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Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jî shômetsu sakusen
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16 December 2000 (Japan) See more »
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Japan creates an artificial black hole device to trap Godzilla forever, but a test of the device creates new foes for Godzilla, car-sized dragonflies called meganula and their queen, Megaguirus. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Misato Tanaka ... Kiriko Tsujimori
Shôsuke Tanihara ... Hajime Kudo
Masatô Ibu ... Motohiko Sugiura
Yuriko Hoshi ... Yoshino Yoshizawa
Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Takuji Miyagawa
Kôichi Ueda ... Government Official
Kôichi Yamadera ... Kid's TV Host
Yûsaku Yara ... Narrator
Kôji Katô ... Water department guy
Tsutomu Kitagawa ... Gojira
Minoru Watanabe ... Megagirasu

Directed by
Masaaki Tezuka 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hiroshi Kashiwabara 
Wataru Mimura 

Produced by
Shogo Tomiyama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michiru Ôshima 
 
Film Editing by
Shinichi Fushima 
 
Special Effects by
Kakusei Fujiwara .... lead sculptor
Kenji Suzuki .... special effects director
Kiyotaka Taguchi .... assistant special effects director
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... suit maker
 
Editorial Department
Roger La Prairie .... telecine colorist
 
Music Department
Akira Ifukube .... composer: theme "Godzilla"
 

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Also Known As:
"Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jî shômetsu sakusen" - Japan (original title)
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105 min
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Trivia:
Although they do not look alike, the Meganuron (a.k.a Meganulon) in this movie is based on the Meganurons that attack the villagers in the Toho monster movie classic, Rodan (1956).See more »
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Continuity: The first use of Dimension Tide the singularity Godzilla looks straight up at it.Even though it is a direct hit then after detonation it is revealed he buried himself.See more »
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The Decision Of GodzillaSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Just great!, 4 November 2001
Author: godzillapsycho from Ottawa, Canada

Those disappointed by Toho's rather tepid effort of Godzilla 2000 will likely find redemption in Godzilla X Megaguirus. It corrects every flaw in G2K, and cuts some major technical ground with the series.

Masaaki Tezuka's direction is great, keeping the film moving at a frenetic pace and never letting it bog down in a single sequence. Michiru Oshima's score is great, far better than Takayuki Hattori's limp work on G2K. Kenji Suzuki creates the best special effects in the history of the franchise. The combinations of suitimation and CGI on display are sublime, rivaling Hollywood work, and the characters interact with Godzilla with greater complexity than ever before. The heroine actually rides Godzilla through the ocean in one scene!

Still, the movie has less realistic grit than Godzilla 2000 did, and the story and characters are much less engaging (with the exception of the heroine's revenge motive). The movie plays less like a sequel to the original and more like an episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. But that's not necessarily all bad.

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