Which Godzilla is the face of the Reiwa Era?

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Witch godzilla is the face of the reiwa Era

Shin Godzilla
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Godzilla Earth from anime trilogy
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Godzilla SP
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Other design like the godzilla ride design
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1%
Future design
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1%
 
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Moth wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 6:27 pm Shin Ultraman is the face of the Reiwa Era now for Toho.
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I know that Toho is distributing/co-producing and all whatever else, but it still feels odd to call a character from another company the face of Reiwa for Toho...
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miguelnuva wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 6:38 pm
Moth wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 6:27 pm Shin Ultraman is the face of the Reiwa Era now for Toho.
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The sooner Toho can make a version of Godzilla that can dethrone that overrated, deep-fried giant walking tumour, the happier I’d be.
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Bit late to the debate, but yeah, Shin is def the face right now. Ultima is a close second imo, maybe due to recency, but also when I think of the new era of Godzilla media, he is right behind Shin's gnarled maw.
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Nah Ultima hasn't gotten enough exposure outside the series. If they decide to make Singular Point a multiple season series that could definitely change however.
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Ultima's problem is that he borrows so much iconography from Shin that he is more of a reflection of how Shin defines this era than a contender to be the face of it himself.

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godjacob wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:27 pm Ultima's problem is that he borrows so much iconography from Shin that he is more of a reflection of how Shin defines this era than a contender to be the face of it himself.
I know I said this, but Shin shouldn’t have to dictate everything going forward with Godzilla.

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I think the ride designs are maybe precursors of what we could see soon. As it stands though, Shin Godzilla is Godzilla for the Reiwa era.
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Major sssspielberg! wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:03 am I think the ride designs are maybe precursors of what we could see soon. As it stands though, Shin Godzilla is Godzilla for the Reiwa era.
I'd love to see the ride design in a film. It's pretty much perfect for Godzilla.

Although I prefer the Godzilla x Evangelion ride's design for Ghidorah. Just make him bigger, but otherwise he's golden.
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I remember being told vociferously that the anime trilogy Godzilla was going to wipe Shin from people's memory.

But Shin Godzilla is obviously the defining G of this era, certainly for Japanese works and arguably even over Legendary Godzilla.

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Jomei wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:14 pm I remember being told vociferously that the anime trilogy Godzilla was going to wipe Shin from people's memory.

But Shin Godzilla is obviously the defining G of this era, certainly for Japanese works and arguably even over Legendary Godzilla.
Legendary is the face of his era In the western world. You notice they always have him and Shin together.
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Jomei wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:14 pm I remember being told vociferously that the anime trilogy Godzilla was going to wipe Shin from people's memory.

But Shin Godzilla is obviously the defining G of this era, certainly for Japanese works and arguably even over Legendary Godzilla.
I'd say Legendary Goji and Shin Goji are more of a pair thing. One the face of Godzilla in the East, and West. Usually compared and even pitted against each other.

Aaaannnd someone beat me to that comparison, oh well lol
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Maybe if my dreams of a Showa Anime come to fruition, we can have an (animated) 68 Goji become the face of another Era! Muahahahaha!
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Voyager wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:04 pm Maybe if my dreams of a Showa Anime come to fruition, we can have an (animated) 68 Goji become the face of another Era! Muahahahaha!
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CyberZilla wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:17 pm
Voyager wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:04 pm Maybe if my dreams of a Showa Anime come to fruition, we can have an (animated) 68 Goji become the face of another Era! Muahahahaha!
The media conquest of 68 Goji will be a glorious era for humankind and kaijukind alike.
I'd rather see a Heisei Goji anime, but to each their own.

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miguelnuva wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:45 pm
Jomei wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:14 pm I remember being told vociferously that the anime trilogy Godzilla was going to wipe Shin from people's memory.

But Shin Godzilla is obviously the defining G of this era, certainly for Japanese works and arguably even over Legendary Godzilla.
Legendary is the face of his era In the western world. You notice they always have him and Shin together.
I wouldn't deny that. I love Legendary G anyway.

But in the Home of Godzilla, there's no question what iteration of the icon in the past... 10... 20...???!? years has revitalized his image. And it's not the Legendary Godzilla, for all his strengths.

edit: To be fair, neither of the anime Godzillas really lit the world on fire, either. Shin is #1, Legendary #2 for sure, with an edge in the west. Then the others.
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Jomei wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:07 pm
miguelnuva wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:45 pm
Jomei wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:14 pm I remember being told vociferously that the anime trilogy Godzilla was going to wipe Shin from people's memory.

But Shin Godzilla is obviously the defining G of this era, certainly for Japanese works and arguably even over Legendary Godzilla.
Legendary is the face of his era In the western world. You notice they always have him and Shin together.
I wouldn't deny that. I love Legendary G anyway.

But in the Home of Godzilla, there's no question what iteration of the icon in the past... 10... 20...???!? years has revitalized his image. And it's not the Legendary Godzilla, for all his strengths.

edit: To be fair, neither of the anime Godzillas really lit the world on fire, either. Shin is #1, Legendary #2 for sure, with an edge in the west. Then the others.
In Japan I agree its Shin right now, I doubt any other Godzilla will get close to him unless Toho starts a new Reiwa series.
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Shin, is this even a question?

Godzilla Earth is laughable, SP is a Shin derivate, etc
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Trilogy and SP are co-productions with other studios, so Shin is only pure-Toho Godzilla

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