Godzilla vs Ghidorah theme park ride at Seibu-en

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Zasraniec wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:55 pm 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...
We never got an official release of the video for the GvsNGE ride, but like for that ride someone will manage to record it and release it. The quality won't be that great, but it's better than nothing.
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Lol that's totally MV Ghidorah
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Looks like Always 2 Godzilla mashed up with ChandlerGoji
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_JNavs_ wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:40 pm Lol that's totally MV Ghidorah
How so? I've listed the differences between them, so I'm a bit curious which features make them the same.
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Looks like the silhouette of MogeGoji mixed with the texture and details of LegendaryGoji.
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I want an SHMA of these guys

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If this things staying open permanetely i need to put "going to the Godzilla vs. Ghidorah" ride on my bucket list for life. I'm not missing a chance to ride a Godzilla attraction for the third time in a row!
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They may not be identical, but it's blatantly obvious to me that they took more than a few design cues from the MonsterVerse Ghidorah. The wing-walking, middle neck in-front of the other two, relatively thin body, etc. The heads especially have a strong resemblance. They have the same aggressive, western-style dragon look complete with the slightly curved horns that the MV version had. You can thank Reign of Fire for setting the template for most modern depictions of dragons :D


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Now that I mention it, the heads actually look a lot like the dragons from Reign of Fire, only with more horns:

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Breakdown wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:10 pm They may not be identical, but it's blatantly obvious to me that they took more than a few design cues from the MonsterVerse Ghidorah. The wing-walking, middle neck in-front of the other two, relatively thin body, etc. The heads especially have a strong resemblance. They have the same aggressive, western-style dragon look complete with the slightly curved horns that the MV version had. You can thank Reign of Fire for setting the template for most modern depictions of dragons :D


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Now that I mention it, the heads actually look a lot like the dragons from Reign of Fire, only with more horns:

What's ironic as hell about that is that KotM made it clear that the in universe explanation for dragons were centered on the Eastern depiction rather than Western. So I guess they failed in that regard.

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Breakdown wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:10 pm They may not be identical, but it's blatantly obvious to me that they took more than a few design cues from the MonsterVerse Ghidorah. The wing-walking, middle neck in-front of the other two, relatively thin body, etc. The heads especially have a strong resemblance. They have the same aggressive, western-style dragon look complete with the slightly curved horns that the MV version had. You can thank Reign of Fire for setting the template for most modern depictions of dragons :D
Even the wing-walking is different in style though, with the color, the hand, and possibly how the even hold and move their wings to walk judging by that picture. And the middle head being more upfront just seems like a basic posing thing for pictures. I guess I can see the more western styled influence, but even then that's drawing from the same source but still coming up with their own look for it. Shape, coloration, scales, horns all differ. There's similarities true, but no more than you're going to get when adapting any character multiple times. Counting the Shin Godzilla vs NGE ride this is only the third time we've seen Ghidorah in CGI. They're still trying to push some distance between the man-in-a-suit look I think, so we're probably going to see more wing-walking takes. But I do see the similarites now that they've actually been listed. I just feel it's unfair to say they're the same when there clearly has been work to make it different. It's just more in the lines of general tweaks to a basic design vs the more radically different departures Godzilla's gone through in a decade (MV, Shin, MP Trilogy, SP series). It's closer to how they used to update these designs during the Showa/Heisei eras, where they were less experimental. At least that's how this design seems to me. More tweaks than building from the ground up.
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Breakdown wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:10 pm They may not be identical, but it's blatantly obvious to me that they took more than a few design cues from the MonsterVerse Ghidorah. The wing-walking, middle neck in-front of the other two, relatively thin body, etc. The heads especially have a strong resemblance. They have the same aggressive, western-style dragon look complete with the slightly curved horns that the MV version had. You can thank Reign of Fire for setting the template for most modern depictions of dragons :D


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Now that I mention it, the heads actually look a lot like the dragons from Reign of Fire, only with more horns:

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Reign of Fire is such an underrated movie I've wanted too see a Ghidorah that was inspired those dragons and between the MV and this attraction I'm happy as hell.

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Honestly, this Godzilla is my favorite Reiwa Godzilla design so far.

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Pretty awesome to see a theme park in Japan that isn't Universal gets their own permanent Godzilla ride. Good way for not only Godzilla fans who won't have to worry about missing out on due to a limited time event but it'll also boost attendance up for that park. Also liking how Godzilla and Ghidorah look too. Godzilla especially looks sweet as basically his Heisei design given the Legendary treatment.
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kaijukurt wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:25 pm 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!
Takashi Yamazaki was the director for Always: Sunset on Third Street & its sequel with the famous Godzilla cameo!
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Gotschiller wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 7:01 am *Trailer Vid*
Huh. Both of them don't look as big as i thought the ride was gonna make them be. Oh well.
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Gotschiller wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 7:01 am
Woah. Don’t think we’ve seen a Ghidorah move that fast ever lol
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Seems that they referenced Simon Lee's early concept design for KOTM Ghidorah, judging from the quadruped stance and beaks.

Isn't this the first Ghidorah design to have front paws? KOTM Ghidorah wing-walked as well, but he didn't have front feet.
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That Godzilla looks like absolute perfection!
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Gotschiller wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 7:01 am
Looking pretty good but King Ghidorah design look like slightly alter MV King Ghidorah, maybe it the heads the does it, have to see the full body renter with better quality to see the difference
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