Brush of the God (2024)

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Brush of the God
See alternate titles
The Japanese poster for Brush of the God, illustrated by Yuji Kaida
Directed by Keizo Murase
Producer Daisuke Sato et al.
Written by Takeshi Nakazawa (screenplay),
Keizo Murase (story)
Music by Shota Kowashi
effects by
Daisuke Sato
Production company Twenty Co., Ltd.
This article concerns an upcoming subject, and will be updated with new information as it arises.

Brush of the God (神の筆,   Kami no Fude) is an upcoming 2024 tokusatsu kaiju film directed by Keizo Murase in his directorial debut. The film was crowdfunded via Motion Gallery in September 2020.[1]


Note: This synopsis has been edited for grammar.
Special effects modelmaker Kenzo Tokimiya has passed away. Akari, who did not have good memories of her grandfather's work, visits a farewell party for his fans with mixed feelings. There, she meets her classmate Takuya, a hardcore tokusatsu fan.

Akari and Takuya meet a young man named Hozumi, who was going to be in the movie Brush of the God that Kenzo was going to make. This comes as a surprise to Akari, since this is the first she has heard that her grandfather was involved in such a production.

Hozumi picks up a brush, a prop from the Brush of the God exhibit, and draws a circle in the air.

"Please save his world!"

With Hozumi's words, Akari and Takuya are swallowed by the wormhole that suddenly appears.

The next thing they know, they have entered the world of the movie Brush of the God, greeted by the terrible visage of the kaiju Yamata no Orochi, which is not supposed to be in the movie, trying to burn everything in this world.

In order to get back to the original world, the two must unravel the secret of the movie Brush of the God that Kenzo was supposed to make.[2]


Director Keizo Murase originally conceived of the idea for Brush of the God while making The Mighty Peking Man, following a suggestion that he write a film for Hong Kong producer Chua Lam.[3] The Motion Gallery crowdfunding campaign for Brush of the God raised ¥2,600,192, well over its ¥2 million goal, concluding on September 25, 2020.[1] A subsequent Kickstarter campaign was unsuccessful, raising less than half of its $24,272 goal.[3] The synopsis provided by the campaign described a talking rabbit giving a boy in rural Japan a brush which can turn thoughts into reality. He and his two friends embark on a quest to prevent Yamata no Orochi from returning, facing other monsters along the way.

The production posted test footage of the Yamata no Orochi puppet online on October 29, 2020.[4] A second Kickstarter meant to improve the quality of the special effects launched on December 5, 2021, and quickly exceeded its ¥1 million goal, finishing with ¥2,225,052.[2] It included a significantly revised synopsis, with the accompanying video thumbnail also stating that the project had been expanded into a feature-length film.


Filming began on the tokusatsu footage for Brush of the God on February 27, 2022.[5] The production then switched focus to the drama scenes, wrapping this part of the film on July 10, 2022.[6] Delays in the modeling process prevented filming of the tokusatsu scenes from resuming until the fall.[7] Two more rounds of filming are planned for 2023.[7] On January 13, 2023, a second Motion Gallery campaign was launched, seeking ¥2 million primarily to facilitate an outdoor climax with large-scale explosions.[8]


Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Keizo Murase
  • Associate director   Yoshikazu Ishii
  • Advisor   Shigenori Shogase
  • Screenplay by   Takeshi Nakazawa
  • Associate writer   Nobuhiko Ishii
  • Based on a story by   Keizo Murase
  • Executive producer   Daisuke Sato
  • Co-executive producer   Naoto Murase
  • Associate producer   Naomi Ushita
  • Music by   Shota Kowashi
  • Cinematography   Yoshihito Takahashi, Yoichi Sunahara
  • Production design by   Toshiteru Tatai
  • 1st assistant director   So Watanabe
  • Director of special effects   Daisuke Sato
  • 1st assistant director of special effects   Tomoyuki Hatayama
  • Original designs by   Akira Takahashi
  • Creature designs by   Shinji Nishikawa, Tomoaki Matsumoto
  • Special effects modeling by   Keizo Murase, Fumitsugu Murase, Shinichi Wakasa



Weapons, vehicles, and races


Main article: Brush of the God/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • The Brush of God (alternate translation)[3]
  • The God of Brush (alternate English title)[11]


Special announcement trailer
Special announcement trailer #2
Special announcement trailer #3
Yamata no Orochi test footage
Yamata no Orochi test footage #2
Video produced for the Makuake post-production support campaign

External links


This is a list of references for Brush of the God. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "怪獣造形のレジェンド 村瀬継蔵が挑む最初で最後の監督作 劇場用特撮映画『神の筆』制作支援プロジェクト". Motion Gallery. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Keizo Murase's kaiju movie "Brush of the God" Final Campaign". Kickstarter. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Keizo Murase's live action kaiju movie "Brush of the God"". Kickstarter. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  4. @Kaminofude (29 October 2020). "特撮パートのテストフッテージを公開しました。劇中のシーンをイメージしたものになっています。". Twitter.
  5. Sato, Daisuke (27 February 2022). "Filming for "Brush of the God" has begun!". Kickstarter.
  6. Sato, Daisuke (10 July 2022). "Completion of filming of human drama part!". Kickstarter.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sato, Daisuke (18 December 2022). "New Roadmap". Kickstarter.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "村瀬監督『神の筆』のクライマックスをもっとアツくカッコよく!特撮とポスプロ応援プロジェクト". Motion Gallery. 13 January 2023.
  9. "特撮映画 | 村瀬継蔵総監督作品『神の筆』公式サイト". Retrieved 16 July 2023.
  10. Sato, Daisuke (9 January 2022). "Report #02". Kickstarter.
  11. ""Brush of the God" Yamata no Orochi Test Footage 01". YouTube. 29 October 2020.


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