Godziban

Godziban

 

Japanese Title

怪獣人形劇 ゴジばん
[Kaiju Ningyo Geki Gojiban]

Type:
Premiere:
Finale:

Web Series (Ongoing)
August 9th, 2019
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Episode Guide - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews

HISTORY

Also known in full as Monster Puppet Show Godziban, this live action Japanese web series aires episodes periodically on Toho's official YouTube Godzilla channels, both in subbed English and Japanese. The show is most well known for its use of puppets, its quirky and child-friendly nature, and its outstanding cast of characters not limited to just Godzilla movies, as it branches out to include monsters from other Toho films such as Desghidorah from Rebirth of Mothra (1996) and Maguma from Gorath (1962).

The series largely follows the misadventures of the Three Godzilla Brothers: Godzilla-kun, the oldest brother; Minilla, the middle child; and Little, the youngest of the three. As their parents Taigo and Mirei mysteriously left them when they were young, Godzilla-kun trains together with his two younger siblings to protect their home, Godzi Godzi Island, and their kaiju friends from all manner of troublesome bullies and invaders from their world or across space and time. Episodes occasionally end with skits featuring certain monsters, such as Grandpa Hedo and Hedochi, or animated segments.


Monsters

Godzilla-kun
Godzilla-kun
Minilla
Minilla
Little
Little
Grandpa Hedo
Grandpa Hedo
Young Hedo
Hedochi
Kamachi
Kamachi
Moshu-Moshu
Moshu-Moshu
Moshuu-Moshuu
Moshuu-Moshuu
Mothra
Mothra
Anguirus
Anguirus
Gigan
Gigan
Jet Jaguar
Jet Jaguar
Radon
Radon
Rodan
Rodan
Super Dragon Monster King Ghidorah
Super Dragon Monster King Ghidorah
Baragon
Baragon
Battra
Battra
Grandpa Zilla
Grandpa Zilla
Uncle Zilla
Uncle Zilla
Young Caesar
Young Caesar
Miyarabi
Miyarabi
Mata
Mata
Tango
Tango
Taigo
Taigo
Mirei
Mirei
Space Super Monster King Ghidorah
Space Super Monster King Ghidorah
Kingoji-kun
Kingoji-kun
Ebirah
Ebirah
Gabara
Gabara
Gezora
Gezora
Gorosaurus
Gorosaurus
Mechagodzilla
Mechagodzilla
Destoroyah
Destoroyah
Kamacuras
Kamacuras
Desghidorah
Desghidorah
Biollante Sakuya
Biollante Sakuya
Maguma
Maguma
Megalon
Megalon
Manda
Manda
Varan
Varan
Kumonga
Kumonga
King Gigander
King Gigander
Mother Gigarian
Mother Gigarian
Giganji
Giganji
Lady Gigana
Lady Gigana
Girly Garlin
Girly Garlin
Giant Shark
Giant Shark
Megaji
Megaji

Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Erika
Erika
Shobijin
Shobijin
Luluvera
Luluvera
Oxygen Destroyer
Oxygen Destroyer
Gotengo
Gotengo
Xiliens
Xiliens
Xilien UFO
Xilien UFO
MOTHER
MOTHER
Seatopians
Seatopians

EPISODE GUIDE

  Title Air Date
S1E01 We Are the Three Godzilla Brothers! 08/09/2019
S1E02 Parting Lovers 08/16/2019
S1E03 Smack it, Godzilla Brothers! 08/23/2019
S1E04 The Sad Ballerina 08/30/2019
S1E05 Secret Training Dojo 09/06/2019
S1E06 Secret Move: Dropkick! 09/13/2019
S1E07 Run On, Godzilla Brothers! 09/20/2019
S1E08 A Godziban Tale: The Tortoise and the Hare 09/27/2019
S1E09 Moshu-Moshu Telephone 10/05/2019
S1E10 Land of Fire: Aso, Kumamoto Edition 10/11/2019
S1E11 Go! Jet Jaguar! / Grandpa Hedo Recap 10/18/2019
S1E12 Fly to the Cliff! 10/25/2019
S1E13 Smack it, Godzilla Brothers! English Dub 11/01/2019
S1E14 Godzilla Fest 2019 Show 11/08/2019
S1E15 Red Balloon 11/15/2019
S1E16 A Stubborn Father’s Longest Day 11/22/2019
S1E17 Son of Minilla 11/29/2019
S1E18 He Came From Outer Space! 12/09/2019
S1E19 I am Godzilla-Kun! 12/13/2019
S1E20 The Godzilla Who Came on Christmas Eve! 12/24/2019
S1E21 Fly Towards the Future! 12/31/2019
S2E01 Goodbye, Mommy 05/01/2020
S2E02 Three Giant Monsters: The Hungriest One on Earth 05/08/2020
S2E03 Gigan, Rise! 05/15/2020
S2E04 Special Training: Pole Vault! 05/22/2020
S2E05 Moshu-Moshu and the Door of Dreams 05/29/2020
S2E06 Gigan, Troubled! 06/05/2020
S2E07 Go! Miracle Tail Shot 06/12/2020
S2E08 Moshu & Moshuu ★ Dance! 06/26/2020
S2E09 Gigan, Brain Freeze! 07/03/2020
S2E10 Showdown! Beach Volleyball in the South Seas 07/10/2020
S2E11 Uncle Zilla 07/24/2020
S2E12 A Tragic Dissonance 08/01/2020
S2E13 Mystery on the Beach 08/13/2020
S3E01 Special Training: Discus! 03/26/2021
S3E02 Bad Guy Blues 04/02/2021
S3E03 Cool Brother JJ! 04/09/2021
S3E04 Fly, Godzilla-kun! 04/16/2021
S3E05 Champion of Justice, Brother JJ! 04/23/2021
S3E06 Moshu-Moshu Connected Forever 04/30/2021
S3E07 Prelude to a Nightmare 05/14/2021
S3E08 Grandiose Memories 05/29/2021
S3E09 Junior Zilla 06/19/2021
S3E10 A Flower Blooms in the Dark 08/20/2021
S3E11 Godzilla-kun Goes to the Forest 08/27/2021
S3E12 A Voice That Calls For Us 09/17/2021
S3E13 Beat Space and the Future! 10/02/2021
S4E01 Shin Parent and Child 08/26/2022
S4E02 Shin Freezing Operation 09/09/2022
S4E03 Shin Frozen 09/23/2022
S4E04 The Return of Kingoji-kun 10/07/2022
S4E05 Special Training: Weightlifting! 10/21/2022
S4E06 Godzilla Fest 2022 Show: Who is the Hero! 11/18/2022
S4E07 Godzilla Fest 2022 Show: Monsters Great Rally! 11/25/2022
S4E08 Hop! Step! Radon! #1 / 1st Season Digest 12/02/2022
S4E09 Hop! Step! Radon! #2 / 2nd Season Digest 12/16/2022
S4E10 Hop! Step! Radon! #3 / 3rd Season Digest 12/30/2022
S4E11 The Scariest Sister Appears! 01/20/2023
S4E12 The Most Wicked! Little Sister 02/04/2023
S4E13 Little, Invincible, Popular 02/17/2023
S4E14 Rival Appears 03/24/2023
S4E15 Aim! Movie Star (Part 1) 04/01/2023
S4E16 Aim! Movie Star (Part 2) 04/15/2023
S4E17 Guardian Deity of the Sea and Venus 07/15/2023
S4E18 Ebirah vs. Giant Shark: Great Duel in the South Seas! 08/01/2023
SP01 Film the Dream! 02/14/2020
SP02 The Blushing Xilien 11/03/2020
SP03 Lullaby of the Sky 11/03/2020
SP04 Bring Them to Life! Let's Play with the Three Godzilla Brothers 12/21/2020
SP05 Sleeping Monsters: Little 05/07/2021
SP06 Sleeping Monsters: Minilla 05/21/2021
SP07 Sleeping Monsters: Tiny Zilla 06/08/2021
SP08 Mysterious Forest of Yakushima Edition 07/24/2021
SP09 Napping Monsters: All Monsters Attack Edition 09/24/2021
SP10 The Greatest All Monsters Coordinated Attack on Earth 12/21/2022
SP11 Mothra vs. Bagan: Prologue 12/21/2022
SP12 Son of Minilla: Director's Cut 12/21/2022
SP13 Aim! Movie Star 03/11/2023
SP14 Three Thousand Miles in Search of Minilla: The Time of Departure 05/01/2023
SP15 Three Thousand Miles in Search of Minilla: Ghidorah Attacks 05/15/2023
SP16 Three Thousand Miles in Search of Minilla: Over the Stormy Seas 06/01/2023
SP17 Three Thousand Miles in Search of Minilla: I'm Home, Mama 06/15/2023
SP18 I Am the Guardian Deity of the Sea 07/01/2023

DVDs and Blu-rays

Japan Region 2 Monster Puppet Show Gojiban DVD Standard Edition Toho (2022) Order
Japan Region A Monster Puppet Show Gojiban Blu-ray Special Edition Toho (2022) Order

Background and Trivia

  • The pilot episode was uploaded to YouTube on March 20th, 2019, and was submitted to take part in a "Godzilla Contest" auditioning project held by GEMSTONE in collaboration with Toho. Godziban and a handful of other submissions were selected as winners in this campaign, leading to the official debut of the series on the Japanese Godzilla YouTube channel August 9th, 2019.

Reviews

Nicholas Driscoll [Season 1] Star Rating
August 26, 2023