Agon: Atomic Dragon

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Agon: Atomic Dragon
Agon: Atomic Dragon
Air date January 2, 1968 - January 5, 1968
Produced by Jo Shiragami, Go Hiroshi
Distributed by Nippon Television
Channel(s) Fuji TV
Genre(s) Kaiju
Episodes 4

Agon (アゴン), also released under the titles Phantom Monster Agon (幻の怪獣アゴン,   Maboroshi no Kaijū Agon) and Giant Phantom Monster Agon (幻の大怪獣アゴン,   Maboroshi no Daikaijū Agon) and known internationally as Agon: Atomic Dragon, is a Japanese tokusatsu miniseries produced by Nippon Television that aired from January 2, 1968 to January 5, 1968 on Fuji TV. Created by prolific Toho screenwriter Shinichi Sekizawa, it featured a monster suit designed by Fuminori Ohashi, who was instrumental in the creation of the first Godzilla suit. In the 1980's, Toho Video edited its four episodes into a 96-minute film, which it released on VHS.

Plot

To be added.

Episodes

  1. "Agon Appears: Part One"
  2. "Agon Appears: Part Two"
  3. "Precarious Situation: Part One"
  4. "Precarious Situation: Part Two"

Staff

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

  • Directed by   Norio Mine (episodes 1-2), Fuminori Ohashi (episodes 3-4)
  • Written by   Shinichi Sekizawa (episodes 1-2), Kozo Uchida (episodes 3-4)
  • Produced by   Go Hiroshi
  • Executive Producing by   Jo Shiragami
  • Music by   Wataru Saito
  • Cinematography by   Takao Kawarazaki
  • Special Effects by   Fuminori Ohashi

Cast

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

  • Shinji Hirota   as   Goro Sumoto
  • Asao Matsumoto   as   Detective Yamato
  • Yasuhiko Shima   as   Dr. Ukyo
  • Akemi Sawa   as   Satsuki Shizukawa
  • Yoshihiro Kobayashi   as   Monta
  • Etsuji Azuma   as   Agon

Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races

  • TBA

Video Releases

King Records DVD (2005)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 2
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special Features: Audio commentary, interviews

TC Entertainment Blu-Ray (2017)

  • Region: A/1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special Features: None
  • Notes: Cropped to 1.78:1.

Trivia

  • Although four episodes of Agon: Atomic Dragon were complete by 1964, Toho used the no-compete clause in creator Shinichi Sekizawa's contract to prevent them from being broadcast for four years, citing Agon's resemblance to Godzilla.[1]

References

This is a list of references for Agon: Atomic Dragon. 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. Kevin Derendorf. Kaiju for Hipsters: 101 "Alternative" Giant Monster Movies. Maser Press. p. 60. 2018. ISBN: 9781983293771.

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