Category Archives: Japanese

Space Monster Numagirasu is Coming

Space Monster Numagirasu is clomping into view, though only the vibrations of his coming are being heard so far. Charming chap, isn’t he? Space Monster Numagirasu (a title which can also be transposed from the Japanese as “Space Monster Numaguirus”) … Continue reading

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New: Evala, The Land Mine Daikaiju

The details of this new daikaiju clip are sketchy to say the least, but for what it’s worth Evala, The Land Mine Daikaiju came to the attention of News Hound Supremo, Avery Guerra via the following Youtube clips — marked, … Continue reading

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Godzilla, King of the Sexagenarians

In 2014, Godzilla — the iconic progenitor of the entire daikaiju eiga subgenre, if not giant monster films as a whole — not only gets a new American re-boot, but officially turns 60 — his first film being Gojira from … Continue reading

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An Attraction to Kaiju

Given the state-of-play out there in the movie world, kaiju (or daikaiju) have a large appeal to at least a certain (maybe-growing) percentage of the cinematic audience. But when does attraction become perversion? Relativistically, giant monster sex is not something … Continue reading

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Zella Suits Up

A Backbrain Exclusive It’s official. CGI hasn’t totally killed off the latex suits and miniature sets. Undead Backbrain, in the person of monster-film hound Avery Guerra, has unearthed a new, good-looking daikaiju eiga (giant monster film) being made using traditional … Continue reading

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Jellyfish Eyes: The New Yôkai?

Images of the cute yet bizarre kaiju (that is, monsters) inhabiting Takashi Murakami’s much-anticipated fantasy Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes) reveal an imagination that has taken its own established aesthetic and created a weird, toy-like pantheon of creatures very reminiscent, in … Continue reading

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Jellyfish Eyes: Early Trailer

Check out this early trailer for Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s proposed live-action fantasy trilogy, Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes): embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct Full of the sort of cuteness displayed by much of Murakami’s work, and looking rather kid-centric … 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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A Second Helping of Jellyfish Eyes

A while back the Backbrain discussed at length Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and his upcoming live-action giant monster film, Jellyfish Eyes. (See The Art of Monsters: Takashi Murakami and Jellyfish Eyes.) As exciting as that is, the website for the … Continue reading

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Update: New Footage of the Giant God Warrior

Twitchfilm has posted some extended footage from the Studio Ghibli live action film made by Hideaki Anno and Hayao Miyazaki, Kyōshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru [lit. Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo]. It involves some great shots of the old-school, non-CG … Continue reading

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