Never have I had a round, prior to today and in last year’s tournament, where a single round’s bouts were so decisive.
This is the cream of the crop, folks. The titans of the kaiju world in 2016. Take a moment to look at the Final Four kaiju. Okay, you saw them? Good! Each one of them had no trouble in their Regional Final matchup. They made it look easy. I was even impressed considering that each one of these four kaiju had magnificent opponents.
Now that the Final Four is set, who do you have? Are your original picks still alive? Discuss below!
It’s that time of the year, ladies and gentlemen: The Kaiju Cup Tourney is upon us!
If you didn’t see last year’s inaugural tournament, two eight seeds, Jamila and Viras, made it all the way to The Finals. Jamila came out as the tournament’s first champion. As a result, Jamila is the overall number one seed going into this year’s tournament. Viras also gets a number one seed.
We’ve added some new kaiju into the tournament this year. Nearly half the bracket is new kaiju.
When it came to the seedings, I looked at last year’s results to help give me some idea of where to place returning, and new, kaiju. It was difficult to make an honest attempt at figuring out where returning kaiju should be placed, but I believe I did everyone justice. In the end, all that matters is who wants it more, right? Again, last year, two eight seeds made it to the final round for all the marbles.
Below is the timetable of when results for each round will be posted:
First Round: March 27th
Second Round: March 30th
Regionals: April 3rd
Final Four: April 6th
Championship: April 9th
Who do you think will be victorious this year? Will Jamila go back-to-back? Will Viras get redemption? Post your thoughts and discuss below!
On this episode of DKN Podcast, co-hosts Kent and Jason review the final chapter in the Heisei Mothra Trilogy, Rebirth of Mothra 3! What will the two host think of the final installment: will be the best or the worst of the trilogy? Kent also makes a little announcement and correct himself on his previous statements on the Blu-Ray transfers of the Godzilla films.
We wold also like to note that we dedicate this episode in memory of Hiroshi Koizumi, one of the great actors in the Godzilla Franchise. He will surely be missed by all.
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Episode Track List: 00:00:00 – In Memory of Hiroshi Koizumi 00:00:47 – Introduction 00:04:01 – Kent’s Announcement 00:15:46 – News 00:25:39 – Kent’s Correction on Blu-Ray Transfers 00:32:17 – DKN Podcast Film Review: Rebirth of Mothra 3 02:05:35 – Conclusion
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To coincide with the NCAA’s college basketball tournaments, we decided to have one of our own…except it involves kaiju!
We’re introducing the inaugural Kaiju Cup Tournament. We’re hoping this will be an annual event that will be held this time every year. This year, we have 32 kaiju competing for the cup. We’re thinking about expanding the field to 64 next year.
This particular tournament, we’ve divided the four brackets up into “regions”: Space, Mecha, Mutated, and Legendary kaiju. It’s unclear whether we will continue with the same region names in the future but time will tell.
This year’s bracket is shown below:
The seeding was determined through my own judgment. Again, it’s unclear whether such a decision will be made in future tournaments or through a generator.
How winners will be selected
Through a simple generator. It’s unfortunate that there really aren’t any good, free simulation software out there (unless any of you out there know of any) that could be used to simulate these matches in a more realistic manner that takes kaiju powers into consideration.
So we’re left with a generator that will select the winners at random. While this isn’t ideal, it does, however, give the weaker kaiju a legitimate shot at winning the tournament. Such [...]
I have discussed this issue on the podcast before, but feel the need to write it down in the hopes of having something more on the record and to have the ability to go into depth more about this era of Godzilla films–an era that I find to be, as the title of this article states, overlooked and unappreciated.
Before I continue, I want to give a note that this article is that of my own opinion and experiences. My experiences have shown me that this era is glossed over, or simply neglected, in many discussions within the fandom. Or, worse yet, looked upon as being inferior to the Showa and Millennium era of films. This article’s intent is not to say this era is better than the other two, but to, hopefully, bring about more discussions on the importance of this era of Godzilla films and to garner greater appreciation for the strides it made from when the Showa era ended in 1975. Many of the new techniques used in the Heisei era paved the way for the 1990s Gamera films and for the Millennium era that followed four years after the conclusion of the Heisei era.
Showa & Millennium Reign Supreme
There’s no doubt that the Showa era of Godzilla films is the most discussed and liked within the Godzilla fandom. Not only are there more movies made during this era (1954-1975), but many of the U.S. fans that have led the way to the explosion of kaiju popularity stateside grew up watching [...]