If you thought Studio Ghibli could only pull off animated features, then perhaps you should think again. The studio’s live-action short “Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo” is kind of brilliant and subtly creepy. Although the language barrier prevents me from digging into the finer details of the experience, it’s still quite fascinating on a purely visual level.
As far the story is concerned, the title pretty much says it all. A giant God appears in Tokyo, which leads to all sorts of cinematic insanity. The less you know going on, the more enjoyable the experience. Going in cold is the way to go, so I’ll refrain from giving away any more details.
“Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo” (aka “Kyoshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru”) was designed by Hideaki Anno, Hayao Miyazaki, and Shinji Higuchi to help promote a museum exhibit entitled “Hideaki Anno’s Special Effects Museum.” The clip in all its eight-minute glory has been included below. I’m not sure how long it will hang around, so enjoy it while you can.
Via : Collider