By Kevin Ouellette - February 9, 2009 10:17pm EST (4 years ago)
Full trailer for the live-action adaptation of Takashi Imashiro’s 1991 manga, Demeking, due out in Japan on March 7, 2009. This clip gives a clearer picture of what people were gawking at in the first teaser. Is it just a plain ol’ meteor or an actual monster attack? I wish I knew.
Set in a dreary port town in 1970, the story revolves around a group of boys led by the older Kameoka (Kohei Kiyasu) who form their own exploration group. One day Kameoka meets a strange man named Hachiya (Takeshi Nadagi) who works at the local amusement park. Hachiya is convinced his prophecy of the future is real, and one day he will have to fight a giant monster called Demeking to stop it from destroying Tokyo.
One day, Hachiya suddenly leaves town and moves to Tokyo. However, with the guidance of a note he leaves behind, Kameoka and his friends set off on an adventure to discover the true nature of Demeking.
Apparently the manga has a pretty enthusiastic fanbase in Japan; one which includes 20th Century Boys creator Naoki Urasawa who obviously gleaned a theme or two for his own work.
Source: Official website (dead link removed: http://www.demeking-movie.com)