Word has leaked out via ENSHOHMA on the Kaijuphile forums about a new daikaiju film, Gehara.
Postscript: for the record the film is called Chohatsu Daikaiju Gehara [Long-haired Giant Monster Gehara] (Japan-2009; short; dir. Kiyotaka Taguchi)
As you can see from this poster image, Daikaiju Gehara is a hairy, though reptilian critter. As far as I can tell from a poor automated translation of the Japanese website, the monster emerges from the sewers and sheds its daikaiju-sized hair across town as it rampages.
The following information is “concocted” from a poor translation of text on the Japanese website, so is open to correction. The film, which I think is a short 15-minute film, was created by SFX technician Higuti Makoto, and was based on a contest-winning story and monster design by Jun Miura.
The film was due to be completed in February and will be screened on TV and at film festivals.
Among the cast is Sano Shiro, who played a significant part in such major films as Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001), Godzilla 2000 Millennium (1999), Godzilla Final Wars (2004) and The Great Yokai War (2005).
Miura is hoping for a sequel.
Postscript 2: Check out August Ragone’s blog for a full — and more accurate — run-down on this film.