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Recently, a new 15 minute giant monster short, entitled GEHARA: THE LONG-HAIRED GIANT MONSTER (Chohatsu Daikaiju Gehara), aired on Japanese television February 24th. The film was met with joy as many fans of the genre finally had something new to look forward to other than the famous ‘Godzilla’. It didn’t take long for the short-film to show up on a Japanese type “youtube”, and was received greatly by hundreds of fans. Video and full poster after the jump.
The short-film was directed by Kiyotaka Taguchi, and written by Jun Miura. This is Taguchi’s first professional appearance, as he’s usually known to work on his own projects, such as his fan-made giant monster flick, entitled “G”. Gehara also contains familiar actors from the realm of giant monster flicks, such as Shiro Sano (Godzilla 2000) and Kanji Tsuda (Gamera the Brave). A review will be coming when I get a better quality version than the videos below. So, check out the forums for that. Until then, enjoy!
Part 1: http://video.nifty.com/cs/catalog/video_metadata/catalog_090225175280_1.htm
Here’s the full poster: