International Title
Gamera 2: Advent of Legion
Japanese Title
 ガメラ 2: レギオン襲来
 [Gamera 2: Region Shurai]
Production: Daiei / NTV / Fujitsu
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1996
  Time: 99 minutes
Initial US Title
 Gamera: Attack of Legion
US Distributor: ADV Films (2003) Time: 99 minutes
Alternate Movie Titles:
G2: Gamera vs. Legion [Early Title]
Gamera 2: The Real Guardian of the Universe [Early Title]

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A meteor shower seen over Japan begins to slow in its descent toward earth. As it lands, the meteor turns out to be an organic life-form. The being takes root in the nearby city, causing root-like vegetation and mounting casualties. Both the Sapporo Science Center and the military try to learn about the unexplained occurrences. They hypothesis that the roots, now forming a flower-like plant, are getting ready to seed. This would result in a nuclear-level explosion which would propel the seeds into space. Thankfully, before this can occur, Gamera arrives. The Guardian of the Universe destroys the flower-like base. This raises the ire of the plant's defenders, creatures called Symbiotic Legion, who launch an attack. An injured Gamera then flies away, sending the smaller Symbiotic Legion swarming in a scatteredstate. The creatures next move to the center of Sapporo, rooting another giant flower-like base. Gamera arrives once more to thwart their plans, but is confronted by Legion, the gigantic queen of the alien race

Directed by Shusuke Kaneko
Writing credits Kazunori Ito
Produced by Miyuki Nanri, Naoki Sato, Tsutomu Tsuchikawa
Music by Kow Otani, Ulfuls
Cinematography by Junichi Tozawa
Film Editing by Shizuo Arakawa
Production Design by Hajime Oikawa
Director of Special Effects Shinji Higuchi
Assistant Director of Special Effects Makoto Kamiya
Watarase, Colonel Toshiyuki Nagashima
Midori Honami Miki Mizuno
Obitsu Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Asagi Kusanagi Ayako Fujitani
Hanatani Tamotsu Ishibashi
Sasai Hiroyuki Okita
Osako Yukijiro Hotaru
Nojiri Yusuke Kawazu
Satake Hatsunori Hasegawa
Subway Driver Tomorowo Taguchi
NTT Worker Ishi Rasale
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Gamera, Legion, Symbiotic Legion, Legion Flower Type 90 Tank, CH-47J Chinook, UH-1J Iroquois, AH-1J Cobra Helicopters, Type 74 Tank, Mitsubishi F-1 Fighter Bombers, Type 82 6-wheeled Command Vehicle


Box Office
Release Date: July 13th, 1996 (Japan)
Distribution Earning:
¥700,000,000 / $6,500,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Gamera: Attack of Legion ADV Films (2003) Order
United States Region 1 Gamera: Legacy Collection 1965-1999 Mill Creek Entertainment (2014) Order
Japan Region 2 Gamera 2: Advent of Legion Daiei Video (2001)
United States Blu-Ray Gamera: Guardian of the Universe / Attack of the Legion Mill Creek Entertainment (2010) Order
United States Blu-Ray Gamera: The Complete Collection Arrow Video (2020) Order
United States Blu-Ray Gamera: The Heisei Trilogy Arrow Video (2021) Order
United States Blu-Ray Gamera: The Heisei Era Collection Arrow Video (2021) Order

Concept Art

Nicholas Driscoll Star Rating
June 12, 2012
Anthony Romero Star Rating
June 13, 2012