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13 July 1996 (Japan) See more »
Summer '96 Japan Falls!
A meteor shower carries hostile insectoid creatures to Japan, where they rapidly reproduce. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Very impressive ! One of the best Kaiju Eiga ever !! See more (30 total) »


  (in credits order)
Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Colonel Watarase
Miki Mizuno ... Midori Honami
Tamotsu Ishibashi ... Hanatani
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Obitsu - NTT Hokkaido Engineer

Ayako Fujitani ... Asagi Kusanagi
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
Takeshi Yôrô ... Professor of the Hokkaido University Veterinarian Department

Aki Maeda ... Little Girl in Sendai
Yuka Sakano ... Yukino - Asagi's Friend in Airport
Miyuki Komatsu ... Female TV reporter in Sapporo , Susukino
Zen Kajihara ... Guard in Beer Factory
Maki Imanaka ... Herself - Female TV Reporter in Sapporo, Ôdôri Stasion
Isao Fukudome ... Himself - Newscaster
Ayako Sekiya ... Herself - Newscaster
Yutaka Mizumoto ... Himself - TV reporter in Sendai
Yasuyoshi Tokuma ... The Chief Cabinet Secretary
Yûko Miwa ... Newsreporter in Helicopter , Kuribayashi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chris Anderson ... Soldiers #14 (voice: English version) (as Christopher J. Anderson)
Don Armstrong ... Radio News Reporter, Tokyo News Anchor (voice: English version)
Big Bates ... Soldiers #17 (voice: English version)
Gerald Brewer ... Little Boy's Dad, Soldiers #9 (voice: English version)

Heather Bryson ... American News Anchor, Tokyo Anchor #2 (voice: English version) (as Heather Le Master)

Shelley Calene-Black ... Midori Honami (voice: English version)
Gabi Chennisi Duncombe ... Little Girl, Little Boy, Students #1 (voice: English version) (as Gabi Chennisi)
Fumiko Chino ... Counter Agent, Scientists #2 (voice: English version)
Luci Christian ... Asagi Kusanagi (voice: English version)
Adam Conlon ... Security Guard #1, Radio Guy (voice: English version)

Jason Douglas ... TV News Reporter / Office Mumble / Soldiers #3 / Students #5 (voice: English version)
Tejas Englesmith ... American News Anchor (voice: English version)
Dorothea Exis ... Little Girl's Mom (voice: English version)
Marty Fleck ... Prime Minister, Doctor (voice: English version)
Mary Fleck ... Search Pilot (voice: English version)
Patrick Givens ... Soldiers #10 (voice: English version)
Joey Goubeaud ... Soldiers #7 (voice: English version)
Matt Greenfield ... Officer Mustache (voice: English version)
Illich Guardiola ... Hanatani (voice: English version)
Hilary Haag ... Chopper News Reporter, Students #4 (voice: English version)
Ruby Halipoto ... Mommy Honami (voice: English version)
Richard Hasenmyer ... Soldiers #20 (voice: English version)
Steven Hasenmyer ... Escape Chopper Pilot (voice: English version) (as Steve Hasenmyer)
Chris Hawley ... Escape Chopper Radio, Soldiers #12 (voice: English version)
Jay Hickman ... Colonel Watarase (voice: English version)
Kyle Jones ... Conductor, Soldiers #19, Students #3 (voice: English version)
John Kaiser ... Professor, Old Loader (voice: English version)
Mike MacRae ... Sendal Reporter, Soldiers #2 (voice: English version) (as Charles Kennedy)
Rob Mungle ... Colonel Satake, Soldiers #5 (voice: English version)
Chris Nelson ... Soldiers #13 (voice: English version)
Neil O'Sullivan ... Soldiers #8 (voice: English version)
Akira Ohashi ... Gamera
Ed Paez ... Loud Speaker Guy, Soldiers #4 (voice: English version)
Chris Patton ... Obitsu (voice: English version) (as Christopher Patton)
Charlie Purdy ... Soldiers #11 (voice: English version)
Mark Roberts ... Scientists #3 (voice: English version)
Don Rush ... Soldiers #18, Scientists #1, Students #2 (voice: English version)
Paul Sidello ... Osako (voice: English version)
Lisa Singerman ... Sapporo Reporter, Tokyo Anchor #1 (voice: English version)
John Swasey ... Captain, Power Plant Worker (voice: English version)
Shelley Thomas ... Ski Bunny (voice: English version) (as Shelly Thomas)
Chad Townsend ... Soldiers #16 (voice: English version)
Tasuku Unô
Ryan Walsh ... Commander, Radio Guy 2, Soldiers #1 (voice: English version)
Matt Wittmeyer ... Soldiers #15, Scientists #4 (voice: English version)
Mike Yantosca ... Radio Seaman, Soldiers #6 (voice: English version) (as Michael Yantosca)

Ken Yasuda ... Soldier

Directed by
Shûsuke Kaneko 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kazunori Itô 

Produced by
Miyuki Nanri .... producer
Naoki Satô .... producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma .... executive producer
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa .... producer
Mark Williams .... executive producer (english version)
Original Music by
Kô Ôtani  (as Kô Ohtani)
Cinematography by
Junichi Tozawa 
Film Editing by
Shizuo Arakawa 
Production Design by
Hajime Oikawa 
Art Department
Yumiko Arakawa .... carpenter
Special Effects by
Shin'ichi Fushima .... editor: special effects sequences
Tomo'o Haraguchi .... creature creator
Shinji Higuchi .... special effects director
Hiroshi Honjo .... special effects
Makoto Kamiya .... special effects assistant
Hiroshi Kidokoro .... special effects photography
Toshio Miike .... special effects production designer
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... suit maker
Kenji Sato .... stunt performer
Other crew
Carole Pavlik .... production assistant (2003 version)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gamera 2: Region shurai" - Japan (original title)
"Gamera: Attack of Legion" - UK, USA (DVD title)
"Gamera 2: Advent of Legion" - International (English title)
"Gamera 2: Assault of the Legion" - USA
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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: 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 »
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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Very impressive ! One of the best Kaiju Eiga ever !!, 28 May 2000
Author: Don (scifiguy-2) from Los Wages, Nv.

For years now, all I've had was the original Japanese language version, without subtitles, thinking this is the best giant monster film to ever come along. Now, after seeing it subtitled, I believe it's easily the best of the 3 new Gamera films. The situations involving people, are well integrated with the story, and kept in proximity to the action. Legion, the giant insect-like crustacean, is the best monster ever to come out of Japan. It's also one of the most articulated creatures ever designed. The icing on the eiga, is the great CGI effects, like the animated lasers Legion emits, and Gamera's fire-balls. Suspension of disbelief is not a problem. The most amazing thing is, that they were able to take what was ludicrous camp in the extreme, and succeeded in making it respectable art. You'll believe a giant prehistoric saber-toothed fire-breathing turtle, CAN fly !

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