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Happy Anniversary to the Kiryu Saga

Happy Anniversary to the Kiryu Saga

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G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4208 XPDec-13-2019 11:57 PMTeam Ghidorah

Today marks the 17th Anniversary of Godzilla x MechaGodzilla and yesterday was the 16th Anniversary of Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. Masaaki Tezuka's Kiryu Saga has become beloved by fans.

Read all about their background and aftermath here:

Before Shin Godzilla - Retrospect of the Last Era, Part 4: Godzilla x MechaGodzilla

Before Shin Godzilla - Retrospect of the Last Era, Part 5: Godzilla: Tokyo SOS

"None of this makes any sense, it doesn't really matter. We just needed an excuse for them to do something and they had to go somewhere." - Adam Wingard
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10 Responses to Happy Anniversary to the Kiryu Saga

JurassicKaiju14

TitanosaurusMember616 XPDec-14-2019 4:18 AM

I actually just recently purchased the DVD for Godzilla: Tokyo SOS. It was alright. I didn't like it as much as I did Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, but I thought it was okay.

And KiryuGoji is probably my favorite of the classic suitmation designs. I like how they took the basic Godzilla 2000 look and then gave it the classic color scheme.

A true fan can acknowledge the bad while still appreciating and cherishing the good.

G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4208 XPDec-14-2019 10:52 AMTeam Ghidorah

The debate over which film is better has never ceased. I think the grand majority like the first one more, although there are aspects about the second that I tend to lean into more. (Despite the fact it's pretty much a remake of Mothra vs. Godzilla--Only this time MechaGodzilla's the McGuffin.)

The Godzilla suit is yet another example of that fans look back on fondly, but was criticized heavily at the time. The Gonzo comparisons were a thing...

"None of this makes any sense, it doesn't really matter. We just needed an excuse for them to do something and they had to go somewhere." - Adam Wingard

TheLazyFish

RodanMember1630 XPDec-14-2019 11:21 AM

Happy birthday Kiryu!

If people weren't lazy, we wouldn't try to be efficient. If we weren't efficient, we'd never get anything done.

Svanya

GiganAdmin4298 XPDec-14-2019 11:28 AM

I've always preferred Godzilla against Mechagodzilla over Tokyo S.O.S.

Gmkgoji

RodanMember1789 XPDec-14-2019 11:32 AM

Kiryu is my favorite Mechagodzilla.

Zwei Wing is the best singing duo. Change my mind.

JurassicKaiju14

TitanosaurusMember616 XPDec-14-2019 11:53 AM

Gmkgoji Same. He's also the one with the best justification for being built in Godzilla's image, that being that he is partially the 1954 Godzilla. It makes him more interesting than the Godzilla-shaped weapons platforms that the others were.

A true fan can acknowledge the bad while still appreciating and cherishing the good.

JurassicKaiju14

TitanosaurusMember616 XPDec-14-2019 12:02 PM

G. H. (Gman) As somebody who actually owns the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2002 figure, I can safely say that I am a bit put off by the slight downward-angle of the skull going towards the front.

A true fan can acknowledge the bad while still appreciating and cherishing the good.

MinecraftDinoKaiju

TitanosaurusMember968 XPDec-14-2019 6:38 PM

Happy birthday, Kiryu and Kiryugoji.

G. H. (Gman)

GiganAdmin4208 XPDec-14-2019 9:04 PMTeam Ghidorah

JurassicKaiju14,
Yeah that was the big complaint over 17 years ago. It didn't help that one of the first two images of the suit was extremely unflattering. The suit also got crap for essentially just being the Mire/GiraGoji body with new spines, a new head and the classic color scheme. "Lazy" was thrown around a lot.

I always felt the suit was a proportional improvement.

"None of this makes any sense, it doesn't really matter. We just needed an excuse for them to do something and they had to go somewhere." - Adam Wingard

TheLazyFish

RodanMember1630 XPDec-14-2019 10:18 PM

G.H. (Gman)

I felt a disturbance in the force

If people weren't lazy, we wouldn't try to be efficient. If we weren't efficient, we'd never get anything done.

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