Mitsuo Katagiri

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Toho Company, Limited Character
Mitsuo Katagiri
Mitsuo Katagiri
Species Human
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Head of CCI
Related to Shiro Miyasaka (Subordinate)
First appearance Godzilla 2000: Millennium
Played by Hiroshi Abe
Ron Yuan (voice, TriStar English dub)
GODZILLA!!!
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— Mitsuo Katagiri, just before he is killed by Godzilla (Godzilla 2000: Millennium)

Mitsuo Katagiri (片桐光男,   Katagiri Mitsuo) is the human antagonist in the 1999 Godzilla film Godzilla 2000: Millennium.

History

Millennium Series

Godzilla 2000: Millennium

Mitsuo Katagiri is the founder and leader of Crisis Control Intelligence. It is his philosophy that Godzilla must be destroyed. Katagiri is not afraid to risk a few casualties to do so. Throughout most of the film, Katagiri tries to control, study, and eventually destroy the Millennian spacecraft. Katagiri is responsible for defending the people against Godzilla. Although he is technically fighting on the same side of the film's protagonists, Katagiri could easily be described as the villain, as he opposes Yuji Shinoda, who wants to preserve and study Godzilla. Katagiri even orders to detonate a building in an attempt to destroy the Millennian UFO while he knows Shinoda is inside. After the battle between Godzilla and Orga, Katagiri stands still on a balcony as Godzilla approaches him, refusing to evacuate. Katagiri remarks that he had never seen Godzilla this close before, and defiantly shouts Godzilla's name as Godzilla destroys the balcony, killing Katagiri.

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Titan of Water

one month ago
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If I directed Godzilla 2000, I would portray this guy more sympatheticly. The way he was portrayed, at least from my perspective, was over the top evil. I agree with the main chracter that there are more peaceful ways of dealing with Godzilla and people with a captain ahab attitude toward are better portrayed as an antagonist (except if your my man Gondo)
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Titan of Water

one month ago
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but I don’t think the move should have vilified Katigiri. Because Godzilla is a threat to human lives, there are legitimate reasons to want to kill him, though there are better ways. So in summary, I would have preferred this guy as just an antagonist and not a villain.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

one month ago
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I wouldn't trade Ron Yuan's performance in the dub for anything.
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