Godzilla Island (1997-1998)

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Godzilla Island
Godzilla Island (series)
Air date October 6, 1997 -
September 30, 1998
Producer(s) Asai Kei
Distributor Toho
Channel(s) Nippon Television
Genre(s) Tokusatsu
Episodes 256

Godzilla Island (ゴジラアイランド,   Gojira Airando) is a Japanese television show spinoff of the Godzilla franchise created by Toho. It premiered on October 6, 1997, and ran for a total of 256 three-minute episodes, finishing on September 30, 1998. The series is notable for its almost exclusive use of action figures to portray the kaiju rather than suitmation. It was written by Takahiko Masuda and directed by Shun Mizutani.

Plot[edit | edit source]

In 2097, most of the world's monsters have been rounded up and are living on an island in the South Pacific dubbed Godzilla Island. The kaiju are kept content on their island home, and are monitored from the G-Guard base in the center of the island. There, Commander Besuke Jinguji watches and monitors the monsters day after day, with only the spherical robot Lucas by his side. However, the monotony of the job and of the monster's lives comes to an abrupt end when a gigantic UFO arrives on Earth. Inside is the Xilien Zagres, who, under the command of her leader, the Giant Dark Emperor, who is obsessed with taking over the planet, starting with Godzilla Island. However, as her ship begins to attack the island, a smaller ship arrives and defends the island, the monsters, and the base. As the Commander and Lucas scratch their heads, perplexed by this new turn of events, a young woman suddenly appears in the base. She introduces herself as Torema, and says she has come to help defend the island from Zagres's onslaught. However, the three heroes have a long road ahead of them, as the evil Xilians have an entire army of monsters at their disposal, and more than a few surprises to boot. It will be up to the Commander, his daughter Misato, Torema, Lucas, and the horde of monsters living on Godzilla Island to defend their home, and the world, from the incoming invasion.

Cast[edit | edit source]

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

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Episode no. Title Air date
Overall Season Arc
Torema's Appearance (トレマ登場編)
1 1 1 "Attack of the Giant UFO!" 1997/10/06
2 2 2 "Spaceship Enigma: Friend or Foe?" 1997/10/07
3 3 3 "Torema Appears" 1997/10/08
4 4 4 "Godzilla Sortie!" 1997/10/09
5 5 5 "An Unbeatable Team" 1997/10/10
King Ghidorah (キングギドラ偏)
6 6 1 "A Sudden Giant Battle" 1997/10/13
7 7 2 "Mothra's Persuasion" 1997/10/14
8 8 3 "Confrontation! Torema vs. Zagres" 1997/10/15
9 9 4 "Godzilla Awakens!" 1997/10/16
10 10 5 "Victory Reparation" 1997/10/17
11 11 6 "King Ghidorah's Revenge (Revenge of the King)" 1997/10/20
12 12 7 "A Miracle Born from Desperate Willpower" 1997/10/21
13 13 8 "Torema's Will" 1997/10/22
14 14 9 "Zagres Won't Give Up" 1997/10/23
15 15 10 "Torema Eternal..." 1997/10/24
The Trial of Godzilla (ゴジラ裁判編)
16 16 1 "Godzilla's Alibi" 1997/10/27
17 17 2 "I'm Innocent!" 1997/10/28
18 18 3 "Godzilla Escapes!" 1997/10/29
19 19 4 "Godzilla Obliteration Plan" 1997/10/30
20 20 5 "The Revealed Plot" 1997/10/31
Junior's Abduction (ジュニア誘拐編)
21 21 1 "Son of Godzilla" 1997/11/03
22 22 2 "Torema and Junior" 1997/11/04
23 23 3 "Kidnapping Junior" 1997/11/05
24 24 4 "Junior Rescue Operation" 1997/11/06
25 25 5 "Return Junior!" 1997/11/07
26 26 6 "Impenetrable Fortress" 1997/11/10
27 27 7 "A Regrettable White Flag" 1997/11/11
28 28 8 "Mothra's Rush!" 1997/11/12
29 29 9 "Heaven and Earth" 1997/11/13
30 30 10 "Raise the Victorious Flag" 1997/11/14
Gigan (ガイガン編)
31 31 1 "This Kaiju for Hire" 1997/11/17
32 32 2 "This is Strength!" 1997/11/18
33 33 3 "A Detestable Premonition" 1997/11/19
34 34 4 "A Long Duel" 1997/11/20
35 35 5 "Match Call!" 1997/11/21
36 36 6 "Godzilla Dies!?" 1997/11/24
37 37 7 "For Sure Next Time!" 1997/11/25
38 38 8 "The Decisive Battle Last Night" 1997/11/26
39 39 9 "The Conviction of King Caesar" 1997/11/27
40 40 10 "See! Wonderful Fighting Technique" 1997/11/28
Mothra (モスラ編)
41 41 1 "Mothra, Infant Mothra" 1997/12/01
42 42 2 "A Doubtful Delivery Charge" 1997/12/02
43 43 3 "An Ill-Omened Premonition" 1997/12/03
44 44 4 "Return the Blue Sky and Vegetation!" 1997/12/04
45 45 5 "The Birth of Hedorah" 1997/12/05
46 46 6 "Aiming at Mothra!" 1997/12/08
47 47 7 "The Tear of Mothra" 1997/12/09
48 48 8 "Mothra's Sorrow" 1997/12/10
49 49 9 "The Will of the Adult Mothra" 1997/12/11
50 50 10 "Mothra Flaps its Wings" 1997/12/12
Mecha-King Ghidorah (メカキングギドラ編)
51 51 1 "Zagres Giant Shortfall Army" 1997/12/15
52 52 2 "The Eventual Battle" 1997/12/16
53 53 3 "Oh, it's Hopeless" 1997/12/17
54 54 4 "Vabaruda Destruction Strategy" 1997/12/18
55 55 5 "Zagres' Final Moment?" 1997/12/19
56 56 6 "Zagres' Turn-Around" 1997/12/22
57 57 7 "Unfathomable! The Giant Dark Emperor" 1997/12/23
58 58 8 "The Commander has Returned" 1997/12/24
59 59 9 "The Necklace of Fear" 1997/12/25
60 60 10 "Don't Call its Name" 1997/12/26
61 61 11 "Mecha-King Ghidorah Returns" 1997/12/29
62 62 12 "Sortie, Commander!" 1997/12/30
63 63 13 "All-Out Monster Attack" 1997/12/31
The Mystery of Godzilla Island (ゴジラアイランドの謎編)
64 64 1 "The Mystery of Godzilla Island 1" 1998/01/05
65 65 2 "The Mystery of Godzilla Island 2" 1998/01/06
66 66 3 "The Mystery of Godzilla Island 3" 1998/01/07
67 67 4 "The Mystery of Godzilla Island 4" 1998/01/08
68 68 5 "The Mystery of Godzilla Island 5" 1998/01/09
The Spirit of SpaceGodzilla (スペースゴジラの悪霊編)
69 69 1 "Another Chance for Zagres" 1998/01/12
70 70 2 "Overseer of the Spirit World" 1998/01/13
71 71 3 "The Massive Godzilla" 1998/01/14
72 72 4 "Godzilla Intense Fighting Record" 1998/01/15
73 73 5 "Godzilla's Insanity" 1998/01/16
74 74 6 "The Frightening Photograph of the Spirit Beast" 1998/01/19
75 75 7 "King Caesar's Search" 1998/01/20
76 76 8 "Torema vs. Godzilla" 1998/01/21
77 77 9 "Stop Godzilla!" 1998/01/22
78 78 10 "Hurry King Caesar!" 1998/01/23
79 79 11 "Way to Go Nashi" 1998/01/26
80 80 12 "The Last Target: 1998/01/27
81 81 13 "Mobilization is Impossible!" 1998/01/28
82 82 14 "Separation" 1998/01/29
83 83 15 "Well Done Son" 1998/01/30
The Artificial Sun (人工太陽編)
84 84 1 "The Two Suns" 1998/02/02
85 85 2 "Godzilla Island is Drying Up" 1998/02/03
86 86 3 "Zagres' Last Chance" 1998/02/04
87 87 4 "Forest Fire Outbreak!" 1998/02/05
88 88 5 "The Flame for Battle Returns" 1998/02/06
89 89 6 "The Artificial Sun's Weak Point" 1998/02/09
90 90 7 "Protect the Laser Gun!" 1998/02/10
91 91 8 "Shoot! Torema" 1998/02/11
92 92 9 "A Critical Moment" 1998/02/12
93 93 10 "Shoot the Fake Sun" 1998/02/13
Mechagodzilla (メカゴジラ編)
94 94 1 "Zagres' Dismissal" 1998/02/16
95 95 2 "The Challenge of Zagres" 1998/02/17
96 96 3 "Take Off, Black Mechagodzilla!" 1998/02/18
97 97 4 "The Duel at Dawn" 1998/02/19
98 98 5 "Zagres, a Coward!" 1998/02/20
99 99 6 "Captive of Zagres" 1998/02/21
100 100 7 "Death Together" 1998/02/24
101 101 8 "The True Intent" 1998/02/25
102 102 9 "A Desperate Situation" 1998/02/26
103 103 10 "Zagres Praised" 1998/02/27
Goodbye, Torema (さよならトレマ編)
104 104 1 "The Monster from the Next Island" 1998/03/02
105 105 2 "The 100 Monster Army" 1998/03/03
106 106 3 "The Devised Trap" 1998/03/04
107 107 4 "The Gift from the Giant Dark Emperor" 1998/03/05
108 108 5 "Strike Proto-Moguera!" 1998/03/06
109 109 6 "Rock Shattering Friendship" 1998/03/09
110 110 7 "SOS G-Guard" 1998/03/10
111 111 8 "G-Guard Base Inferno!" 1998/03/11
112 112 9 "Kamacuras' Invitation" 1998/03/12
113 113 10 "The Broken Promise" 1998/03/13
114 114 11 "Go! Torema" 1998/03/14
115 115 12 "Back into Darkness" 1998/03/17
116 116 13 "Escape" 1998/03/18
117 117 14 "Gigan Appears" 1998/03/19
118 118 15 "Until That Day" 1998/03/20
119 119 16 "The Commander's Large Pinch" 1998/03/21
120 120 17 "Godzilla has Returned!" 1998/03/24
121 121 18 "The Anger of the Giant Dark Emperor" 1998/03/25
122 122 19 "Charge! Vabaruda" 1998/03/26
123 123 20 "Hurry! Panatolute" 1998/03/27
124 124 21 "Thank You Godzilla Island" 1998/03/30
125 125 22 "Goodbye, Torema" 1998/03/31
Bonus (番外編)
126 126 1 "Memories of Torema" 1998/04/01
127 127 2 "Memories of Godzilla" 1998/04/02
128 128 3 "With Godzilla" 1998/04/03

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Episode no. Title Air date
Overall Season Arc
Misato Appears (ミサト登場編)
129 1 1 "A New Enemy" 1998/04/06
130 2 2 "Landes Appears" 1998/04/07
131 3 3 "The Commander's Lie" 1998/04/08
132 4 4 "Landes' Challenge" 1998/04/09
133 5 5 "The Monster Doctor Takes Up a New Post" 1998/04/10
134 6 6 "It Doesn't Return!" 1998/04/13
135 7 7 "Landes' Proposal" 1998/04/14
136 8 8 "The Secret of Godzilla Island" 1998/04/15
137 9 9 "Don't Touch the Missile" 1998/04/16
138 10 10 "Infernal Smoke" 1998/04/17
139 11 11 "Landes Attacks Again" 1998/04/20
140 12 12 "Now Dance!" 1998/04/21
141 13 13 "Dance Dance Dance" 1998/04/22
142 14 14 "After the Request" 1998/04/23
143 15 15 "There's Nothing to Do!" 1998/04/24
144 16 16 "The Plan Begins" 1998/04/27
145 17 17 "Dancing the Sunda" 1998/04/28
146 18 18 "King Ghidorah Attacks!" 1998/04/29
147 19 19 "Defeat King Ghidorah!" 1998/04/30
148 20 20 "The Dance of Revenge" 1998/05/01
Second Generation Mothra (二代目モスラ編)
149 21 1 "Gorath Volcanic Eruption" 1998/05/04
150 22 2 "A Mysterious Egg is Discovered!" 1998/05/05
151 23 3 "Mothra's Egg has Survived" 1998/05/06
152 24 4 "Mothra's Distress" 1998/05/07
153 25 5 "Unison" 1998/05/08
154 26 6 "The Mothra Song" 1998/05/11
155 27 7 "Protect Mothra's Egg!" 1998/05/12
156 28 8 "Years of Resentment" 1998/05/13
157 29 9 "The Commander's Order" 1998/05/14
158 30 10 "Take Off, Tart-Coupe!" 1998/05/15
159 31 11 "The Larval Mothra is Discovered!" 1998/05/18
160 32 12 "Landes' Scheme" 1998/05/19
161 33 13 "Junior is Targeted" 1998/05/20
162 34 14 "Mothra vs. Godzilla" 1998/05/21
163 35 15 "Battra and Baby Mothra" 1998/05/22
164 36 16 "Misato vs. Landes" 1998/05/25
165 37 17 "The Cruelty of Landes" 1998/05/26
166 38 18 "Baby Mothra Awakes" 1998/05/27
167 39 19 "Mothra's Counterattack" 1998/05/28
168 40 20 "Mothra Returns Home" 1998/05/29
Dororin (ドロリン編)
169 41 1 "Gigan in the Midst of Training" 1998/06/01
170 42 2 "A Historic and Unprecedented Reputation Match" 1998/06/02
171 43 3 "The Present from the Giant Emperor" 1998/06/03
172 44 4 "Transforming Monster Dororin" 1998/06/04
173 45 5 "The Duel on the Thunder Planes" 1998/06/05
174 46 6 "Somehow it Carries On!" 1998/06/08
175 47 7 "Call Godzilla!" 1998/06/09
176 48 8 "Nao's Adventure" 1998/06/10
177 49 9 "A Man's Romance!?" 1998/06/11
178 50 10 "Fumiya of Gigan" 1998/06/12
Anguirus (アンギラス編)
179 51 1 "Porcupine's Dilemma" 1998/06/15
180 52 2 "I Must Know the Secret" 1998/06/16
181 53 3 "Cactus Plaza" 1998/06/17
182 54 4 "Anguirus' Great Shock" 1998/06/18
183 55 5 "Plant Monster Gororin" 1998/06/19
184 56 6 "Feeling Helpless" 1998/06/22
185 57 7 "The Back of Anguirus" 1998/06/23
186 58 8 "The Commander's Reflection" 1998/06/24
187 59 9 "Anguirus Endures" 1998/06/25
188 60 10 "A Victorious V Goal!" 1998/06/26
SpaceGodzilla's Spirit Returns (スペースゴジラの悪霊再び編)
189 61 1 "The Strongest Monster" 1998/06/2
190 62 2 "The Evil Spirit Revives" 1998/06/30
191 63 3 "Who is the True Criminal?" 1998/07/01
192 64 4 "The Evil Spirit Takes Form" 1998/07/02
193 65 5 "The Frightened Monsters" 1998/07/03
194 66 6 "Search Gabara Pond" 1998/07/06
195 67 7 "The True Nature of the Evil Spirit" 1998/07/07
196 68 8 "Landes Sulks" 1998/07/08
197 69 9 "The Super Gigantic Godzilla Appears" 1998/07/09
198 70 10 "Landes' Anger" 1998/07/10
Fire Rodan (ファイヤーラドン編)
199 71 1 "A Strange Mushroom" 1998/07/13
200 72 2 "Neo Hedorah Appears" 1998/07/14
201 73 3 "Neo Hedorah is Victorious" 1998/07/15
202 74 4 "G-Guard Base is Polluted" 1998/07/16
203 75 5 "A Mysterious Power" 1998/07/17
204 76 6 "Misato's Prayer" 1998/07/20
205 77 7 "The Ceremony Goes Wrong" 1998/07/21
206 78 8 "Invincible Neo Hedorah" 1998/07/22
207 79 9 "The Birth of Fire Rodan!" 1998/07/23
208 80 10 "Extreme Temperature! Double Blaze" 1998/07/24
Lucas (ルーカス編)
209 81 1 "The Great Spy Game" 1998/07/27
210 82 2 "A Parcel Delivery from the Earth's Government" 1998/07/28
211 83 3 "Lucas' Great Shock" 1998/07/29
212 84 4 "The Anti-Animal Laser Gun is Out of Control!" 1998/07/30
213 85 5 "G-Guard Surrenders!" 1998/07/31
214 86 6 "There's Nothing More That Can Be Done" 1998/08/03
215 87 7 "Reunion" 1998/08/04
216 88 8 "The Base Recapture Strategy" 1998/08/05
217 89 9 "Counterattack" 1998/08/06
218 90 10 "Lucas Endures" 1998/08/07
The Secret of G Island (G島の秘密編)
219 91 1 "The Hieroglyph Floats in the Sky" 1998/08/10
220 92 2 "Pick Up That Object!" 1998/08/11
221 93 3 "An Unexpected Relationship" 1998/08/12
222 94 4 "A Disappointing Victory" 1998/08/13
223 95 5 "Two Kaiju Die" 1998/08/14
224 96 6 "An Aurora of Mystery" 1998/08/17
225 97 7 "The Invisible Wall" 1998/08/18
226 98 8 "Enormous Barrier" 1998/08/19
227 99 9 "Top Secret" 1998/08/20
228 100 10 "The Illusionary Continent" 1998/08/21
229 101 11 "The Forbidden Superweapon" 1998/08/24
230 102 12 "The Revival of the Two Kaiju" 1998/08/25
231 103 13 "Godzilla in a Large Pinch" 1998/08/26
232 104 14 "All-Purpose Battleship (Gyotengo)" 1998/08/27
233 105 15 "Delicious Air" 1998/08/28
Conclusion (完結編)
234 106 1 "A Mysterious Electric Wave" 1998-08-31
235 107 2 "Landes is Dismissed" 1998/09/01
236 108 3 "Zagres's Restoration" 1998/09/02
237 109 4 "Sudden Insanity" 1998/09/03
238 110 5 "The Threat of Zagres" 1998/09/04
239 111 6 "Torema has Returned" 1998/09/07
240 112 7 "Godzilla, Revived!" 1998/09/08
241 113 8 "Save Misato!" 1998/09/09
242 114 9 "The Mural of the Giant Emperor" 1998/09/10
243 115 10 "Warp Gate" 1998/09/11
244 116 11 "Usurpation of Zaguersu" 1998/09/14
245 117 12 "The Treason of Zaguersu" 1998/09/15
246 118 13 "Hurry! Gyotengo" 1998/09/16
247 119 14 "It Appears! The True Form of the Giant Emperor" 1998/09/17
248 120 15 "Suicidal Explosion, Vabaruda" 1998/09/18
249 121 16 "The Truth Revealed" 1998/09/21
250 122 17 "Torema's Feelings" 1998/09/22
251 123 18 "Misato's Decision" 1998/09/23
252 124 19 "The Final Battle" 1998/09/24
253 125 20 "Landes Lives" 1998/09/25
254 126 21 "It Appears! The Dark Giant Emperor" 1998/09/28
255 127 22 "Warp Gate Reversal!" 1998/09/29
256 128 23 "Goodbye, Godzilla Island" 1998/09/30

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Video releases[edit | edit source]

Toho DVD (2007)[1]

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 4
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special Features: Interviews with director Shun Mizutani, writer Takahiko Masuda, and producer Asai Kei

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References[edit | edit source]

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