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Update: 20th Century Boys

Remember we first caught a hint of 20-seiki shônen [aka 20th Century Boys] (Japan-2008; dir. Yukihiko Tsutsumi) back in April? Well, a new trailer has appeared in the blogsphere and it’s nearly 4 minutes long. The giant robot is still … Continue reading

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New: 20th Century Boys

Though I’m not entirely sure what it is, it looks big, robotic and partial to destruction. At any rate we get a momentary glimpse of it in the trailer for the upcoming live-action film of Naoki Urasawa’s manga 20-seiki shônen … Continue reading

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First Sighting of Jellyfish Eyes’ Monsters

Two of the monster designs for Part 1 of artist Takashi Murakami’s proposed live-action fantasy trilogy, Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes) [if you need to catch up, see  The Art of Monsters: Takashi Murakami and Jellyfish Eyes], have surfaced — … Continue reading

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Demeking Plummets to Earth!

In Godzilla’s absence, it’s good to know that Japanese daikaiju en masse haven’t forgotten to make an occasional excursion to the Big City. We’ve had news of an Ultraman movie, then there’s the exciting discovery of Daisuke Sato’s The Fog … Continue reading

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Kaiju, Giant Robots and Blind Swordspersons

The American Film Market 2008 features a slew of Japanese films, many of which are definite Backbrain material. Apart from Monster X Strikes Back — Attack the G8 Summit (aka Guilala no Gyakushu / Toyako Summit Kiki Ippatsu; directed by … Continue reading

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Update: G

The juggernaut that is the daikaiju eiga genre rolls on with G — a great-looking new independent Japanese film that Backbrain queried a while back. Then, information on the film was scarce. Now, a cornucopia of detail has come in, … Continue reading

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Giant Monster Movie List

This ongoing, ever-growing list of giant monster films is divided into several parts. The main division is between the Western or Hollywood tradition and the Japanese tradition (daikaiju eiga), which, though it developed from the Western tradition, became so distinctive … Continue reading

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