Hirotoshi Isayama

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Hirotoshi Isayama
Hirotoshi Isayama in GMK
Species Human
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Professor
First appearance Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Played by Hideyo Amamoto

Hirotoshi Isayama (伊佐山 嘉利,   Isayama Hirotoshi) is a character in the 2001 Godzilla film, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. A mysterious old man, Isayama took it upon himself to try and warn Japan that Godzilla would soon appear to seek vengeance against the nation, while also working to reawaken the three Guardian Monsters so they could stop him.

Name

GMK Super Complete Works erroneously writes Isayama's surname as 井佐山 rather than 伊佐山, though pronounced the same.[1] Godzilla Dictionary [New Edition] indicates the pronunciation of Isayama's given name "Hirotoshi" as Yoshitoshi (よしとし) instead.[2]

History

Millennium era

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Isayama was sighted by Yuri Tachibana at Mount Myoko while she was attempting to film a documentary for her company about a monster said to live there. Isayama later watched that night as a gang of motorcyclists destroyed an ancient statue while they went on a joyride through the area, only to be killed when the monster Baragon when he burrowed into a tunnel through which they were driving. Isayama was later apprehended by local police and detained at a police station after being caught destroying ancient shrines. Yuri visited Isayama at the station to interview him. He warned her that Godzilla would soon arrive in Japan to seek vengeance against the nation for the lives lost during the battles of the Pacific War. He explained that Godzilla was inhabited by the restless souls of all those killed during the war, and would come to destroy Japan as retribution for the nation choosing to ignore its responsibility for those lives lost. He told Yuri that together, the three Guardian Monsters may be able to stop Godzilla, as military might was useless against the creature. He told her to go to the place where the great Ghidorah was sleeping so that he may be awakened.

When Baragon emerged from underground to challenge Godzilla, he freed Isayama from his cell, and the mysterious old man disappeared. He later reappeared in the Aokigahara at the resting place of Ghidorah, where he toppled yet another ancient statue in order to awaken the beast. After Godzilla had finally been defeated by a combination of the Guardian Monsters' and JSDF's efforts, it was discovered by Yuri's colleagues that Isayama had actually died in the first Godzilla's rampage in 1954, and had already been 75 at the time. Furthermore, he had completely vanished from Yuri's interview tape.

References

This is a list of references for Hirotoshi Isayama. 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, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 10 January 2002. p. 45. ISBN 978-4-09-101481-8.
  2. Godzilla Dictionary [New Edition]. Kasakura Publishing. 7 August 2014. p. 35. ISBN 9784773087253.

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