Gamera's Tunnel

For those not familiar with the Godzilla movies, at one point the King of the Monsters fought a giant turtle named Gamera.  Since most of these guys have been out of the limelight for years, we sought to check up on old Gamera and see what he was up to.

The entrance to his tunnel gave no indication that Gamera lived here.  Back during the height of his career, he used to live in a mansion down the street from Akira Kurosawa.

Today, Gamera has only a few ammenities such as this chute from his home tunnel up to a curbside drain, though he admits that he doesn't get out much anymore, and doesn't trust himself to fly ever since his stint in rehab.

There he is at last!  Rather that going the route of stars like Marlon Brando, Gamera undertook a strict sushi diet.  He had said in past interviews that eating nothing but fish is basically like the Atkins diet for water monsters since minnows have no carbs.

However, note that Gamera was sighted here (albeit fleeing from the flashes of the paparazzi) leaving behind a drink cup from a fast food restaurant.

Since we lacked the raw power of his former co-star Godzilla and with electronics similarly vulnerable like those of Mecha-Godzilla, it was impossible to pursue Gamera any further as he retreated into ever deeper waters.

Ironically, his evasiveness only served to increase the aura of mystery surrounding his legend, and it is inevitable he will continue to be hounded by the curious as well as adoring fans and his many creditors.

Alexplored 9/22/06.
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