I love when Takashi Miike throws all pretense to the wind and makes a childishly ridiculous movie. Granted, these movies often have their own flaws, like the running time of both The Great Yokai War and Zebraman, but I chalk those both up to Miike being too enamored of the material to cut anything. I can picture him just giggling hysterically while editing both of those movies, and imagining Miike giggling is not an easy thing to do.
I get the same sense out of this second teaser for Yatterman, which adapts the Japanese animated show that ran from 1977 to 1979. The show featured a giant dog robot in addition to many other animal-shaped mecha and accident-prone villains. Miike’s primary unit finished filming in May of this year, but loads of post-production is ongoing, and the planned Japanese release is May 2009.
One brief teaser was released not long ago and now a second has followed suit, in which we see very little but a great pile of Japanese schoolgirls. What does this mean? I have no idea, but I’ve watched it six times. (To see a glimpse of the dog robot, check out the first teaser.) Head to the official site to see two teasers, as pointed out by Twitch.
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