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The Satsuma in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Subtitle(s) Special Purpose Submarine
(特殊潜航艇,   Tokushusenkōtei)
Length 6 meters[1]
Weight 880 metric tons[1]
Targets Godzilla
Piloted by Taizo Tachibana
First appearance Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

The Satsuma (さつま) is a military submarine which appears in the 2001 Godzilla film, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack.


Millennium Series

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

The Satsuma first appears at the beginning of the film when it is sent to find a lost U.S. submarine near Guam. Near the wreckage of the sub, the Satsuma spots the glowing dorsal fins of Godzilla. Later, Admiral Taizo Tachibana takes command of the Satsuma and attempts to hit Godzilla with a D-03 Missile. The first missile, fired by Commander Yutaka Hirose from a sister sub, accidentally hits King Ghidorah instead, and the Satsuma is soon swallowed by Godzilla. Later on, Tachibana manages to fire a D-03 Missile through Godzilla's neck from the inside, opening a gaping wound. Godzilla attempts to use his atomic breath, but it fires out of the wound in his neck instead. Eventually, the sub manages to escape through the wound before Godzilla makes a final attempt to use his atomic breath, only to explode just as he tries to fire a blast of his atomic breath at the escaping Satsuma.


GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse

The Satsuma was one of the vehicles constructed by humanity to combat the kaiju overrunning the globe.




This is a list of references for Satsuma. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. Village Books. p. 274. 28 September 2012. ISBN: 4-864-91013-8.


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