"Red Balloon"

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Series Godziban (Go! Jet Jaguar)
Episode # 15 (overall), 4 (Go! Jet Jaguar)
Directed by Hideyuki Kobayashi
Written by Hideyuki Kobayashi
Air date November 15, 2019

"Red Balloon" ( (あか)いふうせんの (まき),   Akai Fūsen no Maki) is the fifteenth overall episode of Godziban and the fourth episode of its Go! Jet Jaguar segment. Toho's Godzilla Channel uploaded it to YouTube on November 15, 2019, with an English-subtitled version on the GODZILLA OFFICIAL by TOHO channel following on November 26, 2021.


In a short segment before the main episode, Godzilla-kun, Minilla and Little gaze at a book about the English alphabet. Godzilla-kun tells them that today's program is in English, but the monsters lament that they don't know English. He responds that they must quickly learn some English, then, and recite the alphabet up to G before celebrating.

A young girl's red balloon floats away and gets caught in a tree. As she cries, Jet Jaguar appears to her aid, growing giant to reach the balloon and return it to her. Minilla and Little watch the robot in awe, exclaiming how cool he is. Jet Jaguar flies off into the sky as the girl waves to him goodbye, thanking him for his help. Minilla and Little begin to wonder how they could be cool like Jet Jaguar, imagining themselves stacked on top of each other and growing to reach the balloon. As Jet Jaguar flies along overhead, propelled by air escaping from valves on his feet, Megalon suddenly appears to terrorize Minilla and Little. Little attempts to jump at him, but is knocked away by Megalon's tail and calls out to Jet Jaguar for help. The robot touches down before them to challenge Megalon, but finds that the monster is much larger than him. He pulls out a bicycle pump, which Little uses to inflate him to enormous size, scaring Megalon away. Minilla and Little take a ride on Jet Jaguar, who slowly deflates as the air inside of him escapes from his feet. They touch back down on the ground, and the two monsters conclude that Jet Jaguar is just like the balloon from before. The robot waggles his finger at them before winking, telling them that it is a secret.

The episode concludes with a Grandpa Hedo segment:

Young Hedo: “Hey, Master Hedoji. Why is there a clumsy part in anyone's mind?
Grandpa Hedo: “Well... those who know themselves as clumsy... those who do not realize that their own hearts is [sic] dexterous... both are clumsy.
Young Hedo: “Okie hedokie!




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  • This episode is the first known medium to demonstrate the way in which Jet Jaguar flies, being propelled by air. It, along with the previous Go! Jet Jaguar episode, also show how he grows giant.
  • This episode's Grandpa Hedo segment was suggested by the user Hiropon (ヒロぽん).


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