Godzilla Island was a television show spinoff of the Godzilla franchise. It premiered on October 6, 1997, and ran for a total of 256 three-minute episodes, finishing on September 30, 1998.
Set in 2097, most monsters live on an island out in the Pacific Ocean. The creatures living on the island include:Godzilla, Godzilla Junior, Mothra, Battra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla, Anguirus, Gigan, Hedorah, SpaceGodzilla, Destoroyah, Baragon, King Caesar, Moguera, Megalon, Gorosaurus, Kamacuras, Jet Jaguar, and Dogora.
An unusually large number of tie-in toys were produced for this series by Bandai toys, because this series was, in fact, created through the use of action figures.
A CD of theme music, mostly composed by Akira Ifukube was released in 1997 by Polygram entitled 'Welcome To Godzilla Island'. However, most of the music was provided by U2 guitarist, The Edge.
In 2007, a 4-disc DVD set including every episode of the show was released in Japan at a price of 16000 yen (approx. $160).
Godzilla Island consists of 256 episodes, each of which is 3 minutes long. The episodes make up 22 complete stories of varying lengths - one is only 3 episodes long, while the final arc is 23 episodes, so stories can take anywhere between half a week and three weeks to fully air.
IN JAPANESE LANGUAGE ONLY! NO SUBTITLES!
I just stumbled upon some info about the Godzilla Island show and knew I had to see it so I turned to this website which always has the hard to find Godzilla stuff. The quality is great and even though there are no english subtitles it is a fun show to watch especially if you are a hard core Godzilla fan. Super Fun and plays perfectly.
The menu is difficult to navigate and for some reason two of the episodes play at normal pace with the sound really slowed down and lagging behind compared to the picture. Other than that, it was a good show and I enjoyed it very much.
The quality of the burn was flawless, wish I could say the same about the content. The show wasn't as good as I had hoped. At least there were no problems with the quality of the DVDs. Quality is 5 stars. Shipping was fast.
No subtitles as was mentioned so I cannot understand anything the people are saying. The overall stories are nice however (albeit 3 min's long lol) and it is a must have for Godzilla fans. Be prepared to do a lot of muting of the theme song but other then that this is an awesome dvd set. My only complaint is that during one episode on disk one of the Gigan saga the sound is completely destroyed. Other then that episode I have had no problems though and am currently on disk 3.
This is truly a fun show to watch. It's true that the language is only Japanese with no subtitles, but I'm sure a person can figure it out. It's mostly action figures but there are occasional movie clips.
The show has great imagination. It has Godzilla and Gigan in a western-type duel. A kaiju dance party, a hot tub, and a vending machine (in outer space) where you can buy a kaiju.
For the cost, it's money well spent for the true Godzilla fan.
This really is, the $1.98 production cost, of Godzilla "films". Having written that, I enjoyed these DVD no end because if their "heart". I only found out about this series awhile ago and these discs are both well made and an incredible value. More like a fan made movie, models, sets, "special effects" are all geared toward children, in fact, I bet a lot of Japanese kids went out and bought the figurines used in these films to put on their own versions of what they watched. The 3 minute plus gets a little tiresome and you will be using your mute button to stop listening to the opening song after the first half dozen times. No English captions, but the series was geared toward children, so facial expressions of the actors and voice tone get you the general idea of what's going on. Just a fun series to watch and play along with your box of Godzilla miniatures!