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Alternate names ShindoGvKG novel, Nuclear Submarine,[1] Teiyo Conglomerate Nuclear Sub[2]
Targets Godzilla
First appearance Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

The Musashi-2 (ムサシ2号,   Musashi Nigō) is a nuclear submarine deployed by the Teiyo Group and the JSDF in the 1991 Godzilla film Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.


Despite the name "Musashi-2" never being spoken in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, it was decided as early as the film's preparatory draft.[1] In Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Monster Complete Works, published a little over a week before the film's release, the sub is simply called Nuclear Submarine (原子力潜水艦,   Genshiryoku Sensuikan), though "MUSASHI-2" is written beneath it in English.[1] The 2009 book Heisei Godzilla Chronicle instead labels it Teiyo Conglomerate Nuclear Sub (帝洋コンツェルン原潜,   Teiyō Kontserun Gensen), in reference to Yasuaki Shindo's Teiyo Group.[2] In Fumio Tanaka's Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah novelization, the Musashi-2 was christened the Shindo (神童,   Shindō, lit. "Prodigy"), which is homophonous with the surname of Yasuaki Shindo.


Though Shinji Nishikawa and Kunio Aoi both submitted concept art for the Musashi-2,[2] it was ultimately decided to simply remodel a miniature from The Return of Godzilla.[1]


Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

After the seemingly-successful eradication of Godzilla with the help of the Futurians, Japan found itself terrorized at the hands of the latter's creation, King Ghidorah. With the military helpless, the government scrambled to mutate the Godzillasaurus, which they believed to be hibernating in the Bering Sea, by exposing it to nuclear weapons. Chosen for this operation was the Teiyo Group's nuclear submarine Musashi-2, which was sent to the bottom of the sea. However, Futurian defector Emmy Kano and reporter Kenichiro Terasawa suspected that the Godzillasaurus may have already been irradiated, and discovered that a previous submarine had gone missing near its location. Though their theory was confirmed by both satellite thermal images and Miki Saegusa's psychic abilities, Kano and Terasawa couldn't warn the government in time; Godzilla appeared and destroyed the Musashi-2, irradiating him even further and allowing him to recover completely from the Anti-Nuclear Energy Bacteria.



The Musashi-2 has nuclear capabilities in the form of warheads.


This is a list of references for Musashi-2. 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]


  • Iwabatake, Toshiaki; Ono, Koichiro (5 December 1991). Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Monster Complete Works. Kodansha. ISBN 4-06-177720-3.
  • Matsunomoto, Kazuhiro; Kojima, Kazuhiro; Shimazaki, Jun; Tomoi, Kento; Taketomi, Gentaro; Ofuna, Ryuji (14 July 2014). Heisei Godzilla Chronicle (2nd ed.). Kinema Junpo. ISBN 978-4-87376-319-4.


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