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Rebirth of Mothra -- Mothra, one of Godzilla's longtime allies (and sometimes foe) gets her very own movie series in this, the first of a trilogy. When the three-headed Death Ghidorah, an even fiercer cousin of King Ghidorah, begins to destroy the forests of Japan, Mothra leaves her island paradise to help save them.

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Writers:
Masumi Suetani (screenplay)
Tomoyuki Tanaka (creator: original concept)
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Release Date:
14 December 1996 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
A new Mothra takes to the air and must battle Death Ghidora to save humanity. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Megumi Kobayashi ... Moll
Sayaka Yamaguchi ... Lora
Aki Hano ... Belvera
Kazuki Futami ... Taiki
Maya Fujisawa ... Wakaba
Kenjirô Nashimoto ... Mr. Goto
Hitomi Takahashi ... Mrs. Goto
Hiroko Tanaka ... Shiraishi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kyôkei Arakawa

Directed by
Okihiro Yoneda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Masumi Suetani  screenplay
Tomoyuki Tanaka  creator: original concept

Produced by
Hiroaki Kitayama .... producer
Shogo Tomiyama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Toshiyuki Watanabe 
 
Art Direction by
Kyôko Heya 
 
Art Department
Yumiko Arakawa .... carpenter
 
Special Effects by
Kôichi Kawakita .... special effects
Hiroshi Sagae .... sculptor
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... suit maker
Tetsuzô Ôsawa .... special effects production designer
 
Visual Effects by
Tetuzo Osawa .... visual effects designer
 

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Also Known As:
"Mosura" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:104 min | Japan:106 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Juvenile Antics, 31 May 2003
Author: rstef1 from Sarasota, FL

Not the worst of the Japanese big monster bashes, but far from good, The Rebirth of Mothra will appeal mainly to kiddies under the age of 12 and should not be viewed by anyone older, unless they are die-hard completists of this particular genre. That's why I sat through a tape of this, plus Rebirth of Mothra 2 and 3. Thank God for the fast forward button.

The only interesting parts of this trilogy are the monster battles, which are pretty good, though they don't stomp on any cities in these owing to a small budget. Sadly, the viewer is forced to endure endless moments of whiny annoying youngsters and their dimwitted parents and precious little "fairies" who feel the need to break into song every now and then. Due to the budget constraints, the army never makes an appearance, which is strange considering giant monsters are rampaging through the countryside and, in the third movie, snatching children by the hundreds. Oh well.

Anyway, it was nice to see King Ghidora return in the third installment and beat the stuffing out of the way-too-cute Mothra. Maybe they should give Ghidora his own series, it would be better than this.

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