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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Maritonic » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:35 am

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Maritonic wrote:Honestly, I don't care if it's animated, Hollywood, or Japan; I just want to see something new come out of the Gamera camp. It's been too long.


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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby goji89 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:38 am

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Maritonic wrote:Honestly, I don't care if it's animated, Hollywood, or Japan; I just want to see something new come out of the Gamera camp. It's been too long.


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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:38 pm

Do one y'all maybe even better.

Still animated but instead an animated Gamera series on NetFlix but rather an anime series and with the Heisei approach in terms of origin and tone.
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Destorogoji » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:17 am

I could see very plausible to have a Gamera anime series in-tone with the Heisei Trilogy, it would feel a lot like Evangelion, but that's fine, since Anno based a lot of his visuals on Heisei Gamera.

Either that, or a new family-friendly animated film.

I'd love to see a new live-action Gamera, but I think he would be dismissed by normal people who would only see him as "le Godzilla rip-off, hehe"
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Godzillian » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:28 am

How popular is Gamera in Japan even? I'm sure everyone knows abot Godzilla there but what about the old turtle?

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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Destorogoji » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:05 am

Godzillian wrote:How popular is Gamera in Japan even? I'm sure everyone knows abot Godzilla there but what about the old turtle?

Bandai is charging 11,000 yen (100 bucks) for his new figure, so I guess he's kind of popular around there, if not as close to Goji.

I remember he also made a cameo along other famous Japanese tokusatsu characters in a recent Japanese videogame, so idk.
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby UltramanGoji » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:11 am

Gamera is nowhere near the popularity of Godzilla. If Godzilla's like Batman over there, Gamera's like Hellboy. Obscure but not unknown to those savvy with the genre.
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Stump Feet » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:13 am

Ultraman's like the Superman of Japan, Godzilla's like Spider-Man, and Gamera's more akin to Spawn :lol:
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Destorogoji » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:02 am

UltramanGoji wrote:Gamera is nowhere near the popularity of Godzilla. If Godzilla's like Batman over there, Gamera's like Hellboy. Obscure but not unknown to those savvy with the genre.


This is a good comparison. He's a known character, but nowhere close to Goji.
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Stump Feet » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:04 am

So I was thinking, we have all these studios releasing things like the DC movies, Glass, and Brightburn to cash in on the MCU superhero craze, why can’t a rivaling studio to WB like Sony or something gain the rights to Gamera to cash in on the MonsterVerse movies?
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:08 am

Stump Feet wrote:So I was thinking, we have all these studios releasing things like the DC movies, Glass, and Brightburn to cash in on the MCU superhero craze, why can’t a rivaling studio to WB like Sony or something gain the rights to Gamera to cash in on the MonsterVerse movies?


Because the MCU is actually successful and each MV movie either does merely acceptable numbers or straight up flops. How would you cash in on a series where the last movie did $385 million worldwide?
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Godzillian » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:10 am

Stump Feet wrote:So I was thinking, we have all these studios releasing things like the DC movies, Glass, and Brightburn to cash in on the MCU superhero craze, why can’t a rivaling studio to WB like Sony or something gain the rights to Gamera to cash in on the MonsterVerse movies?

Because Gamera has insanely low brand recognition in the US and is a big risk for a studio. Kaiju films in the US are just doing OK currently. Not flops but not amazing which is giving other studios pause about creating their own Monsterverse.
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Cookson » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:15 am

It’s funny.... Gamera seems to have the upper hand in quality over Godzilla. If a Hollywood studio... let’s say Disney.. gets the rights to do a Gamera series, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they hit 600m WW. Not that the MV doesn’t have good quality, it’s just what would happen “just because”.
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Stump Feet » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:16 am

Mr_Goji_and_Watch wrote:
Stump Feet wrote:So I was thinking, we have all these studios releasing things like the DC movies, Glass, and Brightburn to cash in on the MCU superhero craze, why can’t a rivaling studio to WB like Sony or something gain the rights to Gamera to cash in on the MonsterVerse movies?


How would you cash in on a series where the last movie did $385 million worldwide?

Lol true.

Godzillian wrote:Because Gamera has insanely low brand recognition in the US and is a big risk for a studio. Kaiju films in the US are just doing OK currently. Not flops but not amazing which is giving other studios pause about creating their own Monsterverse.

Well yeah, I think I’ve argued with GodzillaFan1990 about the low brand recognition subject before, I was just thinking aloud without thinking how stupid my post was, I apologize.
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Cookson » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:17 am

Godzillian wrote:
Stump Feet wrote:So I was thinking, we have all these studios releasing things like the DC movies, Glass, and Brightburn to cash in on the MCU superhero craze, why can’t a rivaling studio to WB like Sony or something gain the rights to Gamera to cash in on the MonsterVerse movies?

Because Gamera has insanely low brand recognition in the US and is a big risk for a studio. Kaiju films in the US are just doing OK currently. Not flops but not amazing which is giving other studios pause about creating their own Monsterverse.


I agree with this.. but if Disney got the rights it could be something pretty special.

I know when you hear “Disney” you think kid stuff but they have evolved.. and I mean EVOLVED to be much more.
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Stump Feet » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:19 am

Disney or Sony was actually the company I had in mind when typing out my post.

With Gamera’s kid-friendly subject matter, Disney’d be my choice company in this hypothetical
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby NSZ » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:22 am

lol, Disney? Really people?

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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Cookson » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:23 am

Honestly Disney getting ahold of the property might actually give it “instant” recognition.

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NSZ wrote:lol, Disney? Really people?

Bye-bye series staple violence.


Dude... Disney would be fine. It wouldn’t look any different than the MV.
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby _JNavs_ » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:24 am

Cookson wrote:
Godzillian wrote:
Stump Feet wrote:So I was thinking, we have all these studios releasing things like the DC movies, Glass, and Brightburn to cash in on the MCU superhero craze, why can’t a rivaling studio to WB like Sony or something gain the rights to Gamera to cash in on the MonsterVerse movies?

Because Gamera has insanely low brand recognition in the US and is a big risk for a studio. Kaiju films in the US are just doing OK currently. Not flops but not amazing which is giving other studios pause about creating their own Monsterverse.


I agree with this.. but if Disney got the rights it could be something pretty special.

I know when you hear “Disney” you think kid stuff but they have evolved.. and I mean EVOLVED to be much more.

That thought scares me lol, they really don't show deaths in their franchises (I know I say that as Marvel kills off half of its universe and 2 of its biggest heroes, but other than a select few MCU flicks, it's true.) and with the way Gamera is known for being friends with the children, I'm sure he'd get his own Barney type show :lol: .
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Re: General Gamera Thread

Postby Cookson » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:26 am

“Barney type show”....

Now I want Disney to do this just to show you how wrong you are!
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