Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996)

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Gamera Films
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
Gamera 2: Attack of Legion
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris
Kadokawa Pictures (Daiei Motion Picture Company)Slash.pngToho Company, Limited Monster Movie
The Japanese poster for Gamera 2: Attack of Legion
Gamera 2: Attack of Legion
Alternate Titles
Flagicon Japan.png Gamera 2: Legion Invasion (1996)
Flagicon United States.png Gamera: Attack of Legion (DVD 2003)
See alternate titles
Directed by Shusuke Kaneko
Produced by Miyuki Nanri, Naoki Sato, Tsutomu Tsuchikawa
Written by Kazunori Ito
Music by Kow Otani
Distributor TohoJP,
Rating Not Rated
Box Office ¥700,000,000[1]
Running Time 99 minutes
(1 hour, 39 minutes)
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
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Who will be extinct, Japan, or Legion? (消滅するのは、日本か、レギオンか。)

— Tagline

Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (ガメラ2 レギオン襲来,   Gamera Tsū Region Shūrai, lit. Gamera 2: Legion Invasion) is a 1996 tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Daiei Motion Picture Company and the tenth entry in the Gamera series, as well as the second entry in Shusuke Kaneko's Heisei Gamera trilogy and the second Gamera film to be distributed by Toho.


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


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

  • Toshiyuki Nagashima   as   Colonel Watarase
  • Miki Mizuno   as   Midori Honami
  • Mitsuru Fukikoshi   as   Obitsu
  • Ayako Fujitani   as   Asagi Kusanagi
  • Tamotsu Ishibashi   as   Hanatani
  • Hiroyuki Okita   as   Sasai
  • Yukijiro Hotaru   as   Osako
  • Yusuke Kawazu   as   Nojiri
  • Hatsunori Hasegawa   as   Colonel Satake
  • Tomorowo Taguchi   as   Subway Driver
  • Ishi Rasale   as   NTT Worker
  • Akira Ohashi   as   Gamera
  • Mizuho Yoshida and Toshinori Sasaki   as   Mother Legion
  • Tomohiko Akayama   as   Soldier Legion
  • Yuji Kobayashi   as   Soldier Legion
  • Yoshiyuki Watanabe   as   Soldier Legion
  • Akihiro Nakata   as   Soldier Legion

English Dub

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

  • Jay Hickman   as   Colonel Watarase
  • Shelley Calene-Black   as   Midori Honami
  • Chris Patton   as   Obitsu
  • Illich Guardiola   as   Hanatani
  • Luci Christian   as   Asagi Kusanagi
  • Rob Mungle   as   Colonel Satake



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Main article: Gamera 2: Attack of Legion/Gallery.


Main article: Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Gamera 2: Legion Invasion (Literal Japanese title)
  • Gamera 2: The Real Guardian of the Universe (Early English title)
  • G2: Gamera vs. Legion (Early English title)
  • Gamera 2: Advent of Legion (Alternate English title)
  • Gamera 2: Assault of the Legion (English Japanese title)
  • Gamera 2: Assault of Legion (Japanese 4K Blu-ray English title)
  • Gamera: Attack of Legion (U.S. DVD Title)
  • Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (U.S. Blu-ray Title)

Theatrical Releases

Video Releases

ADV Films DVD (2003)

  • Region: 1
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (5.1 Surround), English (5.1 Surround)
  • Special Features: Interview with Shinji Higuchi (32 minutes), two press conferences (7 minutes), six trailers, ten TV spots, behind the scenes footage (3 minutes), Yubari Fantasy Film Festival premiere (6 minutes), footage from the film's opening day in Japanese theaters (4 minutes), Gamera Promotional Events featurette (5 minutes), outtakes (4 minutes; dubbing gags rather than on-set mistakes), Lake Texarkana Gamera (13-minute gag dub of the film)
  • Notes: A full-length version of the Lake Texarkana Gamera dub is available on a 2004 re-release packaged with Gamera: Guardian of the Universe and Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris in the Gamera Complete DVD Collection. Out of print.

Mill Creek Blu-ray (2011)

Mill Creek DVD (2014) [Gamera: Legacy Collection]

Kadokawa Blu-ray (2016) [Heisei Gamera 4K Digital Restoration Blu-ray Box]

  • Region: A/1
  • Discs: 6
  • Audio: Japanese (DTS HD 5.1 Surround and DTS HD 2 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special Features: Two "Special Contents" discs consisting of over 760 minutes of bonus footage for all four Heisei Gamera films; 200-page "G I-III SFX & Art Photographs" booklet featuring 750 unreleased photos from the Heisei Gamera trilogy; 32-page "G I-IV Complement Books" booklet featuring interviews, plot summaries, Laserdisc cover artwork, and more for all four Heisei Gamera films
  • Notes: Packaged with Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, and Gamera the Brave.

Box Office

The film did fairly well, with a gross of $6,500,000.


Gamera 2: Attack of Legion is considered one of the best Gamera films, and is highly favored by fans. The film has an audience percentage of 84%, with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5, on the movie reviewing site Rotten Tomatoes.[2] It also has a score of 7.3 out of 10 on IMDb.[3]


Japanese trailers and TV spots
Clip from the A.D.Vision redneck dub

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2 months ago
Score 0
I watched this film recently after not seeing it for years... and honestly, I was quite underwhelmed. The special effects are great, the monster designs are awesome, and the soundtrack is good. But I found the story and the characters to be lacking. The story is another alien invasion story, and while that's not bad, it isn't as unique or interesting to me as 1 and 3. That's one of the weaknesses of Godzilla's Showa era for me, the constant overuse of an alien invasion, and I was glad Heisei Godzilla steered away from that. The characters were bland. Asagi was underutilized, basically being like Miki from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, and the only other character I can remember is one dude that was played by the same actor who played Professor Omae in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, and that's the only reason why I remember him. The rest were just soldiers and there's this one lady who I guess is supposed to be the protagonist but she's just kind of there. Suddenly, half-way through the movie, it's revealed she has some connection with one of the soldier dudes and I'm just like "....Ok?". And the ending feels rushed. First, I think the mana blast happened too early. The final battle was too short for me, I wanted to see more. Second, it's revealed in 3 that the blast had dire consequences, but it doesn't feel like a last resort. Gamera isn't at his lowest point or beat to a pulp. He isn't forced to do it. It just feels like something he pulls out of his ass. It doesn't feel like he needs to do it to kill Legion yet, it just feels like he did it just because he wanted to get it over with. Third, after the mana blast, it basically just ends. We see him fly off, and then Asagi tells us something and it suddenly just ends with his roar. Like what?! Slow down! Now don't jump to conclusions, I don't dislike it. I thought it was just "pretty good". I much preferred Guardian of the Universe to this.


28 months ago
Score 0
Awesome movie and entertaining fights! Gamera is very powerful here!


28 months ago
Score 0
Awesome! Yeah! Best Gamera Movie EVER!