Godzilla: The Animated Series

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What are your thoughts?

LOVE IT
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31%
Like it
62
43%
Neutral
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13%
Dislike it
8
6%
ARRRGHH SKREEENK GINO
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8%
 
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby edgaguirus » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:19 pm

I also liked the Ice Borers. They weren't as big a threat to Zilla, but they were good monsters.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzillian » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:29 pm

I wish this show had a more clear idea of how to handle Godzilla. Some eps he is one of the characters, others he's just another monster, and in some of the worst Godzilla feels like an afterthought in his own show!
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby TitanoGoji16 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:42 am

Speaking of treating Godzilla inconsistently, one thing that always drove me nuts about the show was how it would continuously show us Godzilla tanking military strikes, attacks from other monsters, natural disasters, assaults from alien warships, and everything in between... But then Nick and HEAT would always beg the military not to shoot at Godzilla because they might hurt him.

It made no sense. :lol:
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Rhedosaurus » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:06 pm

TitanoGoji16 wrote:Speaking of treating Godzilla inconsistently, one thing that always drove me nuts about the show was how it would continuously show us Godzilla tanking military strikes, attacks from other monsters, natural disasters, assaults from alien warships, and everything in between... But then Nick and HEAT would always beg the military not to shoot at Godzilla because they might hurt him.

It made no sense. :lol:


To be fair, one has to remember how fragile the first Zilla was in the '98 movie. Even after he was resurrected and made more powerful as Cyber Zilla, his durability was always questionable. So even though Zilla Jr. WAS far more durable, their concerns were still valid.

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby edgaguirus » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:26 pm

Nick does have kind of a father/son relationship with Jr. If someone was beating on your son, you'd tell him to stop.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Major sssspielberg! » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:20 am

Cyber-Godzilla was awesome. So was C-Rex and the Cobra.
Honestly it's such a shame we never got a toyline for this.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby LegendZilla » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:02 pm

It was good for what it was back in its day.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Rhedosaurus » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:47 am

Was there ever an explanation of why Zilla Jr. had an atomic ray but the first Zilla, his biological father, never did until he was resurrected as Cyber Zilla?

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Ben Shapiro » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:22 am

Rhedosaurus wrote:Was there ever an explanation of why Zilla Jr. had an atomic ray but the first Zilla, his biological father, never did until he was resurrected as Cyber Zilla?

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby GojiDog » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:27 am

Rhedosaurus wrote:Was there ever an explanation of why Zilla Jr. had an atomic ray but the first Zilla, his biological father, never did until he was resurrected as Cyber Zilla?


I don't think the fans cared, lol.

My head canon explanation was that GINO absolutely had an atomic ray....he just never used it.

And hey, Cyber Zilla (which was made from the corpse of daddy Zilla) had an atomic ray, so that kind of supports my dumb head canon.

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzillian » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:00 am

Rhedosaurus wrote:Was there ever an explanation of why Zilla Jr. had an atomic ray but the first Zilla, his biological father, never did until he was resurrected as Cyber Zilla?

All we get is a line in the first ep saying that this Godzilla is different from its parent in biology and personality but who needs an answer other than that
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby SG-17 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:28 am

I loved watching this series on Fox Kids back in the day. I also had the first Game Boy Color game and I played that second most next to Pokemon, even beat it a few times. I recently picked up the Monster Wars GBC game and its better than the first one. Wish I knew about it as a kid.

This Godzilla actually felt like Godzilla.

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Kiryu2012 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:30 pm

Love this show. It had some great action, some awesome kaiju, and it made it clear that Zilla/Tristar Goji can be as much of a Godzilla as any other. GTS Goji is a good boi.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Orichalcum » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:49 pm

This shows really a product of its time, it’s got some good moments spread throughout but the dialogue and characters are mostly just too corny for me to handle

I bought the complete series dvd back in the day for 5 bucks and watched it once, that was about all I could take.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:18 pm

Orichalcum wrote:This shows really a product of its time, it’s got some good moments spread throughout but the dialogue and characters are mostly just too corny for me to handle

I bought the complete series dvd back in the day for 5 bucks and watched it once, that was about all I could take.

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I thought the episodes had a lot of unique ideas and monsters, and in some episodes there was an emotional core, but most of it was dragged down by cliches for characters in kids shows.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Destoroyah of Worlds » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:41 pm

I really like the giant bee in this show. She reminds me of Mothra. Wonder if it's a homage to Mothra...
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby cloverfan98 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:20 pm

Destoroyah of Worlds wrote:I really like the giant bee in this show. She reminds me of Mothra. Wonder if it's a homage to Mothra...


Almost every monster in the show is some homage to a classic Toho kaiju so I don't doubt it. The most obvious one is Cyber-Godzilla.

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzillian » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:36 am

cloverfan98 wrote:
Destoroyah of Worlds wrote:I really like the giant bee in this show. She reminds me of Mothra. Wonder if it's a homage to Mothra...


Almost every monster in the show is some homage to a classic Toho kaiju so I don't doubt it. The most obvious one is Cyber-Godzilla.

Fun fact! When designing a lot of the monsters in the show the crew gave them classic Toho names until giving them an official name. I know the monsters in the opening although never appearing in the show itself were named after toho kaiju. The big flying monster was called the "flying gigan" for example.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby edgaguirus » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:21 pm

and the big worm was called Worm Manda.
Kaiju are just like people- giant, radioactive people.

Megalon went into a bar and saw Gigan. Megalon said, " Again? I thought you gave this up."
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Ultraman02 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:37 pm

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