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Old 11-20-2017, 09:04 AM
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Godzilla-Skin Jacket Part of New SuperGroupies Line
Apparel collaboration features accessories inspired by "Planet of the Monsters."


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Old 11-20-2017, 09:45 AM
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I'm struggling to figure out what exactly is godzilla-themed about that jacket.

Maybe you need to look really close at the texture, which of course we'll never see because Japanese web pages are allergic to high-resolution pictures.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:27 AM
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it’s um godzilla leather?

The weirdest thing is the suggestion that anything about the jacket is reminiscent of Godzilla’s claws. Maybe that is apparent on closer inspection.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:31 AM
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:03 PM
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The picture is misleading, as this woman is over 60 feet tall.
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:16 PM
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iThe weirdest thing is the suggestion that anything about the jacket is reminiscent of Godzilla’s claws. Maybe that is apparent on closer inspection.
The Japanese website is a lot more specific here. The collar buttons have little marks like they've been scraped by claws (so, you are 100% correct that nothing is made to be reminiscent of claws themselves, rather than claw marks). You can kind of see it in one of the close-ups on the product page.
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:42 PM
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A trailer for the Netflix original series (movie?) Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters just dropped.

It takes place in the far future, 20000 years after hmanity abandoned earth to Godzilla,fighting to reclaim the planet from the King of the Monsters, and one hotshot pilot who hates the hell out of the Atomic Dad.

I... Did not foresee much regarding this things existence.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:33 AM
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Part 1 is out now, it seems.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:37 PM
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If nothing else, part one sure had the pacing of a proper Godzilla movie; firs ten or fifteen minutes is all backstory (which, admittedly, is kind of necessary given how wildly off the mark the setting is for the series), then about an hours worth of passionate screaming and logistical meetings about what's to be done with this dang ol' Zillerman (mostly set to sequences of military weapons moving around) and then the last half hour is 100% DINO DAMAGE.

Visuals were top notch, and I can't help but love the basic premise (Kaiju start showing up, which is bad enough on their own, then Godzilla appears and the human race collectively gets the heck out of dodge), and it also represents Godzilla at his most unbeatable, and I like the design.

Half the movie dragged unbearably, but I wasn't disappointed with my time with it.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:03 PM
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So, uh, question. Is the new Godzilla anime dubbed into English or is it subtitled on Netflix? Because I'm not a big subs fan.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:42 PM
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So, uh, question. Is the new Godzilla anime dubbed into English or is it subtitled on Netflix? Because I'm not a big subs fan.
Netflix, as a point of emphasis, refuses to post anime in North America without their viewers precious precious dubs.
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:23 AM
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Netflix, as a point of emphasis, refuses to post anime in North America without their viewers precious precious dubs.
Fantastic. Now I want to see this thing.

I love me some Godzilla.

I even have a soft spot for the 1998 Godzilla.
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:33 AM
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It also does that annoying thing where the English subtitles are written for the Japanese script, meaning they're useless (and even distracting) if you just have them on to make dialogue a bit more clear.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:54 AM
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I made it about 30 mins in before bailing. I'll go back to it later, but the technobabble got a little too thick. The story is pretty interesting but the character animation is pitiful. Hard to get invested in it.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:00 AM
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You really only need the first and last twenty minutes.

Unless you’re very enthusiastic in strategic meetings about how to handle the technobabble that is Godzilla’s biology
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:02 AM
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You really only need the first and last twenty minutes.

Unless you’re very enthusiastic in strategic meetings about how to handle the technobabble that is Godzilla’s biology
I normally do like that stuff! That was what was so disappointing. In fairness I was pretty tired, but not a good first impression.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:26 AM
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As I recall, half an hour is about where the technobabble stops and they start exploring the planet. Then at 45 it's pretty much all action all the time.

I found it satisfying, because it does the main thing I want any Godzilla movie to do: keep the focus entirely on Godzilla, even when he's not around. My hope for part 2 is that it involves more kaiju.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:54 AM
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Especially given the tantalizing clips of the planet-wide Kaiju outbreak during the opening. And the fact that it’s called “Planet of the Monsters”, I guess.

Im not going to lie; I got some chills once I realized that the monster they barely managed to beat at such a huge cost was just Minya
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:15 AM
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I made it about 30 mins in before bailing. I'll go back to it later, but the technobabble got a little too thick. The story is pretty interesting but the character animation is pitiful. Hard to get invested in it.
Imagine my disappointment when I learned this was made by Polygon Studios (mercenary CGI outfit that does a lot of shoddy outsource work, and have been responsible for most of Netflix's recent "Original" CGI shows like Knights of Sidonia, Ajin, Blame) and written by Gen Urobuchi (pulp light novel writer who got into scripting anime and is well known/overrated for his heaping amounts of badly written melodrama and overly choreographed/predictable twists that make M. Night Shyamalan blush). Very disappointing.
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:24 AM
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Especially given the tantalizing clips of the planet-wide Kaiju outbreak during the opening. And the fact that it’s called “Planet of the Monsters”, I guess.

Im not going to lie; I got some chills once I realized that the monster they barely managed to beat at such a huge cost was just Minya
If they can barely polish off Godzilla's crappy kid then how the Hell are they supposed to deal with the big guy himself?
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:58 AM
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written by Gen Urobuchi (pulp light novel writer who got into scripting anime and is well known/overrated for his heaping amounts of badly written melodrama and overly choreographed/predictable twists that make M. Night Shyamalan blush)
That seems a bit unwarranted to me. The only things of his I'm familiar with are Black Lagoon, Madoka, and Kamen Rider Gaim, all of which are pretty tightly plotted, none of which rely at all on plot twists (the latter two pretty well doing the exact opposite of that), and while all three seem pretty well-regarded by everyone I know whose seen them, Madoka is the only one that really blew up to a point where nobody shuts up about it. Plus they all have signficantly less melodrama than anything else I can name from their respective genres.
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Made it through another 30 minutes last night.
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That seems a bit unwarranted to me. The only things of his I'm familiar with are Black Lagoon, Madoka, and Kamen Rider Gaim, all of which are pretty tightly plotted, none of which rely at all on plot twists (the latter two pretty well doing the exact opposite of that), and while all three seem pretty well-regarded by everyone I know whose seen them, Madoka is the only one that really blew up to a point where nobody shuts up about it. Plus they all have signficantly less melodrama than anything else I can name from their respective genres.
He didn't work on Black Lagoon.

He was responsible for Thunderbolt Fantasy though, and I'll always love him for that.
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Yeah, Urobuchi is at least three or four cuts above your average light novel author.
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He didn't work on Black Lagoon.
Wikipedia disagrees.
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Looking into it, apparently he wrote a light novel spinoff. He didn't work on the manga or anime though.
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Godzilla 2 Star Promises Epic Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Battle
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THOSE ARE THE COMBINATION OF WORDS I LIKE TO HEAR
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