Must Watch: Full Trailer for Kazuaki Kiriya's Goemon

March 22, 2009
Source: Twitch

Goemon Trailer

Late last year, we featured a crazy teaser trailer for a Japanese film called Goemon from visionary director Kazuaki Kiriya, of only a film called Casshern previously. Thanks again to Twitch, we've got the newest full-length Japanese trailer to feature today. I said previously that the first 30-second teaser was mind blowing, so you can imagine what my reaction will be to the full 138-second trailer. Unfortunately this is in Japanese, but you should still be able to enjoy the incredible visuals without understanding the dialogue. This just looks phenomenal in so many ways, and I really am anxious to see it as soon as possible!

Watch the full Japanese trailer for Kazuaki Kiriya's Goemon:

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For more info, head to the official website for the film:

Goemon is both written and directed by Japanese filmmaker Kazuaki Kiriya, of only Casshern previously. The screenplay was co-written by Kiriya and Tetsurô Takita. The film hits theaters in Japan this upcoming May, but no word on when we'll see it in the US just yet. Apparently Warner Brothers is releasing this in theaters over here as well, so I expect we'll hear more about it sometime soon. I really hope this debuts at Cannes this year as well, as I'm dying to see it and will be there! In the meantime, check out their website.

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  • dre
    This guy should make the next Dragonball Z movie
    • Earthenergy
      This guy shall be do the reboot of DBZ I read it on IMDB!!!!
  • dan
    Looks sweet and insane. An American studio could never pull it off thats for sure
  • s
    yeah I kinda agree with this you #1 this looks really sweet and I dont even care what its about.
  • CRAZZZZY! That's gonna be a rollercoaster in theatres. amazing.
  • jesus christ, this looks like a video game movie, AND THAT IS FREAKING SWEET. THIS GUY SHOULD HAVE MADE DRAGON BALL ROFL.
  • casshern
    Casshern, the trailer looked really, but the movie was crap. Probably the same crap. Don't get your hopes up.
  • Max
    Mortal Kombat graphics... Some cool parts in the trailer, let's watch that one on DVD
  • Craig
    As some other are saying. This director with a well written script and the right cast could make the perfect Dragonball/Dragonball Z film. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures should buy the rights from Fox and get Kazuaki Kiriya to direct. Kazuaki Kiriya for the next Dragonball film (He would be able to give justice to the source material)
  • teyhtr
    God this movie looks stupid. The reactions I'm reading reminds me of when I saw the first Casshern trailer. I thought this guy was a godsend but after watching it, I was dumbfounded, ashamed, and embarassed because I had told all my friends about how kickass it was gonna be. This time around I'm not gonna be fooled. I'll wait for the movie comes out to judge it but for now I'm gonna continue crapping all over this thing. It's funny seeing Choi Hong Man in there hahahaha.
  • zetsu
    looks fucking great,one to keep an eye on.
  • Blake
    American movie audiences want nothing but safety and familarity. Stock standard characters and stories. They couldn't even comphrehend a film like this, let alone process it.
  • jon
    final fantasy much?
  • Shige
    Are you kidding me ? This kind of bullshit is avaliable almost daily on japanese TV. It is not pretty, it lacks plot and the actors are into this because it pays more than a japanese soda commercial.
  • movieboy1
    this looks good if they do a reboot of Mortal Kombat or Dragonball this is an example of how it should be done also i agree with Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures should do a Dragonball reboot or even an Mortal Kombat reboot.
  • L
    This would be amazing on the big screen.
  • I think Casshern was pretty good, the story got repetitive at the end, but the visuals were amazing. I think these films are a little like some anime series, they look incredible but the story sometimes let's them down or it is too broad for a western audience. Like being finally introduced to Gundam after seeing Transformers and wanting to see lots of mecha blowing stuff up, but instead getting politics and long periods of dialogue. A movie I'd like to see get made would be a live action version of Tekkonkinkreet, the story is linear and wouldn't melt too many minds. The anime itself is a work of art. Trailer here: Dragonball was a joke, that's one for the reboot pile I think, what a waste of time and money.
  • werdnafaz
    good times nice to see some studios popping up else where around the world making epic movies i look forward to a diffrent perspective
  • Yes, i too enjoyed casshern. This director deserves "visionary"
  • scm1000
    Looks sort of like Robin Hood crossed with Lord of the Rings crossed with Hero. Cool.
  • BadKarma
    lol yay like you've been all over this movie,.....this is the first i've heard, i'm not even gonna watch the trailer..wheres watchman , i thought that was the ducks'on lets talk bout night owels nipple suit.........i hope i get a free bowl of soup with both dvd's
  • MrSammich
    Well if you guys want more movies likie it go pay to see it then american studios will pay to bring him over for your dragonball and bleach movies. I would like to see him make a bleach movie.
  • Zso
    Nothing appealing here. Reminds me of the Kessen games, but at least you get to play those.
  • Johnny Crow
    Wow people get so worked up, I think the visuals are sweet but I wont judge the movie till I see it.
  • Stacia
    This is just another Japanese action flick with nice graphics (which is a shock by itself--have you seen Japanese TV?) and high production value, you wanna watch REAL Japanese film? Go deeper than the torture horror or action shit. The real good cinema is the stuff that never reaches American audiences on a grand scale. Check out Swallowtail Butterfly, Hotel Venus, Crazed Fruits, or Gohatto. Sadly, only two of those films are released on DVD in America. Considering a majority of you probably don't understand what in the world they are saying, you are going just on the pretty pictures. And yes, it IS full of pretty pictures. This looks NICE, nice like Red Cliff looks nice, but it's not going to be a masterpiece epic. *shrug* I'll watch it in theatres, and I'll like it, but will be something I've seen before. Japanese cinema is just as saturated as American cinema, and it DOES produce some amazing films, many many amazing films, but so does America. And to stir the Dragonball bowl some more, I'm a HUGE fan of the series. And I LIKED Dragonball Evolution, saw it right when it came out in Japan. Sure, the plot was disgustingly wrong and so was the character design (IE Bulma) BUT the script was very reminiscent of Dragonball, humor wise. Especially Roshi. As an action film, it had really nice graphics. As a film, it was entertaining. As a rendition of Dragonball, it failed. But I still like it. *shrug*
  • Dan W
    Eh. It hasn't made me interested at all. Too much CGI will ruin this movie
  • Scott McHenry
    this looks freakin awesome! I love the dramatic middle part of this trailer!
  • Jont
    baxter you know i dont speak spanish
  • ?????
    this reminds me of the japanese version of sin city
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  • blackgreensoul
    Is this based on the Mystical Ninja: Starring Goemon video games?
  • max
    Looks really amazing :/ No idea of what its about, but the effects are nice and it actually looks a lot like Final Fantasy -games in some scenes.. :) Would be amazing to see this dude direct a Dragon Ball Z movie indeed.
  • Mike Balrog
    Looks crappy to me. Especially the special effects. The special effects budget on this movie looks worse than our nations TV show SFX budget hahah. Seriously. Japan's video games and anime storylines are epic, but when it comes to live action film it seems like there is no budget at all and worst crap ever produced. Even though this movie is mostly done in green/blue screen it still doesnt feel like it clicks. The only movie in full green/blue screen that did was "300." Zack Snyder pulled it off there, and I mean BIG TIME. I just dont understand why Japan can make epic VG and Anime storylines and when it comes to live action their movies are just really really bad. If it was on USAs Metacritic I think it would rate about 60% range.
  • Stacia
    @32: Yes, the quality of Japanese media is much lower than ours, BUT they do have some wonderful cinema done on horrible budgets. Don't even watch Japanese TV or dramas if you are American, it just rots your brain. Seriously, when I watch TV here I go straight to the American channels we have haha. SO I suggest you pick up some films that aren't Japanese horror or action, if you can. Crazed Fruit is an excellent Japanese black and white film. Hotel Venus is probably the best Japanese movie I've seen, if you can get your hands on it, watch it. It's in Korean and filmed in Russia, so don't worry when they aren't speaking Japanese haha
  • Kai
    @ dre: that´s exactly what i thought! This looks more than Dragonball than this shite Movie which is coming out in May 😀
  • Wow that looks great. I hope they don't ruin it by dubbing in terrible voice over actors. Let su enjoy it and read what the true story is. Nice catch Alex!
  • chris
    It's not mean to look 'real', it's a live action anime. I enjoyed Casshern but it needed more fighting and less anti war preaching, this looks to have the fighting part down! I really hope it plays in cinemas over here in the UK. And yeah, the budget was around $6 million for Casshern.
  • Action/Sound effects/VO remind me of the opening to Omnimusha 3. Can't wait to see this.
  • @ 35 £6 million dollars that's crazy, you couldn't even hire an actor for that in Hollywood. I think the same could be said for Night Watch which was a great film, but made on a $4.2 million dollar budget, the restrictions push creativity whereas studios with inflated budgets and egos pump insane amounts of money in, to make mediocre films. I'd rather watch a film that was trying to do something different in the cinema than the same old, those films are for reruns on cable.
  • It looks like quality film making has now been offshored too, I guess unique concepts can only be found abroad. I agree that this is what the Dragonball Z film should have looked like.
  • chris
    yep it was defo $6million.. and Night Watch is a good comparison. To think those film makers made those movies when Speedracer (the closest eye candy style over story and substance western equivalent i could think of) cost $120 million.
  • Wow! It's like a Japanese car commercial! But for a cell phone!
  • Companyvo
    Cool a Dynasty Warriors movie.
  • DoomCanoe
    Casshern was fucking amazing great sound track, great anime to film, and amazing dark super hero story that ends with you pondering the worth of mankind. so i cant wait to see this!
  • dallegre
    This looks like it has cool fights and visuals, but I abandoned all hope when I saw a guy with bleached hair and a sword bigger than his entire body. My dire hatred of anime will prevent me from enjoying movies like this.
  • moldybread
    you cant be serious... flying kung fu fighters???
  • Mike J
    The Japanese Zack Snyder! I like!
  • @moldybread. Al the kung fu movies have flying fighters in some way., this one is only over the top. Think of it as a tarantino movie, but for kung fu.
  • Sonny
    I've seen Casshern, and I loved it. It was so unique and stylish in its own way. I'm sure I will like this too! ^.^ But of course for all other people, you probably will have to like anime and fantasy etc. So yeah, if it matches your taste, be excited!
  • Janika
    one of the coolest trailers ever!! Goemon is a legend... I hope this movie turns out to be as good as this trailer makes it out to be
  • chopchop
    What Dragonball could have been?
  • wow a definetely must see movie :) i wonder if they decide to do a ninja blade movie would they let this team do it great looking scenes
  • Roberto Dinamite
    Goemon vs Oda Nobunaga vs Hattori Hanzo = BADASS




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