Get ready, kaijus lovers! With Gamera: Rebirth is about to make its epic return to the screen, and Netflix has revealed the premiere date for the highly anticipated anime series. Fans of this kaiju classic have been eager to see the new version, and thanks to an exciting trailer and an incredible poster, expectations are higher than ever.
Announced during Kadokawa’s panel at the exciting San Diego Comic-Con 2023 weekend, Gamera: Rebirth features an impressive lineup of kaijus – five to be exact! Gyaos, Jiger, Zigra, Guilon and Viras are the formidable opponents that will face the legendary Gamera in the new series. The recently released trailer not only showcases these terrifying monsters, but also introduces the captivating theme song that will accompany the epic battles ahead.
Protector of humanity, friend of children and ally of justice. Gamera returns in a new series “Gamera -Rebirth-” to face five Kaiju.
— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) July 23, 2023
The release date of Gamera: Rebirth is marked on the calendar, and fans won’t have to wait much longer. September 7th is the day this exciting series will land on Netflix worldwide. Under the direction of hiroyuki seshitaand with a talented team of character designers, monster designers, and music composers, Gamera: Rebirth promises to be an unforgettable visual and auditory experience.
The voice cast has also been carefully selected, with talented actors bringing the endearing characters of the story to life. With names like Hisako Kanemoto, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Aki Toyōsaki, Subaru Kimura, Mamoru Miyano and Saori Hayamifans of the series can expect spectacular performances that will immerse them in a world full of excitement and adventure.
the plot of Gamera: Rebirth takes place in the summer of 1989 and follows Boko, Joe and Junichi, sixth graders, who will face a series of exciting events during their last summer vacation. When a mysterious boy named Brody steals his money, the young friends seek to get it back, unaware that an even greater threat is yet to come: the Gyaos kaiju will attack Tokyo and Gamera will appear to protect the city. The boys will embark on an epic adventure as they face the kaijus and discover the legend that surrounds Gamera.
But, if you are one of those who are wondering: who is Gamera and why is she an icon of pop culture? Don’t worry, here we explain it to you. Although many have Godzilla as a reference because of his great movies (Godzilla- 93%, Godzilla (2014) – 74%, King Kong vs. Godzilla- 33%) who put it as the banner of the kaijus, is not the only one. Gamera is an iconic kaiju, a giant creature of Japanese origin, that has been an integral part of the monster movie genre since its debut in 1965. Over the decades, it has gained a large fan base and become a respected rival to another famous kaiju: Godzilla.
Gamera is known as “The Guardian of the Universe” and is characterized as a giant turtle with the ability to fly thanks to powerful turbines in its shell. Unlike Godzilla, who is often portrayed as a destructive force, Gamera has been portrayed in many movies as a defender of humanity and a protector of the world against other monstrous and alien creatures.
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The Gamera franchise has produced numerous films over the years, some of which are considered monster movie classics. Some of the most prominent films include Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965), Gamera vs. barugon (1966), Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967), and Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (nineteen ninety five). The latter was a 1990s reboot of the series that reinvigorated the character’s popularity.
So, Gamera fans and lovers of exciting kaijus combat, mark your calendars for September 7th and get ready for a “Kaiju Summer” like no other. Gamera: Rebirth promises to be a roller coaster of emotions and a cinematic experience that will leave everyone on the edge of their seats.