Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji

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Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji (ゴジラ迎撃作戦,   Gojira Geigeki Sakusen, lit. "Godzilla Interception Operation") is an attraction in the Nijigen no Mori theme park on Awaji Island, Japan. It opened on October 10, 2020, with four components: a theater playing an exclusive short film, a zipline leading guests into the mouth of a massive Godzilla statue, a shooting game, and the Museum of Godzilla. A Godzilla Singular Point-themed collaboration was announced on the official Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji Twitter account.[1]

Short film

Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji original attraction video
Hirona Yamazaki in the Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji attraction video
Directed by Kazuhiro Nakagawa
Producer Keiji Ota et al.
Written by Kazuhiro Nakagawa
Music by Yuji Iwamoto
Funded by Nijigen no Mori, Toho
Production company Cine Bazar
Running time 7 minutes[2]

Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji features a seven-minute attraction video,[2] written and directed by Kazuhiro Nakagawa, which explains how Godzilla became interred on Awaji Island. He first attacked the island at the beginning of the Meiji era, coming ashore during a typhoon. When he returned during the 21st century, the JSDF lured him to Nijigen no Mori. Explosives planted in the ground kept him in place long enough for them to fire a drug-infused missile into his mouth, rendering him immobile. The National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster (NIGOD) was established to monitor him.

Staff

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

  • Directed by   Kazuhiro Nakagawa
  • Written by   Kazuhiro Nakagawa
  • Executive producer   Keiji Ota
  • Produced by   Yoshihiro Sato, Yoshiki Soejima
  • CG producer   Hiromasa Inoue
  • Music by   Yuji Iwamoto
  • Cinematography by   Yutaka Adachi
  • Edited by   Tatsuma Furukawa
  • Production design by   Akira Sakamoto
  • First assistant director   Kensei Nakayama
  • CG supervisor   Satoru Sasaki

Cast

  • Hirona Yamazaki
  • Satoru Matsuo
  • Shunsuke Nakata
  • Ozaki Usoh
  • Yuki Ito
  • Takuya Nakayama
  • Shoji Omiya
  • Asami Ito
  • Satoshi Iwago
  • Kohei Arakawa
  • Katsuhiro Shimamoto
  • Kenji Kawahara
  • Masatoshi Kihara
  • Ryo Kiuchi
  • Misaki Yoshimoto
  • Noboyuki Naito
  • Osamu Hamanaka
  • Harumi Kasai
  • Hakaru Sekiguchi
  • Keigo Iwasaki
  • Takahiro Sakai
  • Satoshi Kuwabara
  • Jun Hashizume as narrator (voice)

Godzilla statue

The Nijigen no Mori Godzilla statue is based on his appearance in Shin Godzilla. At 20 meters tall, 25 meters wide, and 55 meters long, it is the largest Godzilla statue in the world.[3] Two ziplines allow guests to glide into the monster's mouth. The Godzilla Store began selling a vinyl figure based on this statue at the end of 2020.

Shooting game

In a booth to the right of the statue, guests can take aim at hostile Godzilla cells.

Museum of Godzilla

The first permanent Godzilla museum includes displays of models, X-Plus and S.H. MonsterArts figures, and props from the films. It opened on August 8, 2020.[4] The museum has a rotating exhibit space that has featured a Godzilla vs. Kong display in the fall of 2021, a Gigan 50th Anniversary exhibit which opened in March 2022, and a Mechagodzilla exhibit running from December 2022 to June 2023.

Tokusatsu Studio

Introduced in July of 2022, a studio set allows guests to pose with the FinalGoji suit on a miniature set based on the park for souvenir photos. This would be upgraded further in November of the same year with the addition of a souvenir video, taking the form of a trailer with new footage of Godzilla approaching Nijigen no Mori to meet the guests in battle before letting out an atomic blast.

Videos

Special movie #1
Special movie #2
A visit to the Museum of Godzilla
Clips from the short film on Japanese TV
Footage of the statue, short film, and museum
Special Effects Studio's souvenir video

External links

References

This is a list of references for Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji. 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. @GODZILLA_AWAJI (10 June 2021). "ゴジラ迎撃作戦/ゴジラS.P<シンギュラポイント>コラボが決定!!そしてコラボメインビジュアルが解禁!!コラボ情報はゴジラ迎撃作戦公式アカウント、公式HPにて随時お伝え致します。#ゴジラ迎撃作戦 #ゴジラSP". Twitter. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yoko Wakatsuki and Maggie Hiufu Wong (12 November 2020). "New Japanese theme park attraction lets guests zipline into Godzilla's mouth". CNN.
  3. Linder, Courtney (24 September 2020). "Japan Is Building a Terrifying Giant Godzilla, Which Seems Unwise". Popular Mechanics.
  4. Bremner, Jade (14 August 2020). "Godzilla Museum Opens That Allows You to Zipline Into Monster's Mouth". Newsweek.

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