Kobe (神戸市 is a port city in Kōbe-shi)Japan, and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū. It appears in the 1966 Gamera film, Gamera vs. Barugon and the 1994 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.
Shortly after maturing to its full size, the recently born Barugon arises from the waters of Kobe Port and begins a path of destruction through the city leading to the monster knocking down Kobe Port Tower with his long retractable chameleon-like tongue.
Daigoras attacks Kobe Port Tower, from the Pachimon series.
- Outside mainstream kaiju films, Kobe has also been featured in other giant monster-related works of fiction:
- Kobe served as the backdrop for the two-part story-line from the 1967 series Ultraseven, The Ultra Garrison Goes West, Part 1 and The Ultra Garrison Goes West, Part 2, where the city and local seas have been infiltrated by the deceptive Pedan Aliens. Later, the Pedans attack Kobe Port in full-force with their giant robotic weapon King Joe who soon battles the titular hero, Ultraseven. The two-parter is notable for the exquisite and detailed model-set of Kobe Port built for the climactic battle.
- Kobe Tower is featured in Yokopro's bromide series Monster Collage (apart of the infamous Pachimon phenomenon) where its about to be toppled by the monster Daigoras (whose likeness is taken from the Ultraseven monster Eleking)
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