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SHINJI HIGUCHI

Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
May 19, 2022
‘Shin Ultraman’: No deeper messages, just a lot of fun
Otaku 'dream team' duo Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi join forces once again to revive another special-effects classic that's fun and camp but lacks some punch.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 11, 2020
‘The 12 Day Tale of the Monster that Died in 8’: Little beasts battle COVID-19 online
Film production in Japan shut down in early April as part of the response to the outbreak of COVID-19, and as weeks passed with no signs of an immediate revival, filmmakers began to adapt to the situation by making “isolation” films.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Aug 3, 2016
'Shin Godzilla': The metaphorical monster returns
Watching "Shin Godzilla," Toho's reboot of its signature monster series, I couldn't help feeling sorry for the non-Japanese fans forced to read a blizzard of subtitles for this extremely talky and densely populated film, with a break every 10 minutes or so for Godzilla rampages — the real reason they bought the tickets.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 28, 2016
Our favorite monster returns to terrorize Japan in 'Shin Godzilla'
After 12 years in storage (or on Monster Island) a Japanese Godzilla is roaring again. Toho film studios has revived the world's favorite atomic-breathed monster in "Shin Godzilla," which is set for nationwide release today.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Aug 12, 2015
Director attacks critics who claim Japanese films fall short of Hollywood standards
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Shinji Higuchi, the director picked by Toho to revive its dormant "Godzilla" franchise, promised that his version of the iconic monster would be larger and more terrifying than its predecessors. However, the most hair-raising comment in the article was one attributed to film critic Yuichi Maeda, who was quoted as saying, "Hollywood movies can count on million-dollar budgets, but even the most expensive Japanese films get only about a third of a million dollars."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Aug 5, 2015
Cannibalism and confusion in live-action 'Attack on Titan'
Stories about giants are ancient and universal. It isn't hard to understand why: Children are born into a world populated by big, lurching terrors with bad breath and enormous teeth — or is that Uncle Frank just trying to be chummy?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 2, 2015
Tallest 'Godzilla' yet is being created by directors of 'Evangelion' and 'Attack on Titan'
Toho has announced that the next installment in their "Godzilla" series will be led by Hideaki Anno, director of the "Neon Genesis Evangelion" series. Anno will be chief director and script writer. Anno will be working alongside storyboard artist Shinji Higuchi, who will be film's special-effects director. Higuchi is known for directing two live-action film versions of the popular manga series "Shingeki no Kyojin" ("Attack on Titan") set to be released later this year.

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