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Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)

Mosura 2: Kaitei no daikessen (original title)
Unrated | | Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 13 December 1997 (Japan)
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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Megumi Kobayashi ...
Moll
Sayaka Yamaguchi ...
Lora
Aki Hano ...
Belvera
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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
Kentarô Sakai ...
Policeman in Ishigaki Island (as Kentaro Sakai)
Misako Konno ...
Toshiko Uranai / Shiori's Mother
Masahiro Sato ...
Tatsuzô Itoman - Funny Teacher
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Three kids join Mothra's priestesses on a journey to find the Lost Treasure of Nilai Kinai, an ancient lost "under-the-sea" civilization in hopes of preserving the Earth's declining environment. Pollution has unyielded the evil monster Dagahra, a monster seemingly too powerful for Mothra to vanquish. As a result, the environment's fate lies in the hands of the Lost Treasure. Written by Oliver Chu

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Mothra Takes to the Skies to Save the Planet!

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Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Unrated

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JPY 1,000,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,678,331
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The last kaiju (monster) 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 | by See all my reviews

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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