Godzilla vs. Biollante (manga)

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Godzilla vs. Biollante
Godzilla vs. Biollante (manga)
Author(s) Tatsuyoshi Kobayashi
Story by Kazuki Omori
Illustrated by Tatsuyoshi Kobayashi
Publisher Shogakukan
Pages 187
Genre Manga

Godzilla vs. Biollante (ゴジラVSビオランテ,   Gojira tai Biorante) is a 1989 manga adaptation of the film of the same name written and illustrated by Tatsuyoshi Kobayashi and originally published by Shogakukan in Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special. It was later published as a standalone paperback volume in January of 1990 as part of Shogakukan's Tentomushi Comics label.


The manga is a mostly faithful adaptation of Kazuki Omori's story for Godzilla vs. Biollante. The battle between Godzilla and Biollante at Lake Ashi plays out somewhat differently, while earlier Biollante's Flower Beast Form kills a human on a boat by crushing him in one of her mouthed vines. The most radical departure is the manga's ending, which utilizes a scrapped sequence considered for the film itself where Biollante finishes off Godzilla after he collapses from the Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria. Once the ANEB finally takes effect, Godzilla attempts to fire his atomic breath at Biollante, only for it to fail. He tries to retreat before finally collapsing to the ground. Rather than retreat, Biollante approaches Godzilla before breaking apart into energy spores and flowing into his body, taking the form of a gigantic rose bud surrounding him. As Biollante's essence flows away from Godzilla's lifeless body, Erika's face becomes visible in the sky, with Miki Saegusa reporting that Biollante says "thank you." Despite seemingly perishing, Godzilla revives shortly afterward and wades out to sea, just as he does in the film itself.


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