Do you know Ultraman, Godzilla, and many live action figure? No wonder, most people in the world must know these figures and also their stories. They act in many episodes of live action genre film (in Japan, we call it Tokusatsu). Most Tokusatsu told us about hero who beats beasts. To produce this stages, we need some techniques to make it real. We can see how is this techniques by clicking play button in Google Doodle’s today (July 7th, 2015) which is available in Google (.com), Google Indonesia (.co.id), and also Google Brazil (com.br).
Tokusatsu techniques is unmistakable in its style, and still evident in many modern beast-based thrillers. Today’s doodle shows us about this technique in 10 attractive film strips which is created by Jennifer Hom. Through this doodle, she wants to honor Eiji Tsuburaya, the Tokusatsu’s king. He is the man who brought Tokusatsu to the global cinemas. “Director Eiji Tsuburaya is best known for the famous characters he brought to life, like Ultraman. After many years in the ‘monster business,’ he set up his own practical effects studio, Tsuburaya Productions, which we were lucky enough to visit for this project! Having grown up as a film fan, I’ve always had a deep love for Tokusatsu, so I was eager to find a way to bring attention to Tsuburaya’s art. It’s fascinating to me how long-lasting the results of his work has been – it’s easy to see remnants of the Tokusatsu style in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, Evangelion, and even the Power Rangers,” said Jennifer.
If you live in Brazil, let’s enjoy the Portuguese version of this doodle by visiting your local Google search engine today (July 7th, 2015). However, if you’ve missed it, you can still enjoy this doodle by clicking the doodle’s image below (English version).