Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates Eiji Tsuburaya’s 114th Birthday

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Legendary Tokusatsu director Eiji Tsuburaya, the co-creator of Godzilla as well as the creator of Ultraman, has been honored in today’s “Google Doodle.” The interactive doodle, which has you create a short action film in ten steps, can be seen here.

I have to give big props to the creator of the doodle, Jennifer Hom, for bringing attention to Tsubaraya. As she said: “Having grown up as a film fan, I’ve always had a deep love for Tokusatsu, so I was eager to find a way to bring attention to Tsuburaya’s art. It’s fascinating to me how long-lasting the results of his work has been – it’s easy to see remnants of the Tokusatsu style in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, Evangelion, and even the Power Rangers.”

Our writer Guyinthe3rdrow is a also a big fan of Tokusatsu, and even met Haruo Nakajima, one of the original suit actors of Godzilla, at this year’s Anime Boston.

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