Okinawa

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A map of Okinawa Island

Okinawa (沖縄本島,   Okinawa-hontō) is the largest of the Okinawa Islands and the Ryukyu (Nansei) Islands of Japan. Okinawa is featured in several Godzilla films.

History

Showa era

Rodan

Rodan briefly appeared flying over Okinawa, where he was sighted by the United States military.

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

The Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens established their base of operations under a mountain in Okinawa. In Gyokusen Cave, located on the island, an archaeological dig uncovered the statue of King Caesar, the legendary Shisa guardian of Okinawa and the Azumi royal family. When Kuronuma, the aliens' leader, heard about this, he ordered his agent Yanagawa to retrieve the statue before it could be used to awaken King Caesar. However, the aliens were too late and King Caesar was awakened from his ancient sleep. Kuronuma immediately deployed Mechagodzilla to destroy King Caesar, but before the mighty Shisa could fall, Godzilla arrived and joined the battle. Together, Godzilla and King Caesar managed to behead and destroy Mechagodzilla, while Nanbara, Hideto Miyajima, and Masahiko Shimizu killed Kuronuma and the other aliens and destroyed their base. King Caesar then returned to his resting place in the mountainside, and Okinawa was left in peace.

Heisei era

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

A Hatsuyuki-class destroyer pursuing Godzilla off the coast of Okinawa in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

G-Force spotted Godzilla swimming in the waters just off the coast of Okinawa, and concluded that he was likely heading to the Japanese mainland to feed on the country's nuclear plants.

Rebirth of Mothra II

Dagahra attacks Okinawa in Rebirth of Mothra II

In ancient times, Okinawa was under the dominion of the lost empire of the Nilai-Kanai, which created the monster Dagahra to maintain a clean environment by consuming their pollution. However, the toxic Barem created as a byproduct of Dagahra's feeding would soon poison much of the ocean and the kingdom's battles to seal Dagahra away would ultimately lead to its destruction, with only the Nilai-Kanai Temple remaining mostly intact beneath the waves off the coast of Ishagaki Island. When modern ocean pollution awoke Dagahra from his slumber, the sea beast would once again start creating toxic swarms of Barem that plagued the waters of Okinawa. In response to the attacks, Ghogo was sent from the Nilai-Kanai Temple to Okinawa to find help to try and defeat Dagahra, encountering a group of schoolchildren and the Elias sisters, while Belvera would recruit two greedy fisherman to try and secure the small creature and access the legendary treasure of Nilai-Kanai. When the two factions made their way to the legendary hidden temple, Ghogo was able to raise the pyramid to the surface. While Moll and Lora went to summon Mothra Leo and leave the kids to find the treasure, the temple's defense systems were able to briefly ward Dagahra off. Chased away from the temple, Dagahra made landfall on Ishagaki Island and went on a rampage before battling Leo in the skies and under the sea. After being empowered by Ghogo, the true treasure all along, and the temple's energy, Leo took on the form of Aqua Mothra and defeated Dagahra. Leo then dropped the monster's remains on the temple, sending them both sinking back into the sea, bringing peace back to Okinawa.

Millennium era

Godzilla: Final Wars

King Caesar attacking Okinawa in Godzilla: Final Wars

The Xiliens unleashed the monster King Caesar, who was under their mind control, in Okinawa, where he caused destruction across the island. Eventually, the Xiliens teleported King Caesar away, in order to make it appear that they had come to save the human race from the attacking kaiju.

Comics

Godzilla: Legends

Rodan attacking Okinawa in Godzilla: Legends #2

In Godzilla: Legends #2, Camp Schwab, a US Marine base in Okinawa, came under attack from Rodan in 2007 when Lance Corporal Matt Graves discovered a Rodan egg while hiking in the Kuju Mountains and brought it back to Okinawa as a souvenir. Graves was killed by Rodan in the attack as he was to be imprisoned in the brig and court-marshalled, while the egg was quickly moved into a secure place on the site. Over the next few years, the egg would be studied, though Rodan would make at least four more appearances to try and reclaim it until 2011 when it was ordered to be destroyed. Not wanting to destroy what he had spent several years studying, Dr. Holder snuck the egg off the base with the help of his son Ethan. While Holder returned to work to keep up appearances, his son Ethan would take the egg to school to intimidate his bullies by threatening to lure Rodan. During Rodan's attack on the school and the military's attack, the egg hatched and Ethan hitched a ride on Rodan's back, resulting in a seize fire as the monster flew back to its nest.

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

In Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #23, Lucy Casprell and her team traveled with the Shobijin to Okinawa in order to awaken the ancient guardian monster King Caesar in order to assist Godzilla against the Trilopod invasion. Once the group arrived in Okinawa, CKR forces planted explosive charges on a hillside and detonated them, revealing King Caesar sleeping. Suddenly, Battra arrived and attacked the group, causing Caesar to awaken. King Caesar and Battra battled until a group of Trilopods appeared and attacked both monsters. Battra retreated, while Caesar allowed himself to be subdued and captured by the Trilopods so that he could be taken to their hive in Los Angeles.

Locations
Showa
Countries Japan (HiroshimaNagasakiTokyoKobeOsakaNagoyaOkinawaHokkaidoKyotoFukuoka) • China (Beijing) • Philippines (Manila) • United States (New York City) • England • (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 XThe MoonGorathTerraPlanet 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 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 IslandBirth IslandGodzilla IslandMatango IslandBungo ChannelYakushimaNilai-Kanai Temple)
Planets and continents Earth (Asia) • MarsJupiterMonster PlanetPlanet Torendiru
Miscellaneous Mihama Nuclear Power PlantNational Diet BuildingFukuoka TowerSapporo TowerNagoya CastleNagoya 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) • 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 City) • England (London) • United States
Geographic points Mount FujiTanzawa PassPacific OceanTokyo Bay
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaEuropeAmerica) • Kepler-452bTau Ceti e
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerTokyo StationAratrumOratio
American films
Countries United States (New York CityHawaiiNevadaSan FranciscoBostonSedonaWashington, D.C.Pensacola) • Mexico (Isla de Mara) • Japan (Janjira) • PhilippinesFrance (French Polynesia) • Germany (Munich) • JamaicaHong Kong
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Bikini AtollSkull IslandTasman Sea) • Hollow Earth
Planets and continents Earth (AmericaOceaniaEuropeAsiaAntarctica)
Miscellaneous Empire State BuildingWorld Trade CenterMadison Square GardenBrooklyn BridgeHonolulu International AirportGolden Gate BridgeYucca Mountain Nuclear Waste RepositoryFenway Park
Printed media
Countries United States (CaliforniaNew York CityTexasDistrict of Columbia) • 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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