Godzilla Island – Story Arc 8

Godzilla Island – Story Arc 8


1997

Directed by Shun Mizutani

Godzilla Island keeps on going. If you are wondering why you stepped into the middle or something, go here to get to the first story. If you’ve been following along, they you’ve noticed an increase in quality of the stories as the series progressed. Unfortunately that all goes down the drain now as we get stuck with a clip show! Although they do explain a few things about Godzilla Island that wasn’t mentioned before, mostly we just waste time for five episodes. And there’s no fights! Gah! anyway, here’s the cast:

G-Guard Commander (Jiro Dan) – G-Guard Commander runs the Godzilla Guard unit on Godzilla Island. He’s all alone except for sassy robot Lucas, so of course he’s bored out of his skull normally. He seems to have been stationed there because it’s a low-priority assignment they could dump someone who can’t work under pressure, because that’s exactly what he is. Luckily Torema shows up to save his pants. I do not know if he has a name but it may be Oji.
Torema (Maimi Okuwa) – A mysterious young girl who shows up one day on Godzilla Island right when the dastardly Xiliens begin to attack. She repels the attack, joins the G-Guard, and begins her fight against Zaguresu the Xilien because Xiliens destroyed her home planet (I think that’s what happened – she may have been from future Earth.) Has psychic powers and her own spaceship called the Panatolute.
Zaguresu (Naoko Aizawa) – Evil Xilien woman who invades Earth using giant monsters and her giant Independence Day/V rip-off spaceship. Enjoys laughing evilly while contemplating the latest diabolical schemes. Follows the Xilien leader Giant Emperor’s orders, because that’s what they do on Planet X. Sheep! Her spaceship is named the Vabaruda.
Lucas (Kenichiro Shimamura) – Annoying robot, Godzilla Island-style! Makes sarcastic remarks, and seems to be even mean at times. An annoying Kenny kid in floating metal sphere form. He must be destroyed! Translates from monster language to Japanese.
Narrator – (Yutaka Aoyama) – He’s not a character but the guy who recaps the previous episode in the beginning of the episode. That means thirty seconds of each three minute episode is Narrator recounting events, padding running time beyond levels I want to think about. He’s a typical Japanese male announcer, amazingly excited and epic about even the most mundane things.



Different monster feature in each episode, so we’ll keep track of them in each story arc. The complete Godzilla Island Daikaiju List is located here. We’ll also list any new monster match-ups that weren’t in any film but now exist thanks to this series, such as Gorosaurus fighting Jet Jaguar or something. The R2 Japanese DVD release is unsubtitled, so most of what is going on will be educated guesses thanks to our limited Japanese speaking ability. But here at TarsTarkas.NET we don’t need no stinking subtitles!

Featuring the monsters –

Godzilla – The King of Monsters. Godzilla is pure awesome in giant fire-breathing lizard form. Everyone who comes to Godzilla Island wants a piece of Godzilla. And they all get kicked to the curb.
Godzilla Junior – Godzilla’s lamest son is here also. Looks likes some sort of lizard squirrel or something. Give me Minya! I’ll even take nephew Godzooky!
Mothra Leo – a boy Mothra who has extra powers, from the Rebirth of Mothra series. Can zap things with antenna and wing blasts. No one has a good explanation on how male Mothra Leo is supposed to continue the Mothra line. But don’t worry, as an egg magically appears anyway.

Only monsters in new footage are listed here

The mystery is why they had to do a clip show when their show is so low budget this probably didn’t save any time or money!

Episode 64 – The Mystery of Godzilla Island 1
Torema and Lucas talk the entire episode…in Japanese! Some of it was about her, as it is full of clips. Tsuzuku!

Episode 65 – The Mystery of Godzilla Island 2
The torrents of clips from previous episodes continues as Torema and Lucas talk this entire episode as well…in Japanese! This time about Zaguresu, her ship, and Torema’s ship. All shown thanks to stock footage. Tsuzuku! What will they discuss next episode?

Episode 66 – The Mystery of Godzilla Island 3
Mechagodzilla and Moguera are discussed, along with the swordfight from story arc 2. Tsuzuku!

Episode 67 – The Mystery of Godzilla Island 4
A non-stock footage tour of Godzilla Island via a map. See the G-Guard Base, Mt. Guilla, Sanda Plain (where Godzilla and Gigan first dueled), Hot-Spring Rodan, Monster Temple (where Godzilla meditated), Golas Volcano (where Mothra died), and everyone’s homes which all have signs. Tsuzuku. That was a pretty interesting episode and had some throwback names of parts of Godzilla Island, as well as things named after monsters that haven’t appeared on the show.

Episode 68 – The Mystery of Godzilla Island 5
Torema plays her data card from story arc 2. Then Junior wants to play, so goodbye! Tsuzuku.

Lame. Seriously lame. Ewok lame. Jar Jar lame! Next time we get a new story! Join us as March of Godzilla Island continues.

New Match-ups – none.

Rated 3/10 (Orbital bombardment, Escape, Junior wants to play)


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