Godzilla vs Ghidorah theme park ride at Seibu-en

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https://twitter.com/godzilla_jp/status/ ... 91298?s=21
Translation: 5/19 Godzilla's ride appears at the grand opening "Seibuen Amusement Park"! Directed by Takashi Yamazaki. A new type of attraction involved in the fierce battle between Godzilla and King Ghidorah!
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Takashi Yamazaki was the director for Always: Sunset on Third Street & its sequel with the famous Godzilla cameo!
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It is cool but very weird how close their designs are to their MV incarnations. Wondered if they wanted to just used those designs but couldn’t due to some weird legal type deal and had to settle for the next best thing?
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Tyrant28 wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:46 pm It is cool but very weird how close their designs are to their MV incarnations. Wondered if they wanted to just used those designs but couldn’t due to some weird legal type deal and had to settle for the next best thing?
I don't see it. This Goji is generic but distinctly different from the MV Godzilla.
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Ghidorah looks closer to Creataceous King Ghidorah honestly. And Godzilla almost looks nothing like MV Godzilla.
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Hmm, I haven’t been to saitama, might go. I’ll have to see about the Coronavirus situation when it’s open. Amusement parks have been on and off recently for obvious reasons.
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Godzilla the ride confirmed to open next month

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https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/ ... next-month

New permanent Godzilla ride attraction opening next month.

Gotta say, I’m really happy they made a new design for the ride instead of using shin Godzilla for it like they have for every single attraction in the last 5 years, it adds variety. Also, the new design is skreeonking awesome looking. It’s a nice heisei/millenium/Monsterverse hybrid design and it looks great.
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A new ride? That’s permanent? That isn’t shin Godzilla for the octillionth time? A new awesome looking design that incorporates the best of a bunch of incarnations?

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Maybe they have a new Godzilla design so they can sell special exclusive Bandai figures ;)
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https://twitter.com/Goji_Rider_K/status ... 17604?s=20

More looks at the new designs! Seems like Ghidorah has green wings and Godzilla reminds me of a Heisei version with Legendary-esque scales.

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From the article: “Also, the giant monsters in the ride are newly designed by Yamazaki himself.” I wonder if Toho has bigger plans in store for him.
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Ghidorah with green wings might actually be a nod to the GTTHM poster now that i think about it, since that also had wings that didn't match the rest of his body.
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I'm not a fan of how the Ghidorah is literally just 2019 but Godzilla looks really good.

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Ghidorah Torso look off, but The rest seems OK,Godzilla on the other hand look good
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Gigantis wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:15 am Ghidorah with green wings might actually be a nod to the GTTHM poster now that i think about it, since that also had wings that didn't match the rest of his body.
Good catch!

Between this, the recent X-Plus “original colors” release, and the Universal 4D attraction Shin Ghidorah, looks like Toho is fond of callbacks to the original multicolored design (more on the concept art build/posture rather than colors for Shin Ghidorah).
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kaijukurt wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:00 am https://twitter.com/Goji_Rider_K/status ... 17604?s=20

More looks at the new designs! Seems like Ghidorah has green wings and Godzilla reminds me of a Heisei version with Legendary-esque scales.

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From the article: “Also, the giant monsters in the ride are newly designed by Yamazaki himself.” I wonder if Toho has bigger plans in store for him.
Doubt there’s any bigger plans, but I wouldn’t be against it. In 2009, watching that intro to Sunset on Third Street 2, made me happy as a desperate young Godzilla fan. (Speaking of I need to watch that movie in full). But that build up, and full frontal explosion of Godzilla, was something to be excited about, and in many ways captured the energy of both the original series and what would proceed it. Now I’m really excited!

Designs look good, if only an blender of things. The biggest distinction to me is how look good Ghidorah arms are. I love that we have been consistently getting new designs recently.
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Oh god damn it, they made Ghidorah a wing walker. Again.

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Lmao, King Ghidorah has hands. Must be getting into deadlifting, proud of my guy.
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kaijukurt wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:00 am https://twitter.com/Goji_Rider_K/status ... 17604?s=20

More looks at the new designs! Seems like Ghidorah has green wings and Godzilla reminds me of a Heisei version with Legendary-esque scales.

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From the article: “Also, the giant monsters in the ride are newly designed by Yamazaki himself.” I wonder if Toho has bigger plans in store for him.
Okay, now I see the Legendary comparison for Goji with this picture.

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Cryptid_Liker wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:24 am I'm not a fan of how the Ghidorah is literally just 2019 but Godzilla looks really good.
I really don't see the 2019 Ghidorah comparison though. The heads and horns are very different. The only similarity is that CGI style. The way the heads and necks feel CGI, that's the key similarity, and it's something we'll just have to get used to. But the size of the mouth, shape of the horns, there's just no 2019 there.
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Vakanai wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:27 pm I really don't see the 2019 Ghidorah comparison though. The heads and horns are very different. The only similarity is that CGI style. The way the heads and necks feel CGI, that's the key similarity, and it's something we'll just have to get used to. But the size of the mouth, shape of the horns, there's just no 2019 there.
They look essentially the same, save for 2021 having hands.
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Cryptid_Liker wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:37 pm
Vakanai wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:27 pm I really don't see the 2019 Ghidorah comparison though. The heads and horns are very different. The only similarity is that CGI style. The way the heads and necks feel CGI, that's the key similarity, and it's something we'll just have to get used to. But the size of the mouth, shape of the horns, there's just no 2019 there.
They look essentially the same, save for 2021 having hands.
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Looking at the pics...not really? I mean, it's CGI Ghidorah, there's going to be similarities, but they're not the same. The snouts on the new Ghidi is shorter and rounder, the horns are a little bulkier and shaped differently, it's got more of that pink inner cheek thing going on I don't know the name for ala JP's T-Rex, the coloration is different too more of a ruddy dirt brown bronze, has more spiky scales along the necks, then there's the hands which is kind of weird, and the wings are green. I mean, I'm getting all this just from four cruddy pictures. I'm not sure how wildly different you want it to look, but outside of both being generically King Ghidorah made on a computer there's still a lot of differences here.
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Awesome! I am really digging the designs of both Godzilla and Ghidorah! Now if only there is some footage of the ride for those of us not lucky enough to go to it...

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