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Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002)

Gojira X Mekagojira (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Family, Sci-Fi | 14 December 2002 (Japan)
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.

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Masaaki Tezuka

Writer:

Wataru Mimura (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yumiko Shaku Yumiko Shaku ... Akane Yashiro
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 ... 1999 Prime Minister Machiko Tsuge
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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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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Rated PG for sci-fi action and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 December 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Toho Company See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Masaaki Tezuka: The maintenance worker who walks past Akane in the scene following the end credits. See more »

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

Quotes

Tokumitsu Yuhara: Remember our bet? I owe you a celebration dinner.
Akane Yashiro: I didn't win. It was a draw. In that case, I'll treat you to dinner.
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References Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) See more »

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Best of the millennium Godzilla movies
10 January 2009 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

The story starts with truck load of unknown object being moved out of Tateyama city. Shortly after that, Godzilla appears in Tateyama city. What's the connection ? The object that was moved out of Tateyama city was the remains of the original Godzilla that attacked Tokyo in 1954. Japanese special defense force JXSDF (Japan Counter-Xenomorph Self Defense Force) attacks Godzilla but it's weapons are ineffective against the Godzilla. Prime minister Takushoku (Kumi Mizuno) assembles a team of scientists to build a robot based on the original Godzilla's skeleton named Kiryu (Mechanical Dragon) to counter Godzilla's attack.

This movie had good special effects, the Mecha Godzilla (which only Dr. Uhara and his daughter refers to in this fasion in the movie) 's design was by far the best of all Mechagodzillas. They really took the effort to get the details right on this movie with cool looking cargo planes Shirasagi (White Heron) to transport Kiryu from its base to battle ground. Yumiko Shaku's performance as Akane Yashiro was engaging, and acting was believable. The plot was good and the score which was performed by Moscow International Symphonic Orchestra was in my opinion best of all Godzilla series.

This Godzilla was just as entertaining as the original Godzilla of 1954 which it pays homage to. None other Godzilla film even comes close to the quality of finish this movie has except for the 1954 original, and for this reason, movie scores a high mark.


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