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GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:52 pm

This has seemed to have slipped by largely unnoticed, but it appears a "Heisei Perfect" book for Gamera was released last month.

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I'll be sure to pick up a copy of this soon and post my thoughts here about it. Hopefully this won't be just a "shill-fest" for Kaneko as the Heisei Perfection Godzilla book was for Kawakita.
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby klen7 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:36 pm

i saw it for the first time this past week when someone was trying to sell it for $150 on ebay, so i jumped over to Yahoo Auctions Japan and grabbed a copy for under $50. I'll be sure to post something whenever it arrives
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:22 am

Apparently someone from TK has already purchased the book. Here is what they said:


Kaepora Gaebora wrote:Didn't know where else to post this but I got Heisei Gamera Perfection with my Godzilla one too:

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Great book and it's almost more than double the size (in page count) of its Godzilla counterpart. A lot of the content looks to be from the inclusion of the entirety of an unused movie script for the third entry, and of course all that juicy concept art. Shame I can't read moonrunes.

If you enjoy Heisei Godzilla Perfection though and are a fan of Shusuke Kaneko's Gamera trilogy, I strongly recommend picking it up.
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby king_ghidorah » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:49 am

It's a really good book. I highly recommend it.
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby jrichreturns » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:08 am

Any scans?
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:54 am

I managed to hunt down this bad boy at a bookstore in Shibuya 8) Will post my thoughts on in a few days after I've had the chance to look through it thoroughly....
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:25 pm

I'd be interested in picking both up but the Godzilla one went OOP already.
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby Gojilove » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:30 pm

I'm more so interested that its thicker than the Godzilla one. Considering the Godzilla series is 3 films longer...
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby JimPV » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:36 pm

Ordered this from HLJ and it should be arriving in the next few days. Looking forward to it! I've got quite a few books on Godzilla, but none on the Heisei Gamera series (except some Hobby Japans). It'll be a welcome addition!
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby klen7 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:40 pm

So my copy arrived...its pretty much a "must buy" if you are a fan of these films. I'll be selling the other 3 or 4 Gamera books that I own that cover the same films...very cool.
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby JimPV » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:59 am

Got mine today, and I agree: incredible! I only wish I could read Japanese... :(
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby sachiel » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:02 pm

So this book is both thicker and bigger/full of content than the Godzilla Heisei Perfection book? Really? I would also assume there's a wealth of pictures and concept art that most people here have never seen before? How's the printing quality of the book as well? I believe when the Godzilla Heisei Perfection book first released last year some complained about the fact that the book's printing quality compromised the blacks/dark colours resulting in lost details in some of the darker photos. Any problems with that here?
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby jrichreturns » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:37 pm

Jim can you post some scans?
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:22 am

Apologies...I'm way late on giving my thoughts on this...haven't had time to hardly breathe lately as I am both working full time (plus part time work on weekends) and going to graduate school at night. Once I get my thesis out of the way (this is the final week of this class from hell, thank God[zilla]), I'll be sharing some thoughts here.
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby sachiel » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:39 am

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:Apologies...I'm way late on giving my thoughts on this...haven't had time to hardly breathe lately as I am both working full time (plus part time work on weekends) and going to graduate school at night. Once I get my thesis out of the way (this is the final week of this class from hell, thank God[zilla]), I'll be sharing some thoughts here.


Looking forward to it man! Trudge on with your studies and work. Man that must be tough!
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby Rody » Wed May 28, 2014 4:25 pm

I'm very interested in hearing more about this book. I doubt I'll ever manage to get a copy for myself, so I'd love to see what the inside is like.
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby jrichreturns » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:09 pm

Any more info on this?
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby klen7 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:35 pm

jrichreturns wrote:Any more info on this?

It's the best modern Gamera book i have ever seen. In fact i am selling all (4) of my other Gamera books because this book covers the same material and more. I can post pictures from the book if you are interested in the general format.
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby jrichreturns » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:43 pm

Yes^ That would be excellent.
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby klen7 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:08 pm

(clickify to biggify)

So its pretty thick
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Cloud miniatures?! I love this kind of behind the scenes look
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Concept art
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Making of
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Love this miniature set
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Building suits and puppets (nice hat)
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Anatomy of a scene and occasional accompanying storyboards
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Gamera the Brave Set shots
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Dat miniature.
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write ups and pictures of each of the suit actors (often overlooked in this type of book)
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This part gets very wordy which if you can't read Japanese doesnt do much for you, but they have interviews with each of the key actors and talents (Kaneko and Higuchi, etc)
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A small spread dedicated to manga and merch
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Props
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The early review that attributes a large portion of the book to the unused Gamera 3 script (scenario) is incorrect, that section is 29 pages.

So you can probably fully enjoy about 60% of the book without understanding any Japanese, which for a book this size is a good deal. It originally cost 5500 yen, but i picked up a used copy for cheaper, so your mileage may vary on cost
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby Rody » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:00 pm

In case anyone doesn't have this book yet, HobbyLink Japan has it on sale for 2,750 yet ($23.96). It's a great book; grab it now!
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby lhb412 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:51 pm

Ooooh. I've never bought from Hobby Japan before. How are they?
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby william newell » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:36 am

lhb412 wrote:Ooooh. I've never bought from Hobby Japan before. How are they?


I have bought from them several times and have had no issues. Items always arrived quickly and were well packed. That's been my experience...
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Re: GAMERA "Heisei Perfection" book

Postby lhb412 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:32 am

^Thanks!
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