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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby lhb412 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:35 pm

Art for the Godzilla vs. Eva symphony CD. The actual cover is cropped and colored, but here's the totally awesome full image in b&w:

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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby klen7 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:25 am

Oh cool. I've only seen the cropped version before
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby Gargantuan Gargantua » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:43 am

I'm sure I will get crapped on but I like that design a lot. It looks what a fisherman would of interpreted Godzilla back in the 50's from just a quick sighting.

I'd be curious to see what that would look like in a movie. I'd settle for a short movie.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby tbeasley » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:53 pm

It looks like the Form 4 reverting to the serpentine locomotion of Form 2/3.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby lhb412 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:05 pm

It's a bit of a spiritual sibling to the Ricardo Delgado Godzilla design for the unmade Godzilla '94: distinctly Toho Godzilla features, but a body with vastly more flexibility.

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I wonder if Delgado was inspired by the Heisei Godzilla's feline facial features to put Godzilla in catlike poses?
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby tbeasley » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:43 am

The 94 script had him occasionally going on all fours in brief bursts of speed, I think that's where that came from.

In that great big G94 article on the main site Delgado said he was inspired by lots of Arthur Adams and William Stout in his design before it was handed over to Stan Winston's guys. Toho also wanted Sony to veer close to the Heisei design without being an exact copy of it (shame how that went in the end).
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby tbeasley » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:21 pm

Have we seen this?
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby Rody » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:15 pm

^That's a pretty good fan trailer. The Eva footage comes from an episode of Khara's Animator Expo, but I don't know where else those live-action snippets come from (although I definitely saw the God Warrior in there).

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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:24 pm

The Asahi Shimbun January 19, 2019:
ANIME NEWS: Evangelion to fight Godzilla at USJ in summer
Universal Studios Japan will become a battleground between the “king of monsters” and a giant bio-robot this summer.

The showdown pitting Godzilla against Evangelion, an iconic machine from the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” manga and anime series, will be part of the Summer Term of the Osaka theme park’s “Universal Cool Japan 2019” initiative from May 31 to Aug. 25.

Going into its fifth year, Universal Cool Japan, which incorporates some of the nation’s popular entertainment brands, will see eight attractions themed on six pop culture titles.

The battle of the century between Godzilla and Evangelion will be a theater-style attraction. Details will be announced at a later date.

Other titles featured during the Summer Term include “Attack on Titan” and “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.” The Spring Term, which starts on Jan. 18 and runs until June 23, will feature “Detective Conan” and “Lupin the Third.”

For more information, visit the park’s official website at (https://www.usj.co.jp/universal-cool-japan2019/).

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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby lhb412 » Fri May 31, 2019 1:28 am

Huh, the Godzilla vs. Evangelion ride at the Japanese Universal Studios will, in addition to Shin Godzilla, feature a newly redesigned version of King Ghidorah - and he's getting an action figure as well!

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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby tbeasley » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:39 pm

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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby lhb412 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:57 pm

Dang! It's like he's swimming through the air instead of flying. What an insanely cool visual idea!!
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby Rody » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:56 pm

It's like the 90s Ghidorah designs put through a Planet Eater filter. I like it! Here's to hoping a design like this might make it to a movie someday.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby lhb412 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:17 am

I love this tiny bit of animation so much. It really illustrates a difference in approach between America and Japan.

In the last decade we've seen Hollywood kaiju movies, and several have really captured that tokusatsu spirit, but still they can never quite shake this Western approach that by adding elements of biological realism that the monsters will themselves become more realistic. The monsters, no matter how fanciful, have this added, animalistic detail that could never be there in a monster suit but follows from the tradition of Willis O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen pretty cleanly.

Then we have Shin Godzilla going the opposite direction and preserving the unreality of Godzilla even though he's now computer-generated and no longer a man in a suit. This version of King Ghidorah is also coming from a place more of formal abstraction then what the new Hollywood film, with its bat wings and Cobra necks, would ever go near. He's like some sort of nightmare fusion of eel and fish with death-mask faces.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby tbeasley » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:59 pm

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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby Mexigojira » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:52 pm

I need an OVA version.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby Rody » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:44 pm

It's neat to see Ghidorah's gravity bolts depicted as literal gravity manipulation weapons, especially after the more straightforward electrical versions seen in King of the Monsters.

Honestly, while not everyone's fond of "Godzilla X Evangelion", I think it's rather incredible this crossover campaign exists at all. How often do we get to see two largely unrelated franchises from different studios converge thanks to a single connective creator, and go on to promote and produce merchandise at this scale? It's like if Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures/Bad Robot Productions did a Star Wars X Star Trek campaign to promote Episode VII because of J.J. Abrams - never, not ever. And yet it happened.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:08 am

The gravity manipulation powers are dope, and an interesting way to match Shin Godzilla's ridiculous level of firepower.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby Gargantuan Gargantua » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:42 am

The cynical side of me thinks they will be reusing that Ghidorah 3D model in the stand alone Ghidorah movie. (if they really are going to attempt it)
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby Rody » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:18 pm

Gargantuan Gargantua wrote:The cynical side of me thinks they will be reusing that Ghidorah 3D model in the stand alone Ghidorah movie. (if they really are going to attempt it)

I'd be fine with that, personally; I think it's a good look and Toho might as well get their money's worth out of it.
Then again, I'd be interested in some classic suit designs getting resurrected too - sort of like how Tsuburaya started bringing back classic Ultra monsters in their original appearances (with subtle tweaks).
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby lhb412 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:32 pm

I'm totally down for this version of Ghidorah being in movies.
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Re: Godzilla vs. Evangelion

Postby Gargantuan Gargantua » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:01 am

I have no beef with the design. The 3D model is of low quality however. I'd like to see them put a little more effort into it.

I'm just being a negative nancy.
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