Ichiro is a highly imaginative, but lonely, boy growing up in urban Tokyo. Every day he comes home to the empty apartment he shares with his railroad worker father and his restaurant hostess mother. His only friends are a toy maker name Shinpei Inami and a little girl named Sachicko. The only other kids that are around is a gang of kids led by a bully named Gabara. To escape his loneliness, Ichiro imagines that he is on Monster Island where he befriends Minya, the son of Godzilla. It is through his daydreams that he watches Godzilla and Minya fight other monsters, including one also named Gabara who is just as bad a bully as the one that is tormenting Ichiro. It is through these daydreams that he learns that it is okay to fight back and face his fears. These lessons also help him to outwit a couple of bumbling bank robbers as well as finally have the guts to stand up to Gabara and his gang.
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
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Did You Know?
This was deliberately set out be a Godzilla film aimed at small children for release during the Christmas season. Among the more unusual aspects of the film was the casting of Hideyo Amamoto
as a toy designer and friend to the little boy. Amamoto was normally cast in other films as the slimiest of criminals, gangsters and henchmen. See more
A few of the jet aircraft that Godzilla are shown to bounce off his chest. However, an actual jet would be destroyed upon impact. This takes place during a dream sequence, so reality may not be the truth. See more
Godzilla says that I should learn to fight my own battles, y'know.
Against big guys?
The Japanese laserdisc is uncut and fully letterboxed (2:35:1) See more
Edited from Son of Godzilla
March of the Monsters
Performed by Crown Records
(U.S. Version Only) See more