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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

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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References The Ten Commandments (1956)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Moth Takes To The Water?, 1 June 2003
Author: jcholguin (jcholguin@lycos.com) from los angeles

The first "Rebirth of Mothra" was truly an interesting movie but the second incarnation is weak. All three of the little fairies: Moll, Lora and the evil Belvera return which helps this movie. Mothra is no longer just a youngster from the first but a more mature Moth with new weapons to save the Earth. The best weapon was the ability to change into an underwater Moth. She was like a "slick" looking submarine as she was swimming. Another weapon was the ability to break into little Moths, with the "battle smarts" to battle the evil creature Dagarah internally. Talk about giving someone "heartburn." Dagarah sure had a pain in his stomach. He needed to learn that swallowing your enemy is not the "best policy." The weakest part of this film was a little doll like thing called the "Ghogo." It was supposed to contain much power but this was really hard to believe if you "judge a book" by its appearance. It was so child-like that this film seemed like a "kiddie-fair" whenever you watched this creature move around.

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