Godzilla Island – Story Arc 14
Directed by Shun Mizutani
The Godzilla Island convoy keeps on trucking, giving us another story arc filled with giant monsters, alien invaders, and random women showing up to save G-Guard Commander’s butt! Story Arc 14 introduces us to some new characters, and also introduces an element of ridiculousness to the show that’s just a tad bit crazy. But in a fun way. If you weren’t aware that this show was made for kids, then you will be fully informed by the events in this Story Arc. For those of you stumbling across this on internet searches, head over to Story Arc 1 to get a lowdown of what Godzilla Island is. For those of you following the story, read on!
We got a new cast! Who are these new chicks in the credits? Let’s find out!
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 Manda fighting Megalon 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 –
Episode 129 – A New Enemy
G-Guard Commander and Lucas talk on Godzilla Island, while in space Giant Dark Emperor gives orders to a new spaceship with a new female commander named Landes, who heads towards Earth for new horrible plots. Look out, Godzilla Island! Tsuzuku.
Episode 130 – Landes Appears
Landes arrives at Godzilla Island, with G-Guard Commander thinking this is just another Zaguresu plot. Landes is upset and blasts the G-Guard HQ with a laser bolt. Tsuzuku. Don’t get your crazy women confused, that just makes them more crazy.
Episode 131 – The Commander’s Lie
G-Guard Commander deploys a line of big laser guns (called Hyper Lasers) that are newly installed, Landes is shocked and retreats. Little does she know these Hyper Lasers are not operational yet. She also talks to her floating robot pal Camero (these things are multiplying?) Camero spies on the new lasers (discovering they are inoperable) as we tsuzuku. Now Lucas has a new challenger to the “Most-Annoying” throne.
Episode 132 – Landes’ Challenge
Landes returns and starts blasting things (including the monsters) because the guns don’t work. She also berates G-Guard Commander on the phone because that’s what these villainesses do. You’d think he’d be used to it by now, or at least learn how to hang up. And a mysterious woman is walking around on Godzilla Island, although she’s not that mysterious if you remember that there is another new cast member in the opening credits. Tsuzuku.
Episode 133 – The Monster Doctor Takes Up a New Post
G-Guard Commander gets a page that the Hyper Lasers are working, so he fires them and they tear the crap out of Landes’s ship. She retreats, and then Misato reports for duty at the G-Guard HQ, keeping G-Guard Commander from feeling smug and he even begins to argue with her. Can this guy work with anyone? No wonder he is stationed alone. Tsuzuku for the cliffhanger of “Will G-Guard Commander learn interpersonal skills?”
Episode 134 – It Doesn’t Return!
Monster Doctor Misato gets to work monster doctoring. G-Guard Commander is upset or something. Japanese, why must you be a foreign language? Tsuzuku.
Episode 135 – Landes’ Proposal
Monster Doctor Misato chases Junior around while driving Medical Jet Jaguar holding a giant syringe. I like her now. And who knew Medical Jet Jaguar could be piloted? Stab that Junior, he deserves it! She chases other monsters who also don’t want shots. Doc Misato then goes back to G-Guard HQ right as Landes calls with some new scheme. Tsuzuku.
Episode 136 – The Secret of Godzilla Island
Landes tells some tale about the Secret of Godzilla Island. Didn’t we already have an episode called that? No, it was about the Mystery of Godzilla Island. Anyway, Doc Misato is in Medical Jet Jaguar taking a finally not gay hot springs bath with Godzilla and quizzing him about The Secret of Godzilla Island when a missile is fired at the island. Tsuzuku as the Hyper Lasers are deployed.
Episode 137 – Don’t Touch the Missile
The missile crashes but doesn’t explode. Way to not fire the Hyper Lasers at it, G-Guard Commander! Misato flies over in Medical Jet Jaguar to disarm it, making G-Guard Commander upset. He tells her she’s a doctor, not a missile disarmer (in Japanese, of course) At least she’s doing something. But, Junior knocks over the missile because he’s a moron, and yellow gas starts spewing out of it. Mustard gas? Anyway, this new Weapon of Mass Destruction starts to engulf the island as we tsuzuku. Nice job, Junior!
Episode 138 – Infernal Smoke
The monsters run, but the gas runs out. Camero records all the action and Landes laughs, but it isn’t as joyful as Zaguresu. She had a special type of fun crazy, as opposed to Landes’s scary crazy. Then her ship heads back to Godzilla Island. Tsuzuku.
Episode 139 – Landes Attacks Again
Misato analyzes the mysterious gas, while a giant flying boombox heads towards Godzilla Island. Yes, that sentence is correct. The giant flying boombox is controlled by Landes, who starts playing surf music! What the heck? Tsuzuku. At least it is enjoyable music.
Episode 140 – Now Dance!
So all the monsters start to dance. This is a little ridiculous. But hilarious!
Who knew monsters could break-dance like that? Anguirus could serve any invading monster with his mad dance skills. Landes laughs and Doc Misato discovers the gas has something to do with this, which we’ve already figured out. Next, she’ll warn us about an imminent attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Tsuzuku.
Episode 141 – Dance Dance Dance
The monsters dance until the music ends, then drop like flies. As the next song starts up, they must dance again! By night they are slow dancing. Note that frequent hot springs bathers Godzilla and King Caesar are slow-dancing together. Tsuzuku.
Episode 142 – After the Request
Still dancing in the morning, still no effort to shoot down the giant boombox on the part of G-Guard Commander. Nor using Mechagodzilla or Moguera to fight it. G-Guard Commander checks on Doc Misato, who had been working all night, then blasts off in Mechagodzila! Will he finally do something? Tsuzuku to find out.
Episode 143 – There’s Nothing to Do!
Mechagodzilla is shot down by the giant flying boombox as it blasts super-loud music. G-Guard Commander is okay, but a malfunction on Mechagodzilla made it look like it was dancing for a few seconds. That would just be crazy! Doc Misato gets back to work, tsuzuku for future developments.
Episode 144 – The Plan Begins
Misato has found something, and deploys a giant speaker that G-Guard HQ just happens to have on standby. Tsuzuku because we need to stretch it out to another episode before we press the “On” button.
Episode 145 – Dancing the Sunda
Misato turns it on, out comes bad music (or backwards music) that drowns out the other music. So soon an escalation in speaker volumes happens. Both switch the dials to 11, and both explode. This is a success, because then there is no more music. The monsters collapse, so Landes calls King Ghidorah to attack! Tsuzuku.
Episode 146 – King Ghidorah Attacks!
Moguera is sent to fight King Ghidrah, but is blasted out of the sky. G-Guard HQ is razed by King Ghidrah, but then Godzilla gets up to fight. Tsuzuku.
Episode 147 – Defeat King Ghidorah!
Godzilla and King Ghidrah fight. They are evenly matched, but Godzilla is too tired to be able to defeat him. Misako gets in Medical Jet Jaguar and flies over, has some sort of black backpack on. Tsuzuku.
Episode 148 – The Dance of Revenge
Misato blasts King Ghidrah with a whiff of the yellow gas, then starts playing speakers on Medical Jet Jaguar’s back, which blare out the Godzilla Island Theme Song, causing King Ghidrah to dance like he got no pants. And he doesn’t. Landes and King Ghidorah retreat. Then G-Guard Commander and Misato get into another argument. Tsuzuku.
New Monster Match-ups – Moguera vs King Ghidrah
New friends, new enemies, but no new monsters. Until next time! And next time may get here sooner than you think. Or not. Anyway, Story Arc 15 is the next stop, as March of Godzilla Island continues, and it will keep continuing until the end all the way at Story Arc 22! Tsuzuku!
Rated 6/10 (The fan, The eye, Introducing one’s self, Don’t touch the rocket!, I said don’t touch the–never mind, G-Guard Commander gets down)
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