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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 »
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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Mothra, guardian of earth, 14 October 2005
Author: ebiros2 from United States

This is the first of 1990s Mothra trilogy after the death of '90s Godzilla in 1995. The tone of this trilogy is very different from that of Godzilla's. In this movie, Mothra is the protector of earth, and when a monster which threatens to destroy earth's habitat, Mothra comes to rescue.

I rather liked this movie because of its beautiful cinematography and a plot that was not based simply on destruction, but about the importance of protecting our environment. While American cinema was busy producing darker movies in the '90s, this series positively bucked the trend with its brilliant color and putting nature before humans.

Casting was okay. It had a good central focus for a change called the Elias. But for the most part, Toho can use better actors in all its movies. Watch this, and you'll be treated to the most beautiful colors you've ever seen.

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