Rebirth trailer offers a look at anime series’ kaiju action
A full trailer has been released for Gamera: Rebirth, a kaiju anime series coming soon to the Netflix streaming service
Last month, we saw a teaser trailer for Gamera: Rebirth, an anime series coming from Kadokawa Daiei Studio and the Netflix streaming service. We still don’t know exactly when this show is going to make its premiere, but a full trailer has now arrived online to give us a preview of its kaiju action. You can check it out in the embed above.
A “giant, fire-breathing, prehistoric turtle monster”, Gamera was first introduced to audiences in the 1965 film Gamera, the Giant Monster, which begins with an atomic bomb waking him from a long slumber in the Arctic. Over the next six years, Gamera returned in Gamera vs. Barugon, Gamera vs. Gyaos, Gamera vs. Viras, Gamera vs. Guiron, Gamera vs. Jiger, and Gamera vs. Zigra. When the studio was struggling with financial issues in 1980, they cut together a bunch of stock footage Gamera: Super Monster. Gamera then took a fifteen year break before being brought back in a trilogy of films directed by Shusuke Kaneko. Those were Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, and Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris. The most recent film was 2006’s Gamera the Brave.
Kaneko was hoping to make a new Gamera movie himself, but Gamera: Rebirth was already in the works by the time he made his pitch. He provided the following statement (with thanks to ComicBook.com for the translation): “When I came up with the idea for a Reiwa era Gamera and made a proposal, Kadokawa was already working on a new project. From my standpoint, I’m like a baseball commentator with experience as a Gamera team manager. I would like to support the team until they win the championship and pitch again.”
Are you excited that a Gamera anime series is coming to Netflix? What did you think of the full trailer? Share your thoughts on Gamera: Rebirth by leaving a comment below.
I’m not that familiar with Gamera, I still need to watch most of the giant turtle’s movies (I’ve only seen the first one so far), but I plan on catching up on the franchise before I watch this anime series.