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Rebirth of Mothra (1996)

Mosura (original title)
A new Mothra takes to the air and must battle Death Ghidora to save humanity.

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Cast overview:
Megumi Kobayashi ...
Moll
Sayaka Yamaguchi ...
Aki Hano ...
Kazuki Futami ...
Taiki
Maya Fujisawa ...
Wakaba
Kenjirô Nashimoto ...
Mr. Goto
Hitomi Takahashi ...
Mrs. Goto
Hiroko Tanaka ...
Shiraishi
Kyôkei Arakawa
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A logging and mining company working in Northern Japan disrupts a set of magical seals buried undergound, causing the release of Death Ghidora, an enormous, three-headed monster that had previously wiped out all life on Mars and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs on Earth. When Death Ghidora begins sucking the life out of the environment, the only thing that can save the planet from destruction is Mothra, the giant flying insect. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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14 December 1996 (Japan)  »

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JPY 1,000,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Followed by Rebirth of Mothra II (1997) See more »

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"MOTHRAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"
15 June 2000 | by (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England) – See all my reviews

With Godzilla dead and gone (yah, right), Toho concentrated on their other major star, Mothra.

In this first of a trilogy (more, more!) Mothra (the 1992 Mothra) battles a creature called Death Ghidorah (a cousin of King Ghidorah?). Thrown into the mix is the new Mothra, called MothraLeo. With time running out for Earth, can MothraLeo survive to carry on the long line of Mothras that have defended the planet?

Of course he can! If he couldn't, why did "Mosura 2" follow it?

The effects are outstanding in this movie. How can one moth have so many beam weapons?

I have to say that Megumi Kobayashi and Sayoko Yamaguchi, who play the priestesses of Mothra, now called the Elias, are excellent in this movie, as well as Aki Hano, who plays Belvera, one of the new elements to the Mothra saga. Of the two Elais, Moll is more determined than Lora, especially on calling the "old" Mothra into battle.

On the whole, a very good movie! Roll on Mosura 2!


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