New Gamera Movie Coming in 2015

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New Gamera Movie For 2015Word has just hit the wire that in honor of his 50th anniversary, everyone’s favorite fire-breathing turtle, Gamera, will once again be gracing the big screen in 2015. We eagerly pray for the return of Guiron as well!

According to the Anime News Network, Japanese retailer Amiami is listing the summer 2014 issue of Kadokawa Shoten’s Tokusatsu Newtype magazine for release on May 16th. According to the retailer, this issue will have a lead feature with a scoop on “a new Gamera launching. Breaking a long silence, that famous Gamera will finally return! Along with it the article will see the earliest unveiling of imageboards [pre-production art]!”

The giant turtle monster Gamera made his debut in Daiei’s 1965 film Daikaijū Gamera (Gamera the Giant Monster). His last feature film was the completely horrendous kid-friendly Chiisaki Yūsha-tachi Gamera (Gamera the Brave) in 2006.

If you missed out on the massively kick-ass 90s trilogy of films which consisted of Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995), Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996), and Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999), do yourselves a favor and see these flicks now! You can get all three of ’em on Blu-ray for just $8.00 (order below)! They’re just incredible. In fact, the only thing wrong with them is that Isis ends on a cliffhanger that’s addressed within the first few minutes of Gamera the Brave, and then this particular storyline is put out to pasture as a means to reboot the franchise for children. Le sigh!


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  • Sirand

    Gamera the Brave wasn’t bad at all. It was a perfectly fine family kaiju film…which is how the series started out.

    That said, I’d prefer the darker version this time around.

  • aliensharkboy

    (SOME SPOILERS) I never viewed the ending to Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris as a cliffhanger. It’s a little ambiguous, but with the very little hope we’re left with, we can assume what’s gonna happen from there on out is the end of the world.
    I remember an interview with Shusuke Kaneko (the director), where he said that he believed in the possibility of the world ending in the new millennium, and so he themed Gamera 3 after the idea of the apocalypse to conclude his trilogy.

    But enough of my off-topic nonsense. I can’t wait for this! A new kaiju film from Japan is always welcome. 🙂