Studio Ghibli's first live-action film appears online

The 8-minute "Kyoshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru," or "A Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo," has never seen an English release.

Video screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNET Australia

A live-action short film about a giant monster created by Evangelion's Hideaki Anno, and Hayao Miyazaki and Shinji Higuchi of Studio Ghibli, has found its way onto the Internet.

"Kyoshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru," or "A Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo," has never seen an English release. The 8-minute live-action film was created for an exhibition called Hideaki Anno's Special Effects Museum at the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art that ran from July 10 to October 8 of last year.

Anno, who worked with Miyazaki as an animator on the anime version of "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" before moving on to create Neon Genesis Evangelion, rejoined his colleagues Hayao Miyazaki and Shinji Higuchi to create a film about a giant monster that suddenly appears in the skies over Tokyo.

The God Warrior, of course, is Miyazaki's creation from the original "Nausicaä" of the Valley of the Wind manga. The post-apocalyptic world in which the story is set was created during something called the Seven Days of Fire, in which the man-created radioactive, plasma-spewing God Warriors, now disappeared or deactivated, destroyed almost everything.

We can't tell what's really going on in the short film, since it hasn't been translated, but at a guess, we might call it a spiritual prequel to Nausicaä. Check it out below.

(Source: Crave Australia)

 

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