"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Model Displayed at Nico-Nico Super Conference!


Maquette No. 1 on display at the Nico-Nico Conference this weekend.

First model produced for CG animators to render for the film.

This large-scale reference model is incredibly and infinitely detailed.

From this angle, this maquette is unmistakably classic Godzilla.

This production maquette also recalls the original 1954 creation.

Amazing detail on the classic-style Big G dorsal plates in this shot.

Fantastic shot of dorsal plates and tail reminiscent of Godzilla '54.

Does it seem that the tail's end is a fusion of marine life skeletons?

(Photos by Takao Yoshiba, Konfunk, Perori, and others via Twitter)

Stay tuned to this blog for further news on GODZILLA RESURGENCE as it develops! The film bows nationwide in Japan on July 29th. Check out the official website (Japanese only): shin-godzilla.jp

Here are my previous reports on GODZILLA RESURGENCE:
April 16, 2016: Bandai's Quartet of "Shin Godzilla" Sofubi
April 14, 2016: Behold! First "Shin Godzilla" Retail Figure
April 13, 2016: Toho's Upcoming "Shin Godzilla" Revealed
January 3, 2016: Toho's New "Godzilla Resurgence" Exposed
December 11, 2015: Meet the"Godzilla Resurgence" Composer
December 10, 2015: The "Godzilla Resurgence" English Poster!
December 9, 2015: Japanese Press Reveals Shin Godzilla's Size
December 9, 2015: Scoop! Teaser for "Godzilla Resurgence"
December 9, 2015: Here's Your Big G in "Godzilla Resurgence"!
November 12, 2015: "Shin Godzilla" Promo Reel Screens at AFM!"
September 22, 2015: Toho Announces Three Principal Cast Members!
September 6, 2015: Shooting Begins on Toho's "Godzilla 2016"!
August 1, 2015: Did These Men Design Toho's New Big G?
April 1, 2015: The Directors of "Godzilla 2016" Speak!
March 31, 2015: "Evangelion" Creator Helms New "Godzilla"!
December 7, 2014: The "Japanese Godzilla" Will Rise Again!