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Dec 3, 2018

Directed by Takao Okawara

Produced by Shōgo Tomiyama

Written by Kazuki Ōmori

Starring Takuro Tatsumi, Yōko Ishino, Yasufumi Hayashi, Sayaka Osawa, Megumi Odaka, Masahiro Takashima, Momoko Kochi, Akira Nakao, Shigeru Kamiyama, Saburo Shinoda

Music by Akira Ifukube

Cinematography Yoshinori Sekiguchi

Edited by Chizuko Osada

Release date December 9, 1995

Running time 102 minutes

Budget US $10 million

Box office US $18 million

Sep 24, 2018

Directed by Kensho Yamashita

Produced by Shōgo Tomiyama

Written by Hiroshi Kashiwabara

Starring Megumi Odaka, Jun Hashizume, Zenkichi Yoneyama, Akira Emoto, Towako Yoshikawa

Music by Takayuki Hattori

Cinematography Masahiro Kishimoto

Release date December 10, 1994

Running time 107 minutes

Budget $10.3 million

Box office $20 million

Sep 5, 2018

Story 14 (King Ghidorah and Medic Jet Jaguar Saga)Story 14 (King Ghidorah and Medic Jet Jaguar Saga)

129 "A New Enemy, A New Fight" April 6, 1998

130 "Landes Appears, New Xilliens" April 7, 1998

131 "Don't Lie To Me!!" April 8, 1998

132 "Challengers of Godzilla Island!" April 9, 1998

133 "The Monster Doctor Appeared" April 10, 1998

134 "It is The Land of No Return!" April 13, 1998

135 "Space Proposal" April 14, 1998

136 "The Secret" April 15, 1998

137 "Don't Touch the Missiles" April 16, 1998

138 "Infernal Smoke of Death" April 17, 1998

139 "Landes Attacks Again! The Strike Back of Xilliens" April 20, 1998

140 "Now Dance Up" April 21, 1998

141 "Dance Dance Dance!" April 22, 1998

142 "After the Request" April 23, 1998

143 "There's Nothing to Do! I'm tired" April 24, 1998

144 "The Plan Begins" April 27, 1998

145 "Dancing the Sunda Dance" April 28, 1998

146 "King Ghidorah Attacks! Three Kings" April 29, 1998

147 "King Ghidorah!" April 30, 1998

148 "The Dance of Revenge and Destruction" May 1, 1998


Story 15 (Mothra Larva Saga)

149 "Gorath, Crashes" May 4, 1998

150 "Godzilla Will Never Back Down" May 5, 1998

151 "Mothra's Egg has Survived" May 6, 1998

152 "Mothra's Distress" May 7, 1998

153 "Unison" May 8, 1998

154 "The Mothra Song" May 11, 1998

155 "Protect Mothra's Egg!" May 12, 1998

156 "Years of Resentment" May 13, 1998

157 "The Commander's Order" May 14, 1998

158 "Take Off Tart-Coupe!" May 15, 1998

159 "The Larval Mothra is Discovered!" May 18, 1998

160 "Landes' Scheme" May 19, 1998

161 "Junior is Targeted" May 20, 1998

162 "Mothra vs. Godzilla" May 21, 1998

163 "Battra and Baby Mothra" May 22, 1998

164 "Misato vs. Landes" May 25, 1998

165 "The Cruelty of Landes" May 26, 1998

166 "Baby Mothra Awakes" May 27, 1998

167 "Mothra's Counterattack" May 28, 1998

168 "Mothra Returns Home" May 29, 1998

Sep 2, 2018

Directed by Takao Okawara

Produced by Shōgo Tomiyama

Written by Wataru Mimura

Starring Masahiro Takashima, Ryoko Sano, Megumi Odaka, Yûsuke Kawazu, Daijiro Harada

Music by Akira Ifukube

Cinematography Yoshinori Sekiguchi

Edited by Miho Yoneda

Release date December 11, 1993

Running time 107 minutes

Budget $9.5 million

Box office $18 million

Aug 21, 2018

Story 11 (Shadow-Mechagodzilla Saga)

# Title Airdate
94 "Dismission" February 16, 1998
95 "The Climax Challenge" February 17, 1998
96 "Take Off! Black Mechagodzilla" February 18, 1998
97 "The Duel: Godzilla vs Xilliens" February 19, 1998
98 "You're a Coward!" February 20, 1998
99 "Captivaty!" February 21, 1998
100 "Dying At The Same Time" February 24, 1998
101 "The True Intention: Annihilation Project" February 25, 1998
102 "A Desperate Situation: Earth Was In A Grave Danger!" February 26, 1998
103 "Zaguresu Praised As A Hero" February 27, 1998

Story 12 (Proto Moguera Saga)

# Title Airdate
104 "The Monster from the Next Island: Site B Sunk" March 2, 1998
105 "The 100 Monster Army And The Return of Xilliens" March 3, 1998
106 "The Perfectly-Devised Trap Plan" March 4, 1998
107 "The Tricky Gift from the Giant Dark Emperor" March 5, 1998
108 "Strike Proto Moguera! Plan Z" March 6, 1998
109 "Unbreakable Friendship" March 9, 1998
110 "SOS! Godzilla Island in Danger Once Again" March 10, 1998
111 "Burned Base" March 11, 1998
112 "Invitation" March 12, 1998
113 "The Promise" March 13, 1998
114 "Go! Torema" March 14, 1998
115 "Back into Darkness' Side" March 17, 1998
116 "Escape from The X-UFO" March 18, 1998
117 "Gigan Appears, The Robot Bird With Saber Arms" March 19, 1998
118 "Until That Day, We Were Happy" March 20, 1998
119 "Large Pinch" March 21, 1998
120 "The King has Returned" March 24, 1998
121 "The Anger of the Giant Dark Emperor" March 25, 1998
122 "Charge! Vabaruda-Part 1" March 26, 1998
123 "Charge! Vabaruda-Part 2" March 27, 1998
124 "Charge! Vabaruda-Part 3" March 30, 1998
125 "Farewell Good Friend" March 31, 1998

Story 13 (Godzilla and Torema Saga)

# Title Airdate
126 "Torema's Flashback" April 1, 1998
127 "Godzilla's Flashback" April 2, 1998
128 "Along With Godzilla" April 3, 1998
Aug 18, 2018

Directed by Jon Turteltaub

Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Colin Wilson, Belle Avery

Screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber

Based on Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten

Starring Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis

Music by Harry Gregson-Williams

Cinematography Tom Stern

Edited by Steven Kemper

Release date August 10, 2018 (United States & China)

Running time 113 minutes

Budget $130–178 million

Box office $222.4 million

Aug 15, 2018

Directed by Kobun Shizuno, Hiroyuki Seshita

Produced by Takashi Yoshizawa

Written by Gen Urobuchi

Starring Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Tomokazu Sugita, Yuki Kaji, Junichi Suwabe

Music by Takayuki Hattori

Release date May 18, 2018 (Japan)

Running time 100 minutes

Aug 7, 2018

Directed by Takao Okawara

Directed by Takao Okawara

Produced by Shogo Tomiyama

Screenplay by Kazuki Omori

Starring Tetsuya Bessho, Satomi Kobayashi, Takehiro Murata, Megumi Odaka

Music by Akira Ifukube

Cinematography Masahiro Kishimoto

Release date 12 December 1992 (Japan)

Running time 102 minutes

Jul 10, 2018

Story 8 (The Mystery of Godzilla Island Saga)

64 "The Mystery of Godzilla Island 1" (1998-01-05)
65 "The Mystery of Godzilla Island 2" (1998-01-06)
66 "The Mystery of Godzilla Island 3" (1998-01-07)
67 "The Mystery of Godzilla Island 4" (1998-01-08)
68 "The Mystery of Godzilla Island 5" (1998-01-09)

Story 9 (Godzilla vs. Godzilla Island Saga)

69 "Another Chance for Zaguresu" (1998-01-12)
70 "Overseer of the Spirit World" (1998-01-13)
71 "The Massive Godzilla" (1998-01-14)
72 "Godzilla Intense Fighting Record" (1998-01-15)
73 "Godzilla's Insanity" (1998-01-16)
74 "The Frightening Photograph of the Spirit Beast" (1998-01-19)
75 "King Caesar's Search" (1998-01-20)
76 "Torema vs. Godzilla" (1998-01-21)
77 "Stop Godzilla!" (1998-01-22)
78 "Hurry King Caesar!" (1998-01-23)
79 "Way to Go Nashi" (1998-01-26)
80 "The Last Target" (1998-01-27)
81 "Mobilization is Impossible!" (1998-01-28)
82 "Separation" (1998-01-29)
83 "Well Done Son" (1998-01-30)

Story 10 (Torema X Zaguresu Saga)

84 "The Two Suns" (1998-02-02)
85 "Godzilla Island is Drying Up" (1998-02-03)
86 "Zaguresu's Last Chance" (1998-02-04)
87 "Forest Fire Outbreak!" (1998-02-05)
88 "The Flame for Battle Returns" (1998-02-06)
89 "The Artificial Sun's Weak Point" (1998-02-09)
90 "Protect the Laser Gun!" (1998-02-10)
91 "Shoot! Torema" (1998-02-11)
92 "A Critical Moment" (1998-02-12)
93 "Shoot the Fake Sun" (1998-02-13

Jun 29, 2018

Directed by Kazuki Omori

Directed by Kazuki Omori

Produced by Shōgo Tomiyama

Written by Kazuki Omori

Starring Kōsuke Toyohara, Anna Nakagawa, Megumi Odaka, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Akiji Kobayashi, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Robert Scott Field

Music by Akira Ifukube

Cinematography Yoshinori Sekiguchi

Edited by Michiko Ikeda

Release date December 14, 1991

Running time 103 minutes

Jun 28, 2018

Story 5 (All Giant Monsters Saga)

31 "This Kaiju for Hire" (1997-11-17)
32 "This is Strength!" (1997-11-18)
33 "A Detestable Premonition" (1997-11-19)
34 "A Long Duel" (1997-11-20)
35 "Match Call!" (1997-11-21)
36 "Godzilla Dies!?" (1997-11-24)
37 "For Sure Next Time!" (1997-11-25)
38 "The Decisive Battle Last Night" (1997-11-26)
39 "The Conviction of King Caesar" (1997-11-27)
40 "See! Wonderful Fighting Technique" (1997-11-28)

Story 6 (Mothra and Mothra Leo Saga)

41 "Mothra, Infant Mothra" (1997-12-01)
42 "A Doubtful Delivery Charge" (1997-12-02)
43 "An Ill-Omened Premonition" (1997-12-03)
44 "Return the Blue Sky and Vegetation!" (1997-12-04)
45 "The Birth of Hedorah" (1997-12-05)
46 "Aiming at Mothra!" (1997-12-08)
47 "The Tear of Mothra" (1997-12-09)
48 "Mothra's Sorrow" (1997-12-10)
49 "The Will of the Adult Mothra" (1997-12-11)
50 "Mothra Flaps its Wings" (1997-12-12)

Story 7 (Mecha-King Ghidorah Saga)

51 "Zaguresu Giant Shortfall Army" (1997-12-15)
52 "The Eventual Battle" (1997-12-16)
53 "Oh, it's Hopeless" (1997-12-17)
54 "Vabaruda Destruction Strategy" (1997-12-18)
55 "Zaguresu's Final Moment?" (1997-12-19)
56 "Zaguresu's Turn-Around" (1997-12-22)
57 "Unfathomable! The Giant Dark Emperor" (1997-12-23)
58 "The Commander has Returned" (1997-12-24)
59 "The Necklace of Fear" (1997-12-25)
60 "Don't Call its Name" (1997-12-26)
61 "Mecha-King Ghidorah Returns" (1997-12-29)
62 "Sortie, Commander!" (1997-12-30)
63 "All-Out Monster Attack" (1997-12-31)

Jun 7, 2018

Directed by Brad Peyton

Directed by Brad Peyton

Produced by Brad Peyton, Beau Flynn, John Rickard, Hiram Garcia

Screenplay by Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal, Adam Sztykiel

Story by Ryan Engle

Based on Rampage by Midway Games

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Music by Andrew Lockington

Cinematography Jaron Presant

Edited by Jim May, Bob Ducsay

Release date April 4, 2018 (Microsoft Theater), April 13, 2018 (United States)

Running time 107 minutes

Budget $120 million

Box office $417.9 million

May 29, 2018

Directed by Kazuki Ōmori

Produced by Shōgo Tomiyama

Screenplay by Kazuki Ōmori

Story by Shinichirō Kobayashi

Starring: Kunihiko Mitamura, Yoshiko Tanaka, Masanobu Takashima, Megumi Odaka, Toru Minegishi, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Yoshiko Kuga, Ryunosuke Kaneda, Kōji Takahashi

Music by Koichi Sugiyama

Cinematography Yūdai Katō

Edited by Michiko Ikeda

Release date: December 16, 1989

Running time: 104 minutes

Budget: US$5 million

Box office: US$7 million

May 22, 2018

Episodes (#, Title, Airdate)

Story 1 (Godzilla and SpaceGodzilla Saga)

  • 1 "Attack of the Giant UFO!" (1997-10-06)
  • 2 "Spaceship Enigma: Friend or Foe?" (1997-10-07)
  • 3 "Torema Appears" (1997-10-08)
  • 4 "Godzilla Sortie!" (1997-10-09)
  • 5 "An Unbeatable Team" (1997-10-10)

Story 2 (Mothra and King Ghidorah Saga)

  • 6 "A Sudden Giant Battle" (1997-10-13)
  • 7 "Mothra's Persuasion" (1997-10-14)
  • 8 "Confrontation! Torema vs. Zaguresu" (1997-10-15)
  • 9 "Godzilla Awakens!" (1997-10-16)
  • 10 "Victory Reparation" (1997-10-17)
  • 11 "King Ghidorah's Revenge (Revenge of the King)" (1997-10-20)
  • 12 "A Miracle Born from Desperate Willpower" (1997-10-21)
  • 13 "Torema's Will" (1997-10-22)
  • 14 "Zaguresu Won't Give Up" (1997-10-23)
  • 15 "Torema Eternal..." (1997-10-24)

Story 3 (Godzilla the Prisoner)

  • 16 "Godzilla's Alibi" (1997-10-27)
  • 17 "I'm Innocent!" (1997-10-28)
  • 18 "Godzilla Escapes!" (1997-10-29)
  • 19 "Godzilla Obliteration Plan" (1997-10-30)
  • 20 "The Revealed Plot" (1997-10-31)

Story 4 (Godzilla Junior Saga)

  • 21 "Son of Godzilla" (1997-11-03)
  • 22 "Torema and Junior" (1997-11-04)
  • 23 "Kidnapping Junior" (1997-11-05)
  • 24 "Junior Rescue Operation" (1997-11-06)
  • 25 "Return Junior!" (1997-11-07)
  • 26 "Impenetrable Fortress" (1997-11-10)
  • 27 "A Regrettable White Flag" (1997-11-11)
  • 28 "Mothra's Rush!" (1997-11-12)
  • 29 "Heaven and Earth" (1997-11-13)
  • 30 "Raise the Victorious Flag" (1997-11-14)
May 15, 2018

Directed by Directed by R.J. Kizer, Koji Hashimoto
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Tony Randel
Written by Shuichi Nagahara, Lisa Tomei
Uncredited: Tony Randel, Straw Weisman
Story by Tomoyuki Tanaka
Starring Raymond Burr
Music by Reijiro Koroku, Christopher Young
Cinematography Kazutami Hara, Steven Dubin
Edited by Yoshitami Kuroiwa, Michael Spence
Release date August 23, 1985
Running time 87 minutes
Budget $2 million
Box office $4.1 million

Apr 16, 2018
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Donald De Line
  • Dan Farah
  • Kristie Macosko Krieger
Screenplay by
  • Zak Penn
  • Ernest Cline
Based on Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline
  • Tye Sheridan
  • Olivia Cooke
  • Ben Mendelsohn
  • T.J. Miller
  • Simon Pegg
  • Mark Rylance
Music by Alan Silvestri[1]
Cinematography Janusz Kamiński
Edited by
  • Michael Kahn
  • Sarah Broshar
Apr 4, 2018

Directed by Koji Hashimoto

Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka

Screenplay by Shuichi Nagahara

Based on "The Resurrection of Godzilla" by Tomoyuki Tanaka

Starring: Ken Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Yosuke Natsuki, Keiju Kobayashi, Kenpachiro Satsuma

Music by Reijiro Koroku

Cinematography: Kautami Hara

Edited by Yoshitami Kuroiwa

Release date: December 15, 1984

Running time: 103 minutes

Budget: $6.25 million

Box office: $11 million

Mar 26, 2018

Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight

Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight

Produced by: John Boyega, Cale Boyter, Guillermo del Toro, Jon Jashni, Femi Oguns, Mary Parent, Thomas Tull

Screenplay by: Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, Steven S. DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin

Story by: Steven S. DeKnight, T.S. Nowlin

Based on Characters by Travis Beacham

Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, Zhang Jin, Charlie Day

Music by: Lorne Balfe

Cinematography: Dan Mindel

Edited by: Dylan Highsmith, Zach Staenberg

Release date: March 15, 2018 (Vue West End), March 23, 2018 (United States)

Running time: 111 minutes

Mar 21, 2018

We return with a special episode with the great Midnight Tease!

Mar 14, 2018

Directed by Kon Ichikawa

Produced by Masaichi Nagata

Written by Kon Ichikawa, Shinya Hidaka, Mitsutoshi Ishigami, Ryûzô Kikushima

Based on The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

Starring Toshiro Mifune, Ayako Wakao, Kyōko Kishida, Kiichi Nakai

Music by Kensaku Tanikawa

Cinematography Setsuo Kobayashi

Edited by Chizuko Osada

Release date September 14, 1987 (US), September 26, 1987 (Japan)

Running time 121 minutes

Feb 26, 2018

Original Duology (1954-1955)

  • Godzilla (1954)
  • Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Revival (1962-1968)

  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
  • Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
  • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
  • Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
  • Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
  • Son of Godzilla (1967)
  • Destroy All Monsters (1968)

Champion Series (1969-1975)

  • All Monsters Attack (1969)
  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
  • Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
  • Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Other Toho Kaiju Films

  • Rodan (1956)
  • The Mysterians (1957)
  • Varan (1958)
  • The Three Treasures (1959)
  • Mothra (1961)
  • Gorath (1962)
  • Atragon (1963)
  • Dogora (1964)
  • Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965)
  • The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
  • King Kong Escapes (1967)
  • Latitude Zero (1969)
  • Space Amoeba (1970)
  • Princess from the Moon (1987)
Feb 22, 2018

Look who drove all the way to Utah to talk Godzilla? Ladies and gentlement, put your hands together for Jason Poor!

Here's his theory, for your enjoyment:

This is a long and ludicrous theory. It takes a lot of liberties, but I love the idea of all of his characters being the same man, so I decided to put something together. I did some research in Godzilla wikis and rewatched some of the movies to get a storyline together. I also thought about this way too much. Enjoy! I’d be curious to hear anyone else’s thoughts. It should be noted that I did not include non-Godzilla movies, as I haven’t seen most of them and can’t make a definite determination of where they would fit in.

A brilliant young oceanographer with an interest in paleontology, Dr. Sarizawa was in his early twenties when he discovered the existence of a marine dinosaur. He had recently returned from World War 2 with a devastating eye injury, and found himself bitter at humanity for the devastation man could cause. He hoped that the discovery of Titanosaurus would catapult him back into academic circles and bring him some clarity, but when he suggested he could control the creature the other scientists only laughed and ridiculed him.
Feeling betrayed, Dr. Sarizawa moved to Tokyo, where he met and befriended fellow paleontologist Dr. Yamane. He even became engaged to Yamane’s daughter, Emiko. But his true passion remained learning the secrets to controlling Titanosaurus. When he was approached by the terrorist group Red Bamboo to assist with the building of their base on Lechti Island, he knew he would be able to continue his studies in earnest.

In the meantime, his experiments led him to the accidental creation of a superweapon, the Oxygen Destroyer. At first the device scared him, but after Godzilla appeared and attacked Tokyo he knew he had his chance. He phoned Red Bamboo and told them to be ready. Under the guise of a noble underwater sacrifice, Sarizawa set off the Oxygen Destroyer and in the ensuing chaos boarded a Red Bamboo submarine and made his escape.

Red Bamboo gave him the name Ryuui and brought him to Lechti Island. There he found room to work on both his pet projects and solve problems for his new employers. Immediately upon arriving on the island he set to work a plan to keep Ebirah at bay from incoming Red Bamboo ships. With the organization able to move freely again in the pacific, he was sent many times on intelligence gathering missions to mainland Japan, usually as the scientist Kashiwagi. This put him in position to weigh in when Rodan, Mothra, King Kong, Varan appeared. When the identity became too high-profile, he retired it to take the role of a Police Chief in order to report to Red Bamboo on Japan’s security. This post put him right in the path of Ghidorah’s destructive debut. In order to play these roles, Sarizawa received plastic surgery at the hands of Red Bamboo scientists and was fitted with a glass eye.

The years of Kaiju attacks took its toll on Sarizawa. Eventually he returned to Lechti Island. Being “home” allowed him to remove the troublesome glass eye, but Red Bamboo had a different vision for the tortured scientist. They pressed him into their security service as a Guard Captain.

Here’s where things get weird. Well, weirder. If all of Hirata’s characters are the same person then he has to have a daughter during this time. Due to the influx of Infant Islanders on Lechti Island, I submit that Sarizawa met one of these and began a forbidden romance. She became pregnant, whereupon he secured her release, or smuggled her to Japan. There she gave birth to a daughter and named her Katsura. I also think that it’s highly convenient that Godzilla appears asleep on Lechti Island waiting for reanimation. This is my second theory: because Godzilla had provided a way out for Sarizawa in the past, he thought he could use the monster as an escape plan from the Red Bamboo. Because the compound of the yellow berries was similar to the red ones from Pharo Island, and because he was familiar with that case, Sarizawa concocted a serum that he somehow managed to administer to Godzilla and render him unconscious. From there, he would be able to use a radio-controlled Titanosaurus to deliver the sleeping Godzilla to a cave on Lechti Island, where Sarizawa could awaken him at will.
Unfortunately for him, when the Yahlen sank of the coast of the island, the survivors awakened Godzilla ahead of schedule, leading to the destruction of the Red Bamboo base. Sarizawa made to escape with the leaders of his organization, but the Ebirah-repellant had been replaced with a non-functioning serum and the giant lobster destroyed their ship.

A Red Bamboo submarine operating in the area picked them up and delivered the survivors to the mainland. Though a few survived, the organization had been destroyed and the remnants disbanded. By now Sarizawa was well-practiced in assuming identities and took the name Fujisaki, a scientist.

He settled into his new life and, after his wife passed, began to raise his daughter on his own. However, when the UN created a team of oceanographers and meteorologists to study pacific weather patterns, he jumped at the chance to be close to Titanosaurus again. The group set up their experiment on Sollgel Island. Sarizawa volunteers to operate the radios, secretly searching for any sign of his dinosaur.

In a story now as old as, I imagine, this theory, Godzilla soon intervened in the experiment and the ensuing chaos destroyed the research station. The survivors found themselves on a raft in the ocean with a submarine bearing down on them. Sarizawa recognized the conn tower as his compatriots in Red Bamboo, but when he got on board he found instead a cadre of Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens.

The Aliens killed the others, but recognizing Sarizawa as the most brilliant and with the most experience with Godzilla, they spared him and provided him with a new life in Japan. As Dr. Miyajima. Sarizawa was supposed to be in their employ, but he found the methods of his new masters distasteful and purposely sabotaged their operations. Soon Godzilla destroyed Mechagodzilla, the Black Hole Planet 3 aliens were defeated, and Sarizawa sought to disappear into anonymity.

He took his final identity, Dr. Shinzo Mafune. His full life had made him tired and distrusting. He stopped going into public and his resentment of the scientific community grew. He blamed them for the tumultuous events of his past. Unbeknownst to him, the Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens had returned and were monitoring him. When a tragic accident during one of his Titanosaurus experiments claimed the life of his daughter Katsura, the aliens saw their chance and swept in to save her life with advanced cybernetics. Indebted to them, Sarizawa now saw no alternative but to go along with their plans. Soon he began to warm to the idea of taking revenge on the scientific community. His plans however soon attracted the eye of INTERPOL agents. Saraizawa was fatally wounded in a firefight between the agents and the aliens, and died alongside his beloved daughter.

Feb 14, 2018
Directed by Ishirō Honda
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Fumio Tanaka
Screenplay by Ei Ogawa
Starring Akira Kubo, Atsuko Takahashi, Yukiko Kobayashi, Kenji Sahara
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography by Taiichi Kankura
Edited by Masahisa Himi
Feb 5, 2018

Just for you, our impressions of the new Godzilla Anime, Planet of the Monsters!

Jan 30, 2018

Directed by Ishirō Honda

Directed by Ishirō Honda

Produced by Don Sharp

Screenplay by Ted Sherdeman

Starring Joseph Cotten, Cesar Romero, Richard Jaeckel, Patricia Medina, Akira Takarada, Linda Haynes

Music by Akira Ifukube

Cinematography Taiichi Kankura

Edited by Ume Takeda

Release date July 26, 1969 (Japan), December 1970 (United States)

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