The Kaiju entertainment genre is a staple in Japanese pop culture, and its popularity has expanded to the western audience. This article shows how in the US alone, the most famous kaiju, Godzilla, has made its presence in the popular culture. However, American fans of kaiju films and television programs have often had a hard time satisfying their fix because offerings on TV were limited, partly due to the company Toho, owner of licensing rights to the famous Godzilla, being overly aggressive about its intellectual property, as discussed in this website. Nowadays, with the popularity of Internet streaming and the growing number of Web-based kaiju channels, it has become convenient for kaiju fans to keep up with the new films in this niche.
If you are a Comcast subscriber, you have the advantage of having more movie channels in your line-up to choose from. This means you can enjoy movie choices across various genres including kaiju, many of which may not be as popular or mainstream yet. Kaiju films, of course, have recently made their big debut in American entertainment via big budget productions like Godzilla and Pacific Rim. For the long-time kaiju fans, however, the authentic kaiju films are still the better option.
Among cable channels that are available to most Comcast subscribers in the United States, you can usually catch kaiju films and TV adaptations here:
- The SyFy channel has long been known for airing hard-to-find cult favorites that you may not see on most other movie channels. In fact, in 2013, Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions developed a 90-minute pilot entitled Creature At Bay, revolving around a humongous Kaiju monster off the California coast. SyFy also regularly airs classic kaiju films during its late night programming blocks.
- If Americanized and mainstream kaiju adaptations are more your thing, you will find plenty of these films on HBO, including the blockbuster Pacific Rim and the Godzilla movies. HBO is easily the most popular movie channel on cable, and its numerous platforms such as HBO Family, HBO Signature, and HBO Hits provide top-notch movie entertainment to viewers.
- This cable and satellite channel has also become a destination for animation lovers, especially those who are looking for classic kaiju animated films. You might be able to come across a classic kaiju film on the late night block of G4, or you can also check out more recent offerings such as Kaiju Big Battel.
- Sony Movie Channel. A few years ago, Sony Movie Channel featured a Godzilla Smash-a-thon, showing Godzilla and Mothra movies throughout a one-month period. You can still catch Godzilla and Mothra films on Sony Movie Channel every once in a while, or you can check out the on-demand listings to see if there are any currently available.
- Cartoon Network. The popular network is geared towards younger audiences most of the day, but has been targeting older audiences in its late night programming schedule. If you monitor the listings, you might be able to catch some old kaiju animated films on Cartoon Network, or check out their on-demand listings as well.
Of course, aside from cable channels, you can also search the Internet for various websites that are dedicated to the kaiju entertainment genre. YouTube channels for kaiju lovers are quite plentiful, so all you need to do to enjoy your favorites is to have reliable and stable high-speed Internet connection, and you can stream the content to your computer or mobile device.
Make sure to check out the TV listings online so you are aware of any kaiju films being shown on your favorite movie channels. If you are experiencing cable connection problems, call the Comcast number provided here for immediate assistance.