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Posted 6/1/14
He's gotta do this every time he wins though.


But really, there is enough godzilla movies where I don't think you really need an anime. also, godzilla has been around since the 50's so I bet if they wanted to make one, one would have been made by now. I like him as live action tbh.
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Agree on the movie rocking
Disagree on the Anime not working.
Godzilla 1954, Godzilla vs Mothra, Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster, Godzilla vs the Smog Monster, Terror of Mechagodzilla, Godzilla 1985 Godzilla vs Biollante, GMK etc. all had awesome plots and some of them could have been good movies even without the monsters, which made them great.

The 80s and 90s films all have manga that resemble anime anyway: http://tohokingdom.com/comics/manga/gvsmg2_shog_alt.html

I'm using that as an example because it gives a translated run down of some of the changes between comic or film to one of them. It is not a complete manga or even manga chapter but uses certain pages for educational purposes only for a product not sold in the US. Some of those get plot intensive and brutal at times to evoke the same sense of wonder without you realizing the scale at the movies.

The problem is the toho execs refuse to allow a Godzilla anime. They wanted live action or bust. American cartoons have been allowed but unlike with Gotengo and Super Atragon they put an all out ban on their kaiju getting animated in Japan. Yu could see it when they had their shows like Godzilla and his monster friends in 94 that theyd rather use toys than animate something that clearly needed to be animated. Manda in Naruto comes straight from Godzilla films so I guess maybe the new owner of Toho lifted that ban when they finished making Godzilla films 10 years ago.


This is awesome, thank you. Didn't know about the Godzilla manga

Everything gets dated. Godzilla movies have a fond place in my memories. It's hard to relive that sometimes though. Reboots and re-imagining popular franchises are sometimes a good way to keep characters and stories alive and current.

Considering how far anime has come, I think a Godzilla anime would be a great idea.

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Posted 6/21/14
I'd watch it too, but in the meantime I'll watch that new Godzilla movie.
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Posted 6/24/14
Only if we get the guys who made the Attack on Titan OST.
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Posted 6/24/14
I loved the new Godzilla movie. An anime might open the door to some interesting stories though.

The original movies went through some interesting phases and reflect the times. They are in many ways uniquely Japanese. During the 80's and 90's personally I think they went pretty meta with the psychics and time travel and before that in the 70's it was aliens.

Those themes might not work in a movie now or even back then with the U.S. audience, but it could work with anime, especially now with the quality and VFX that are possible.

an OST by the AOT people could work too

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Posted 4/7/15
With the announcement of Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi in charge of Toho's next Godzilla film, I think it's appropriate to revive this topic.

I know I would be interested in a Godzilla anime - or, for that matter, any animated spin-off of Toho's tokusatsu films/series. Toho has a rich multi-verse of monsters, mechs and aliens that could be revisited for a new story. I wouldn't mind if Tsuburaya Co. tried this, either - that Gridman short Studio Trigger did for AnimatorExpo was pretty cool.
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Posted 4/8/15
I wonder why anime doesn't have more kaiju in it; the success of Attack on Titan indicates that there is a market for it.
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