Shin Japan Heroes has announced a new mecha scheme, ‘Shin Universe Robo Project,’ where the heroes of the four series, ‘Evangelion 3.0+1.0,’ ‘Shin Godzilla,’ ‘Shin Kamen Rider,’ and ‘Shin Ultraman’ will be combined into one to produce a newly created mecha figure.
The latest combined Shin universe was created by Bandai as a short flick for Evangelion’s Unit 1, ‘Shin’ iterations of Godzilla, Ultraman, and Kamen Rider Ichigo mashups to act as Power Rangers, wherein the team’s three-quarters were put together into a giant-sized robot — standing at 240 mm in height.
Kamen Rider 1’s Cyclone bike forms the head, Shin Godzilla’s head is in the center of the chest surrounded by an open A.T. Field, as well as the torso, back wings, and upper legs. The limbs are made up of Ultraman’s upper body to form the right arm while its lower body was used to create the right leg. Moreover, the left-side limbs were formed according to Evangelion Unit-01’s features.
Based on the description of the video for the animated trailer, the Shin Robo figure will combine weapons and superpowers from each of the heroes; the shield of the A.T. Field of Evangelion, nuclear breath and dorsal fin of Godzilla, the special beam effect of Ultraman, and Kamen Rider’s motorcycle transformation.
The preview was directed by Hiroshi Butsuda, the special effects supervisor for various Kamen Rider series and Super Sentai Series. The tokusatsu director directed the special graphics for Zyuohger in 2016 and 2017. He also shared his creativity in twelve Kamen Rider series such as Kamen Rider Fourze in 2011 and 2012, and Kamen Rider Gaim in 2013 and 2014.
Meanwhile, fans’ reactions have been divided with the release of this collaborative project. Here are some of the comments:
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