Godzilla Island

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Godzilla Island
Genre Tokusatsu
Kaiju
Superhero
Science fiction
Developed by Toho
Written by Takahiko Masuda
Directed by Shun Mizutani
Narrated by Yutaka Aoyama
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 256 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 3 minutes
Release
Original network TV Tokyo
Original release October 6, 1997 (1997-10-06) – September 30, 1998 (1998-09-30)
Chronology
Preceded by Zone Fighter

Godzilla Island (ゴジラアイランド, Gojira Airando) was a television show spinoff of the Godzilla franchise. It premiered on October 6, 1997, and ran for a total of 256 three-minute episodes, finishing on September 30, 1998.

Set in 2097, most of Earth's kaiju (monsters) live on an island out in the Pacific Ocean called Godzilla Island, which is monitored by G-Guard. The creatures living on the island include Godzilla, Godzilla Junior, Mothra, Mothra Leo, Rodan, Fire Rodan, King Ghidorah, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla (Heisei version), Anguirus, Gigan, Hedorah, Destoroyah, Baragon, King Caesar, Moguera, Megalon, Battra, SpaceGodzilla, Gorosaurus, Kamacuras and Jet Jaguar. Torema and Zaguresu's kaiju (or monsters) include a black-coloured Mechagodzilla (Showa version), a fully mechanical King Ghidorah (called Hyper-Mecha King Ghidorah), a new version of Hedorah (called Neo Hedorah), Kumasogami (titled Dororin in the show), Jigora (A species of kaiju from Torema's planet that look like pallette swaps of Godzilla Junior), a powered up version of SpaceGodzilla, a different version of Fake Godzilla, Proto Moguera (Which resembles the original Moguera from The Mysterians) and Gororin (a sentient ball-shaped cactus). One kaiju that did not appear in a Godzilla movie, a miniature version of Dogora, also appears for a few episodes, working with Zaguresu. For some unknown reason, Kumonga, Ebirah, Varan, Manda (kaiju), original Mechagodzilla, Titanosaurus (Godzilla), King Kong, Gabara, Minilla, Biollante, Daidako, Daikondoru, and Shockiras were not included. None of the Showa or Heisei era kaiju from Toho's other non-Godzilla movies appear in this either. Also due to time of release, none of the Millennium Shin or MonsterVerse era kaiju nor Zilla (TriStar Godzilla) and it's offspring make appearances either.

An unusually large number of tie-in toys were produced for this series by Bandai, because this series was, in fact, created through the use of action figures.

A CD of theme music, mostly composed by Akira Ifukube, was released in 1997 by Polygram entitled 'Welcome To Godzilla Island'.

In 2007, a 4-disc DVD set including every episode of the show was released in Japan at a price of 16000 yen (approx. $160).

Cast[edit]

G-Guard Commander: Jiro Dan
Lucas: Kenichiro Shimamura
Torema: Maimi Okuwa
Zaguresu, Xilien: Naoko Aizawa
Narrator: Yutaka Aoyama

Episodes[edit]

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