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Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)

Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jî shômetsu sakusen (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 16 December 2000 (Japan)
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.

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Masaaki Tezuka
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Cast

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

Godzilla returns to terrorize Japan! This time, however, Japan has two new weapons to defend themselves. The Gryphon, a high-tech ship, and the Dimension Tide, a device that creates artificial black holes! During a test of the Dimension Tide, eggs appear in the city of Shibuya and hatch into terrifying Meganurons! These creatures need water to grow and flood the city of Shibuya by breaking underground water veins. As they multiply and grow, they start to feed on the energy of humans. After gathering enough energy, they transform in to giant dragonfly monsters called Meganuras! And now they target Godzilla for energy to feed to the larva of their queen, which eventually hatches into the terrifying 60-meter Megaguirus who also begins to attack Godzilla for his energy. Now a 3-way battle between Godzilla, the Megaguirus, and humans begins! Will Godzilla win? Will humanity survive? Written by <agent-005@usa.net>

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Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 December 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,135,340
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Toho continued their tradition of casting actors from their science fiction films of the 1950s and 1960s. The character of Yoshino Yoshizawa is played by Yuriko Hoshi who had previously starred as Yoka in Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) and as Naoko (a completely different character) in the sequel Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964). See more »

Goofs

When Megaguirus shows itself for the first time, the strings holding it up, and the strings its flying on are clearly visible. See more »

Crazy Credits

A second ending begins at the end of the closing credits: At school, the little boy Jun had finished his bug collection, and his teacher tells him to put it back in his lab. Once he does just that, an earthquake shakes the school, and looking through the window in the school lab, Jun hears a familiar monster roar! See more »

Connections

Followed by Shin Godzilla (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Decision Of Godzilla
from Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ (1995)
Composed by Akira Ifukube
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Action woman kicks ass big time, but this is still Gojira's movie
6 December 2001 | by whatdoes1knowSee all my reviews

An action heroine in this one surprisingly gets as much screen time as the big G, and her character surprisingly has as much depth as the G's wrinkles when he smiles. Of course, he never smiles. But the plot of the humans has received more attention than the big G's carnage for this one. It's basically the plot of the heroine of Gamera 3, but with more development. And, unlike the Gamera teenager, the heroine of Gojira vs Megagirasu does not wait for a monster egg to fall on her laps to go after the big G. She kicks ass big time! Don't worry Gojira fans, the movie's title is not Tom Boy kicks Gojira's ass, so you know who's the boss. And this one's got a trick up its sleeve too! I'm sure you'll all fall for it. This movie has nothing to do with Gojira 2000, if you couldn't stand that little brat and the journalist, or worse, the guy who's last wishes were GOJIRAAAAAAA. I won't say action girl in here does better than Jean Reno in the infamous Godzilla, but the monster she's fighting is more lovingly menacing. No raptor look-alikes running around here. Just the big G and her. The music also changed. Each movie in the new Gojira trilogy must have been made for different audiences. This one is for the wide movie-going female audience between the kids for whom they made Gojira 2000, and the otakus and die-hard fans for whom they've made Daikaiju Soukougeki.


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