Giant Monsters Appear in Tokyo (1998)

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Giant Monsters Appear in Tokyo
The Japanese poster for Giant Monsters Appear in Tokyo
Directed by Takeshi Miyasaka
Producer(s) Masao Kimura, Yasuhiko Furusato, Atsushi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Tsuji
Written by Masaru Nakamura
Music by Daisuke Suzuki
Distributor Shochiku
Running time 102 minutes
(1 hour, 42 minutes)
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
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Giant Monsters Appear in Tokyo (大怪獣東京に現わる,   Daikaijū Tōkyō ni Arawaru) is a 1998 kaiju comedy film co-produced by Yoshimoto Kogyo, Marubeni, and Tokyu Agency. Shochiku released it to Japanese theaters on September 26, 1998.[1]

Plot[edit | edit source]

A devastating earthquake rocks the Kanto region as a fire-breathing dinosaur attacks Tokyo and a flying turtle devastates Fukuoka. As their rampages continue, it becomes clear that they will meet in Fukui Prefecture. With the JSDF helpless and U.S. aircraft carriers capsized by a tsunami triggered by the earthquake, the residents of Mikuni Town must decide where to evacuate. Neither monster appears onscreen in the film; instead, their activities are conveyed through a series of news reports.

Staff[edit | edit source]

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

  • Directed by   Takeshi Miyasaka
  • Written by   Masaru Nakamura
  • Produced by   Masao Kimura, Yasuhiko Furusato, Atsushi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Tsuji
  • Music by   Daisuke Suzuki
  • Cinematography by   Masaaki Sakae
  • Edited by   Masaru Nakamura
  • Production design by   Junichi Muto
  • Assistant directing by   Atsushi Yamamura

Cast[edit | edit source]

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

  • Kaori Momoi
  • Urotaro Honda
  • Kazue Tsunogae
  • Yumi Nishiyama
  • Jun Ueno
  • Yumi Yoshiyuki
  • Kyosuke Kashiwaya
  • Kei Takyo
  • Asami Sawaki
  • Atsushi Okuno   as   Jun, lead singer of "Summertime"
  • Ritsu Saito   as   Rose, "Summertime" guitarist
  • Masamichi Nakayama   as   Gumbo, "Summertime" drummer
  • Tsun Tsuji   as   Conta, "Summertime" bassist
  • Shiho Kuramae
  • Tomorowo Taguchi
  • Riki Takeuchi
  • Tomoyuki Masuko
  • Tatsumi Hiroka
  • Yudai Ishiyama
  • Teruko Hanahara
  • Hideo Takamatsu
  • Yuki Hirano
  • Rin Sakiyama
  • Yuko Oshima   as   Festival girl

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

  • Lizard-type monster (mentioned, poster)
  • Flying turtle-type monster (mentioned, poster)

Weapons, vehicles, and races[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Giant Monsters Appear in Tokyo/Gallery.

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

Video releases[edit | edit source]

M3 Entertainment VHS (1999)

  • Tapes: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special features: None

M3 Entertainment DVD (2000)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: None

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Giant Monsters Appear in Tokyo. 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. 1.0 1.1 Kevin Derendorf (2018). Kaiju For Hipsters: 101 "Alternate" Giant Monster Movies. Maser Press. p. 206. ISBN 9781983293771.


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