Izu Oshima

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Izu Oshima (伊豆大島,   Izu-ōshima) is a volcanic island in the Izu Islands. It is featured the 1965 Gamera film Gamera the Giant Monster and both the 1984 and 1989 Godzilla filmsThe Return of Godzilla and Godzilla vs. Biollante.

History

Showa era

Gamera the Giant Monster

After several plans to stop Gamera's attacks on Japan had failed, Dr. Hidaka and several representatives from both the United States and the Soviet Union held a meeting to come up with a new plan to stop the giant turtle. They eventually came up with a radical one, Z-Plan. Gamera once more came ashore, this time attacking Tokyo. Trains filled with petroleum were sent to feed the monster, keeping him preoccupied as preparations were hastily put in place to get Z-Plan ready. Once the trap was ready, the JSDF left a trail of petroleum leading from Tokyo all the way to an island, Izu Oshima. At night the trail was lit on fire, luring Gamera away from the city and out to sea, towards the island. Disaster struck, however, when a typhoon extinguished the flames. Aoyagi, a reporter who snuck onto the island, lit several tents on fire to save the operation, but the storm intensified and also put them out. All hope seemed lost until the island's volcano Mount Mihara erupted, drawing Gamera's attention to the island for good. The next morning, as Gamera tracked through Izu Oshima, flames were shout out of port holes in the ground from an underground missile silo. As Gamera made his way to the center, two halves of a capsule enclosed around him. The silo opened up and and a powerful elevator lifted up the rocket the capsule is attached to. The rocket took off into space with Gamera in tow, heading for Mars and ending his rampage at last.

Heisei era

The Return of Godzilla

When the the second Godzilla attacked Japan, it was determined the monster possessed a homing instinct similar to that of birds, and to this end a plan was formulated to use this against him. Doctor Makoto Hayashida began work on a transmitter capable of luring Godzilla to the island, with the intent of trapping him inside Mount Mihara. After determining the volcano would pose no danger to the island, dozens of explosive devices were strategically placed around the volcano's crater in order to create a controlled eruption. Later, Hayashida and Hiroshi Okumura arrived at the island by helicopter, carrying the completed transmitter. Upon the device's activation, Godzilla left Tokyo and headed towards the island. Climbing to the mountain's summit, he curiously stared at the transmitter's broadcasting dish before stumbling into the crater. The explosives were then detonated, sending Godzilla falling into the volcano.

Godzilla vs. Biollante

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Five years after Godzilla was trapped in Mount Mihara on the island, the American terrorist group and genetics corporation Bio-Major planted explosives inside of the volcano's crater. They issued an ultimatum to the Japanese government, stating if they did not give up the Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria they would detonate the charges and release Godzilla. The government conceded to these demands, but the exchange was interrupted by Saradian agent SSS9, causing the explosives to go off, with Godzilla emerging from the crater.

Locations
Showa
Countries Japan (HiroshimaNagasakiTokyoKobeOsakaNagoyaOkinawaHokkaidoKyotoFukuoka) • China (Beijing) • Philippines (Manila) • United States (New York City) • United Kingdom (London) • France (Paris) • Russia (Moscow) • Rolisica (New Kirk City)Selgina
Geographic points Mount AsoMount FujiPacific Ocean (Odo IslandIwato IslandKamiko IslandFaro IslandMatango IslandInfant IslandSergio IslandLetchi IslandSollgel IslandMonster IslandMondo IslandMonsterlandJapan Trench) • Tokyo BayOsaka Bay
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaAmericaEurope) • MysteroidPlanet RPlanet PairaVenusMarsJupiterPlanet XMoonGorathTerraPlanet Fire GodDark Gaseous Nebula of the OrionM Space Hunter NebulaPlanet PeacelandPlanet GarogaPlanet BulgarBlack Hole Planet 3
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerOsaka CastleSaikai BridgeHaneda AirportAtami CastleMuNagoya TV TowerNagoya CastleWakato BridgeKurobe DamArc de TriompheGodzilla TowerSeatopiaUnderground Cave
Heisei
Countries Japan (TokyoOsakaHokkaido (Sapporo) • FukuokaNagoyaYokohama (Minato Mirai 21) • KyotoKobeKagoshimaKumamotoOkinawaOmaezakiSendaiAshikaga) • China (Hong Kong) • PhilippinesRussiaSaradia
Geographic points Mount MiharaMount FujiLake AshiPacific Ocean (Lagos IslandSea of OkhotskInfant IslandAdonoa IslandBaas IslandGodzilla IslandMatango IslandBungo ChannelYakushimaNilai-Kanai Temple)
Planets and continents Earth (Asia) • MarsJupiterMonster PlanetPlanet Torendiru
Miscellaneous Mihama Nuclear Power PlantNational Diet BuildingFukuoka TowerSapporo TV TowerNagoya CastleNagoya TV TowerYokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Bay BridgeCosmo Clock 21Tokyo TowerKai Tak AirportTokyo Bay Aqua-LineTokyo Metropolitan Government BuildingTokyo Telecom CenterIkata Nuclear Power PlantHaneda AirportAriake ColiseumUnderworld
Millennium
Countries Japan (TokyoOkinawaTokaiManazuruHokkaido (Nemuro) • OsakaYokohamaTateyama) • United States (New York CityArizona) • France (Paris) • Australia (Sydney) • New Guinea (Papua New Guinea) • China (Shanghai)
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (KiganjimaInfant IslandJapan Trench) • Atlantic Ocean (English Channel) • Mount MyokoLake IkedaAokigaharaMount FujiArea G
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaAmericaEuropeOceaniaAntarcticaNew Guinea) • GorathPlanet Fire God
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerTokai Nuclear Power PlantYokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Bay BridgeSydney Opera HouseEiffel TowerTokyo Bay
Reiwa
Countries Japan (TokyoKamataShinagawaKamakuraMechagodzilla CityNigashio) • United Kingdom (London) • United StatesIndia
Geographic points Mount FujiTanzawa PassPacific OceanTokyo BayBōsō Peninsula
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaEuropeAmerica) • Kepler-452bTau Ceti e
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerTokyo StationAratrumOratioUnion Compound India
American films
Countries United States (New York CityHawaiiNevadaSan FranciscoBostonSedonaPhoenixHobokenWashington, D.C.Pensacola) • France (French Polynesia) • JamaicaPhilippinesJapan (Janjira) • VietnamMexico (Isla de Mara) • Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) • Germany (Munich) • Russia (Moscow) • United Kingdom (London) • Sudan (Jebel Barkal) • Egypt (Cairo) • China (Hong Kong)
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Bikini AtollSkull IslandTasman Sea) • Yunnan RainforestMount FujiInfant IslandVictoria Peak
Planets and continents Earth (AmericaOceaniaEuropeAsiaAntarctica)
Miscellaneous Empire State BuildingWorld Trade CenterMadison Square GardenBrooklyn BridgeHonolulu International AirportGolden Gate BridgeYucca Mountain Nuclear Waste RepositoryFenway ParkApex Cybernetics
Printed media
Countries United States (CaliforniaNew York CityTexasWashington, D.C.Seattle) • Japan (Tokyo) • Brazil • (Sao Paulo) • South Korea (Seoul) • Russia (Moscow) • Mexico
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Monster IslandMonster IslandsInfant IslandMoansta IslandSatan Atoll)
Planets and continents Earth (AmericaAsiaEurope)
Miscellaneous Golden Gate BridgeEiffel TowerHell

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