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Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002)

Gojira X Mekagojira (original title)
After the appearance of a new Gojira (Godzilla), the Japanese government builds a robotic Godzilla from the bones of the original monster that attacked Tokyo in 1954 to stop the beast.

Director:

Masaaki Tezuka

Writer:

Wataru Mimura (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yumiko Shaku Yumiko Shaku ... Akane Yashiro
Shin Takuma Shin Takuma ... Tokumitsu Yuhara
Kana Onodera Kana Onodera ... Sara Yuhara
Kô Takasugi Kô Takasugi ... JSDF Lieutenant Togashi
Yûsuke Tomoi Yûsuke Tomoi ... JSDF 2nd Lieutenant Hayama
Jun'ichi Mizuno Jun'ichi Mizuno ... JSDF 1st Lieutenant Sekine
Akira Nakao Akira Nakao ... 2003 Prime Minister Hayato Igarashi
Kumi Mizuno Kumi Mizuno ... 1999 Prime Minister Machiko Tsuge
Takeo Nakahara Takeo Nakahara ... JSDF Chief Hitoyanagi
Yoshikazu Kanou Yoshikazu Kanou ... Hishinuma
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... General Dobashi
Akira Shirai Akira Shirai ... Shinji Akamatsu
Midori Hagio Midori Hagio ... Kaoru Yamada
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Gorou Kanno
Shinji Morisue Shinji Morisue ... JSDF 1st Lieutenant Hayama
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Storyline

To protect Japan from yet another monster attack, this time from a new and malevolent member of the Godzilla (Gojira) species, the Japanese government creates a human-piloted cyborg, codenamed Kiriyu, using the skeleton of the original Godzilla (Gojira) that attacked Japan in 1954. Written by John Cassidy <ryuuseipro@attbi.com>

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Taglines:

Kidô, Kyômei, Hyôsai (Startup, Resonance, Smashed Ice) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 December 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 268,979,500 (Japan), 15 December 2002, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,122,958
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mechagodzilla's nickname is Kiryu, which means machine dragon or mechanized dragon. See more »

Goofs

In the blackout, all the lights go out, even the cars. See more »

Quotes

[Hayama sees Akane and Dr. Yuhara sitting together at a coffee bar]
JSDF 2nd Lieutenant Hayama: [to Akane] You seem to have a lot of older fans. Are you giving off some kind of pheromone?
Tokumitsu Yuhara: [stands up] How dare you!
JSDF 2nd Lieutenant Hayama: [Pushes him away] Piss off!
Akane Yashiro: [Akane hits Hayama in the back and pins him to the table] Hayama... that's enough.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene after the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) See more »

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Amongst the best
25 February 2006 | by MarkmainwaringSee all my reviews

I saw this film recently. I used to be a big Godzilla fan but the newest one I saw was Godzilla vs King Gidorah from the 1980s so I didn't know what to expect.

I saw the 1996 US film and hated it and had heard even worse things about the most recent Godzilla films but this one was great. The special effects were brilliant even though I know for the most part its a man in a suit it doesn't matter. It goes to show that every other country can do it better than Hollywood at the moment. Definitely amongst the best Godzilla films I have seen.

Well worth a look. Every thing is great. From the special effects to the music. Even the performances are great.


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