Adventure! Godzilland (1992-1993)

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Adventure! Godzilland
Adventure! Godzilland
Air date 1992-1993
Presenter(s) TV Tokyo, Toho
Distributor Toho
Channel(s) TV Tokyo
Genre(s) Variety, comedy, trivia
Episodes 26

Adventure! Godzilland (冒険!ゴジランド,   Bōken! Gojirando) is a variety television series created to promote the 1992 and 1993 Godzilla films Godzilla vs. Mothra and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Adventure! Godzilland was created to promote the upcoming film Godzilla vs. Mothra. It aired weekly from October 1 to December 24, 1992 on TV Tokyo. The show was designed as a trivia show, featuring clips from the film as well as cast members, including the actresses who portrayed the Cosmos. The show introduced a song about doing gymnastics called "Godzilla So-Fa-Mi-Re-Do" that played during several episodes and was even released on various albums. Each episode lasted about 15 minutes.

In 1993, a second season entitled Adventure! Godzilland 2 (冒険!ゴジランド2,   Bōken! Gojirando Tsū) was aired to promote Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II. This show aired weekly from October 7 to December 30, and followed a similar format to the previous show. This show was sponsored by Bandai and featured numerous advertisements for their figures for the film. Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, and BabyGodzilla made live-action appearances on the show, along with several cast members. This series also notably introduced animated segments, featuring chibi kaiju based heavily on their designs from the 1984 Godzilland merchandise line. These animated segments would later be the basis for Gakken's Get Going! Godzilland OVAs.

Staff[edit | edit source]

Staff positions are taken from the first episode of the series' second season, and are therefore not representative of its complete run.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Hiroyuki Toyoshima, Koichi Koto
  • Produced by   Yoshihiro Mishima, Katsuhiko Ono, Nobuhiko Ishii
  • Theme song "Godzilla So-Fa-Mi-Re-Do"
    • Performed by   LaSalle Ishii, Ichiban Ujigami, Seifuku Kojo Iinkai
    • Written by   Ichiban Ujigami
    • Composed by   Hideki Aoki
    • Arranged by   Hideyuki Tsunoda
  • Ending theme "Godzilla's Sorrow"
    • Performed by   Buka-Buka
    • Written by   Toyohisa Araki
    • Composed by   Takashi Tsushima
    • Arranged by   Yoshio Tsuru
  • Cinematography by   Minoru Takamura
  • Edited by   Teiji Todoroki

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • LaSalle Ishii   as   Himself, host
  • Keiko Imamura, Sayaka Osawa   as   Cosmos
  • Buka-Buka   as   Themselves, guests
  • Akira Iriyama   as   Godzilla (voice)
  • Tatsuro Hoshiyama   as   Mechagodzilla (voice)
  • Ryu Hariken   as   Godzilla
  • Yuichi Okada   as   Mechagodzilla

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Live-action[edit | edit source]

Animated[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Episode 1 of Adventure! Godzilland 2

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Both Mechani-Kong and Maguma make a cameo in a drawing showing them both at the North Pole in the first episode of Adventure! Godzilland 2. This is a reference to how both kaiju appeared in the the Arctic and the Antarctic, respectively, in their debut films. In another episode, King Kong appears in a drawing, with Godzilla cowering as the giant ape kicks boulders at him.
  • Adventure! Godzilland 2 marked the first appearance of the Heisei Mechagodzilla and BabyGodzilla, airing months before Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II was released.

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