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Sketchy Godzilla

Posted in Asian Horror, Asian Sci-Fi, Classic Horror, Foreign Horror, Giant Monsters, Godzilla, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2016 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

The Art of Shin Godzilla

Wanna know what Godzilla is gonna look like when Godzilla: Resurgence opens this summer (2016 in case you’re reading this in 2017) in Japan? You can buy the book The Art of Shin Godzilla: Resurgence (releasing August 2016) through Hobby Link for $90+ pocket coupons.

The Art of Shin Godzilla

I know what you’re saying with a mouthful of something hopefully edible. If the book comes out the same time as the movie, why buy the book and just go see the cheaper movie instead? Because you’d have to go to Japan to see Godzilla: Resurgence as it won’t be released in your/my zip code until after summer. Going to Japan to see a movie is really expensive. (I’m looking in your direction, Cowby Bebop: The Movie/2001.)

Shin Godzilla

First announced by Skreeonk.com, an English kaiju website with awesome pics and G-news, The Art of Shin Godzilla: Resurgence shows us development concept drawings of the new Godzilla from Mahiro Maeda and proves that Shin Godzilla is way lots bigger than Godzilla/2014 (as I’ve repeatedly pointed out in previous bloggings).

Shin Godzilla

And in case you’re writing this down, Godzilla: Resurgence is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, the guys behind the scenes of the amazing Neon Genesis Evangelion and Attack on Titan animated TV series. In the States we call them “cartoons.”

Underwear Godzilla

Posted in Asian Horror, Asian Sci-Fi, Classic Horror, Foreign Horror, Giant Monsters, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Shin Gojira

Because of all your generous contributions to the box office for Godzilla (2014), the Japanese are planning to satisfy our yen (sorry) for more ’Zilla, this one officially titled Shin Gojira, and is set for release in 2016 thereabouts.

The filmmakers state that the 29th Godzilla film (31st if you add the American versions) will be one of the strongest Godzilla of the series. The plot? The King of Monsters smashes everything like he’s always done. (If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. And yes, I get the iony of that statement.)

How tall is Godzilla?

While details are sparse, the one thing being told is that Shin Gojira will be even taller than the 2014 version. Use this handy comparison chart to wrap your reality around it…

Godzilla 1954: 164 feet tall

Godzilla 1985: 260 feet tall

Godzilla 1992: 325 feet tall

Godzilla 1998: No one cares as that Godzilla blew sea donkeys

Godzilla 2000: 180 feet tall

Godzilla 2014: 350 feet tall

Godzilla 2016: 355 feet tall (possibly bigger)

Factfiend.com reveals that Godzilla’s height was specially chosen to make him “tall enough to adorably peek over the tippy tops of buildings.”

Peeping Godzilla

Directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi promise to provide the “most terrifying Godzilla that Japan’s cutting-edge special-effects movie-making can muster.” This clearly means Shin Gojira will be smashing everything in hi-def.

The prefix “shin” has 13 different meanings, ranging everywhere from “new” to “true.” There’s even 54 more meanings when “shin” is added in conjunction with another word or letter. Example: “shin’i” means “underwear.”

Shin’i Gojira – the implications are staggering.