GOEMON. Trailer. Now. ** UPDATE **

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[The trailer is now available in the ScreenAnarchy Player. Check it below the break.]

Alas, I'm currently behind a firewall that doesn't allow me to check for myself but word is that the first proper trailer for Kaz Kiriya's Goemon is now available on the official website. To my way of thinking Kiriya established himself as one of the world's most talented visual directors with his debut feature Casshern and I've been greatly anticipating the day when we could finally see some footage from his new action/fantasy. So go ahead and make me feel jealous ... check it out below the break.

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fetch foxDecember 12, 2008 8:38 PM

You get to see some fight scenes, a few characters and an overall look on the mise en scène. It comes of somewhat similar to Casshern. Meaning I'm exited for this.

rustdogDecember 12, 2008 9:30 PM

Wow! Looks similar,but better than Casshern.

CuttermaranDecember 12, 2008 10:22 PM

Yes, it looks impressive-this is the way you should do anime live action, dammn, I'm still thinking of Dragonball, they screwed it completely up...

agent666December 12, 2008 11:23 PM

Forget Kiriya! The eternal thanks needs to go to the poor sods who have been sitting in concrete room computer sweat-shops designing and rendering all this amazing stuff...it's all good and well coaching a bunch of good actors to talk to eachother infront of green-screen but another thing altogether bringing that world to life...! I don't think they ever get the praise they deserve!

Watching this trailer makes me wonder how James McTeigue is gonna pull off Ninja Assassin...the only real boon they seem to have is J. Michael Straczynski as one of the writers who prob only did it for the paycheque - and between the sex changes, money counting and concentrating on being recluses the Wachowski brothers (who have ALSO established themselves as "TWO of the world’s most talented visual directors with THEIR sophomore feature") very much lost their edge after making the Matrix disappear up its own arse. 2009 is shaping up to be a very interesting year for these kinda digital backlot films!

GAPSDecember 13, 2008 12:33 AM

Effects quality looks about the same as it was in Casshern, oddly, but then the action seems to be at the same quality! Awesome!

And it's got that actress I spotted in Shimokitazawa earlier in the year! That makes two for two on actors spotted on the streets of Japan that are mentioned on Twitch! (the other being the odder-looking gay guy from the van in Survive Style 5+, also in Shimokitazawa)

Ard VijnDecember 13, 2008 12:38 AM

That odder-looking gay guy (you mean the one with the god-awful teeth, right?) is a known Japanese comedian, and you see him all over the place.

He is also in the Cutie Honey film, for, like, two seconds...

siluroDecember 13, 2008 12:55 AM

I am sorry but you're wrong. It's of course clear that a lot of drawing and animation goes into projects like that, but if you think that all the director is doing is coaching a bunch of actors... I mean come on now! For ex. 300 had gorgeous visuals as well, and so what? Or take Square/Enix who have way better designers than Kiriya has ever seen, but apparently can't make a sensible Final Fantasy movie even if their lives depended on it (though some of the sequences in Advent Children were admittedly breathtaking). We all know that the Japanese have killer eye for detail, but that's not nearly enough. It is only up to the the director to provide structure to the whole thing. It is an art in itself to manage to employ the whole spectrum of visual techniques without making the end product feel like a music video, and loose the viewer to a cannonade of "cool-looking" effects. With that being said, nothing is final until Goemon is released of course...

ArgentDecember 13, 2008 2:30 AM

This looks amazing - as already mentioned, a live-action anime. This was pretty much how I expected Japanese live-action movies to look before I got somewhat disappointed at the much more prosaic reality.

Hopefully, it won´t be as indulgent (ie. a billion years in length, with a multitude of pointless and obscure subplots) as Casshern.

cpa314December 13, 2008 3:54 AM

CG looks to be the same technically as Casshern...which isnt a bad thing but I was expecting more. Looks solid though

Peter K.December 13, 2008 9:37 AM

Eh.... Casshern didn't have super high-quality CG, but I was never really distracted by it, because I really dug the aesthetic. I thought nearly everything in this looked pretty lackluster though.

Very disappointed.

Maybe I'm jaded, but then again I worship the Wachowski's Speed Racer.

KIRADecember 13, 2008 4:03 PM

Awesome! This shit just made my day.

Visually, it looks on par with casshern, which isn't a bad thing.

Definitly looking forward to seeing this when I'm in Tokyo.

Zwanster03December 14, 2008 6:01 PM

Yes please.

ChevalierAguilaDecember 15, 2008 10:21 AM

It's hard to get excited about this considering how poorly written was Casshern. From the characters to the story, it was anime cliche 101 from start to finish. Also, all this CGI stuff looks quite wooden at parts, like if i was watching the trailer of a next-gen videogame. The thing is, i can't play with this one, and even if i could, it looks quite repetitive.

So in other words: meh

SadicXXXDecember 16, 2008 8:56 PM

To much CGI very litle film maiking in this director