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Tomoo Haraguchi Introduces You To His Death Kappa!

28 July 2009 7:17 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Best known for their backing of extreme splatter films Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police Fever Dreams are about to dip their toes into another part of the Japanese cult film pool with Tomoo Haraguchi’s upcoming kaiju film Death Kappa.  And, yes, Haraguchi has turned everybody’s favorite friendly little turtle spirit into a fearsome giant killer.  Don’t know Haraguchi’s name?  You probably know his work.  The man has done effects work for the likes of Kore-Eda (Air Doll) and Tsukamoto (Bullet Ballet) while designing creature effects for high profile films like Ashura and Uzumaki and you want kaiju cred?  How about a bit of Gamera?  This man knows his stuff, no doubt about it.

And while Haraguchi is still relatively early in the production of his latest directorial effort he has already put together an introductory promo that showcases both the miniature sets that will be »

- Todd Brown

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Death Kappa Preparing to Stomp Tokyo

27 July 2009 3:33 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Media Blaster' Fever Dreams label may be best known for splatteriffic Japanese insanity like Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police but now they're about to embark on bringing an old school giant monster movie to life with Tomoo Haraguchi, f/x whiz and director of Sakuya Yokaiden and the Kibikichi samurai werewolf flicks, at the helm. Look out world; here comes Death Kappa!

Twitch brings us word of Death Kappa, as well as the teaser trailer below that shows off some of Haraguchi's miniature work that will be used in the film, a film that will shun modern computer-effects technology in favor of recreating daikaiju mayhem the way Eiji Tsuburaya used to make it. Haraguchi is also familiar with this craft having done creature effects work on Gamera: Guardian of the Universe and its first follow-up, Gamera 2: Avent of Legion. We also get a peek at the Death Kappa itself, »

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