1.15.2021

My craven for kaiju paper from 2020 has carried over to 2021. Last year, I found film strips from the Terror of MechaGodzilla (1975). Now, I’ve found a vintage Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla (released March 21, 1974) ticket on Buyee Japan. It’s a 46 year-old piece of history. The perforated stub is still attached and the ticket is still in great condition. Holding it makes me feel like I’m waiting in line to see my favorite Showa Godzilla movie. In the late 60’s, Japanese cinema was on the decline. So, from 1969 to 1978, Toho created the Toho Champion Festival (東宝チャンピオンまつり) to compete with the Toei Manga Festival, which put cartoons together providing all-day activity for kids and value for parents. Toho added Godzilla movies to their lineups. In 1974, Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla was released alongside Casshan: An Immortal Challenger, Samurai Giants: The Duel at Sesshogawara, Heidi, Girl of the Alps, Ultraman Taro: The Blood-Sucking Flower is a Young Girl’s Spirit and Hello! Finger 5.

Ticket Front

東宝チャンピオンまつり
キングシーサー
ゴジラ
メカゴジラ
ゴジラ対メカゴジラ
アンギラス
ゴジラ誕生20週年記映画
みんなカラー作品
たのしい6本立て

Toho Champion Festival
King Caesar
Godzilla
MechaGodzilla
Angilas
Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla
Godzilla’s Birthday 20 Week Diary Movies
Everyone Color Work
Fun 6-piece Stand

新造人間キャシャーン
Casshan: An Immortal Challenger

アルプスの少女ハイジ
Heidi, Girl of the Alps

ウルトラマンタウロ
血を吸う花は少女の精
Ultraman Taro
The flower that sucks blood is the spirit of a girl

家族優待割引券
東宝
Family discount coupon
Toho

侍ジャイアンツ
殺生河原の決闘
Samurai Giants
Duel of the killing river

ハロー!フィンガー5
Hello! Finger 5

御家族
割引券
上映期間中有効
本券一枚で5名様まで
割引致します
大人 750円を700円に
学生 650円を600円に
小人 400円を350円に
幼児 350円を250円に
Family
Discount ticket
Valid during the screening period
Up to 5 people with this ticket
I will give you a discount
Adults 750 yen to 700 yen
Student 650 yen to 600 yen
Child 400 yen to 350 yen
Infant 350 yen to 250 yen

当日窓口へ割引料金を
添え官給券と引換えの
上ご入場ください。
Please enter at the counter on the day of the event with a discounted fee in exchange for a government-sponsored ticket.

3月21日 ➡ 4月5日
大阪同時封切
March 21 ➡ April 5
Simultaneous release in Osaka

友楽会館 • 映劇
TEL (0742) ㉒ 3772
Yuraku Kaikan • Theatrical performance
TEL (0742) ㉒ 3772

Ticket Back

「ゴジラ対メカゴジラ」
地球最強の怪獣ゴジラを倒すため、ゴジラそっくりの怪獣メカゴジラがあらわれた。
“Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla”
In order to defeat the strongest monster on earth Godzilla, a monster Mechagodzilla that looks just like Godzilla appeared.

「新造人間キャシャーン」
鉄也はアンドロイド軍団をやっつけるため、新造人間に生まれ変わった。行けキャシャーン!
“Casshan: An Immortal Challenger”
Tetsuya was reborn as a new man to defeat the Android Corps. Go Casshan!

「ウルトラマンタロウ」血を吸う花は少女の精
ヘビのように自由に動き人を襲う吸血蔦バサラがあらわれた。立ち上がれウルトラマン!
“Ultraman Taro” The flower that sucks blood is the spirit of a girl
A blood-sucking ivy Basara that moves freely like a snake and attacks people appears. Get up, Ultraman!

「侍シャイアンツ」殺生河原の決闘
大雪原の中で、バットとボールに命をかけた蛮と八幡の大決闘が始まった。
“Samurai Cheyants” duel of killing riverbank
In the heavy snowfield, a great duel between the barbarian and Yawata who gave their lives to the bat and the ball began.

「ハロー!フィンガー5」
みんなのアイドル仲よし兄弟、今日も五人は力いっぱい歌う、沖縄の空のように明るく!
“Hello! Finger 5”
Everyone’s idol good friends and brothers, five people sing with all their might today, as bright as the sky in Okinawa!