Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (東京都庁舎,   Tōkyō-to Chōsha) is a complex of three skyscrapers located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, with Building No. 1 being the tallest. Opened in 1991, the building houses the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which governs over the entire Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Alongside the National Diet Building and Tokyo Tower, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building has become a prominent landmark in the years since its construction. In the Godzilla franchise, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building first appeared in the 1991 film Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.

History

Heisei era

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Emmy Kano confronted Godzilla while piloting Mecha-King Ghidorah as he rampaged through Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. Godzilla struck the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building's towers with his atomic breath while trying to hit the cyborg, then Mecha-King Ghidorah damaged it further while returning fire. After knocking Godzilla into another nearby building, Emmy aimed at one of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building's towers, severing it and dropping it onto Godzilla. The rest of that tower was destroyed when the two monsters barreled through it later in their battle.

Monsterverse

Godzilla (2014)

The top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building can be glimpsed in an establishing shot of the city.

Reiwa era

Shin Godzilla

The ninth floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Building was used by the Tokyo City Government to coordinate evacuation efforts during Godzilla's first attack, so that the military could safely mount a counterattack against the creature.

Video games

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building appears in the following games, typically as a destructible element.

Videos

Godzilla: Attack on Tokyo short film being projected onto the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Trivia

  • The use of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah marks its first major appearance in a film. The complex opened only eight months before the film was released.
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Countries Japan (Tokyo (KamataShinagawaGinza) • KamakuraMechagodzilla CityNigashio) • United Kingdom (London) • United StatesIndia
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Miscellaneous Empire State BuildingWorld Trade CenterMadison Square GardenBrooklyn BridgeHonolulu International AirportGolden Gate BridgeYucca Mountain Nuclear Waste RepositoryFenway ParkApex CyberneticsColosseumGreat PyramidChrist the Redeemer
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Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Monster IslandMonster IslandsInfant IslandMoansta IslandSatan Atoll)
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