New Daikaiju: "GIANT GOD WARRIOR APPEARS IN TOKYO"

Godzilla wasn't the only daikaiju to go stomping through Asia! From Rodan and Mothra to Yongarry and Gappa, discuss other JAPANESE/ASIAN kaiju films here!

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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:53 pm

My god.
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Postby lhb412 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:32 pm

This is for the opening sequence of a new, live-action trilogy adapting the entire run of the Nausicaa manga, right?

Please say I'm right!
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Postby Thomas » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:37 pm

I'll can say is... :eek2:
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Postby Cookie » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:39 pm

Looks ok. Is there ANY news about when this is supposed to come out, or how it will come out? Maybe with a future Studio Chibli release or something?

Lots of Godzilla/Ultraman/Gamera love for sure here. Can't wait to see how this develops.
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:29 pm

It's only being shown at the Tokusatsu exhibit that Anno has curated. We currently know of no plans for a more widespread release.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:36 pm

It's a shame, too. Because this looks great.

I just found out there is an action figure of the God Warrior.

I have a new grail.
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Postby mr.negativity » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:14 pm

Video: A Live Action Nausicaä Spin-Off From Studio Ghi
bli And Evangelion’s Hideaki Anno


http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/07/30/ ... eaki-anno/
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:39 am

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... rior-short

I suspect we'll all get to see this pretty soon, since it's going to be on the Eva blu-ray/dvd :D

So glad it's getting released in some form or fashion.
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:29 pm

Someone posted it on Facebook.

Pretty good stuff. Far from "the best Tokusatsu ever produced" (as some people are saying), but its a fun short... nothing much more to it than that though. Great miniature work.
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Postby H-Man » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:15 am

I was most impressed by the blending of various SFX techniques. It proved to me that you could still have CGI destruction seamlessly mixed with old-school Nakano-style pryotechnics.
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Postby lhb412 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:15 am

Great stuff. Wonderful miniature work and striking visuals. Only complaint is that the God Warrior being a puppet leads to a stiffer, occasionally awkward performance (compared to a suit).
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Postby AVERY GUERRA » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:28 am

MouthForWar wrote:Someone posted it on Facebook.

Pretty good stuff. Far from "the best Tokusatsu ever produced" (as some people are saying), but its a fun short... nothing much more to it than that though. Great miniature work.


Can you share it here so we can enjoy it?? 8-)
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Postby MouthForWar » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:33 am

AVERY GUERRA wrote:
MouthForWar wrote:Someone posted it on Facebook.

Pretty good stuff. Far from "the best Tokusatsu ever produced" (as some people are saying), but its a fun short... nothing much more to it than that though. Great miniature work.


Can you share it here so we can enjoy it?? 8-)


The only place I've seen it on FB so far is posted to a private group (Called "Dubs!" if you can find it and request to join).

EDIT: Avery, I just added you to the group on Facebook. Scroll down a bit and you'll see that Jules Carrozza posted the video.
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Postby AVERY GUERRA » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:58 am

MouthForWar wrote:
AVERY GUERRA wrote:
MouthForWar wrote:Someone posted it on Facebook.

Pretty good stuff. Far from "the best Tokusatsu ever produced" (as some people are saying), but its a fun short... nothing much more to it than that though. Great miniature work.


Can you share it here so we can enjoy it?? 8-)


The only place I've seen it on FB so far is posted to a private group (Called "Dubs!" if you can find it and request to join).

EDIT: Avery, I just added you to the group on Facebook. Scroll down a bit and you'll see that Jules Carrozza posted the video.


Thanks!! Very nice indeed. Someone should upload it to YouTube or vimeo....ah ha!!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy0M1MxShAI
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Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:15 pm

cool stuff. obviously, would like a subtitled version, but the visuals are striking and the effects are well-done.
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:49 pm

HOLY F*CKING "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!". :eek:

BE STILL, MY HEART.

MouthForWar wrote:Pretty good stuff. Far from "the best Tokusatsu ever produced" (as some people are saying), but its a fun short... nothing much more to it than that though. Great miniature work.


There are certainly better stories and scripts out there but in terms of effects work, it's definitely up there.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:06 pm

Wow. Really incredible work. I'm probably just going to watch this every few hours for the next week or so. :lol:
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Postby AVERY GUERRA » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:14 pm

And now we've got it on 'TwitchFilm':

http://twitchfilm.com/2013/04/watch-stu ... tokyo.html
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Postby Gargantuan Gargantua » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:09 pm

I like watching miniatures blow up. The paper cut outs of people was funny and almost smart. You almost buy it for a split second.
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Postby sentaison » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:26 pm

Well it was very impressive! :eek: I would love to see more of this sort of thing from Studio Ghibli. They obviously have access to the sort of talent that would make great movies or tv series in the genre.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:38 pm

sentaison wrote:They obviously have access to the sort of talent that would make great movies or tv series in the genre.


Maybe the talent could even be used to make some sort of.. Gamera trilogy.

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Postby MouthForWar » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:08 am

Its kinda sad that Higuchi seems to be the only guy out there that can do 100% top notch Toku effects work.

Honestly, if the Godzilla movies looked anywhere near as good as something like Gamera 3, they would have been able to stand toe to toe with their Hollywood blockbuster competitors and maybe even could have pulled in better box office dollars.

Instead most of them ended up looking like they were made for TV or something.
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:31 am

Have you seen Geharha? Kiyotaka Taguchi is totally up there with Higuchi in my mind, which is appropriate, given that he's Higuchi's protégé. Guy is my f*cking idol.

That said, I have zero qualms with the more stylized approach to effects that guys like Takeshi Yagi, Yuichi Kikuchi, or Toshio Miike produce. ESPECIALLY Takeshi Yagi. Super 8 Ultra Brothers' miniature effects are GORGEOUS.
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Postby MouthForWar » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:45 am

kiryugoji04 wrote:Have you seen Geharha? Kiyotaka Taguchi is totally up there with Higuchi in my mind, which is appropriate, given that he's Higuchi's protégé. Guy is my f*cking idol.

That said, I have zero qualms with the more stylized approach to effects that guys like Takeshi Yagi, Yuichi Kikuchi, or Toshio Miike produce. ESPECIALLY Takeshi Yagi. Super 8 Ultra Brothers' miniature effects are GORGEOUS.


Yeah, Gehara has some great stuff... didn't Higuchi work on that too?

As for the more stylized stuff in the Ultra-series, I agree it can look great under guys like Yagi and Miike, but that style doesn't really fit the tone of the Millenium Godzilla films... my point being that if someone as good as Higuchi was supervising those movies, they'd look a lot better. I'm not trying to discredit Asada but... well... Higuchi (or someone with the same skill/eye) is what that series really needed.

As for THIS short, I agree that it looks great, but I also agree with whoever it was that said the prop is a bit too stiff and mechanical... also, some of the matte shots look kind of off (the one where the dog is in the foreground comes to mind). So for those reasons alone, I can't call it one of the best pieces of Toku ever... Gehara and Higuchi's work on the Gamera 3 are both better looking IMO. Not to say this doesn't look marvelous though because it certainly does.
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Postby MouthForWar » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:50 pm

Well, its been pulled from YouTube. :(
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