The Tokyo Tower (東京タワー is a transmission tower in Tōkyō Tawā)Tokyo that was completed in 1958. Ever since then, the tower has been one of the city's major landmarks. It is seen in many movies from the Godzilla and Gamera series, and also appears in many other films produced by a variety of companies. It usually bears the brunt of kaiju battles, and is usually reduced to a pile of rubble and bent steel at the conclusion of the battles.
Tokyo Tower is located in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, and is 333 meters tall. Like the Eiffel Tower, it has ample amounts of Radio apparatus and antennae which help supply television and radio signals to the city below. Until 2011, it was the tallest structure in Japan, with the title now going to the Tokyo Skytree, which is 634 meters tall. Tokyo Tower is still important, given its status as a transmitter and tourist attraction, but the Skytree was built to assist in its role, as tall buildings near the transmitters now interfere with Tokyo Tower's transmissions.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Showa series
- 1.2 Heisei series
- 1.3 Millennium series
- 1.4 Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo
- 2 Video Game Appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Comments
After the larva form of Mothra emerges, having more than trashed the city of Tokyo, she topples most of the tower, then cocoons herself against the base. Later, she emerges from the egg and flies off to New Kirk City to retrieve her twin fairies.
King Kong and Mechani-Kong clamber up the outside of the tower to duke it out above the two observation decks, on the main radio antenna. Thanks to the timely intervention of Madame Piranha, who cuts off the control wires to a machine which allowed Dr. Who to control Mechani-kong, the robotic ape malfunctions, and falls off the tower, with his hand ripping off the tower's main antenna in the process.
After the main antenna of the tower is blasted off by the military due to a blunder, Super Gyaos builds a nest on top of the tower. When Gamera arrives, Super Gyaos roars at Gamera, and the giant turtle tries to blast Gyaos with a fireball, but destroys most of the tower's ruins.
When Godzilla blasts the meteor containing Monster X, a massive explosion results. When the dust cloud clears, it is revealed that Tokyo Tower, albeit still standing, is badly damaged, with much of its upper section tilting to one side. Ironically, it has suffered the least damage, with most of central Tokyo now nothing more than a sea of crumbling, burning ruins.
After descending into Tokyo in the form of a cloud of orange spores and then taking his true form, the Giant God Warrior eventually made his way to the area around Tokyo Tower. After standing still for several moments, the Giant God Warrior began firing his weaponry at buildings, eventually destroying the Tokyo Tower in a huge explosion using his purple laser beam, initiating the Seven Days of Fire that would eventually result in humanity's near-extinction.
Video Game Appearances
- Godzilla: Save the Earth (2004) - Sony Playstation 2 and Microsoft Xbox
- Godzilla (2014) - Sony PlayStation 3 and 4
Mothra's cocoon lies next to Tokyo Tower in Mothra
Mechani-Kong, now rendered inoperable by Madame Piranha, falls off Tokyo Tower, ripping off the main antenna in the process
Gyaos resting on top of the main observation deck
The damaged Tokyo Tower prop in Godzilla: Final Wars
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