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Director:
Writers:
Masumi Suetani
Tomoyuki Tanaka (creator: original concept)
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Release Date:
13 December 1997 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Megumi Kobayashi ... Moll
Sayaka Yamaguchi ... Lora
Aki Hano ... Belvera
Hikari Mitsushima ... Shiori Uranai / Little Girl
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 ... Dagahra
Masahiro Noguchi ... The Fisherman who pours Venom on
Kazushi Nemoto ... Fisherman
Kentaro Sakai ... Policeman in Ishigaki Island
Misako Konno ... Toshiko Uranai / Shiori's Mother
Masahiro Sato ... Tatsuzô Itoman - Funny Teacher
Fumie Hosokawa ... Akiko Kimura / Busty teacher
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Directed by
Kunio Miyoshi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Masumi Suetani 
Tomoyuki Tanaka  creator: original concept

Produced by
Hiroaki Kitayama .... producer
Shogo Tomiyama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Toshiyuki Watanabe 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masaaki Tezuka .... chief assistant director
 
Art Department
Yumiko Arakawa .... carpenter
 
Special Effects by
Kôichi Kawakita .... special effects
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... suit maker
Tetsuzô Ôsawa .... special effects production designer
 
Visual Effects by
Tetuzo Osawa .... visual effects designer
Kazumasa Shibata .... inferno artist
 
Animation Department
Hideo Okamoto .... character designer
 
Music Department
Kyôko Kitahara .... music supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mosura 2 - Kaitei no daikessen" - Japan (original title)
"Mothra 2" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
USA:97 min | Japan:100 min
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Trivia:
The last kaiju 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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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The wackiness of Mothra, returns, 19 February 2003
Author: Chris McDaniel (steelcorpfilms@yahoo.com) from St. Pete, Florida

The sequel to Rebirth of Mothra is surprisingly much more

entertaining. The cast is a lot better, and a lot less pointless.

The sets are pretty cool and much more interesting then the first

one. The plot is pretty much a typical kaiju plot, with the same

Captain Planet stuff the first one had. The new monster, Dagahra, is

pretty cool, too.

One of the main things that killed Rebirth of Mothra was the human

interaction and how pointless it was. Thankfully, this one has a lot

better and a lot less pointless human interaction. The main

characters are still kids, but they're a lot less annoying then the

ones from the first one. There's also more for them to do, and no

blank stares! It's a lot more like the usual kaiju plot and it helps

make the movie more entertaining.

Another thing that was kind of boring with Rebirth was the sets. It

was pretty much just forest. This is a lot more interesting, with a

city being demolished, and a bunch of cool water scenes, as well as a

great looking ancient pyramid that comes out of the water. The

inside of the pyramid is a bunch of corridors that are like part Last

Crusade and part Stargate.

The plot is a typical kaiju/Captain Planet one. Humans do bad

things, like polluting the oceans; monster comes to wreak havoc for

it. The little twin faerie girls of Mothra, Moll and Lora, come to

the rescue and call on Mothra to fight the creature off. Belvera,

the bad faerie sister, tries to stop them. They're costumes have

changed since the first movie, and they still look pretty cool, but I

liked Belvera's old costume better. At least the Captain Planet

stuff isn't as sappy as it was in the first movie.

Dagahra is pretty cool looking, but not as cool as some of the other

baddies in other kaiju movies. The fight scenes were a lot more

action packed and a lot steadier then the first, which helped keep

the boredom at bay. But still, I tended to get bored while watching

it. While Mothra can kick ass, his powers seem to be so weird and

varied that it's almost like there isn't anything he can't do.

Mothra can even transform into Aqua-Mothra to fight underwater, as

well as turn into a bunch of Mini-Mothras to actually go INSIDE

Dagahra and fight the little poisonous starfish critters it can shoot

out.

Overall: Rebirth of Mothra 2 is more entertaining then the first one,

but it's still a mediocre kaiju movie. It goes from kinda

entertaining, to kinda weird, and finally just kinda boring. Like

the first one, it's worth renting if you're a fan.

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