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Raf Crazy Gonzalez
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Raf, better known as Enshohma online, is an artist, cartoonist, and writer whose main love of giant monster type characters shines through his works.

Current Residence: LA, in the CA
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Favourite genre of music: Anything...as long as it's stupid-fun-hyper!
Favourite photographer: No clue, how about yours?
Favourite style of art: No clue, how about yours?
Operating System: Photoshop 0.7
MP3 player of choice: HA-HA-HA! I like CDs, you slaves of the new techno-deal!
Shell of choice: Hermit Crabs'
Wallpaper of choice: Girls...(JERK)
Skin of choice: Simple "Spinal Tap" Black
Favourite cartoon character: Moltar, the whole cast of Dai-Guard, & various others.
Personal Quote: Giant Monsters Are Always The Best Choice!
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Favorite Chromiah Picture Thus Far? 

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gamera: Toto and Toru. by mooncalfe

From what I understand, a lot of you haven't seen this film. Probably because it didn't do well at the Japanese box office, upon its originally release.

And quickly lead to Kadokawa Pictures abandoning their plans for a revival of the Daiei fantasy films. This included the cancellation of the Takashi Miike directed "Daimajin" reboot!

And it further doesn't help matters, that the Media Blasters' American DVD release for the film, has long since gone out-of-print.

It's a real shame too, because although it's not a return to the bold execution, and serious ambition, of the 1990's Gamera Trilogy, "Gamera the Brave" is still a good film in its own right. More than worthy of being revisited.

And is a very smart update of the more child friendly Gamera of old, without being obnoxious or overly precious in doing so.

Gamera The Brave: Avant Gamera by AVGK04 Gamera: The Brave [Cover Poster (Toto)] by AVGK04

Taking a cue from films like "The Iron Giant", the film is a fantasy drama surrounding a boy from a recently broken family. Named Toru, the boy discovers and befriends a unique baby turtle.

The turtle, whom Toru names Toto, has strange abilities like hovering in thin air, and an escalated, overnight growth. With the help of his friends, it's ultimately revealed that Toto is in fact the 'heir' of Gamera; a heroic giant turtle monster, which sacrificed itself back in 1973, while fighting against (who else) The Gyaos.

Meanwhile, a carnivorous aquatic reptile, dubbed Zedus, begins a deadly series of disasters in the seas of Japan. And Zedus' terrible appetite for humans, will send the gluttonous beast onto land. And a eventual confrontation with Toto the new Gamera; something which poor Toru does not want to happen, for 'Kaiju always fight and kill one another'.

An unavoidable doom that possibly awaits the new Gamera.

Zedus, The Evil Sea Beast by Mexicankaiju gamera: Zedus. by mooncalfe

"Gamera the Brave" may not be among the greatest of giant monster movies, but has a lot going for it, in my humble opinion.

Including the rare phenomena of good (really good) child actors, in a fairly straight-faced drama, with an otherwise fantastical premise. Including some realistic moments of genuine dread, as the world of Kaiju does indeed involve some tragic death and destruction. But these darker, though still welcomed tidbits, never ruins the overall charm and warmth of the main adventure.

What does almost ruin the film however, is the inclusion of three adult authoritative figures, who feel more suited for a melodramatic anime, than the level-headed story that surrounds them. Thankfully, these three characters are a minor nuisance. And are far less intrusive than other 'comic relief foils' from Japanese fantasy cinema and television (ask me about "Tekkouki Mikazuki" someday).

Paint: Gamera Forever by SXGodzilla The Brave by GeneralisimoJenny

Give the following 2006 film a chance, keeping in mind that's it's more of a coming-of-age fantasy-drama, than pure giant monster bash. But one that I honestly believe works in this same regard.

And does offer the 'Kaiju Goods', once Zedus fully reveals himself, and forward into the extensive third act. As opposed to the unfortunate 'keep away' of most modern-day giant monster movies.



And even if you don't like the above film, still share your critical (and reasonable) thoughts below. "Gamera the Brave" is fairly obscure, and deserves more discussions between monster fans.

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MovieStar1999 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks For The Favorites Icon 3D 
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Enshohma Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You're welcome...And you do know half those title cards were dome by me?
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YogurPodrido Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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Someboy101 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hello. How are you? :)
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SilverLeon88 Featured By Owner 5 days ago   General Artist
Hello, thank you for the fav on my Seastorm Stalker work, feel free to take a look to my whole gallery for other original freaks :D (Big Grin)
If you are interested I have also a Facebook page where I upload sketches, WIPs, previews and other stuff unposted here:
www.facebook.com/pages/Leon-Ar…

If you'd like to take a look, even just a "like" would be much appreciated =) (Smile)
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Zebesian Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Thanks so much for brightening up my evening by favin' my work! You're the best, yo~<3
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alt-L Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your fave :dance:
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the really late Bday wish man :( Just got caught up in inventory at work. 12 hour days at hell will do that.

But I hope you had a nice Bday and I look forward to seeing what you have next for a review Title card. I don't have a clue of what your WIP could possible be.
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voya Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
I know it's been a while (a LONG while) but thanks for FAVing voya.deviantart.com/art/Kaiju-… ! I really appreciate it! :D
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Cartoontriper Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Happy Birthday!
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imposterzilla Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
HAPPY BDAY!
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powerkidzforever Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Happy birthday
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Estonius Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Happy Date o' Birth!
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SplicedBeast Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!! :party: birthday cake 
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MDFive Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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