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 — and they look suitably cute:
These are, of course, the “small” versions of the monsters, before they mutate into much bigger, city-stomping daikaiju.
And here’s an early poster, rampant with Murakami-style imagery:
Source: Generasia and via Avery Guerra.
Addendum: Jellyfish Eyes will be in theaters in Japan from 26 April 2013. The story is set after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Sueoka Takuto stars as a young boy named Masashi, whose family moves to a new city. He discovers a strange jellyfish-like creature that adults cannot see (presumably, and he and the creature gradually become friends. Asami Himeka plays the heroine, a young girl who spends her time with Masashi and the “friend.” Other cast members include Sometani Shota, Kubota Masataka, Saito Takumi, Tsuruta Mayu, and Tsuda Kanji.
- Takuto Sueka : http://asianwiki.com/Takuto_
- Himeki Asaki : http://asianwiki.com/Himeka_
- Masataka Kubota [Thirteen Assasins]: http://asianwiki.com/Masataka_
- Shota Someya / Shota Sometani [Himizu, Sadako 3D, Devilman]: http://asianwiki.com/Shota_
- Takumi Saito [Helldriver, Thirteen Assasins, Space Battleship Yamato, Robogeisha, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption]: http://asianwiki.com/Takumi_
- Asuka Kurosawa [Cold Fish, Himizu] : http://asianwiki.com/Asuka_
- Kanji Tsuda [Gamera: The Brave, The Great Yokai War, The Grudge, Masked Rider: The First, Zatoichi, Japan Sinks, 20th. Century Boys 1 & 3, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, Mutant Girls Squad, Garo: Red Requiem, Moonlight Mask, Copycat Killer]: http://asianwiki.com/Kanji_
- Mayu Tsuruta [Goemon, Casshern]: http://asianwiki.com/Mayu_