GAMERA (2015)

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GAMERA
Japanese poster for GAMERA
Directed by Katsuhito Ishii
Producer(s) Shinichiro Inoue
Music by Kenji Kawai
Distributor Kadokawa Pictures
Running time 4 minutes
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The return. (帰還)
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GAMERA (GAMERA,   Gamera) is a 2015 kaiju short film first screened by Kadokawa Pictures at New York Comic Con on October 8. It was intended as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Gamera's debut film and as a proof of concept for a feature-length reboot of the franchise.[1]

Plot

The footage shown at New York Comic-Con starts with a flashback to Tokyo ten years in the past. Manafu, a young boy, and his father are among the citizens fleeing from the swarms of Gyaos attacking the city. Manafu's father pushes his son out of the way just before he is eaten by a Gyaos pursuing them. As the Gyaos prepares to consume the boy, a second Gyaos smashes through a nearby building and attacks it. This Gyaos turns its attention to the boy as well, only to be crushed underfoot by Gamera. Gamera then turns to an approaching swarm of Gyaos and takes in a huge breath of air before unleashing a gigantic blast of fire that annihilates them all.

Ten years later, Manafu watches as an eight-limbed creature devastates a city. Suddenly, Gamera appears once again to challenge the monster.

Staff

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

  • Directed by   Katsuhito Ishii
  • Produced by   Shinichiro Inoue
  • Music by   Kenji Kawai

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Rui Takahashi   as   Manafu
  • Kankuro Kudo   as   Manafu's father

Appearances

Monsters

Development

Kadokawa's desire to produce a new Gamera film was revealed through the retailer Amiami, which listed that the May 16, 2014, issue of Kadokawa's Tokusatsu Newtype magazine would be having a lead feature on the project.[2]

On October 8, 2015, Kadokawa Senior Managing Director Tsuyoshi Kikuchi and producer Shinichiro Inoue held a 50th anniversary presentation for Gamera at New York Comic-Con. Handbills and t-shirts were distributed at the event, which culminated in a screening of GAMERA. All of the monsters in the short were portrayed with CGI, a first for the series. Katsuhito Ishii was announced as the director of both the short and a potential upcoming film. A release date was not disclosed, nor were any plans to release it outside of Japan, though Kadokawa's representatives hinted that they wanted the film to have a global audience. An official website dedicated to Gamera's 50th anniversary launched later that day. It announced that the footage shown at NYCC would be screened at the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival along with restored versions of Gamera vs. Gyaos, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion, and Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris later in October.[3][4] No news about a feature-length expansion of GAMERA has emerged since the launch of the website.

Though Kadokawa only released a 30-second version of the short through its YouTube channel, the presentation was broadcast online via Twitch, allowing fans to record the full film.

Gallery

Main article: Gamera (short)/Gallery.

Videos

Complete GAMERA short
Shortened version released by Kadokawa

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References

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Titanus Radon

18 days ago
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The last time Gamera appeared. Don't worry everyone. I have been thinking of writing a book series, and Gamera will be a character.
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The Famous Yongary

3 months ago
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That is some good stuff right there. Also, is the Gyaos that came out of the building bigger than the first or is it just me? Maybe hes a different species.
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Indominus Rex 2016

4 months ago
Score 1
I think there is still hope: https://em.w...0&h=1280
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SkullIslandExplorer

4 months ago
Score 0
  • BW Megatron voice* Yeeessssss!
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Astounding Beyond Belief

4 months ago
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After last time, I'll only believe it when it's in theaters.
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SkullIslandExplorer

4 months ago
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@Astounding Beyond Belief: Same here, yesssss!
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VaderRaptor

9 months ago
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Poor Gamera. He could have been so great. But he has fallen to the battle of time.
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GodzillaFan1990

18 months ago
Score 0
Thanks for teasing us Kadokawa!!!! T_T
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Gojira2014

19 months ago
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Gamera's career dosn't seem to be doing so hot. it's a shame too. i was really hoping kadokawa would bring toho and legendary some competition with some new films.
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Monsterland Buddies

20 months ago
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Legendary should purchase the rights to use Gamera, with the design and roars for Gamera and the Gyaos being ripped out of the short. However, instead of jumping into the crossovers straight away, they need to make a solo Gamera film before a Godzilla vs Gamera film. I think the solo film should be based on the first Heisei film. Gamera would return as an Atlantean creation, same goes for the Gyaos. And in Godzilla vs Gamera, I think a stronger version of the Gyaos should be the villain. Like the Heisei series, there should be more than one Gyaos. How cool would it be for Godzilla to face off against a flock of Gyaos? Either solo or with help from Gamera. What do you guys think about this idea of Legendary buying the rights to Gamera?
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

3 months ago
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Cool idea of course!!😄
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MosuFan2004

30 months ago
Score 1
The "trailer" for this was just a short film for Gamera's 50th anniversary, and if it WAS going to be a movie, we can already consider it as SCRAPPED
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SkullIsland

30 months ago
Score 1
Agreed. It shouldn't take this long for a film to be made.
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Titanollante

30 months ago
Score 3
R.I.P. Gamera ever returning
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

4 months ago
Score 0
Then you can watch how Gamera Can fit into the MonsterVerse on YouTube
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SkullIslandExplorer

4 months ago
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Good video, but don’t take it wholeheartedly. We just have to give Kadokawa time (and who knows, since the most recent release of Gamera media was last year, when Phase 6 published Dark Horse’s 4 issue series and Matt Frank’s The Last Hope in Japanese. And this example: https://em.w...0&h=1280)
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Toolen

31 months ago
Score 1
I'm starting to wonder if this film will ever happen.
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SkullIsland

32 months ago
Score 1
I've given up on waiting for this.
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SkullIsland

32 months ago
Score 8

This is just sad

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The King of the Monsters

32 months ago
Score 7
Gamera's just fallen on hard times, so he's doing a professional courtesy for Godzilla and helping promote his film.
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Godzilla vs Gipsy Danger

32 months ago
Score 1
If there isn't news soon, I think this film should be classified as scrapped.
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SkullIsland

32 months ago
Score 1
I'd give it till June
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Magara M&E

34 months ago
Score 3
Gamera 2099
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Godzilla vs Gipsy Danger

36 months ago
Score 1
Is the new monster confirmed for the film, or just a test monster, like the Unnamed Multi-Legged Monster? Is the trailer even for the film, or just a short unconnected video, maybe a test video that is a stand-alone? Basically, was it a trailer?
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The King of the Monsters

36 months ago
Score 1
The NYCC footage was a proof-of-concept for a potential upcoming Gamera movie that was screened publicly to celebrate Gamera's 50th birthday. There's no guarantee of any of the concepts shown in this trailer getting into the next film.
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MosuFan2004

37 months ago
Score 1
This is not a new movie, it's just a celebration for Gamera's 50th birthday (or something like that).
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The King of the Monsters

37 months ago
Score 1
The footage shown at NYCC last year doubled as both a special short film to celebrate Gamera's 50th birthday and essentially test footage for a new Gamera film that Katsuhito Ishii is expected to direct.
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Gamera

38 months ago
Score 1
Have they actually started filming or did they just do the concept trailer?
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The King of the Monsters

38 months ago
Score 1
I assume that they haven't started filming yet. My belief is that Kadokawa was waiting to see how Godzilla: Resurgence performed at the box office to determine how much money they should invest on the new Gamera film. Since that movie was a huge hit, I imagine Kadokawa should approve funding for the new Gamera film pretty soon, and filming can finally begin.
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Toa Hydros

38 months ago
Score 1
Has there been ANY new info on this film in the last few months?
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Titanollante

38 months ago
Score 0
NNNNNNNope.
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Magara M&E

34 months ago
Score 0
the only new info is that there is no new info
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SkullIsland

31 months ago
Score 0
The project is probably stuck in development hell right now.
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The King of the Monsters

31 months ago
Score 0
That's assuming this film was ever seriously in development outside of the NYCC footage.
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SkullIsland

31 months ago
Score 0
Maybe Kadokawa just ran out of money for the project and put it on hiatus.
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