"Showdown! Beach Volleyball in the South Seas"
"Showdown! Beach Volleyball in the South Seas" (
Godzilla-kun's latest training session with Minilla and Little is a game of kaiju beach volleyball. When Minilla asks where the net came from, Gezora emerges from the sea to introduce himself, tipping his hat-like mantle and taking pride in his skills with building things out of Red Bamboo. As Little asks why one side of the field is the ocean, his answer comes as Ebirah emerges as their opponent. Confidently boasting about the invincibility of his claws, Ebirah challenges all three Godzilla brothers. Playing to two points, Godzilla-kun and Ebirah find themselves evenly matched, with Minilla and Little as borderline spectators until Ebirah leaps out of the water to spike the rock ball. Minilla leaps to intercept the stone, only to fall a few feet short. When Ebirah makes the second serve, one of his volleys is too slow, allowing for Little and Minilla to leap in a crossing maneuver before Godzilla-kun spikes the ball into the sea, scoring a point for their team. As the game reaches its climax and all three brothers are returning Ebirah's volleys, the stone ball ends up knocking off one of Ebirah's claws as he tries to hit it back, sending it flying towards Godzilla-kun's neck. With the brothers having won the game, Little and Minilla ask if Ebirah will be okay, but he's already starting to grow his claw back and lets them keep the old one as a souvenir. Godzilla-kun starts playing with the claw and clamping it open and shut before deciding to chase Minilla and Little around the beach trying to Crab Pinch them, with Grandpa Hedo and Young Hedo quietly watching from a distance. Ebirah leaps out of the sea to shout that he's a shrimp, not a crab.
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Yumiko Takahashi as Godzilla-kun (voice)
- Hideyuki Kobayashi as Little (voice)
- Junko Kubota as Minilla (voice)
- This episode's title is a play on the Japanese title of Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, "Godzilla, Ebirah, Mothra: Great Duel in the South Seas."
- The Red Bamboo volleyball net is a reference to the Red Bamboo terrorist organization featured in Ebirah, Horror of the Deep.
- The Japanese YouTube thumbnail for this episode recreates a famous promotional still for Ebirah, Horror of the Deep depicting Godzilla throwing Ebirah by the latter's claw.
- Ebirah's insistence on being a shrimp and not a crab is likely a reference to the Muppet character Pepe the King Prawn's catchphrase "I am not a shrimp... I am a king prawn!".
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