Godzilla Island: Television Series (1997)

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Godzilla Island: Television Series (1997)

Postby Terrier » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:57 pm

256 three minutes episodes, showed one per day for almost a year back in 1997... almost every monster in the Godzilla franchise, using bandai toys to "represent" them... Godzilla Island was an interesting way to bring back monsters that haven't been seen for years (Baragon, Gorosaurus, King Kaesar, Gigan...) in a kid-friendly tone...

Though the episodes may be dificult to find (Or understand, sience they are in Japanes), here is a web that describes the first six "episodes" (Wich are story arcs that lasted likes six or seven 3 minutes shorts) of the show.

Again, it's interesting how it pays homage to the movies in a funny way (Feels like a kids anime), and the posibilities were endless (A Nurse Jet Jaguar? Mothra and Gigan fighting before Final Wars? A purple Hedorah that creates fungus? Doghorah? Yes, plis!)

Some time ago there was an user that uploaded a lot of Godzilla Island episodes on Youtube (Though not in the right orded and with fakes titles or subtitles), but were deleted by orders of guess wich company...

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Re: Godzilla Island (Television Series)

Postby HayesAJones » Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:55 pm

I once found a site that described every single episode with videos to boot, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was called.

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Postby Arbok » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:34 pm

Godzilla Island is one of those shows that is irresistible for hardcore fans.

Its a bad program for sure, but there is so much Toho lore just crammed in there that it's hard not to be impressed.

My favorite aspect was simply that Rodan was returned to a position of glory. You actually felt the character was important, and on par with Godzilla and Mothra... something the character hasn't enjoyed since the 1960's. Also, seeing Mothra Leo and Godzilla fight Hedorah can't be missed.
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Re: Godzilla Island (Television Series)

Postby spinzilla » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:00 am

So, Toho's never released this in any media format?

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Re: Godzilla Island (Television Series)

Postby Arbok » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:16 am

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spinzilla wrote:So, Toho's never released this in any media format?


They did. It's available on DVD.


Yep, Toho released it on region 2 DVD. If you are interested in blowing $185 on it, it can be yours too!
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Re: Godzilla Island (Television Series)

Postby o.supreme » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:24 pm

well it is almost 13 hours long, and Japanese DVD's traditionally are more expensive, but yeah, it is a little pricy. Something like that should be in more of the $50-60 dollar range. Who knows, maybe it will get a more economical rerelease someday.
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Postby Arbok » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:36 pm

wataru wrote:.....$185?! Does that come with two Elias Asian hookers in the box?! Cripes thats insane.


It used to cost less as I recall, but I think the crappy dollar versus the yen has drove the price up (much like the 6th Perfect Collection Godzilla CD box jumped up $30 simply because our exchange rate is awful).
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Re: Godzilla Island (Television Series)

Postby godzilla1996 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:26 am

From what I saw, it good. Godzilla Island makes Godzilla, and every other monster more human, than they were in the Showa series. More monsters than Final Wars.
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Re: Godzilla Island (Television Series)

Postby godzilla1996 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:13 am

Anguirus break dancing always makes me lol hard. Then the weird Kaiju Conga line...
Yeah, that too... :roll:
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Re: Godzilla Island (Television Series)

Postby HayesAJones » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:15 am

The dancing episode is just priceless.

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Postby PopInPicsPresents » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:54 am

There is a site called -, they sell hard to find kaiju dvds, the have the complete set of GI for 29.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping
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Legion1979 wrote:
PopInPicsPresents wrote:There is a site called Showa Video, they sell hard to find kaiju dvds, the have the complete set of GI for 29.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping


Those are bootlegs, and we're not allowed to discuss bootleg sellers here.


We're not allowed to discuss torrents either but guess what, people are anyway.
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Postby tymon » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:40 pm

^Nice logic there. :roll: I'd edit your first post before you get a warning.
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Postby therealmccoy » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:53 pm

I read about this on the main site and it sounds like it's hysterical. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for it somewhere.
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Re: Godzilla Island (Television Series)

Postby Terrier » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:28 pm

Here you have a dance scenne (With Anguirus breackdancing): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E6t37NRfN8 The brown Godzilla is actually Godzilla Junior.

The guy at the begining of the video is the "Comander", he has a daughter who pilotes Heisei Mechagodzilla, and said daughter has a a friend who seems to be kind of "special" controling Heisei MOGUERA, they also have a Showa Moguera, a Nurse Jet Jaguar and a Fire Fighter Jet Jaguar; the aliens have a Black Showa Mechagodzilla (Imagine it having a western duel with Heisei MG) and Mecha King Ghidorah among others. There was a purple, fungus-creating Hedorah, the so memorable Dororin, and a green Dogora (Look at the bottom).

There is an episode wich involves Godzilla, Megalon, Showa Moguera, Destoroyah and Gigan. Is it as epic as it sound? You be the judge: http://s679.photobucket.com/albums/vv15 ... eVideo.mp4

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Re: Godzilla Island (Television Series)

Postby HayesAJones » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:35 pm

I love how Gorosaurus kept poppin' in to raise the roof during the dance part.

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Postby Alucard » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:36 pm

Anguirus was breakdancing dude 8-)
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Postby therealmccoy » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:05 pm

That was freakin' hilarious. :lol:
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Re: Godzilla Island (Television Series)

Postby Showa Gyaos » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:46 pm

I remember being amazed when I first heard of this show. It sounded badass at first. Then I found out that the monsters were actually toys when I came across an episode on Youtube.
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Postby therealmccoy » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:15 pm

Showa Gyaos wrote:I remember being amazed when I first heard of this show. It sounded badass at first. Then I found out that the monsters were actually toys when I came across an episode on Youtube.

All I've seen is that clip that Terrier posted, and I'll be honest, that's what was so great about it for me. It was hilarious.
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