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Raiga News

Shinpei Hayashiya’s daikaiju film, Shinkaijû Raiga (2009), which we’ve all being referring to as “Deep Sea Monster Raiga”, has now been given the official English title of Raiga, the Monster From the Deep Sea. This is probably a good idea … Continue reading

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Raiga Poster and New Images

This newly released poster for Shinkaijû Raiga [aka Deep Sea Monster Raiga] (2009; dir. Shinpei Hayashiya) raises several questions about the movie. Among the questions that should be on the tip of your tongue are: “What on earth is that … Continue reading

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More Raiga Pictures

At this juncture it seems entirely possible that before too long we’ll be able to join up all the pictures of Shinkaijû Raiga [aka Deep Sea Monster Raiga] (Japan, 2009; dir. Shinpei Hayashiya) that have been released and pre-construct a … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Monster Raiga Sings!

Well, not really! But typically upbeat Japanese pop music somewhat incongruously accompanies this just-released trailer for Shinkaijû Raiga [aka Deep Sea Monster Raiga] (Japan, 2009; dir. Shinpei Hayashiya). Clearly we’re dealing with a comedy here. But don’t worry! After what … Continue reading

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Update: Deep Sea Monster Raiga

Kaiju Search-Robot Avery has tracked own some excellent images from the new in-production daikaiju eiga Shinkaijû Raiga [aka Deep Sea Monster Raiga] (Japan-2009; dir. Shinpei Hayashiya). For a fuller treatment of the background to the film, see this Backbrain article. … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Monster Raiga

In 2005, director Shinpei Hayashiya first screened a version of Shinkaijû Reigô [aka Deep Sea Monster Reigo; Reigo vs. Yamato; Reigo the Deep Sea Monster vs. The Battleship Yamato, A-140F6]. After a subsequent upscale “re-production” period, the film was released … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Monster Reigo Gets Closer

深海獣レイゴー 特報 Shinkaijû Reigô [aka Deep Sea Monster Reigo; Reigo vs. Yamato; Reigo the Deep Sea Monster vs. The Battleship Yamato, A-140F6] (2008 [2005]; dir. Shinpei Hayashiya) This independent Japanese daikaiju eiga [giant monster film] — which combines WW2 history with … Continue reading

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New Daikaiju Appears Through a Fog of Obscurity

A previously unknown and unsuspected Japanese giant monster film has just come to light — one that resonates backwards right to the start of the daikaiju eiga tradition. What is it? You’ll have to read on to find out. Background … 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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