Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Tagruato - An Open Letter from Ganu Yoshida

Tagruato added a new headline from the C.E.O Ganu Yoshida:

An Open Letter from Ganu Yoshida

"Dear Friends, Supporters, Investors, and Members of the Tagruato Family,

Ever since I was a very small boy, I have had the dream of owning a company similar to this one. A company where the workers work hard and love each other. A company dedicated to making good change to our world. A company that would bring prosper to Japan and extend that wealth and knowledge into the universe.

Unfortunately, last week was a dark time for Tagruato, this company I love so dearly. I tried to contain the event for the sake of police investigation but now it is the time to come clean and tell our story to the world.

Our newest and brightest oil rigging development, Chuai Station, was attacked by a terrorist environment group called Tidowave. They released a series of explosions on the station, causing the loss of life and bringing the rig down into its knees. Tagruato has faced threats from this group for many years and has, with the help of our friends in the police forces, fought off many prior attacks. This blow, however, was too strong to miss us. The Chuai Station was damaged.

We are working tirelessly to contain environmental damage from the explosions and are already experimenting in the Atlantic for a new Chuai Station rebuilding location while our work is being continued at a temporary facility. We have also opened the Chuai Station Funds, which has currently raised over 300 million yen for the families of Chuai victims.

On behalf of everyone at Tagruato, I would extend my thanks for the overwhelming wave of support we have been receiving from our business partners, friends, and colleagues. We will not rest until these criminals are taken off of the streets and made to answer to the families of those lost at their hands. I know that, with your help, Tagruato will not falter before zealots, but will remain the company I pictured as a boy, dedicated to exploring the magic of our world and controlling the future of us all."


The Chuai station was Damaged? I'd say it looked a little more than damaged. Also, "overwhelming wave" is a probably poor choice of words, since they are blaming Tidowave.

64 comments:

  1. Controlling the future for us all?

    The AntiChrist!

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  2. "Controlling to future of us all"? The subtlety is fading.

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  3. Did anyone note in the escape footage in the boat as the station is sinking, after it has gone under water, all that debris is thrown back up in the air? This appears to be the same as in the trailer, on the rooftop, just as they first see the explosion, all that debris is thrown in the air and hits the buildings around them.

    This appears to be a pattern. Thoughts?

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  4. Maybe Ganu was planning on controlling us all with his giant monster! MUHAHAHAHAHAH!

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  5. "controlling the future of us all"...not gonna happen. walmart will just cut their prices and force him out of business as they unleash Sams Choice brand Sea Monster with the same ingredients as the real one at half the cost

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  6. yes, but Zurcher, I highly doubt tagruato has unions. You would think walmart and tagruato would see this as a grounds for friendship, and at least leave each other alone.
    Walmart would never hurt a fellow employee fucker, just look at target.



    yeah i know, didnt make sense at all.

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  7. Lol...Well played zurcher. Now we just have to wait for a response from Tidowave saying that they had no involvement.

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  8. I wish they would give us something useful to work with...I dig the letter and all, but I'm getting bored!

    *yawns*

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  9. BTW, has anyone else wondered why there are no comments on the recent posts at TIDOwave?

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  10. I totally agree, Dennis.

    Mwahaha... aha.... ha....

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  11. I've loved the ambivalent way they've written all the quotes from Ganu over at tagruato.jp, so that they can be construed either way--menacing or harmless. But I've got to say that last comment--"controlling the future of us all"--is significantly more barbed than the subtle "Ensuring your future" section of the company motto.

    Ganu talks a lot about humanity going to the stars and extending into the universe, doesn't he? I wonder why...

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  12. It would really suck if it turned out that there was a huge twist and all this time, TIDOwave truly was the bad guy...:(

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  13. OKAY... YES!!! some connection to the movie!!!

    "We are working tirelessly to contain environmental damage from the explosions and are already experimenting in the Atlantic for a new Chuai Station rebuilding location while our work is being continued at a temporary facility."

    Perfect explanation for the blown up cap-sized Tagruato oil tanker in the Cloverfield commercials... and if everyone is about to question the Tagruato cap-sized oil rig.. it's in the exclusive longer trailer on iesb.net... when you pause the trailer towards its end you can see that the oil rig belongs to tagruato... YES!!!

    I am falling in love more and more with the viral marketing for this movie... It is raising the bar for all viral marketing after this!

    8 more days til i see the midnight showing.. since there will be no pre-screenings here in LA... =(

    Any thoughts?

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  14. Two questions:

    1) Are the podcast over, or will there be a couple more talking about whats happened and a sort of sum everything up podcast, or a reaction one after we see the movie?

    2) You think that even after the movie, they might continue the viral stuff. I would love to see a post at Tidowave about Tag created a monster, or even some news footage about the the attack. Doubt that would happen but would be very interesting.

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  15. Man, it's gonna be hard to come to this page after Tuesday. I was able to get tickets to the advanced screening in Tampa.

    I'll promise not to say anything to ruin the movie for you guys just days before it's released. :)

    (rosario) I wish the same thing, too. We've all been a part of this viral marketing, learning what's been happening leading up to the "incident". Would be fun to see if they do anything or say anything on all the in-game sites about the incident after the fact. Might be kind of hard if people don't go out and see it on release day.

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  16. wouldnt surprise me if tido/tag did some post movie wrap up/blame shifting

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  17. after the advanced previews, can Dennis control the comments, it'll be well bad if someone blows the whole film =/ Doesn't come out in UK till 1st February :(

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  18. Or Dennis could do a big warning on the main page.

    "WARNING: Possible Spoilers. Jamie, Don't Read This."

    Which, might make people still read it. :P

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  19. yeah i was just worried about the comments though, there was some weird fuck posting random nutjob rants and it just kinda ruined things the other day. I could imagine some knobhead like that coming on and just spamming the comments with spoilers =/

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  20. dennis are you going to stop posting stuff here after the movie comes out or are you going to keep it goin just in case theres follow up marketing?

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  21. Synn syxx: Remember, they still offed the man who was about to resign and hold a press conference and his family. Tag is still evil, regardless of how the monster escaped.

    And didn't tidowave not get there untill after the station went under? I'm still thinking their just the fall guys.

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  22. hatta it will be hard to stay away from spoilers because they will be on t.v., youtube, probally when you go to the store. So you should just sleep until it comes out, but then spoilers might be in your dreams... i suggest you just kill yourself, but then you will never see the movie..

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  23. Good point, ty.

    If you see the date on the tidowave site, they said there was nothing there on January 1st.

    The news videos on the destruction of the station were found on January 6th.

    Maybe Tag had enough time to bend the truth of the story, hire actors and use fake CGI to make it look like their station was under "attack".

    "Something went on out there. A mess too big for Tagruato to wipe up with their handfuls of money."
    --Taken from TIDO blog on Jan. 1st

    Aparently, Tag was able to.

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  24. Personally I think everything in the video's happened, but I posted in that particular blog post that I thought it was tag's personal army saving a few important people, while silencing the rest. Having so many potential big mouths out in the open, under media attention, no. It was far too much of a risk.

    Tido is just an easy patsy.

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  25. Zurcher, that's an interesting question. Once Lizzy (I still refuse to refer to the monster as MGP) attacks and leaves, it may be possible that we never learn what it is or where it came from in the movie. How much time for speculation will there be in between running for your life and finding Beth. It seems hard to believe that somehow Rob will explain how everything fits together and knows what caused the monster. I think there has to be follow up marketing to explain "How it all went down" or at least to reward we die hard followers of the viral marketing.

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  27. Oops sorry >.<

    I hope all this still keeps going even after the movie is premiered...it'd be nice to know what the fate of TIDOwave and Tag is going to be. And I hope Dennis still keeps posting up here if all that happens! ^_^

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  28. "me"

    The viral ARG for Nine Inch Nails' "Year Zero" CD, released a few months ago, set the bar for excellence in ARG's.

    This one is pretty good, and decidedly more fun to explore. But that game had stuff hidden everywhere. It was multimedia, it was participatory, it was world-wide, it was sophisticated, and there were many interwoven threads to try to make sense of. And there was something somewhat... sinister about it. An acquired taste, perhaps, but for the fans who were into it at the time, it was really amazing.

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  29. Slusho Librarian said...

    Good point, ty.

    If you see the date on the tidowave site, they said there was nothing there on January 1st.

    The news videos on the destruction of the station were found on January 6th.

    If you watch the French video, the footage is dated Dec 27th, so there could have easily been no sign of the station by the first.

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  30. So anyone think JJ is gonna pull a godzilla and bring clover back to fight other made up creatures?

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  31. Thank you sir-incognito!!! i could have sworn everybody had paid ATTENTION to the actual vids of the chuai station and had seen the fact that the news reports were from Dec. 27, 2007. THANK YOU!!!

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  32. not everyone paid that much attention i didnt and the knowledge the footage is from december is new to me

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  33. I'm not sure anyone DIDN'T notice the flying debris.

    No, the Cloverfield monster won't fight others.

    Obviously Tag knows about the monster, due to the gun implacments lining Chuai. If the tank belngs to them, I expect the monster probably followed it to NYC.

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  34. Dunno, I could see that theory turning into a franchise and just getting progressively worse as it goes on. i.e. Robocop. People lose interest as more films come out and by the end you have cheap, straight to dvd movies that no one buys.

    Godzilla gets away with it because it looks terrible, and the japanese love it :p no offense but i'm not really sure Western culture would be into that. You can't deny that Hollywood audiences have short attention spans.

    But then again Abrams did say that he wanted this monster to be America's monster, so it could turn into a godzilla type thing.

    Personally, I'm happy with a memorable, one off, intense monster/survival film, unlike what we've seen before. I really think the film will be focused on the survival side of things.


    Sorry for goin' on, just typing as i'm thinking really =/

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  35. What if MGP/Lizzy (:p) was sent by TIDOWave to destroy Tagruato?


    Also, feel free to post in the CloverfieldClues MiniCity!

    http://clues.myminicity.com/

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  36. Guys, don't jump on the ARG developers so much. Let's just put that controlling line behind us and just assume that it was bad Japanese to English translation.

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  37. Aww man guys, you're right! The first advance screening is tomorrow. I'm going to be so leary of the internet for the next 8 days... grrr, I hate you myspace.

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  38. either tagruato is really covering it up by playing dumb and blaming it on tidowave
    or tagruato are actually oblivious to the fact it wasnt tidowave

    plus, i think they know exactly what happenhed, because how many times did he mention oil, lots. and what does the chuai station NOT have? (whistle blower)...OIL!

    so now tagruato is just publically blaming tidowave, and is using their damaged chuai station as an excuse to get rid of tidowave once and for all...and cover up any speculation of a monster

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  39. What if the monster is super intelligent and started TIDOWave and has its own blog?

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  40. norik, where would TIDOwave get a 300 foot tall monster to send after Tagruato? It's an interresting theory, just not sure how it could come about.

    The cake is a lie.

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  41. And this was a triumph, btw. :p

    Anyone notice similarities of Slusho and Futurama's Slurm? It was an addictive soda with a "secret ingredient", but then it turns out that there is no "secret ingredient" and Slurm is just pooped out by a giant monster. Also, consuming "Royal Slurm" turns you into a monster. So, I dunno.

    Hmm?

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  42. I think that you watch too much Futurama and I'm making a note here huge success! (XD)

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  43. But we do what we must because we can! :(

    And I own every single Futurama episode, so yeah.

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  44. I had a thought about what to do after the movie. I mentioned this over at 1-18-08news.com.

    I think it would be cool if these two websites converted into websites discovering the clues for Lost (and/or other J.J. Abrams information/mysteries). I know not everyone has seen or is a fan of Lost, but it really would keep these websites up and running for huge Abrams fans.

    Plus the 4th season is coming up, which, I hear, is supposed to be the best season yet. :]]

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  45. The last thing I wanted was to make too many Portal references or Futurama ones (Have you seen Bender's Big Score yet?)

    I thought that I read somewhere that Slusho might be part of a different Abrams project and was just playing a small part in this movie (although now that I think about it, that was a bogus review I think) but maybe that means there will be some follow up with Slusho, maybe not a sequel, but something that exists in the same universe as Cloverfield.

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  46. Yeah, I have BBS. Not that great...

    Maybe a this sets the theme for this Cloverfield universe.

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  47. I just noticed, I wonder where this temporary facility is located.

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  48. Ok idk if any of us quite get how big this movie is...i live in a town of 4 thousand ok....and our theater will be lucky enough to open a maovie at all..and were opening cloverfield...wow its huge(o and i love these thoerys)

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  49. sir_incognito said...I just noticed, I wonder where this temporary facility is located

    my guess would be that the temporary location is aboard the oil tanker. Tagruato would (probably) have at least one not in use if Chuai didn't actually have oil, it's large enough to either hold a huge amount of equipment or, if needed, the monster, everything would be in the hull so it wouldn't be visible to any "terrorist organizations" or snooping media conglomerates, and it would explain why the tanker was destroyed: monster's vengeance or its escape.

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  50. he's trying to blame it on TidoWave lol

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  51. tagruato.blogspot.com IG or not??
    only one of the posts has a comment. the comment is by a username "Jasconius". go to wiki and the article is quite interesting

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  52. Ah, how neat. It looks like a role played blog taking place in the cloverfield universe. I really doubt it's in game, but it's still a fun read.

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  53. So if everybody actually reads the comments that are put up in this tb... I stated earlier that i think the temporary station is the oil tanker that belongs to tagruato in the atlantic ocean next to the staute of liberty... If you want to know how i know the tanker belongs to tagruato.. go to iesb.net ... it's towards the end of the trailer where you see the footage of the tanker burning. check it out...

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  54. norik wrote: "What if the monster is super intelligent and started TIDOWave and has its own blog?"

    What if DENNIS is the MONSTER?????

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  55. if dennis is the monster then we have played into his hand..... curse u and your viral marketing web of deceit.

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  56. We are working tirelessly to contain environmental damage

    Clearly not hard enough, bitches. Haha.

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  57. I'm changing my latest theory a little

    I'm thinking the monster (Lizzy) eats seabed nectar as a part of its normal diet, But it only eats a little bit because it is hard to find ( that's why Tagruato needs so many drilling stations to harvest it). However the Chuai station, accidentally exposed it to an overdose of SBN and now it's going through the Jamieesqu mood swings because of too much SBN. It becomes irrational and does a "Hate Dance" all over New York. I also think the monster dies from the overdose at the end of the movie. I hope that isn't true but there seems no way to kill it and I doubt it just goes away.

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  58. I guess our only logical options of the monster's relation to the two organizations are 1) Tagurato was drilling and disturbed the monster sending it into a pissy rage and then blamed it on TIDO, 2) Tagurato made the monster for some unseen reason, by mistake or to attack TIDO or to attack themselves and blame on TIDO or they just wanted it, lol, 3) TIDO made the monster to attack Tagurato and stop their "evil" drilling 4) Both organizations are oblivious to the monster and are just fighting with each other while all this monster stuff is going on and Tagurato just thinks TIDO used explosives or something to destroy the rig.

    Oh, and I might suggest that at least for a couple weeks after the movie comes out that Dennis do that thing where he he has to approve messages before they show up here (like when that c lover f ield new age guy was acting a damn fool and hormoning all over Dennis for no real reason) just so we don't get any retards flaming the site with spoilers and telling all what happens and what the monster looks like. I'm seeing the movie on opening day but it wouldn't be fair to others who won't be seeing it right away if the movie's spoiled.

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  59. i could see new age coming back with a dif name after the movie comes out and trying to ruin it for everyone. as someone who used to troll forums and blogs thats what i would do. `

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  60. I dont think the corporation knew about this thing beforehand, but obviously after the Chuai incident, they at least know SOMETHING is going down. MY guess, since this station happens to sit directly over the mid atlantic ridge, is that they dug deep enough to piss this thing off, or free it from some sort of chamber/lower level of the ocean floor. It does say on wiki that the idea is an immature creature suffering from separation anxiety, so it prob just was freed and has no clue where the hell it is or what we are.

    Oh, and anybody get the vibe from the "immature" comment that this thing might be an infant or youngling?! Man, that would SUCK.

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  61. Theres a picture on 1-18-08.com of a guy tossing chum into the sea. maybe the station was trying to lure the monster out to kill for some reason (Maybe it had destroyed some thing before and was considered a threat). but the plan backfaired and the monster destroyed the station.

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