Godziban Episode 16 – 「頑固おやじの一番長い日」かまってゴジラ#5【ゴジばん】
November 22, 2019
Written and directed by Hideyuki Kobayashi
We at TarsTarkas.NET know what you are thinking: It’s not 2019 any more, why is March of Godzilla 2019 still continuing? Well, because it isn’t done yet! We haven’t caught up with Godziban! Plus, I put the poll to the people on Twitter on if to continue or just launch March of Godzilla 2020 early, and the people overwhelmingly supported extending 2019! So the people have spoken, 2019 will not end until we are damn ready to have it end! March of Godzilla 2019 will continue until we have caught up with Godziban, and then maybe it will be time to shut it down for the 2020 flavor, or maybe I’ll get around to posting the reviews of the Netflix Godzilla movies! It is a mystery that can never be solved until it happens, it is March of Godzilla 2019!
Godziban‘s weirdest segment has always been the Kamatte Gojira segment, where Kamatte Godzilla from Shin Godzilla shows up to help ladies in need during troubling times. But this time things get even weirder! That’s a good thing, the weirder this show is, the better!
A father named Tetsugoro works on calligraphy designs on lanterns, but he is upset because his lone daughter is bringing her boyfriend over to meet him. Tetsugoro brought up his daughter himself after his wife died young, and she is all he has. When the boyfriend arrives, Tetsugoro won’t even turn around to look at him!
His daughter pleads with him, but Tetsugoro just gets increasingly agitated despite his daughter’s best efforts. Finally, Tetsugoro turns to look at the boyfriend…AND THE BOYFRIEND IS KAMATTE GODZILLA!!!! As in he is a person wearing a suit but the Kamatte Godzilla head is his head! And it makes the weird sucking noises that Kamatte Godzilla makes in these shorts! This is bonkers but totally awesome! Is the dad losing it, or is the daughter actually dating Kamatte Godzilla? Is it because Kamatte Godzilla helped her out and she wants to marry him in response, or is Kamatte Godzilla appearing as the boyfriend to help the father deal with his crisis? Or is dad just imagining the whole thing?
Tetsugoro looks back away. He is shook, as one would be, but eventually decides to put on his glasses and look at the boyfriend again (by this point we find out the boyfriend is named Kenji) But Kenji still has the Kamatte Godzilla head! His daughter even mentions kaiju when talking with her dad! What in the world is going on! Then it gets even more exciting, as suddenly Tetsugoro begins hearing fast-beat saxophone music and then rises to attack the Kamatte Godzilla-headed boyfriend! But Kenji now has a normal human face!
Tetsugoro’s daughter is distraught while he is confused, but he ends up giving his blessing so the pair can get married. At the marriage ceremony, Tetsugoro begins to see the Kamatte Godzilla head on Kenji’s head again! We’ve gon full Twilight Zone here and then kept going to new Zones that don’t have names yet. The Kamatte Zone? I hope the stories continue to get more and more out there as they try to top themselves with the weirdness!
Hedoji and Hedochi are taking time off from wandering to look at the stars (and they see a falling star) Beyond that, they follow the same format, but as there are no subtitles this time I don’t know what they were talking about.
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