Get Going! Godzilland (VHS 1994-1996)

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Get Going! Godzilland
The title card from episodes 3 and 4 of Get Going! Godzilland
Directed by Koichi Takada (episodes 3-4)
Written by Hiroshi Ishii (episodes 3-4)
Music by Takashi Fujiwara
Funded by Gakken
Production companies Episodes 1-2:
  • Toho Music Releasing
  • Film Magic (animator)
Episodes 3-4:
  • OBA Produce
  • Group Tac (animator)
Distributor Gakken Video
Genre(s) Children's, educational, comedy
Episodes 4
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Get Going! Godzilland (すすめ!ゴジランド,   Susume! Gojirando) is a series of four children's educational OVAs funded and released to VHS by Gakken. The first two, released in 1994, were produced by Toho Music Releasing and animated by Film Magic. The second two, released in 1996, were produced by OBA Produce and animated by Group Tac. The series uses Godzilla and other kaiju drawn in a super-deformed style to teach children about the hiragana syllabary, counting, addition, and subtraction. Its opening theme is "Godzilland".

Though the series is unavailable in English officially, Wakalan Translations uploaded fansubs for all four OVAs to YouTube from 2016 to 2019.[1]

Summary

Get Going! Godzilland is loosely based on the animated segments from Adventure! Godzilland, and focuses on a young Godzilla and his friends living together on Godzilland as they learn about various subjects. The first two OVAs were released in 1994, and focused on the hiragana alphabet and counting. The next two were released in 1996 and focused on addition and subtraction. The second pair of OVAs are notable for introducing more monsters as well as featuring live-action segments with Godzilla and his human sister, where he tells her about his childhood, shown through the animated segments.

In the show, Godzilla and the other monsters are portrayed as young children that live together as friends. They live on the island with Mothra, the only adult in the show, who acts a maternal figure to the other monsters while raising her two twin larvae. Godzilla frequently gets into arguments with his best friend Anguirus, which often drive the plot of the episodes. Mechagodzilla is portrayed as being very lonely and desperate to make friends. Because of this, Mechagodzilla tries to kidnap Godzilla's friends and force them to be his new friends, forcing Godzilla and the others to save them. Despite being seen as an antagonist, the mecha's lonely nature means that he often ends up being taken in by the others as a friend once those he captures are rescued.

Episodes

  1. "You Can Read! You Can Write! Hiragana"
  2. "You Can Count! Counting 1-2-3!"
  3. "Let's Play with Godzilla! Addition"
  4. "Let's Play with Godzilla! Subtraction"

Staff

Hiragana and Counting

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

  • Supervised by:  
    • Seinosuke Tanaka (Hiragana)
    • Tadashi Nakayama (Counting)
  • Music by   Takashi Fujiwara
  • Audio production by   Jinnan Studio
  • CG and animation by   Film Magic
  • Produced by   Toho Music Releasing
  • Planned and funded by   Gakken

Addition and Subtraction

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

  • Supervised by   Tadashi Nakayama
  • Animation director   Koichi Takada
  • Written by   Hiroshi Ishii
  • Music by   Takashi Fujiwara
  • Audio production by   Jinnan Studio
  • Wardrobe, hair, and makeup by   Miho Naito
  • CG and animation by   Group Tac
  • CG in association with   Satelight, Iwamizawa Ryokuseien
  • Produced by   OBA Produce
  • Planned and funded by   Gakken

Cast

Hiragana and Counting

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

Addition and Subtraction

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

Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, vehicles, and races

Gallery

Videos

Hiragana OVA with English subtitles (Part 1)
Hiragana OVA with English subtitles (Part 2)
Counting OVA with English subtitles (Part 1)
Counting OVA with English subtitles (Part 2)
Addition OVA with English subtitles
Subtraction OVA with English subtitles

Trivia

  • During the opening of the second two OVAs, Moguera can be seen holding an umbrella with a small ornament of a Mysterian hanging on it.
  • Though they appear in the intro to the second pair of OVAs, Gigan and Moguera never take a major role in the show.

References

This is a list of references for Get Going! Godzilland. 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. "Wakalan Translations". YouTube. Retrieved 29 April 2023.

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