Chibi Godzilla Raids Again (TV 2023-)

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Chibi Godzilla Raids Again
Key art for Chibi Godzilla Raids Again's second season
Key art for Chibi Godzilla Raids Again
Air date Season 1:
  • April 1 - June 24, 2023
  • April 11 - July 3, 2023NA
Season 2:
  • April 3, 2024 - present
  • April 10, 2024 - presentNA
Directed by Taketo Shinkai
Producer(s) Keiji Ota et al.
Written by Taketo Shinkai, Yuki Hirokawa
Music by Yoshitake Wada; Akira Ifukube (stock)
Funded by Toho
Production company Pie in the sky Inc.
Channel(s) Television:YouTube:
Episodes 13 (season 1)
This is a story of encounters and counterattacks... (これは、出会いと逆襲の物語ー)
„ 

— Season 1 tagline

They're cute and a little eccentric. (かわいくてクセが強めのヤツばかり。)
„ 

— Season 2 tagline

Chibi Godzilla Raids Again (ちびゴジラの逆襲,   Chibi Gojira no Gyakushū, lit. "Chibi Godzilla's Counterattack") is an animated children's television series directed by Taketo Shinkai, who co-wrote it with Yuki Hirokawa. Funded by Toho with animation by Pie in the sky Inc., it is the second series based on Chiharu Sakazaki's Chibi Godzilla character, after the two-season web show I'm Home! Chibi Godzilla. The series stars the voices of Jun Fukuyama, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Takuya Eguchi, and Rie Takahashi. Each episode is two minutes and 40 seconds long.

The first season of Chibi Godzilla Raids Again aired on TV Tokyo's Eeny Meeny Miney Mo timeslot every Saturday from April 1 to June 24, 2023. Episodes were also made available on YouTube for one week starting the day they aired on television,[a] and permanently on several other platforms one week later. English-subtitled versions were posted on the GODZILLA OFFICIAL by TOHO YouTube channel every Monday from April 11 to July 3.[1] A second season of the show premiered as a segment of the TV Tokyo variety show OhaSta on April 3, 2024, and on YouTube immediately thereafter.[2] Episodes will air every Wednesday for a full year. English-subtitled versions will also once again be posted to the GODZILLA OFFICIAL channel, this time on every Wednesday from April 10 onward.[3]

Descriptions

Season 1
One day, Chibi Godzilla, who lives on Monster Island, found Chibi Mechagodzilla washed up on the shore. The pair's meeting begins an everyday life beyond human understanding for these chibi monsters with abundant personalities! Don't miss the astonishing wars of words contained in these 160-second volumes! This is a story of encounters and counterattacks...[4]
Season 2
The next Godzilla, which the whole world has been waiting for, is a short TV animation series that no one expected! With an all-star cast of voice actors, the series portrays the too-loose daily lives of the super-eccentric little monsters. Will Chibi Godzilla be able to become a great monster like his father, Godzilla? Brace for the impact of bite-size monster entertainment![3]

Episodes

Key
Denotes release dates that are assumed but not confirmed
No. Title Written by Air date
Overall Season Japanese English
Season 1
1 1 "Chibi Godzilla of Monster Island" Taketo Shinkai 04/01/2023 04/11/2023
2 2 "The Three-Headed Scary God, Chibi Ghidorah" 04/08/2023 04/17/2023
3 3 "The Resplendent Maiden, Chibi Mothra" Taketo Shinkai,
Yuki Hirokawa
04/15/2023 04/24/2023
4 4 "The Ruler of the Skies, Chibi Rodan" 04/22/2023 05/01/2023
5 5 "Monster Study Session" 04/29/2023 05/08/2023
6 6 "The Roaring Dragon, Chibi Anguirus" 05/06/2023 05/15/2023
7 7 "All Chibi Monsters Attack" 05/13/2023 05/22/2023
8 8 "The Sage of Grudges, Chibi Hedorah" 05/20/2023 05/29/2023
9 9 "The Bewitching Rose, Chibi Biollante" 05/27/2023 06/05/2023
10 10 "Chibi Godzilla's Second Form" 06/03/2023 06/12/2023
11 11 "An All-Chibi Monster Chorus" 06/10/2023 06/19/2023
12 12 "The War at Low Tide" 06/17/2023 06/26/2023
13 13 "A Mighty Monster's Instinct" 06/24/2023 07/03/2023
Season 2
14 1 "Shin Chibi Godzilla" Taketo Shinkai,
Yuki Hirokawa
04/03/2024 04/10/2024
15 2 "Chibi Minilla is a Big Girl" 04/10/2024 04/17/2024
16 3 "Smartphones Are Handy" 04/17/2024 04/24/2024
17 4 "The Monster Island Godzillars" Taketo Shinkai 04/24/2024 05/01/2024
18 5 "Chibi Ghidorah Can't Get Along" Taketo Shinkai,
Yuki Hirokawa
05/01/2024 05/08/2024
19 6 "Chibi Mothra's Secret Hobby" 05/08/2024 05/15/2024
20 7 "Chibi Monsters of the Sky" 05/15/2024 05/22/2024
21 8 "Chibi Godzilla Has the May Blues?" 05/22/2024 05/29/2024
22 9 "Manager Chibi Gabara" 05/29/2024 06/05/2024
23 10 "Shobijin Slump" 06/05/2024 06/12/2024
24 11 "Dear Dad" 06/12/2024 06/19/2024
25 12 "Chibi Minilla's First Errand"[5] TBA 06/19/2024 06/26/2024

Staff

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

  • Directed by   Taketo Shinkai
  • Written by   Taketo Shinkai, Yuki Hirokawa
  • Executive producer   Keiji Ota
  • Animation producers   Junichi Endo, Yuji Nikaido
  • Music by   Yoshitake Wada
  • "Godzilla's Theme" and "Battle in Outer Space" composed by   Akira Ifukube
  • Music produced by   Tateki Kobayashi
  • Sound production by   Takuro Okada
  • Edited by   Mahiro Oyama
  • Opening animated by   Hironobu Sakai
  • Character designer   Chiharu Sakazaki

Season 1 only

Season 2 only

Cast

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

Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, vehicles, and races

Development and production

According to its trailer, planning for the first season lasted 10 months and production took about half a year.

Marketing

On March 1, 2023, the Chibi Godzilla Twitter account posted a series of teasers with the phrase "Raids Again!!!!!!" and a date of March 2.[6] The announcement of Chibi Godzilla Raids Again followed the next day, along with key art, comments from the cast,[7] and a final teaser video.[8] A promotion was also launched until March 9 for five participants to win a B2-size poster autographed by the cast.[9] The Chibi Godzilla Twitter teased another news drop on March 16,[10] leading to the release of a full trailer the next day.[11]

From March 20 to 26, a 10th anniversary TOHO animation banner including Chibi Godzilla Raids Again was hung in Akihabara Station.[12] Yet another Twitter teaser was posted on March 23,[13] revealed the next day to be an interview video with Chibi Godzilla voice actor Jun Fukuyama.[14] A short promotional animation was also screened in TOHO Cinemas beginning March 24.[15] From March 25 to 26, Chibi Godzilla Raids Again had a presence at AnimeJapan 2023, including a greetable Chibi Godzilla mascot, a screening of the main trailer, and a large display alongside Godzilla Battle Line.[16] Following the series' premiere, a Twitter campaign was launched from April 1 to 11 in collaboration with the Okashi no Machioka candy store for five participants to win an assortment of confections and a copy of Do Your Best, Chibi Godzilla.[17] The Chibi Godzilla Twitter also launched its own campaign from April 2 to 9 for one participant to win an autograph from Fukuyama.[18]

Chibi Godzilla Raids Again-related social media icons were made available for download every Monday after an episode aired,[19] and phone wallpapers every Tuesday after an episode aired.[20]

Gallery

Screenshots

Trailer

Marketing

Merchandise

Miscellaneous

Internet

Soundtrack

Main article: Chibi Godzilla Raids Again/Soundtrack.

Streaming

Episodes of Chibi Godzilla Raids Again are made available to stream in Japan on the following platforms, one week after their television airing:

Purchase

  • ABEMA
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Anime Hodai
  • Bandai Channel
  • d Anime Store
  • d Anime Store Nico Nico Branch
  • d Anime Store for Prime Video
  • DMM TV
  • Flat Douga
  • FOD
  • Hulu
  • J:COM On-Demand
  • milplus
  • Nico Nico Channel
  • TELASA
  • TELASA (au Smart Pass Premium)
  • U-NEXT

Rental

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Bandai Channel
  • HAPPY! Douga
  • J:COM On-Demand
  • milplus
  • music.jp
  • Nico Nico Channel
  • TELASA
  • Video Market
  • VIDEX

Chibi Monster Karuta

As a promotion for the show, a series of short videos entitled Chibi Monster Karuta (ちび怪獣かるた,   Chibi Kaijū Karuta) began being posted to social media. Each one is in the style of a Japanese karuta card, representing a different kana from the Japanese syllabary and containing a Chibi Godzilla-related phrase that begins with that syllable. The monster represented on each card varies, and each video is narrated by that monster's voice actor from Chibi Godzilla Raids Again.

Cards
Kana Monster Phrase
"A" kana
あ (a) Chibi Godzilla Angirasu moshi taberu nara miso nikomi
"If you need to eat Anguirus, stew him in miso."
い (i) Ikkai, moe to kokka?
"Can we burn something down, just once?"
う (u) Chibi Mechagodzilla Uso ka makoto ka tanni denchi de ugoiteiru yo
"True or false: I run on C batteries."
え (e) Chibi Godzilla Eigaka! ...Kato omoi kiya shōto anime da!!
"A movie! ...I thought it was just a short anime!!"
お (o) Ōkina kitai ha shinai de ne
"Don't have too great of expectations."
"Ka" kana
か (ka) Chibi Godzilla Kanari semeteru jikaku wa aru yo
"I'm aware I'm pretty aggressive."
き (ki) Chibi Biollante Kirei da ne, nante uso osshai
"I'm beautiful? You must be lying."
く (ku) Chibi Mechagodzilla Kuriketto kyōgi jinkō san'oku nin
"There are 3 million cricket players."
け (ke) Chibi Mothra Ke ga… ke ga… detemasu….
"My hair… my hair… is sticking up…."
こ (ko) Chibi Hedorah ni no natsu ga ichiban tanoshī rashī nō
"Your second summer of high school seems to be the most fun."
"Sa" kana
さ (sa) Chibi Ghidorah kono keiyakusho ni sain o shite... ne?
"Now just sign this contract, okay?"
し (shi) Chibi Godzilla "Shio Radon" "tare Radon" nara "tare Radon"
"Between 'salty Rodan' and 'tare Rodan,' I'll take 'tare Rodan.'"
す (su) Sumiso de aete miyō kana
"Maybe I'll try dressing him with vinegared miso."
せ (se) Chibi Hedorah Sekushī satte no wa naimen kara detekuru nja
"They say sexiness comes from the inside."
そ (so) Chibi Mechagodzilla Sore ga Kaijū-tō no yarikata ka-!
"That's the way it works on Monster Island?!"
"A" kana collection
"Ka" kana collection
"Sa" kana collection

Videos

Main article: Chibi Godzilla Raids Again/Videos.

Trivia

External links

Notes

  1. The episodes were temporarily unprivated on YouTube leading up to the second season.
  2. Different from the Atsushi Takahashi who directed Godzilla Singular Point.

References

This is a list of references for Chibi Godzilla Raids Again. 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. ""Chibi Godzilla Raids Again" to Debut on Godzilla YouTube Channel". Godzilla.com. 7 April 2023.
  2. @chibigodzi (7 March 2024). "☆★━━━━

    ショートTVアニメ
    『#ちびゴジラの逆襲』続編決定!
    4月3日(水)朝7:05より
    テレビ東京系列
    #おはスタ 番組内にて放送スタート!
    放送期間はなんと…1年間!

               ━━━━☆★

    #ちびゴジラ #ゴジラ #Godzilla #ゴジラマイナスワン"
    . X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "'Chibi Godzilla Raids Again' S2 Coming to the Godzilla YouTube Channel April 10". Godzilla.com. Retrieved 29 March 2024.
  4. "ゴジラシリーズ最新作!ちびゴジラの逆襲". Chibi Godzilla Raids Again. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  5. "あらすじ" [Summaries]. Chibi Godzilla Raids Again. Retrieved 12 June 2024.
  6. @chibigodzi (1 March 2023). "𝟑/𝟐(𝐓𝐡𝐫)𝟏𝟖:𝟎𝟎 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐀𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧!!!!!". Twitter.
  7. @chibigodzi (2 March 2023). "ゴジラシリーズ最新作 TVアニメ『#ちびゴジラの逆襲』 4/1(土)朝7時より放送開始 #福山潤 #松岡禎丞 #江口拓也 #高橋李依 #下野紘 #立木文彦 #沢城みゆき #上田麗奈 #鬼頭明里 「これは、出会いと逆襲の物語ー」". Twitter.
  8. @chibigodzi (2 March 2023). "ゴジラシリーズ最新作 TVアニメ『#ちびゴジラの逆襲』 ティザーPV公開中 #福山潤 #松岡禎丞 #江口拓也 #高橋李依 #下野紘 #立木文彦 #沢城みゆき #上田麗奈 #鬼頭明里 「これは、出会いと逆襲の物語ー」". Twitter.
  9. @chibigodzi (2 March 2023). "TVアニメ『#ちびゴジラの逆襲』 サイン入りポスタープレゼント🎁 #福山潤 #松岡禎丞 #江口拓也 #高橋李依 #下野紘 #立木文彦 #沢城みゆき #上田麗奈 #鬼頭明里 のサイン入りポスターが当たる✨ 🔽応募方法🔽". Twitter.
  10. @chibigodzi (16 March 2023). "𝟑/𝟏𝟕(𝐅𝐑𝐈) 𝟏𝟖:𝟎𝟎 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐀𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧!!!! #ちびゴジラの逆襲 #ゴジラ #Godzilla". Twitter.
  11. @chibigodzi (17 March 2023). "ゴジラシリーズ最新作 TVアニメ『#ちびゴジラの逆襲』 本予告 📺 4/1(土)朝7時より放送開始 📡You Tube・各PF配信も決定 「これは、出会いと逆襲の物語ー」 #ゴジラ #Godzilla". Twitter.
  12. @chibigodzi (20 March 2023). "秋葉原駅に #ちびゴジラ の凛々しい広告が登場🎊 #Tohoanimation 10周年記念広告がJR秋葉原駅中央改札内に掲出中!🗓️本日から3/26(日)まで お近くにお越しの際は是非、ご覧ください!#ちびゴジラの逆襲". Twitter.
  13. @chibigodzi (23 March 2023). "𝟑/𝟐𝟒(𝐅𝐑𝐈)𝟏𝟐:𝟎𝟎 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐀𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧!!!! #ちびゴジラの逆襲 #ちびゴジラ #ゴジラ #Godzilla(※本日正午に新PVを解禁致します。)". Twitter.
  14. @chibigodzi (23 March 2023). "TVアニメ『#ちびゴジラの逆襲』#福山潤 インタビューPV公開‼️ ちびゴジラ役を演じる主演・福山 潤が赤裸々に作品を語る。「 世界中の子どもたちに笑顔を届けたいですね 」". Twitter.
  15. @chibigodzi (23 March 2023). "#TOHOシネマズ ×『#ちびゴジラの逆襲』上映前映像リニューアル🎊 #ちびゴジラ の上映前映像がリニューアル❣ 3/24(金)より全国のTOHOシネマズにて上映🎥 ▼カウントダウンムービー公開▼". Twitter.
  16. @chibigodzi (26 March 2023). "#AnimeJapan ありがとうございました! #ちびゴジラ 着ぐるみ 巨大ビジョンでの本予告上映 巨大キービジュアル展示 などお楽しみ頂けましたか?TVアニメ『#ちびゴジラの逆襲 』はいよいよ4/1(土)朝7時よりテレビ東京にて放送📺 #ちびゴジラの逆襲をどうぞよろしくお願い致します!". Twitter.
  17. @okashi_machioka (31 March 2023). "ゴジラシリーズ最新作📺TVアニメ #ちびゴジラの逆襲 (@chibigodzi) × おかしのまちおか🍫🍭 コラボキャンペーン✨ 🍭@okashi_machioka をフォロー&RTで応募完了!ちびゴジラ絵本📕とお菓子詰め合わせ🍪を抽選で5名様にプレゼント🎁 ⏰4/11(火)〆 ご応募お待ちしております🍬". Twitter.
  18. @chibigodzi (2 April 2023). "第1話放送記念キャストサイン色紙プレゼントCP 🎁抽選で1️⃣名様にちびゴジラ役 #福山潤 さんのサイン色紙をプレゼント❗️ ☑️参加方法 ①このアカウントをフォロー ②このツイートをRT 皆様のご応募お待ちしております🙏 #ちびゴジラの逆襲". Twitter.
  19. @chibigodzi (2 April 2023). "SNSアイコンプレゼント 放送後、毎週月曜日にSNS用アイコンをプレゼント❗️ 第1話「怪獣島のちびゴジラ」 是非ダウンロードしてください👏 🔽ダウンロードはこちら🔽 https://godzilla.store/chibigodzilla/... #ちびゴジラの逆襲". Twitter.
  20. @chibigodzi (4 April 2023). "スマホ用壁紙プレゼント 放送後、毎週火曜日に スマホ用壁紙をプレゼント📷". Twitter.
  21. "ABOUT". Pie in the sky. Retrieved 2 March 2023.

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