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Writers:
Masumi Suetani
Tomoyuki Tanaka (creator: original concept)
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Release Date:
13 December 1997 (Japan) See more »
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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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USA:97 min | Japan:100 min
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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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Awesome Kaiju, 12 July 2011
Author: gigan-92 from United States

The sequel to the 1996 "Rebirth of Mothra" and like its predecessor it is a mixed bag. In all technical reasoning, this movie's characters suck more ass than the first one's. For some odd reason, the writers thought it was a good idea to mimic the 60s Gamera movies and center the film on child characters. Thing is, 60s Gamera sucked ass, so how was it in any way a good idea? In doing so the human angle is entirely botched from the start, and ruins the movie's remote chance of standing up to Godzilla. It's even more painful in the dubbed version, so please, if you can and at all just stay away from the English dubbed DVD. That means you Sony.

It's a real shame, considering almost every other aspect is done quite well. Mothra Leo is a beautiful rendition of the giant moth, and Dagahra is an impressive foe, looking pretty bad ass. The fight scenes are pretty well executed, although there's some over kill with Mothra and all those laser beams. The temple of Ninai Kanai itself is an awesome miniature and there's actually city destruction in this one. And composer Toshiyuki Watanabe is no Akira Ifukube, but the score is well done and I have to admit some moments were made truly awesome because of it. And let's not forget the final battle where (Aqua) Mothra delivers the bad-ass final blow. I enjoyed the monster scenes and special effects quite a bit, but when the monsters are not on screen I get annoyed.

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