Anime News Network
Word 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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