Adventure! Godzilland (1992-1993)
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 was aired to promote Bōken! Gojirando Tsū)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]
- Mothra (larva and imago)
- King Ghidorah
- Mecha-King Ghidorah
- Mechani-Kong [drawing]
- Maguma [drawing]
- King Kong [drawing]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
King Kong kicks boulders at Godzilla in a drawing
Videos[edit | edit source]
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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