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Japan - 64 years old
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Pussy Soup

Neko Râmen Taishô
2008 / 80m - Japan
Pussy Soup poster

Kani Goalkeeper

Kani Gôrukîpâ
2006 / 92m - Japan
Comedy, Fantasy
Kani Goalkeeper poster

The Rug Cop

Zura Deka
2006 / 78m - Japan
The Rug Cop poster

Executive Koala

Koara Kachô
2005 / 85m - Japan
Comedy, Crime
Executive Koala poster

Monster SeaFood Wars

2020 / 84m - Japan
Comedy, Fantasy
Monster SeaFood Wars poster

A new Kaiju film from Kawasaki. Lately, his films seem to have lost some of their weird edge. That's not to say this is a regular Kaiju film, there's a whole nonsensical subplot about turning these monsters into gourmet dishes after all. It's just not as crazy or out there compared to his earlier work, and that's not a good evolution if you ask me.

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Some special fish offerings don't reach the temple and end up in the river, a couple of months later three Kaiju appear, ravaging the nearby city. A special supplement has turned the seafood into giant monsters, but people's perception of them changes when they find out their meat is actually quite delicious.

The effects are pretty crummy and the performances aren't great either. Then again, that's what you get when sitting down for a low-budget Kawasaki film. There are some fun ideas here and the Kaiju parody is cute enough, it's just becoming a bit predictable. I still had fun with it, but I think it's time for Kawasaki to leave the Kaiju genre alone for a while.

Kaiju Mono

Daikaijû Mono
2016 / 94m - Japan
Kaiju Mono poster

If you're not familiar with the work of Minoru Kawasaki, this is probably not the best place to start. The Kaiju niche has been parodied before, and with better results too. Even so, Kawasaki's sense of humor is infectious and there are some memorable moments here. It's just that Kawasaki's low-budget approach works better with more original premises.

The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit

Girara no Gyakushû: Tôya-ko Samitto Kikiippatsu
2008 / 98m - Japan
Comedy, Sci-fi
The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit poster

The World Sinks Except Japan

Nihon Igai Zenbu Chinbotsu
2006 / 98m - Japan
Comedy, Sci-fi
The World Sinks Except Japan poster

The Calamari Wrestler

Ika Resuraa
2004 / 95m - Japan
The Calamari Wrestler poster