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.
History[edit | edit source]
After the larva form of Mothra emerges, having rampaged through 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 Super Gyaos attacked Tokyo, the JSDF attempted to attack the giant monster while it was sleeping. Hit by a volley of surface to air missiles, Super Gyaos took to the air, and flew behind Tokyo Tower when another set of missiles were fired, resulting in the missiles destroying much of the tower above its main deck. That evening, Super Gyaos built a nest on top of the tower. When Gamera arrived, Super Gyaos roared at Gamera, and the giant turtle tried to blast Gyaos with a fireball, but Gyaos escaped, and the fireball sent pieces of broken eggs and metal raining down the tower’s intact lower half.
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, including Tokyo Tower, which was brought down with two shots. The destruction of the city initiated the Seven Days of Fire that would eventually result in humanity's near-extinction.
Tokyo Tower appears in an establishing shot of the city.
King Ghidorah blasts off the top of Tokyo Tower with his Gravity Beams, which nearly falls on an armored vehicle gliding through the air on parachutes.
Video games[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee (2002) - Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox
- Godzilla: Save the Earth (2004) - Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox
- Godzilla: Unleashed (2007) - Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 2
- Godzilla (2014) - Sony PlayStation 3 and 4
- Godzilla Destruction (2021) - Android and iOS
- Godzilla Battle Line (2021) - Android and iOS
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Images[edit | edit source]
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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