known for its live tournament-style performances, which are a character-driven, tongue-in-cheek hybrid of American pro wrestling, Japanese monster movies, and lowbrow pop culture. These multimedia events, complete with oversized monster-movie props, a towering "Danger Cage," and miniature cityscape, can also be viewed from a safe distance thanks to the Kaiju Big Battel DVD series from Redline Entertainment.

To fund its live event series, monster creations, and metropolitan destruction, Studio Kaiju produces and distributes its own line of merchandise, including T-shirts, "real" monster meat, magnets, and a whole catalogue of other cool but useless limited-edition collectibles. The world of Kaiju Big Battel is also supported by Studio Kaiju's acclaimed website, kaiju.com, which hosts Big Battel news, monster profiles, live event videos, arcade-style games, comics, and the most fun online mall ever.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786888979
Subtitle:
A Practical Guide to Giant City-Crushing Monsters
Author:
Kaiju, Di
Author:
Kaiju
Author:
Studio Kaiju
Author:
Studio Kaiju,
Publisher:
Hyperion
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Wrestling
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Tournaments
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Wrestling -- Tournaments.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Role Playing & Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
108-52
Publication Date:
February 11, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
174
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 11.12 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 174 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786888979 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Big Battels have become the hipster's way to delight in the orchestrated mayhem of the WWE."
"Review" by , "[A] robotic box beating the sh*t out of a muscled can of chicken-noodle soup is OK in our book."
"Review" by , "One of the weirdest things you'll ever pay to see."
"Review" by , "An elaborate and athletic celebration of silliness — part WWE SmackDown, part Saturday Night Live sketch."
"Synopsis" by , Kaiju Big Battel, a series of love events that revolve around tournament-style performances, is a tongue-in-cheek hybrid of Japanese monster movie mayhem and lowbrow pop-culture.
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