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Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)

Mosura 2: Kaitei no daikessen (original title)
Unrated | | Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 13 December 1997 (Japan)
Mothra's twin nymphs and children from the city find a lost city, as well as a giant monster that is attracted to environmental calamities.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Megumi Kobayashi ...
Sayaka Yamaguchi ...
Aki Hano ...
Masaki Otake ...
Kyohei Toguchi
Shimada Maganao ...
Yoji Miyagi
Atsushi Okuno ...
Mikio Kotani - Thin Fisherman
Hajime Okayama ...
Jun'ichi Nagase - Fat Fisherman
Maho Nonami ...
Princess Yuna
Mizuho Yoshida ...
Masahiro Noguchi ...
The Fisherman who pours Venom on
Kazushi Nemoto ...
Kentarô Sakai ...
Policeman in Ishigaki Island (as Kentaro Sakai)
Misako Konno ...
Toshiko Uranai / Shiori's Mother
Masahiro Sato ...
Tatsuzô Itoman - Funny Teacher


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Mothra Takes to the Skies to Save the Planet!


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JPY 1,000,000,000 (estimated)

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The last kaiju (monster) film Tomoyuki Tanaka would work on. This film was released a few months after his death. Tanaka created Godzilla and produced every Toho Co. Ltd. tokusatsu (special effects) movie between Gojira (1954) and this. See more »


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Mothra goes underwater!
23 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Although some kaiju fans consider a majority of this film a joke, I do not.

What you have here is a great little film, made on a small budget, that not only entertains but also keeps the the series going in the same direction as the first of the trilogy, Mothra (1996).

In this film, a creature by the name of Go-Go is discovered by some fishermen. The creature flees and is discovered by some local kids who together with Moll and Lora (Mothra's fairies) head off the coastline to discover a "secret treasure." They are pursued by the fishermen, now controled by Belvera (the evil sister fairie). When they arrive at a point in the ocean, Go-Go raises a temple from under the water and they go inside to investigate.

They discover a horrible monster is being unleased. Dagahra has been awakened by the pollution of man and is wreaking havoc on the island and the fairies have to summon Mothra to battle it.

The fight sequences in this movie are well done, especially for the first major battle between MothraLeo and Dagahra. Some kaiju fans may have a problem with AquaMothra but all in all, this is a fun movie and should be enjoyed by all!

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