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“The Great Buddha Arrival” Concept art by Takuma Asai

The Great Buddha Arrival is a 2018 Japanese Kaiju film directed by Hiroto Yokokawa and starring Yoshihiko Ohtsuki, Junichiro Nirasawa and Kazuma Yoneyama. It is a remake of the 1934 Japanese film Daibutsu Kaikoku by Yoshiro Edamasa.

“Daibutsu Kaikoku” is the movie about a big Buddha statue. “Daibutsu” means a big Buddha statue, “Kaikoku” means walking around a country. One day it begins to walk and visit around Japan. The film was made in 1934 by Yoshiro Edamasa who is known as a master of Eiji Tsuburaya. Eiji Tsuburaya is one of the most famous directors of special effect films like Godzilla or Ultraman.

The original film was lost during World War II so the grandson of Yoshiro Edamasa and a few others have started a Kickstarter to make a new version of the film. A Buddha statue has been designed by the creator Keisuke Yoneyama.

If you like the sound of that, head on over to the Kickstarter page and help them out. You can also check out the official site.

“Daibutsu Kaikoku” 1934

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