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Release Date:
13 July 1996 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Summer '96 Japan Falls!
Plot:
A meteor shower carries hostile insectoid creatures to Japan, where they rapidly reproduce. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One of the best Gamera movies in the series See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (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 ... Little Girl, Little Boy, Students #1 (voice: English version)
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)
K.C. Jones ... Conductor, Soldiers #19, Students #3 (voice: English version) (as Kyle Jones)
John Kaiser ... Professor, Old Loader (voice: English version)
Charles Kennedy ... Sendal Reporter, Soldiers #2 (voice: English version)
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
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Directed by
Shûsuke Kaneko 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kazunori Itô 

Produced by
John Ledford .... executive producer (english version)
Miyuki Nanri .... producer
Naoki Sato .... producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma .... executive producer
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa .... producer
Mark Williams .... executive producer (english version)
 
Original Music by
Kô Ohtani 
 
Cinematography by
Junichi Tozawa 
 
Film Editing by
Shizuo Arakawa 
 
Production Design by
Hajime Oikawa 
 
Art Department
Yumiko Arakawa .... carpenter
 
Special Effects by
Shinichi 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
 
Stunts
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
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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. In fact, the whole Sendai destruction sequence is somewhat disturbing.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
One of the best Gamera movies in the series, 24 August 2000
Author: Dik Meyer (muzik@ptd.net) from Saint Clair, Pennsylvania

Gamera 2: The Advent of Legion is definitely one of the best movies featuring this movie monster...and one of the few that rival the best that rival Toho Studios put out.

The story is rather suspenseful and very well written, even in dubbed form (nothing is really lost, as I have seen the original Japanese release in subtitled form as well). The Legion creatures are interestingly made and very creepy to watch, especially in the scene in which they cover Gamera completely. The sight of the huge beast with an army of insectoids completely covering him and bristling with movement is just plain weird to watch.

Gamera 2 ranks right up there with the original Gamera movie and it's 1990s revamping. The rest of the series is definitely just for the kiddie crowd, but these three movies stand out from the rest, comparing easily with the best Godzilla movies of any period.

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