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Japan's Avengers by ryuuseipro Japan's Avengers by ryuuseipro
I saw THE AVENGERS in theaters twice in May, and it has become one of my favorite superhero movies ever! So I was imagining my own version of the film, where Japan's famous superheroes are assembled the same way Nick Fury assembled Marvel Superheroes! After pondering and pondering over it for about a month or two, I finally decided to realize it! Using various pics from the Internet (mostly toy pics from the manufacturers' websites, or from online stores like Hobby Search), I put them together into this fake poster.

In JAPAN'S AVENGERS (NIPPON NO ABENJAAZU), Godzilla, Ultraman, Masked Rider, Mazinger Z, Ultraman Zero, and Sailor Moon (and Tuxedo Mask, though he's off-poster) are assembled to fight legions of monsters and aliens led by Ultraman Belial! And yes, that is Times Square in the background. :)

The tagline is: "Earth's Mightiest Heroes Unite! Defeat Ultraman Belial!"

The "Japan's Avengers" logo is completely original, done in Flash in about an hour. The source poster was assembled from various photos in Photoshop, and titles were added in Flash.

Imaginary cast/crew credits on the poster are as follows:

CAST:

Susumu Kurobe (Shin Hayata/Ultraman)
Hiroshi Fujioka (Takeshi Hongou/Masked Rider)
Hiroshi Abe (Jirou Gou, Godzilla's human form/disguise)
GACKT (Kouji Kabuto, pilot of Mazinger Z)
Mamoru Miyano (Human form/voice of Ultraman Zero)
Miyuu Sawai (Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon)
Jouji Shibue (Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask)
Sonny Chiba (the Nick Fury character)
Hiroyuki Watanabe (the Agent Coulson character)
Yumiko Shaku (the Maria Hill character)
Shirou Sano (the Dr. Selvig character)
Hiroyuki Miyasako (Voice of Ultraman Belial)

STAFF

Director: Takeshi Yagi
Special Effects Director: Shinji Higuchi
Screenplay: JP Cassidy (obviously), Kei'ichi Hasegawa
(Based upon the AVENGERS screenplay by Joss Whedon and Zak Penn)
Executive Producers: Shougo Tomiyama (Toho), Tsugumi Kitaura (Tsuburaya), Hideaki Tsukada & Kazuhiro Takahashi (Toei), Dynamic Planning
Based on characters created by Toho Company, Ltd., Tsuburaya Productions, Shoutarou Ishinomori, Gou Nagai, and Naoko Takeuchi
Music by Alan Silvestri
Produced by the Avenger Production Committee
-Toho Eiga
-Tsuburaya Productions
-Toei
-Dynamic Planning
Jointly Distributed by Toho, Shouchiku, and Toei

I know that a movie like this will never be made, but the imagination is up to fans like myself. :)

ADDENDUM: To justify my position on the two Ultramen (three if you count Belial!), I had both of them in mind. (I thought of Ultra Seven, but I wanted to give his son Zero a chance to shine!) Zero's inclusion aside, I wanted to pick out the characters most iconic and recognizable to the Japanese public, rather than just the fans. Also, Zero plays an important part in Ultraman's surviving for more than three minutes in Earth's atmosphere. :)

I also wanted Zero, because he parallels to Thor, as Belial does Loki. As far as other AVENGERS parallels, Ultraman and Masked Rider share Captain America's role (although Ultraman is the team leader of the above depicted characters), as they're the pioneer archetype heroes of Japan. Sailor Moon is sort of like Black Widow, Tuxedo Mask is like Hawkeye, Mazinger Z/Kouji is Iron Man, and you can guess Godzilla's role... :)

I even got comments about not including Super Sentai! :lol: Actually, I'd love to include them, but they're already a team! The fun of this team is that they're a team of individual heroes, the kind you wanted to see together. :)


UPDATE: English version here:
[link]

Poster and Logo by John Paul Cassidy
All characters/sources are copyrights of their respective owners

Japanese Keywords: 特撮 怪獣 スーパーヒーロー ゴジラ ウルトラマン 仮面ライダー マジンガーZ セーラームーン ウルトラマンゼロ ウルトラマンベリアル 東宝 円谷プロ 東映 ダイナミック企画
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:icondavid31:
David31 Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nicely done. Very impressive. I'm glad you included all the companies involved in these productions too. ;)
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ryuuseipro Nov 16, 2013   Filmographer
I just thought it was fun to do so.  :)
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:icondavid31:
David31 Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It certainly looked that way to me. :)
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AuraHero7 Apr 24, 2013  Student Artist
Wait a second, where's Akarenger??? Why is Super Sentai not in this?? They too have giant mecha!
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ryuuseipro Apr 24, 2013   Filmographer
I may have mentioned that it's because Super Sentai is already a team thing. This team is a joining of singular characters (with the exception of two Ultramen - the original and Zero).
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AuraHero7 Apr 27, 2013  Student Artist
Ahhh. I seee....
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:icondaigospencer:
daigospencer Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's Gundam?
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:iconryuuseipro:
ryuuseipro Dec 27, 2012   Filmographer
:lol:
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:iconsidetrack1:
Someone's got 2 amp this amp with a manga art style!
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:iconryuuseipro:
ryuuseipro Dec 10, 2012   Filmographer
My choice is Jirou Kuwata. :)
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