Mothra vs. Godzilla

Mothra vs. Godzilla


モスラ対ゴジラ
Mosura Tai Gojira
Mothra Against Godzilla
Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ryohei Fujii
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Production Companies Toho
Release Date April 29, 1964
Runtime 89 minutes
Preceded by King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Followed by Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

モスラ対ゴジラ
Mosura Tai Gojira
Mothra Against Godzilla

Director Ishiro Honda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Screenplay Shinichi Sekizawa
Photography Hajime Koizumi
Art Takeo Kita
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi
Lighting Shoshichi Kojima
Music Akira Ifukube
Editor Ryohei Fujii
Special Effects Photography Sadamasa Arikawa
Special Effects Assistant Director Teruyoshi Nakano
Production Companies Toho
Release Date April 29, 1964
Runtime 89 minutes
Preceded by King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Followed by Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

A typhoon washes a giant egg ashore in Japan. The egg is purchased from the local fishermen by greedy businessman Torahata, who plans to turn it into an exhibit for an amusement park. The Shobijin confront Torahata and beg him to return the egg, since it belongs to Mothra. Torahata attempts to have them captured, but they escape and seek shelter with Sakai, a reporter. Sakai is unable to convince Torahata to surrender the egg, and the Shobijin leave empty-handed.

Godzilla appears and attacks Japan. Sakai travels to Infant Island to ask the Shobijin for help. The Shobijin announce that Mothra will help, even though she is weak from old age. Mothra arrives in Japan in time to save her egg from Godzilla, but soon dies from her injuries.

The Shobijin pray to the egg and cause it to hatch into twin Mothra larva. The larva pursue Godzilla and ensnare him in a silk webbing, causing him to tumble back into the sea. The larva swim off with the Shobijin back to Infant Island.

Top Billed Cast

Akira Takarada Ichiro Sakai
Yuriko Hoshi Junko Nakanishi
Hiroshi Koizumi Dr. Miura
Yu Fujiki Jiro Nakamura
Kenji Sahara Torahata
The Peanuts The Shobijin
Jun Tazaki Newspaper Editor
Yoshibumi Tajima Kumayama
Kenzo Tabu Industrial Park Developer
Yutaka Sada School Principal
Akira Tani Chief Fisherman
Susumu Fujita General
Ikio Sawamura Village Priest
Ren Yamamoto Sailor
Kozo Nomura Soldier
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Village Policeman
Mitsuo Tsuda Soldier
Shin Otomo Policeman
Senkichi Omura Fisherman
Yoshio Kosugi Infant Island Chief
Miki Yashiro Schoolteacher
Wataru Omae Kumayama's Henchman
Shiro Tsuchiya Fisherman
Takuzo Kuamgai Fisherman
Koji Uno Fisherman
Yutaka Nakayama Fisherman
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Ken Echigo Reporter
Yukihiko Gondo Kumayama's Henchman
Tadashi Okabe Soldier
Haruya Sakamoto Soldier
Seishiro Kuno Soldier
Keisuke Yamada Policeman
Rinsaku Ogata Islander
Haruo Suzuki Radio Operator
Katsumi Tezuka Godzilla
Haruo Nakajima Godzilla

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Harold S. Conway Military Advisor (American Version)
Kazuo Hinata Reporter
Yoshio Katsube Fisherman
Kenichiro Maruyama Islander
Junpei Natsuki Reporter
Yutaka Oka Hotel Clerk
Keiji Sakakida Islander
Masaaki Tachibana Soldier
Osman Yusef Reporter (American Version)
Top Billed Cast
Akira Takarada Ichiro Sakai
Yuriko Hoshi Junko Nakanishi
Hiroshi Koizumi Dr. Miura
Yu Fujiki Jiro Nakamura
Kenji Sahara Torahata
The Peanuts The Shobijin
Jun Tazaki Newspaper Editor
Yoshibumi Tajima Kumayama
Kenzo Tabu Industrial Park Developer
Yutaka Sada School Principal
Akira Tani Chief Fisherman
Susumu Fujita General
Ikio Sawamura Village Priest
Ren Yamamoto Sailor
Kozo Nomura Soldier
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Village Policeman
Mitsuo Tsuda Soldier
Shin Otomo Policeman
Senkichi Omura Fisherman
Yoshio Kosugi Infant Island Chief
Miki Yashiro Schoolteacher
Wataru Omae Kumayama's Henchman
Shiro Tsuchiya Fisherman
Takuzo Kuamgai Fisherman
Koji Uno Fisherman
Yutaka Nakayama Fisherman
Hideo Shibuya Reporter
Ken Echigo Reporter
Yukihiko Gondo Kumayama's Henchman
Tadashi Okabe Soldier
Haruya Sakamoto Soldier
Seishiro Kuno Soldier
Keisuke Yamada Policeman
Rinsaku Ogata Islander
Haruo Suzuki Radio Operator
Katsumi Tezuka Godzilla
Haruo Nakajima Godzilla
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically
Harold S. Conway Military Advisor (American Version)
Kazuo Hinata Reporter
Yoshio Katsube Fisherman
Kenichiro Maruyama Islander
Junpei Natsuki Reporter
Yutaka Oka Hotel Clerk
Keiji Sakakida Islander
Masaaki Tachibana Soldier
Osman Yusef Reporter (American Version)
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
脚本
Screenplay
関沢新一
Shinichi Sekizawa
撮影
Photography
小泉一
Hajime Koizumi
美術
Art
北猛夫
Takeo Kita
録音
Sound
矢野口文雄
Fumio Yanoguchi
照明
Lighting
小島正七
Shoshichi Kojima
音楽
Music
伊福部昭
Akira Ifukube
整音
Dubbing
下永尚
Hisashi Shimonaga
監督助手
Assistant Director
梶田興治
Koji Kajita
編集
Editor
藤井良平
Ryohei Fujii
音響効果
Sound Effects
西本定正
Sadamasa Nishimoto
現像
Developing
東京現像所
Tokyo Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
森本朴
Paku Morimoto
特殊技術
Special Effects

撮影
Photography
有川貞昌
Sadamasa Arikawa

富岡素敬
Motoyoshi Tomioka
光学撮影
Optical Photography
真野田幸雄
Yukio Manoda

徳政義行
Yoshiyuki Tokumasa
美術
Art
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe
照明
Lighting
岸田九一郎
Kuichiro Kishida
合成
Synthesis
向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama
監督助手
Assistant Director
中野昭慶
Teruyoshi Nakano
製作担当者
Production Manager
小池忠司
Tadashi Koike
出演者
Performers


宝田明
Akira Takarada

星由里子
Yuriko Hoshi

小泉博
Hiroshi Koizumi

藤木悠
Yu Fujiki

佐原健二
Kenji Sahara
ザ・ピーナッツ
The Peanuts
伊藤エミ
Emi Ito

伊藤ユミ
Yumi Ito

田崎潤
Jun Tazaki

田島義文
Yoshibumi Tajima

田武謙三
Kenzo Tabu

佐田豊
Yutaka Sada

谷晃
Akira Tani

藤田進
Susumu Fujita

沢村いき雄
Ikio Sawamura

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

野村浩三
Kozo Nomura

堤康久
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

津田光男
Mitsuo Tsuda

大友伸
Shin Otomo

大村千吉
Senkichi Omura

小杉義男
Yoshio Kosugi

八代美紀
Miki Yashiro

岩本弘司
Koji Iwamoto

丘照美
Terumi Oka

大前亘
Wataru Omae

土屋詩朗
Shiro Tsuchiya

熊谷卓三
Takuzo Kumagai

宇野晃司
Koji Uno

中山豊
Yutaka Nakayama

古田俊彦
Toshihiko Furuta

澁谷英男
Hideo Shibuya

宇留木耕嗣
Koji Uruki

越後憲三
Kenzo Echigo

権藤幸彦
Yukihiko Gondo

佐藤功一
Koichi Sato

安芸津広
Hiroshi Akitsu

岡部正
Tadashi Okabe

坂本晴哉
Haruya Sakamoto

久野征四郎
Seishiro Kuno

高木弘
Hiroshi Takagi

山田圭介
Keisuke Yamada

広田新二郎
Shinjiro Hirota

砂川繁視
Shigemi Sunakawa

川村郁夫
Ikuo Kawamura

緒方燐作
Rinsaku Ogata

鈴木治夫
Haruo Suzuki

劇団・あすなろ
Asunaro Theater Company

手塚勝巳
Katsumi Tezuka

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima
特技監督
Special Effects Director
円谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
本多猪四郎
Ishiro Honda