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GAIKING and some other SHOGUN WARRIORS are coming to our future! Biggest Thing Ever?

Hey folks, Harry here with an exclusive that really makes my heart soar! SHOGUN WARRIORS are a staple from a Seventies childhood. Remember this:





I certainly do. The reason I landed this exclusive is that 10 years ago I wrote about the dream of a SHOGUN WARRIORS film. Yesterday, whilst minding my own affairs the phone rang with a Jules Urbach on the phone. Who? Well - if you watch the making of THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTONS - and specifically if you watch the "how they made Brad into Ben" you saw some amazing work on the LIGHTSTAGE process. Well... Jules and that story I wrote go way back. He showed it to Cameron and David Fincher - and they decided to make GAIKING/SHOGUN WARRIORS a part of Fincher's epic HEAVY METAL project. It was going to be a 7 minute short for that film... They began doing work on it. Began heavy development... And the work got noticed... Jules began acquiring the rights to make a feature length GAIKING / SHOGUN WARRIORS flick. Getting the rights to multiple characters from that universe. Which ones - I'm afraid we won't know much more about which ones till Comic Con this year.

Now before you start screaming about GIANT ROBOTS... technically speaking - they're enormous Power Armor in Robot look and style. But the film that Jules was going on about ... well, tis epic, what they're going to try to attempt.

Today - I got sent a ton of materials. I'm still going through it all - and throughout the day - I'll be adding a few more pieces here and there.

Now for the bad news. I conducted a fantastic 1 hour interview with Jules and the director of this film, Matthew Gratzner. You might have read that he's doing the live action UFO movie based upon Gerry Anderson's classic British show. That is still happening btw. What has he done that you've seen... well... here's his bio:
Matthew is the co-founder of the premiere visual effects house New Deal Studios. He is a veteran visual effects designer whose feature film credits include: SHUTTER ISLAND, HANCOCK, THE DARK KNIGHT, IRON MAN, THE AVIATOR, RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION, SUPERMAN RETURNS, NATIONAL TREASURE, ALIEN: RESURRECTION amongst many others. A few of the directors Matthew has worked with are: Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Peter Berg, Roland Emmerich, Michael Bay, Jon Favreau, Jon Turtletaub, Coen Brothers and Darren Aronofsky. His work for the Tom Hanks and HBO series ‘From The Earth To The Moon’, earned him an Emmy nomination for Special Visual Effects. THE AVIATOR brought him a British Academy Award nomination, a Golden Satellite Award, and three Visual Effects Society Awards. Additionally, his work on the Halo 3 ‘Believe’ campaign earned him another VES Award win, a Clio and a Gold Lion at Cannes.


Well - the bad news is... I lost the audio on the interview instantly - because I am about as technically adept as Sam Neill in JURASSIC PARK. For this I apologize to you as well as Jules and Matthew - as the interview was very indepth.

We talked about how the film isn't just set on Earth... but on other planets in the universe. At one point, "we'll have more Shogun Warriors than ever appeared in the Marvel Comics - and that got me giggly. If they decide to do 3D - it'll be a post process - due to how much the practical, the LightStage and the CG all come to play. But the key is - they're taking what Fincher told them to heart. David told Jules that he has to make sure to tell a great story, above and beyond what great tech they use for the robots.

Sigh. That's good advice... but the way these guys are shooting this. Well, I love mad geniuses. Folks like Guillermo Del Toro - who wants to shoot AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS in Antarctica because it's the best most convincing way to capture the cold and the light that exists down there. It will be an insane shoot - but goddamn it - it must be done.

For GAIKING... hold onto your bowels...

We are building the robots life size. Matt is one of the last great practical effects guys in the business who can pull this off. We will bring you to the set and give you first shot at seeing them. If you want, we can have you put out those first images of what the finished versions look like. The teaser we have now is CG for the robot. It is to give the fans a taste of the design we are going with, but it is not a true reveal given what we are going to be doing when we build the thing. The real deal is going to be mind blowing of course.


That came from one of the emails I've received from Jules. And we talked at length about it. This is a film that is getting made. This isn't a what if. They put the money together via foreign investors - and they have enough to build the robots... LIFE SIZE. Then... at a life size scale - they'll scan them into the computer at full scale resolution and image. And then they're going to come to life in a way that... will probably destroy our minds.

Jules was talking to me from Japan, while Matt was in Los Angeles. The DAIKING trailer was debuting at a Japanese Anime convention out there. Be prepared though - AICN is going to cover this deep throat fashion. The concept that these crazy awesome super geeks are building life size SHOGUN WARRIORS... it boggles my mind. We've all seen in Japan - how a couple of communities have built large scale giant robots - but these are truly giant.

I asked why - in a kind of rhetorical manner. I mean - I certainly know why I'd want to build real Giant robots... it's because I feel it is the destiny of mankind to build Giant Robots. I feel it in my bones. When I played with these toys as a kid - when those of us that did play with them. That was the dream. I loved having the full size SHOGUN TOYS and had them fight my giant GODZILLA toy and RODAN toy - as the Star Wars, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Clash of the Titans figures all cowered in abject fear.

They had their own reasons. It is for perspective, for light, for shadow and textures. It is so they can have the actors interact... stand on the shoulder, upon the open palm of the robot. For dust, grime and even some practical effects upon the body of it. Ultimately... don't question anyone that's willing to build actual size giant robots. It needs to be done. Right? RIGHT!

Now... Here's AICN's Exclusive Teaser Trailer for GAIKING....


     


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This is essentially some of their test work. Both Matt and Jules really wanted me to let you all know that while they like what you see here... this is essentially just the CG model - not what you'll see in the film. Jules said he wanted all of you to know the look they are aiming for - instead of doing like what Emmerich and Devlin did with Godzilla where they hid it from y'all. This is a film where the creators are not afraid. They want us to examine it. Because these guys have been Shogun Warrior nuts as long as the property has existed. Just like me.

One of the things I really dug about these guys was how open they were. How giddy they were to be pulling the veil back a bit. GAIKING will be the name for the film. They're aiming for release in 2012... since no movies can be released in 2013 - on account of the end of the world. But they did mention that if, geek willing, they get to do the sequel - which is plotted out - the likely title would be SHOGUN WARRIORS.

People... check back at this article on Monday when I'll add some behind the scenes photos to this. In the meanwhile - I want you to think about the times we live. An enormous budgeted Shogun Warrior film is kicking off with the dragon chested member leading the way! Let's hear it for Dr HighTech. Heh. But also - look around at everything else that's going on - we're beginning to see enormous collective dreams marching toward the screen. There's no doubt the crappy TRANSFORMERS movies have led the way for this - but unlike Michael Bay - these guys are genuinely obsessive with the source material - the grander genre of Anime itself. There's more to this film than just Giant Robots - there's other worlds, other tech, possibly critters and more. The shot of Gaiking in New York that you see - is actually from a flashback sequence - as that Earth could possibly be different. These are filmmakers that want to use all the toys in the bag of tricks to pull it off. Including building the robots on a 1:1 scale.

And from the sound of things - I'll be there to give us all the first glimpse of a full scale GAIKING. Any pictures will no doubt have me crying like that time in the woods when I got bent over that log.... that's right tears of joy! More info as it comes... but before I go - Jules' team won an Academy Award last month for the advances their LightStage Technology has given with Ben Buttons and Avatar. He tells me that the tech has gotten much better since that - resulting in realtime rendering of 4k quality imagery that will blow our minds. WME is handling all the financing and international rights - and the film is also backed by TOEI Studios. Alex Ross has been mentoring on the project and will be doing covers for a new SHOGUN WARRIORS series that Dynamite is involved in.

God, can you imagine... We might be seeing a film with some of GAIKING's friends joining him. Enormous robots like Raydeen, Dragun, Mazinger Z, Daimos, Dangard, Voltus V, Combattra... who knows? All I know is... it is coming. For real. At Fucking Last!

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  • March 28, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Mental

    by drew mcweeny

    That teaser's great, man. The idea of being on set with life size giant robots makes my brain hurt. Well-played, Rojo.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Cool!

    by chrisdosmil

    I loves me some giant robots.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Stuff like this reminds me why I love film

    by ackack

    It's really been hard lately with all the remakes and such. I value news like this even more because we don't get it that often. Oh, and I really want to give any money I have to Del Toro so he can go shoot in antarctica.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Star Blazers and now this.

    by OnO

    nice.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST

    I had Daimos

    by aint_it_cruel?

    http://www.wildtoys.com/shogun/ShogJumbo/Daimosbox.jpg ---of course I lost his fist and all the missiles immediately. Poor Daimos, pigeon toed and missing a hand...we never had a chance against my friends who had Raydeen and Godzilla.

  • Just acknowledge the film Harry. Transformers open doors to a lot of stuff. This one included.

  • March 28, 2010, 3:45 a.m. CST

    best toys ever created EVA!!

    by Ganymede3001

    I remember having a few of these when I was little. Those toys were bad ass.

  • March 28, 2010, 3:58 a.m. CST

    awesome...

    by stellanskarsgaard

    Does this involve you getting out your DVD column at all?

  • March 28, 2010, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Sold.

    by billyhitchcock1

    Man not in suit!

  • March 28, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST

    I'm sold

    by Pitofbenders

    with all the talent behind this, and that teaser, I'm fucking sold, finally a solid Anime-esc live action film with depth and a great story as well as top notch CG, what is Hollywood going to do after this comes out? Cry like a little bitch....

  • March 28, 2010, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Everybody else thought that Godzilla

    by NixEclips

    Was sticking out his fucking tongue. Retards. I still have that Godzilla toy, hand and all. Remember how you could get his tail off? Yeah, I used to hide pot in there, back in the day.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Too soon

    by alan_poon

  • March 28, 2010, 5:35 a.m. CST

    that was freaking great!

    by DrManhattansTaint

    i had a bunch of these guys. i'll never forget, i took them to the park one day and left them under a tree. came back a few minutes later, they were all gone. an early childhood trauma that only this film will fully heal.

  • March 28, 2010, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Nice

    by Commander Breetai

    Can we please now finally get a Macross or BattleTech movie?

  • March 28, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    They're building life-sized robots to scan for CG work?

    by RenoNevada2000

    Come one Harold. It's a few days early for April Fools Day, isn't it?

  • March 28, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST

    This is cool news indeed!

    by Madcapper

    Being born in the early eighties, I cannot say I remember the toys. Nevertheless, giant fucking robots/battle armored bastardos, makes me wanna see it now. Right now.

  • March 28, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    MAZINGA!! GAIKING!! FUCK YEAH!!...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...THIS IS THE COOLEST NEWS I'VE READ HERE IN YEARS...<P> ...or the worst. I keep my childhood well guarded, it hasn't really been raped yet.<P> This could do it though.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    I wear an eyepatch...

    by A-COD

    Because in 1981 my Giant Mazinga figure shot my eye out with a fist rocket. Please don't make this movie in 3D, it may cause me to have flashbacks

  • March 28, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    ...Harry, how about some links to the animated shows...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...in the article?

  • March 28, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/yj3p5m8

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 28, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/m7kdjx

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 28, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/dgqsd9

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 28, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/6k5huk

    by FlickaPoo

    ...this GOLDRAKE one makes me a little weepy.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    ...did the shows even run here? Most people...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...only seem to know the toys.<P> The shows were a big fucking deal overseas...religion and holy sacrament to an entire generation of kids all over the world.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/yhwd2fb

    by FlickaPoo

    ...better quality.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    This sounds like an elaborate April Fools joke

    by Bullet_time_Facehugger

    and if it isn't, will Godzilla and Rodan appear in the movie? It'll cost these "foreign investors" about 100,000 grand just to license those two characters from Toho.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    ...Facehugger, I think Godzilla and Rodan were just...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...part of the Mattel line of toys.<P> I grew up on the robot shows, and never saw Godzilla and co. Gaiking and co. have elaborate and badass story lines all of their own.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    wow, crappy intro music

    by cousin.elvin

    to these clips. check out the german intro to 'captain future' - now THAT'S legendary! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ8H2csE9bU

  • March 28, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    ...in fact, including Godzilla would offend...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I don't need to see Godzilla on screen again.<P> GIVE ME GOLDRAKE.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    feel the funk?

    by cousin.elvin

  • March 28, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    ...cousin.elvin...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...want to fight?<P> Time and place, Cuz.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    want more?

    by cousin.elvin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so4E2EpXNGU

  • March 28, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by cousin.elvin

    let me guess... you don't wanna fight anymore 'cause your dancing to 'Feinde greifen an', right?

  • March 28, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    gefahr!

    by cousin.elvin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TIWN5IRA7I

  • March 28, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    ...cousin, I see your Feinde greifen an, and I raise you...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...DAITARN 3!!<P> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMDBUh77_ck

  • March 28, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    ...I bet your booty is shaking arleady.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 28, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    At the risk of interrupting something special here...

    by ScaryWaitress

    This movie looks kick-ass... they're ACTUALLY making a giant robot movie... live-action... the right way. Because they CARE how it looks. <P> That is seriously kick-ass. <P> Of course, if they cast Shia leBeouf, we're all screwed.

  • March 28, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    This will lead the way for...

    by Doctor Cosmic

    VOLTRON, DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE! I can't wait.

  • March 28, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by cousin.elvin

    you kidding? or are you partial to italian schlager music? listen and weep! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwj_BcCNSrc&feature=PlayList&p=C418F9A1D0BDDA99&index=15

  • March 28, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    The time I got bent over that log...

    by Doctor Cosmic

    ...wow, Harry. Do you really think we needed to hear that you enjoyed being sodomized, you massive, sweating, stinking, unwashed, flabby cock-loving faggot? Way to taint the rarity of an actual good news story on your "site."

  • March 28, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    (Splurt)

    by JohnnyThanatos

    I can't (gush) believe this actu... actu... nnnNNNGH! (blursht) might happen! I ... (bloip!) Oops, sorry about that. I need to go clean up.

  • March 28, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I love reading old talkbacks

    by sith_rising

    "When is Cameron doing Battle Angel!?" Hard to believe that Titanic was only 3 years before that old post lol

  • March 28, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Good.

    by NivekJ

    Giant robots are ALRIGHT WITH ME!

  • March 28, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    BS

    by Doc_Martigan

    That thing has got to be AT MINIMUM 20 stories tall. Go find a building in your city that tall, look up at it, and tell me you really think that they are going to build robots that tall. Just for CG work and to have an actor stand on it when they could accomplish it other ways. They are talking about how far technology has come and what they are able to do now, but then say they need to actually build a huge robot to get the shots they need? Bull fucking shit. That thing in the trailer looks sweeter than anything in Transformers. It's bad ass, I'd pay to see that movie tomorrow, and guess what, that's a CGI Robot. They don't need to build a giant robot. And if these toys were a part of my childhood, I'd be CONCERNED that they want to throw away that much money building a giant robot when they could put it to better use.

  • March 28, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    I lost my Godzilla . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . got swept away in a creek after a huge thunderstorm. Still breaks my heart. I laughed whne I remembered the fist shot off. WTF???

  • March 28, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Looks Awesome

    by corvette63

    Dangard Ace and Gaiking were my favs. We didn't get Force Five where I grew up but we got the movies on HBO. The cool part of all of it is that the toys will certainly be re-released. Maybe we'll even get some of the cool Japanese updates of Gaiking that have been released in the past 10 yrs.

  • March 28, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    Shogun Warriors>>>transformers

    by deelzbub

    So much greater! At my house the Shogun Warriors would team up with Godziila and Rodan and stomp the shit out of the Star Wars guys, the Micronauts, and their friends, those poor defenseless Adventure People! Man, this movie is an answer to prayer!

  • March 28, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Harry is hamburger beneath Gaiking's heel!

    by VanGoghX

    Your punishment for losing the audio interview! (You know you'd love seeing that giant foot coming down in you, too!) But if you keep coming at us with awesome shit like this we *may* let you live. hehe

  • March 28, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    They are doing a UFO movie???

    by MisterE

    HOLY SHIT! <p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAbzOQsSGME

  • March 28, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    GRANDIZER GOOOOOOOOOO!

    by wchblade

    I've been a fan of the series called FORCE FIVE here in the NorthEast since childhood. As soon as I saw the first ever (crappy) CGI work on the first Power Rangers movie and eventually the awesome ILM work on TF I knew that this was possible. I even approached another fan of the series and Hollywood producer Brian Gilbert with the notion for a UFO Robot Grandizer feature that I had a story for, but we couldn't secure the rights. Would have been perfect too as, at the time he was working at Stan Winston Studios. Man if this is legit this should be one awesome franchise. I just wish I was a part of it as I'm sure many fans would like to be too.

  • March 28, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    April Fools?

    by hakaider

    The 1:1 scale thing makes me think April Fool's, but all this name-dropping makes me KNOW it.

  • March 28, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Hopefully no mis-communication on "life size" Shogun Warriors...

    by MisterE

    "I think that the problem may have been that there was a Shogun Warrior that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf, alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the object."

  • March 28, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Disappearing bits

    by Yellow_Like_A_Banana

    So tired of things like the pilot's helmet folding up to nothing and disappearing behind her head. It always yanks me right out of the movie to see an effect like that. I think the first time I saw it was in Stargate the Movie and hated it then. Even the suitcase Ironman suit ticked me off. When special effects people do fold up and disappear fx - at least make it a little more believable by conserving mass - i.e. fold it up into something that would be at least the same size of the original object if it were melted down or squished together in real life - don't just make it disappear into nothing for convenience - especially if your world is striving for some sense of realism. Pure fantasy/magic - yeah go ahead, but in technology universe - it always destroys my suspension of disbelief and reminds me I'm watching CGI on screen.

  • March 28, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Shogun Warriors comic from Marvel was pretty great!

    by MisterE

    Marvel Comics did some really good toy tie-in comics back in the day. Their "Micronauts", "ROM: Spaceknight", and "Shogun Warriors" were all awesome!

  • March 28, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    April Fools -- nice.

    by Greggers

    Although pulling it at the beginning of the week is almost cheating.

  • March 28, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Actually, what would have been really funny...

    by Greggers

    Is if the Steven Lisberger interview would have been a fake. I mean, that would have shown an amazing amount of committment to a gag -- actually producing the interview instead of "losing it."

  • March 28, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    ...cousin, what is that, German shizer porn music?

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 28, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    now do Poseidon in 3D versus giant Na'vi Octopii!

    by JRKerr

    I admit that Gaiking is fucking metal, but Poseidon in 3D fighting terrors of the deep would totally own the whole rest of them put together.

  • March 28, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Orion Quest would kick Aries's ass!

    by LazarusRevival

    It's all about Grendizer/Goldrake...you can leave out the rainbow beam, that was kinda gay...

  • March 28, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    ...I give you GIG ROBOT D'ACCIAIO!!

    by FlickaPoo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7Vmj9ptEjo

  • March 28, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Even if this is an April Fools gag...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...that shot of the robot in the street beats nearly every standard shot from the TRANSFORMERS movies. Size, design, clarity...it's all there. However, folding CGI helmets are stupid.<P>When I was a kid, I had the Mazinga, Godzilla, and Rodan toys. It's too bad that I gave them away; I probably could have sold them for some nice $$$.

  • March 28, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Oh, and does anyone remember...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...TRANZOR Z!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 28, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Tranzor Z haha

    by LazarusRevival

    Yeah, and the female robot that would shoot boob missles

  • March 28, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    ...scale? Bah! That was just a proof of concept, and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...movies and cartoons play around with scale all the time anyway. They'd use the "real" thing for partial shots with live actors, and use CG for action stuff...no biggie.

  • March 28, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    ...Mr. Nice, did that run in the U.S.?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that show is known as MAZZINGER Z to most of the world.

  • March 28, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Yeah, it ran for awhile in the US. I believe it was broadcast during after-school hours. At the time, I remember thinking how odd it was that there was a cartoon about a robot called "Tranzor Z" that looked exactly like my old "Mazinga" toy. Obviously, I knew very little about the international properties and stuff.

  • March 28, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    RE: "...female robot that would shoot boob missles."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Ha! Oh, yes. How could one forget that?

  • March 28, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    "ROCKET PUNCH!!!"

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

  • March 28, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    ...when I was a kid, there were only two government run...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...channels...it would be impossible to overstate what a big deal these shows were to kids.<P> Streets and playgrounds might be teeming with kids, but when 3 p.m. or whenever came and the show started...ghost town...like Superbowl Sunday.<P> Every boy in the land, between the ages of 4 and 12, chanting in unison...<P> Our Mazinger, Who art in heaven,<P> Hallowed be Thy Name.<P> Thy rocket-fists come.<P> Thy chest boomerang flung, on earth as it is in outer space...

  • March 28, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Just finished watching Getter Robo aka Starvengers

    by wchblade

    I hope this isn't an early April Fools joke. I remember that Getter Dragon was one of the Shogun Warriors even though I'll admit I knew them more from the Anime than the Marvel Comics. Go Nagai was like the Japanese Disney (before Miyazaki of course). Would love to see the lineup be GAIKING, GRENDIZER, GETTER ROBO, MAZINGER Z, and DANGUARD ACE. Having re-watched the entire series (now officially available at www.grenzider.net) Danguard Ace stands out as the most "adult" and serious in plot. The others no doubt were cool as hell and fun, but the American dubs at least were more aimed at kids it seems. I hope this isn't a goof.

  • March 28, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Really need a formatting and EDIT button...

    by wchblade

    www.grendizer.net/ is he site for the classic DVDs. They were onlt recently OK'd to be official producers and distributors of the classic US versions.

  • March 28, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    ...wchblade, I had completely forgotten about...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...DANGUARD, thanks. I remember MAZINGER Z as being for somewhat younger kids, and the episodes more self contained.<P> Shows like GAIKING, MAZINGER, DANGUARD, and GOLDRAKE got huge and operatic towards series end.

  • March 28, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    GO NAGAI

    by ZOMBRE

    He's the guy behind most of these robots! I've been reading AICN for a decade. This is my 1st comment. IF THIS IS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE I WILL BE REAlLY, REALLY, HURT. That and if they put Shia Lebeouf in it or anyone from the cast of Smallville i will probably just curl up and cry. Empahsis on practical effects?! Gaiking the 1st of many movies??? They're gonna fuck this up somehow. I'm approaching this movie like going on a date with your hot ex girlfriend. Sounds like trouble, could be fun, and hopefully everything goes smoothly.

  • March 28, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    gayking...?

    by RaveX

    I don't know anything about this franchise (kind of before my time), but I can't be the only one who thinks this isn't the most fortunate name for a movie, can I? <p> on the other hand, makers of the inevitable gay porn version of this thing won't have to waste too much time choosing the title...

  • March 28, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    A FEMALE PILOT?!?!?! No friggin' way.

    by GiggityGoo

    C'mon, not to seem sexist here, but... Shogun Warriors were the province of 12-year-old BOYS. Girls didn't give a crap about them, so they shouldn't get to play in our sandbox. Men pilots, no love story, big-ass robots... oh, and DANGARD ACE!!!

  • March 28, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    ...the international market for this would be huge...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I grew up in Italy and these shows were like religion, and I know they were big in France, Germany, Spain...they even ran in the Arab world for fuck's sake.<P> If I was an "international investor", I'd put money in this in a heartbeat.

  • March 28, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    ...don't worry RaveX, the RocketFist is only for...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...special occasions.<P> Gaiking will give you champagne, Quaaludes, and plenty of warning first.<P>He's a gentleman.

  • March 28, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    by ZombieFanatic

    This sounds fucking amazing...Giant robo movie practical effects.. im there!!!

  • March 28, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    I...

    by the_one_that_says_BADMUTHAFUCKER

    just shit my pants. I had to look at the calender to make sure it wasn't April 1st. This property is more obscure than Voltron or Robotech but yet we're seeing material before any of those two. too good to be true...

  • March 28, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    The one way they could REALLY screw this up...

    by ScaryWaitress

    ...ISN'T the special effects. I mean, hell, if they're building full-size robots to shoot from, they're committed... the technology is becoming easier and easier to use and make look good, to the detriment of many moviemakers' finished project (I'm looking at you, Lucas, with your "improved" Star Wars Episodes IV-VI. That was some bullshit, man.) <P> The way they could REALLY fuck this whole thing up? What else? STORY. I swear to you, if I see one more military-style villan, a là Scarface in Avatar, who's all macho and shit... I am going to lose it. In fact, I think they needed to close the book on that particular villan after Avatar. ENOUGH. WITH. THE. MILITARY. VILLAN. <P> All that to ADD to the fact that, if they were really drawing from the material they're adapting- and NOT just Am-ur-i-canizing up- any military characters would be in the background. These giant robots were either fighting giant monsters, or each other... and generally, if they were fighting each other, it was PERSONAL not political. So, here's to hoping that they don't go all fucking Red State with the source material, because I am tired- very, VERY tired- of the "military evil" storyline.

  • March 28, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Orion Quest

    by Franky_Four_Fingers

    and Grandizer = my ass in seat opening day.

  • March 28, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Dragun gets no respect!!!!

    by Bodacious_Crumb

  • March 28, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I know that was just test footage...

    by Roketopunch

    but Gaiking was the giant ship that transformed into the robot not vice versa also, the pilot wasn't some chick. Anyway, Mazinger should be made, he was before Gaiking.

  • March 28, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    GAIKING = ELTON JOHN'S BIOGRAPHY

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

  • March 28, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    FORCE FIVE Mother Fuckers!!!!

    by MediaGold

    In 1979 when I was 8 I lived in Rhode Island, which I later learned was one of the few places in the US you could watch that show. I swear my parents thought I was insane wearing my red snowboots in the middle of summer and swinging around an old mop handle yelling "I am Jesse Dart! Kii-yaaa!!!" Then again, a summer earlier I was climbing trees wearing a black blanet tied around my neck babbling about how I was Jason of G-Force. Needless to say, I can't wait for this one.

  • March 28, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    pronounced GUY-king

    by deelzbub

    its always fruit jokes with you kids

  • March 28, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Gai King - The Paunchy Shogun Warrior

    by rjcjr9

    Perhaps Russell Crowe can do the motion capture.

  • March 28, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    The Avengers vs

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    ...a Shogun Warrior in the 80's? I remember George Perez drew it and the issue was somewhere in the 190's (original series).

  • March 28, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Avengers Vs. Shogun Warriors...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    ...Yeah, '79, early '80 maybe. I've got an issue packed away somewhere... in mylar at that. Also one of Marvel's run of Godzilla: King of Monsters where Zilla fights a Shogun Warrior as well... in fact, I think a team of Shogun Warriors figured as a continuing plot point in the latter issues of that series. No details though. I don't feel like going through boxes to find those comics right now, too much of a hassle.

  • March 28, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    No idea what any of this is.

    by JuanSanchez

  • March 28, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    it's ....

    by torpedoboy

    ....JUMBO MACHINDERS!!!

  • March 28, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Harry you are a journalist and you lost the audio of the

    by ominus

    interview? ok mistakes happen but i cant understand how exactly you lsot the audio? where did you write the interview?

  • March 28, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Marvel's Own Shogun

    by deelzbub

    was Red Ronin. Not really an official Shogun, if there ever was such a thing. But very cool anyway. Red Ronin got his head cut off by a giant monster with a helicopter tail. Various adventures over the years once his head got reattatched. I believe he's also the one who fought the Avengers.

  • March 28, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    I WISH I HAD THOSE TOYS AS A KID

    by BringingSexyBack

    All I had to play with were paint chips.

  • March 28, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    I had Mazinger Z.

    by cyberskunk

    I wonder what happened to it? Ah, well. One Christmas, I got Mazinger Z, and I was so very happy and content and thankful at that moment.

  • March 28, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    GAIKING: Official Unveiling at Tokyo Int'l Anime Fair

    by August_Ragone

    Here's the report (in Japanese, but with photos) of the unveiling of the trailer in Tokyo yesterday: http://gigazine.net/index.php?/news/comments/20100328_taf2010_gaiking_making/ Toei Animation's Official Press Release: http://corp.toei-anim.co.jp/press/2010/03/cglight_stage2010.php

  • March 28, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    fuckin shakey cam

    by shogunshin

  • March 28, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    FYI: The Original Plot of GAIKING (1976)

    by August_Ragone

    The story chronicled the battle between the international crew of the semi-transformable carrier Daikū Maryū, and their Super Robot Gaiking (invented by Dr. Daimonji), against an invading race of aliens known “The Dark Horror Army”. These marauders are facing destruction as their homeworld is threatened by a black hole, which is mutating their race. Dr. Daimonji enlists a former star pitcher, Sanshiro Tsubwabuki, to pilot the Gaiking, because of his latent psychic powers. Sanshiro was the only one of the doctor’s candidates who escaped assassination by the aliens, but the injuries he sustained ended his professional baseball career. Now, Sanshiro and Gaiking sortie to crush the impending invasion of Earth!

  • March 28, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    yes!

    by enemygateisdown

    I fucking loved playing with these robots when I was a kid! I always hated that Godzilla was the shortest one, though. He was the only one I had, and the neighborhood kids didn't understand just how tough he was compared to some tin cans with rocket fart-box punchers!

  • March 28, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Hey MEDIAGOLD

    by TheBoManKicksAssAndTakesBlame

    In 1979, I was 8 and living in Rhode Island too watching Force 5 on channel 64 I think...maybe it was Fox 25 out of Boston. Anyway, what town? Cumberland for me.

  • March 28, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Boman...It was channel 27 I think

    by Franky_Four_Fingers

    Although I was 12 in 1979 I was also living in Rhode Island, also Cumberland. Channel 27 might be the one that showed force five or possible ch 56.

  • March 28, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I loved the Shogun Warriors as a kid

    by zvelf

    And had a whole bunch of the really big ones. My favorite was Raiden I think he was called. This movie's going to need a really big budget though not to suck.

  • March 28, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    "BIG O... ACTION!!!" >:O

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Doesn't this guy have a hangar or something to store his giant mech? Who's gonna pay for that mess? The taxpayers... THAT'S who!

  • March 28, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Please, PLEASE! Don't...

    by GigaMach

    Be a pre-April Fool's Joke. This movie has to get made. Just look at my name to get an idea of what my dream project would be...GigaMach = Gigantic Machine. This needs to happen tomorrow!

  • March 29, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    I just don't give a shit about...

    by Gluecifer

    American shit trying (without success) to be Japanese. Stick to your GI Joe, freedom fries and all that shit, leave the Japanese stuff to Japanese people, they know better.

  • March 29, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST

    GIJOE were based on japanese toys

    by ominus

    if i am not mistaken

  • March 29, 2010, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Like the Transformers...

    by MakNeil

    only cool;)

  • March 29, 2010, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Uh, A-COD ...

    by I Max U Mini

    ... if you lost an eye, what difference does it make if it's in 3D? You won't be able to see it in that format anyway.

  • March 29, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

    I had the Shogun on the left

    by Dazzler69

    wonder if it's worth any money out of box?

  • March 29, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

    BSB, you should of taken a page out of my book.

    by Ganymede3001

    When I was little, I always befriended the spoiled kid on the block so I could relish along with him in his plethora of new toys. My parents were from the country, and spending excess money on plastic action figures was out of the question.

  • March 29, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    by RefutetheHype

    Beyond the obvious disinterest (look how "many" people replied to this "epic" news) there's two other things. "OK, so, in this dark economy, you want us to build giant robots for real?!?!?!??!" AINT IT IMPOSSIBLE NEWS! And there's the trailer itself, with the "shocker" revelation that Samus is a woman (which I did not know until oh I suppose 20 years ago) and the fact that this woman in the trailer apparently is a robot, too, with the "click" eye blink that looks phony and fake. This looks terrible, terrible, terrible!

  • March 29, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH THE SEQUEL

    by RefutetheHype

  • March 29, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH THE SEQUEL

    by RefutetheHype

    Hype refuted!

  • March 29, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    OH AND HARRY

    by RefutetheHype

    Awesome April 1st joke. Whether all your friends out there REALIZE it's just a joke or not, well that I am not sure of but I am sure you will figure it out soon.

  • March 29, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Bet Bryan Singers ruby slippers the title Gay King does not sur

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Yeah, a movie Titled Gaiking in America? Hell I'm 33 and I have no recollection of Shogun warriors, so I doubt you can market it to a bunch of 40 year olds and expect to make bank. Name change coming up super quick.

  • March 29, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Does not survive

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • March 29, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Girl Driver

    by deelzbub

    Very excited about this project since reading about it here the other day. Even on board with the girl driver....until I really started thinking about it last night. A question sprung to mind. Does this mean that Gaiking is going to shake his butt when he walks? Got a girl driving it, making it walk...I would think that means the coolest Shogun of all is gonna walk like a female!

  • March 29, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Micronauts are next.

    by venvariants

    This is bound to be cooler than Transformers. Just keep Bay away from it, and you could possibly have a good Shogun Warriors movie.

  • March 29, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    WARRIORS! COME OUT TO PLAY!!!

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 29, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Ominus: GIJOE were based on japanese toys

    by DeusExMachina

    GI Joe is not based on any Japanese properties.

  • March 29, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Hey, Jokesters! The name isn't pronounced "Gay King"...

    by August_Ragone

    GAIKING rhymes with VIKING.

  • March 29, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Shogun Warriors at Mr Big Toyland!!!!

    by SuperLoserFish

    on Moody St

  • March 29, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    DrManhattansTaint...

    by letsfightinglove

    ...your story chilled my heart a little. Like "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury.

  • March 29, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I still want a Gaiking

    by kafka07

    I never got one. I did get that Godzilla though when I was like 8. I managed to find a giant Rodan soon after.

  • March 29, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Pretty Badass Trailer

    by fiester

    Looked really good.

  • March 29, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Micronauts

    by deelzbub

    Please Hollywood, stay away from this one.<P> Unless:<P> 1. You get a director that is a fan of the Marvel series<P> 2. You secure the rights to the characters from the Marvel series<P> 3. You get a screenwriter who is able to adapt issues 1-12 of the Bill Mantlo-written Marvel series<P> 4. You get a producer who is inspired by the Michael Golden-drawn Marvel series<P> If you cannot do steps 1-4, then kindly step off! Give someone else a try!

  • March 29, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    GAY KING !

    by RefutetheHype

    LOVE the references on here to it being called GAY KING. Because you can guarantee that's what people will call it. Especially the so-called audience for it. HYPE REFUTED AGAINNNN!

  • March 29, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo and SuperLoserFish

    by wchblade

    Hey FlickaPoo...glad to refresh your memory I grew up in a subrub of Boston and remain in Massachusetts to this day. I know that these were some of the ONLY shows that spanned the globe and were popular mostly in Italy, Canada and one of the rare cartoons allowed in the Middle East in the 70's-80's. This was waaaay before the true Anime craze hit America in the 90's with Akira and Ghost In the Shell (mainly as VHS bootlegs). I did my college thesis on it even though there was little material available on the art form back then. This weekend is the largest East Coast Anime show here in Boston. I've been debating on going as a local guest for a comic book art supply store to sell my comics (I'm a published comic writer/creator) and to show off their high end markers in use. SuperLoserFish you must be close to know of Mr. Big Toyland on Moody Street! They advertised on every episode of Force Five! Sadly by the time I was old enough to have a license and a car I made my way to the famous location, the sign still hung over the retail spot, but he had long closed his doors. Back in the day he was one of the first and largest Japanese import toy stores I'd ever heard of. Good times.

  • March 29, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    @RefutetheHype

    by Sharkeysrevenge

    haha troll. it's ok, we embrace you. FUCKING GAIKING movie. FIRST IN LINE.

  • March 29, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Sharkey

    by RefutetheHype

    1 you really think they'll make this in the down economy? 2 you really think that they'll make this? 3 you really think they'll make it? oh and just to know it im no troll im the real deal *kisssss*

  • March 29, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Now THATS cool news!

    by killianx

    just melted my Brain! I hope we get mazinga, Dra-Gon, and Ray-deen

  • March 30, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Live action Space Battleship Yamato will be the biggest

    by NippleEffect

    spoogefest EVAR!

  • March 30, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    I've been nuts about these ever since I was a kid

    by Hervoyel

    I went to the park one day and found a bunch of them under a tree. They were the coolest thing I'd ever seen so I took them home with me. A short time later I found a kick-ass Godzilla by my house in a creek after a storm and my collection was complete. Can't wait to see the film!

  • March 30, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    I don't think there's any question they make this in a down econ

    by Hervoyel

    Hollywood cleans up in a down economy. They're making money hand over fist any time the rest of the world needs to escape. The only reason they'll do this though is the small mountain of cash that Michael Bay is sitting on following the Transformers movies. In hindsight it's almost a foregone conclusion that this or something very much like it was going to be made. If something's going to make money it's going to get made. Whether it gets made well or not is the only remaining question and frankly Hollywood doesn't seem to care much either way as long as most of the seats get filled long enough to make a profit.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    So much for the updates

    by Gil Brooks

    Also, I HIGHLY doubt this will go according to the producers plan. Life-sized robots? Yeah. Ok. Would be awesome if it happened, though.

  • March 30, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO EXCITED

    by the Green Gargantua

    THE DREAM IS MATERIALIZING. MAZINGER GRENDIZER GETTER ROBO COMBATLER DANGARD ACE FUUUUUUCK! HOLY FUCKING SHIT. I am trying to imagine what the fucking Daiku-Maryu will look like. (for the un-initiated thats the giant dragon from which Gaiking forms the head.)

  • March 30, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    THE GREAT MAZINGA!!!!!!!!!

    by FleshMachine

    yes!!

  • March 30, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    OFFICIALLY I HAVE SHIT MY PANTS

    by the Green Gargantua

    I AM MORE EXCITED THAN I HAVE EVER BEEN FOR A MOVIE. IF YOU SAW THE SHELVES BEHIND ME YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND.

  • March 30, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Won't be done

    by RefutetheHype

    Refuting the hype.

  • March 30, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Wow--starting the April Fools Day stuff early, huh?

    by Bones

    It's a joke people. Relax.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    If this is an April fools joke I will fucking DESTROY U ALL.

    by the Green Gargantua

    Don't fuck with me

  • March 31, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    wouldn't make sense to build life size robots

    by Rupee88

    got to april fools joke or just bad reporting

  • March 31, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Hey TheBoManKicksAssAndTakesBlame!

    by MediaGold

    Honestly, it was quite surreal. I discovered Force Five when I lived at some training place used by the RI police. I believe it was the police training academy. I'm not sure what town it was near because I remember it was out in the middle of the woods somewhere. My dad had gotten into trouble with the mob and had us enter the witness relocation program and the Feds had us hidden out there for 3 months when it was deserted. It was really cool, had these underground ex missile bunkers that had a boxing ring and all kinds of neato stuff. I haven't been back to RI in 30 years, but before the police academy I lived in Warwick, Cranston, Providence and Hope.

  • March 31, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    HARRY! WHERE ARE THE UPDATES???? WTF

    by the Green Gargantua

    IT IS BEGINNING TO FEEL LIKE A HEINOUS APRIL FOOLS GAG. I want an update, who the fuck is acting in this movie? What Gaiking story line is being used the old 70's story or the new one still airing in Japan?

  • March 31, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Harry you are a POS shit if...

    by Boober

    this is an April Fool's joke. If it is, you better secure the money and make it yourself. Otherwise, you just might wake up in a SAW-style nightmare chained to a table with a lipo tube stuck in your gut as hungry, wide-eyed Haitian children feverishly wait for Spongebob to cook up some special FATTYpatties with your bodily fluids and grease. Cool trailer, but losing the audio coupled with "Looks like a trailer cut-scene to a video game" and funding by "outside" investors screams FATTYpatty time...

  • March 31, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Yea, man. Fuck with super hero geeks all you want

    by the Green Gargantua

    But mecha fiends? The Grand Order of the Rocket Fist is not to be toyed with (punny?) YOU DO NOT WANT THAT HEAT. It is like messing with Muslims, only we get dangerous!

  • March 31, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    For something that has "set pics" there is nothing on IMDB

    by the Green Gargantua

    I imagine you plan to reveal your "gag" on April 1st actual you fucking infidel. The other clue is the focus on the Marvel comic. No one cares about the comic. The Super Robots are locked in the lore found in the anime and Manga, sales are what dictate this. Start saving up tubby, I sooo wanted to believe...Oh and also this footage is connected to a teaser for a Toei Animation "pilot", they are also doing Harlock. Shit is not funny. May your memorabilia collection BURN TO ASH FUCK FACE. ASH!!!!!!!

  • March 31, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    This is disappointing to me, too.

    by cyberskunk

    On the positive side, maybe some random Hollywood executive will be cruising this talkback and thinking, "Wow, some people really like this idea. I wonder..." I think I'd like a little more color in the armor, though. Or maybe that was tested and found lacking.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Spectreman could kick Gaiking's ass

    by picardsucks

    Powwwwwer From Space Heeeeee'll save the Human race

  • March 31, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    I used to watch Ultraman.

    by cyberskunk

    I vaguely remember running around with a substitute beta capsule. Maybe it was a pencil, and occasionally taking a running jump like that guy did when he was about to transform. <p>That would be a pretty weird thing to make a Hollywood adaptation out of, I think.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I felt bad for the harmless but nuisance giant reptile.

    by cyberskunk

    In one episode where the drawings of a child came to life, and some harmless gigantic creature came into existence. Ultraman wound up carrying it into outer space and told its creator child not to cry. Then a version of the creature appeared in the sky, made out of stars. I probably thought something like, "That's all well and fine, but what happened to it?"

  • April 1, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    ...UUUPDAAAAAAATES...GOOOOOO!!!!!

    by FlickaPoo

    ...where are my updates?

  • April 1, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Megabug Gladiators

    by StatelyWayneManor

    If this means new toys; I'm all for it. I wish I had a rocket ship for a brain...

  • April 1, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    I WOULD LOVE TO SEE AN HR GIGER ULTRAMAN DESIGN

    by the Green Gargantua

    that would rule.

  • April 1, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    TIM BURTON FOR JOHNNY SOKKO and GIANT ROBOT

    by the Green Gargantua

    This would FUCKING rule. The style of the old live action tv show would be perfect, it was quirky as fuck and would gel with TB quite well.

  • April 1, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    BTW: Today is April Fools Day, ready to be fed your balls?

    by the Green Gargantua

    If this is not a gag, I will be first to apologize. If it is, than our rocket fists will black out the sky.

  • April 1, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Updates, updates, where are the updates.

    by cyberskunk

    This is like the time Harry said an interview with Steve Lisberger was forthcoming and it didn't materialize. I think it was S.L., at least.

  • April 1, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    OK, Harry. You can disappoint us now.

    by Boober

    It's almost 8 pm EST. I work hard for a living, so don't do some 12 AM West Coast time BS post so you don't have to face the music, mmkay?

  • April 1, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Shooting a film in Antarcitca?

    by rev_skarekroe

    He's just trying to find an excuse for the film not to get made.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    THERE WILL BE BLOOD if just April Fools

    by CENOBITE

    do not fuck with us.

  • April 1, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    It is 9:20 PST . Harry is moving to a safe house

    by the Green Gargantua

    before announcing that this is a bullshit joke. Or this is legit, and if it is it demands a different discussion.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Sorry Harry, but you have to admit life size, Jumbo Machinders?

    by the Green Gargantua

    It may be THEE most unFATHOMABLE statement of truth ever written on this website. By the gods,,, could the bring one to San Diego?? Can I stand in the palm of a glorious horned Japanese death machine?? Have all these massive intellectual properties been acquired from Bandai since they are not all from one solitary creator? I mean we are talking about Akio Sugino, Go Nagai, Leiji Matsumoto, Saburo Yatsude and Yoshitake Suzuki...... While some of the Super Robots appeared together in the Shogun Marvel comic, are all of them in the Dynamic comic? Will their origins be changed? Will Gaiking still form the head of a dragon? Will Dragun still be one of three combinations formed by three primary colored super space ships???? WE NEED TO KNOW MORE...

  • April 3, 2010, 5:23 a.m. CST

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    by etootoo

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  • April 3, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Gaiking!!!

    by AiRuiJia

    If this is just the 'rough draft' I CANNOT wait to see the finished product!

  • April 5, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    I Need to See Mazinga!

    by Evil Chicken

    This story right here? That is just plain COOL. I can't wait for this one to lift off. Too much fun.

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  • April 5, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    OMG this is fucking awesome!!!

    by I_Sharted

    nm

  • April 5, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    WTF: Thread sooo abandoned

    by the Green Gargantua

    That some cocksucker is posting sneakers for sale?? Hey Wholesale, your mom has AIDS go call her and say goodbye. Where the fuck are the updates???

  • April 5, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Wholesale will help u look like a DOUCHEBAG

    by the Green Gargantua

    Jordans? Ed Hardy? Why not throw some Affliction or Tap Out on there too. This guy is making available the uniform of the clueless DOUCHBAG. Hahahahahaha. Seriously. Almost every human I have had to punch in the last year and a half has been wearing that shit. I hate you all. oxoxoxo

  • April 5, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Where are the updates? Anything?

    by Hervoyel

    Seriously you could at least acknowledge the existence of this thread. Tell us it was a bad joke? Tell us that you haven't had a chance to update it? Tell us something for crying out loud. Isn't it pretty obvious that people are interested in this shit and want to see it happen? If you were just fucking with us then admit it and roll this thing off the front page. I keep coming back checking to see if there's anything else here and every day this looks more and more like you guys just fucking with us. SAY SOMETHING!

  • April 6, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    YOU FUCKING BETTER BLOW OUR MINDS SOON

    by the Green Gargantua

    The fuck is wrong with you??

  • April 7, 2010, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Updates???

    by Tymanasaurus

    Hurry the fuck up! This site is weird. At least say SOMETHING!

  • April 7, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

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  • April 7, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Ed Hardy and Affliction clothing are for DOUCHEBAGS

    by the Green Gargantua

    Moron fucking loser douchebags. Get a real tattoo, listen to a real metal band you fucking poseur assholes.

  • April 7, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Harry you have abandoned us and now we must tolerate adds

    by the Green Gargantua

    That are left here because you basically forgot about this thread.

  • April 7, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Can't Wait For The Movie

    by Media Messiah

    Just do it right, whatever you do. No mess like the new "Clash Of The Titans" or "Transformers".

  • April 7, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Gaiiiiiikiiing

    by cyberskunk

    I wonder if it's possible some studio people told Harry not to say anything more? We should know by this coming ComicCon, at least. Even though I do not think even Gaiking could motivate me enough to drive downtown for the San Diego Comic Con. Well, maybe.