ATRAGON (1963) – A Parable for World War II

Atragon is a 1963 Tokusatsu film produced by Toho, directed by Ishiro Honda, written by Shinichi Sekizawa, and special effects headed by Eiji Tsuburaya. Made on an excruciatingly tight schedule, this movie proves to be a colorful example of Japanese cinema, and a clever parable for Japan’s role in World War 2.

Today, Adam dissects how this science fiction flick really captures the mindsets of post war Japan, and their reflections on the past.

Listen to the Ishiro Honda-Thon Episode on Atragon here!

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