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Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)

Mosura 3: Kingu Gidora raishu (original title)
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To save the world, Mothra goes back in time in an attempt to defeat a younger King Ghidora.


Okihiro Yoneda


Masumi Suetani





Cast overview:
Megumi Kobayashi Megumi Kobayashi ... Moll
Misato Tate Misato Tate ... Lora
Aki Hano Aki Hano ... Belvera
Takuma Yoshizawa Takuma Yoshizawa ... Shota
Miyuki Matsuda ... Mother
Atsushi Ohnita Atsushi Ohnita ... Father
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... Kôchô
Shirô Namiki Shirô Namiki ... Newscaster
Sayaka Yamaguchi Sayaka Yamaguchi ... Narrator
Tsutomu Kitagawa ... Kingugidora
Rik Thomas Rik Thomas ... Principal (voice) (uncredited)


A meteorite yields the three-headed dragon King Ghidorah on Earth, after Mothra's priestesses predicted that the King of Terror would return. The monster was said to be responsible for the death of the dinosaurs, and now, he is out to get all of Earth's children. While Mothra's powers are no match for the dragon, he is sent to the past, in the time of the dinosaurs, to battle a younger, and apparently less powerful, King Ghidorah. Written by Oliver Chu

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The Moth Takes A Flight
1 June 2003 | by jcholguinSee all my reviews

The last of the three Rebirth of Mothra series is a really fine entry. Hopefully, the producers of this series will bring back more adventures of our flying Moth that saves the planet. In this film, the science behind can be a little to complicated for non-physics professors. King Ghidora kidnaps children and places them in a large egg-like prison. The three fairies "Moll, Lora and Belvera" return. Mothra is badly defeated by King Ghidora but there is one hope, to send Mothra back in time 130 million years to battle King Ghidora when he was younger and weaker. Mothra realizes that he cannot return and will die in the past. Moll sends him back but the power needed to do it kills Moll. Lora and Belvera are both trapped in the egg-like prison. The Moth finally is able to defeat King Ghidora in the past but mistakenly cuts off a piece of tail that will grow into another King Ghidora in the future. Mothra dies in the past but two dinosaur Mothra's put him in a time capsule of silk web. Both creatures make a new appearance in the future. This time the Moth has become an armor plated Moth. Can King Ghidora battle a tank plated Moth? Will the fairies remain two or return to three? Why would a creature want children? Excellent fight scenes and action. A must see battle of Moth vs Three-headed creature!

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12 December 1998 (Japan) See more »

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