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Director:
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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A dark kaiju fantasy with some beautiful scenes. See more (22 total) »

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
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Kyôkei Arakawa
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rebirth of Mothra" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
USA:104 min | Japan:106 min
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Movie Connections:
Spin off from Gojira vs. Mosura (1992)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A dark kaiju fantasy with some beautiful scenes., 20 April 1999
Author: sundawei from Portland, Maine

Although not generally one of the most popular kaiju (Japanese for monster) movies, Mothra: 1996 is in my opinion one of the most beautiful.

Mothra: 1996 is the first in a new trilogy from Toho studios. It features one of their most popular monsters Mothra. Mothra battles a new creation in the form of Death Ghidora. Although, the fairies in this film are not the same in past films they do an adequate job.

What caught my attention of this film was the first 30 minutes. The beautiful visuals of the northern forest and of it being destroyed by man leading to the discovery of the tomb of Death Ghidora. Death Ghidora is one of Toho's most popular recent creations and is a fearsome looking beast. This film contains no less than 4 separate battles between Mothra and Death Ghidora.

The special effects are up to par and the creation of Belvera, the evil fairy is interesting. Although geared toward younger viewers, die-hard kaiju fans should have no problem enjoying this film.

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