Godzilla Island – Story Arc 21
Directed by Shun Mizutani
President Skroob – Salute! Hail, Skroob! We all hail Skroob, and it looks like the Japanese do as well, because part of the plot of this Story Arc is lifted from Spaceballs! Unfortunately, Godzilla does not fight a giant robotic maid, but we do have an air shield, and the people beneath it lose all their air. Also, the Secret of Godzilla Island is revealed, A new warship is unveiled, and the plot moves towards the final battle as we hit the next to last Story Arc. Anyone new should head over to Story Arc 1, everyone else get to reading. And may the Schwartz be with you….
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 Black Mechagodzilla fighting Gigan 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 219 – The Hieroglyph Floats in the Sky
Misato and G-Guard Commander argue about the secret of Godzilla Island, while Landes yells at Camero, who is again spying on the island. A lot of anger issues in this episode. Misato takes off in the Tart-coupe, and witnesses Baragon emerge from the ground with a weird metal sphere in his mouth. He kicks it, gets bored, and leaves, but the sphere shines a message into the sky, written in hieroglyphics. Landes’s ship flies back towards earth as we tsuzuku.
Episode 220 – Pick Up That Object!
G-Guard Commander realizes there is something weird about Godzilla Island, and tells Misato to get the metal sphere. But the Vabaruda attacks and tractor beams away the sphere. We get a new shot of the Vabaradu flying over Earth afterwards, a welcome distraction to the same stock shot and angle of the Xilien ship we always get. Landes and the ship’s computer attempt to analyze the sphere as we tsuzuku.
Episode 221 – An Unexpected Relationship
G-Guard Commander and Misato talk, while Giant Dark Emperor calls Landes, who reports on the metal sphere. Then the computer reports to her, and we tsuzuku. What an exciting episode! Will more people talk next episode? Stay tuned!
Episode 222 – A Disappointing Victory
Misasto researches as Landes decides to send Megalon and Destoroyah down to attack. Godzilla fights them both, and brings the mountain down on top of them. Misato takes off in the Tart-coupe to check on the monsters, and we tsuzuku.
Episode 223 – Two Kaiju Die
Misato scans the two monsters, and the scans say they are dead. So it’s funeral time! And the Northern Lights show up to the funeral. The Northern Lights are apparently horrible enough that we get Landes plotting and a tsuzuku. Damn Nothern Lights! Go back to the North Pole!
The death of two kaiju
Episode 224 – An Aurora of Mystery
Misato analyzes the sphere some more, and realizes it is a time capsule. From 10,000 BC. No relation to the terrible film of the same name. Misato takes a drink of water and gets tired, but is interrupted by G-Guard Commander calling to check on the kaiju. When she flies out, all of them have collapsed by the graves. Tsuzuku.
Episode 225 – The Invisible Wall
Misato attempts to fly higher, which turns out to be a problem as there is now an invisible wall over Godzilla Island, which shocks her ship so it crashes in the sea. The subtitles label a “Kuukisui tori suura” that is a vaccuum cleaner-looking thing sitting on the barrier and sucking out all the air, put there by Landes. So now we are stealing ideas from President Skroob. Misato’s ship sinks as Godzilla and Junior look on. Tsuzuku.
Episode 226 – Enormous Barrier
Misato flies up after a few seconds, then tells G-Guard Commander about the barrier, which is surrounding the whole island and blocking air, while all the air inside is being sucked out. The barrier is bad, monsters are sad, so tsuzuku is rad.
Episode 227 – Top Secret
Moguera and Mechagodzilla are sent to the barrier, but when they shoot the barrier, it shoots back and they are shot down. Air is running out. Misato and G-Guard Commander argue, and she analyzes the hieroglyph, decoding part of it. Tsuzuku.
Episode 228 – The Illusionary Continent
Misato is given a data disk from Nao, and thus concludes that Godzilla Island sits where the ancient continent of Mu once was. Camero reports on more monster suffocation to Landes. Tsuzku for suffocation!
Episode 229 – The Forbidden Super Weapon
Misato uses her computers to pick a spot on Godzilla Island where something interesting is. I’m not sure what. She flies there in her ship, and Camero follows after reporting to Landes. Misato goes by a mountainside and fires, revealing a cave. She goes in, as Landes tells Destoroyah and Megalon to stop pretending to be dead and go after her. Tsuzuku as they burst out of their graves. This is a close as we’ll get to zombie kaiju, monster pretending to be dead.
Episode 230 – The Revival of the Two Kaiju
Misato flies into the cave as G-Guard Commander tells her that Megalon and Destoroyah are free and alive. The two monsters arrive at the entrace of the cave, and Godzilla also arrives to beat them up again. What is that shadow at the end of the cave Misato is heading down? We shall have to wait until the next episode, because we have tsuzuku.
Episode 231 – Godzilla in a Large Pinch
As Godzilla and Destoroyah fight, Megalon sneaks into the cave, but a giant drill thing scares him off. I believe we all know what vehicle has a giant drill on it in the Godzilla universe! Outside, Godzilla is losing to Destroyorah, but then the drill thing begins to exit the cave and everyone becomes confused. Tsuzuku.
Episode 232 – All-Purpose Battleship (Gyotengo)
Misato is flying the Gyotengo, which is like the Gotengo except spelled differently, and flyable by one person. Landes salivates at the thought of taking that superweapon. She has Gyotengo-fever. Misato flies the ship through the barrier and heads toward the air vaccuum, while the vaccuum fires lasers at the Gyotengo that are ineffective. Landes orders the Vabaradu down to try and capture the Gyotengo, while a suffocating G-Guard Commander sends out a distress call saying “Goodbye Princess Vespa…” Misato fires the Gyotengo‘s big weapon as we tsuzuku.
Episode 233 – Delicious Air
The Gyotengo blows up the air vaccuum, destroying the barrier as well. Air, precious air! Delicious air, according to the episode title. It taste like choclate. Now Godzilla is free to beat the tar out of Destoroyah and Megalon again, and he does, so they run off and escape. Don’t ask how Megalon and Destoroyah weren’t affected by the lack of air. Just don’t do it. Landes vows that she’s going to totally capture the Gyotengo and we tsuzuku to another story arc. The last story arc!
This Story Arc was filled with references to the movie Atragon, as the Kingdom of Mu and the Gotengo are both mentioned, but here it is the Gyotengo. The future film Godzilla Final War would make the Gotengo more aware in the average G-fans subconcious, but seeds are planted way back with this series.
We got one whole Story Arc left! The Final Chapter! Join us for Story Arc 22: Tsuzuku Is For Losers, as March of Godzilla Island concludes! Tsuzuku!!!
Rated 7/10 (Camero again, Giant Dark Emperor, Shot out of the sky, Epic failure of a movie, The Air Shield, Mysterious Shadow, Ship of Mu)
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