count me as one of the showa era's fans...however you cant simply do that anymore. the thing thats endearing about them you cant replicate...it will just come off as fake. theres no other real option but to take another swing at a serious gamera...and thats the way it should be right now. the world is beyond kennies and bad special effects...to try and do that now will just come off the wrong way. there was a charm about those films...its a style that has long since past us im afraid.