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Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)
"Gamera 2: Region shurai" (original title)

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A meteor shower carries hostile insectoid creatures to Japan, where they rapidly reproduce.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshiyuki Nagashima ...
Colonel Watarase
Miki Mizuno ...
Midori Honami
Tamotsu Ishibashi ...
Hanatani
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ...
Obitsu - NTT Hokkaido Engineer
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Hiroyuki Okita ...
Sasai
Yûsuke Kawazu ...
Nojiri
Yukijirô Hotaru ...
Osako
Hatsunori Hasegawa ...
Satake
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Subway Driver
La Salle Ishii ...
NTT Staff with Obitsu / Watarase in Nazaki
Hiroshi Ohkôchi ...
(as Hiroshi Ookôchi)
Bengaru ...
Midori's Father . Drug Store Owner
Kazue Tsunogae ...
Midori's Mother
Akiji Kobayashi ...
Soldier
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A strange meteor lands in Japan unleashing hundreds of insect-like "legion" creatures which find their way into Tokyo. When the military fails to control the situation, Gamera shows up to deal with the ever-evolving space adversary. Written by Alex Smits

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Summer '96 Japan Falls!


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13 July 1996 (Japan)  »

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Gamera 2: Assault of the Legion  »

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Trivia

Post 11 March 2011, there is a lot more irony in the girls standing in front of Sendai Station and saying that New York is dangerous. See more »

Goofs

The "My name is Legion" quote is from Mark 5:9, not Mark 9:8 as claimed by one of the soldiers (in the dubbed DVD version). See more »

Quotes

Hanatani: [watching Gamera being attacked by a swarm of the Symbiotic Legion creatures] "And He asked him, 'What is thy name?' And he answered, saying, 'My name is Legion, for we are many."
Colonel Watarase: The Bible?
Hanatani: Mark 5:9.
Colonel Watarase: "Legion".
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Follows Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura (1971) See more »

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Gamera returns
17 July 2010 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

The second part of the Gamera trilogy is a very enjoyable movie! On one hand, it successfully imports the trademarks of the 70s (focussing more on the monster battle than on the human characters), but stylistically it is up-to-date for the 90s with its fast editing, cutting to photos and different locations all the time - that provides the bizarre action (come on, a turtle with jet engines?) with a realistic CNN report look. The 100 speedy minutes feel like 80. Gamera battles a giant crab (similar to actual giant crabs of the Pacific Ocean) and a swarm of smaller monsters here which may break out of the ground any moment - pretty effective compared to the monsters of old days who used to walk across the country so you could see them coming from miles away. When Gamera is covered by thousand of small creatures, the agony is almost tangible. Also, this time we have not much treachery, wickedness, ignorance or controversy among the humans - they all agree Gamera is the one who deserves support and it's a well organized co-operation this time.


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