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Monster Puppet Show Godziban (怪獣人形劇 ゴジばん,   Kaijū Ningyōgeki Gojiban?), also known as Godziban (ゴジばん,   Gojiban?), is an ongoing Japanese web puppet show co-produced by Toho, AlphaBoat, and Studio Koganemushi. The series first premiered on the official Japanese Godzilla YouTube channel on August 9, 2019.

The series is adapted from a puppet fan film of the same name originally submitted by puppeteer Hideyuki Kobayashi for the 2019 Godzilla Contest held by Toho and GEMSTONE. Godziban features the cast of the Godzilla series portrayed by the puppet incarnations from the 2004 live puppet show, Gekigoji, by the Koganemushi Theatrical Company.

The first season consisted of twenty-one multi-segment short episodes and a special episode that concluded on December 31, 2019. The second season consisted of thirteen episodes with four specials that ran from May 1, 2020, to August 13, 2020. The third season ran from March 26, 2021, to October 2, 2021, with thirteen episodes and five specials. On August 20, 2021, the English GODZILLA OFFICIAL Youtube channel started uploading episodes with English subtitles.


Episodes

Season 1
  1. "We Are the Three Godzilla Brothers!" (August 9, 2019)
  2. "Parting Lovers" (August 16, 2019)
  3. "Smack It, Godzilla Brothers!" (August 23, 2019)
  4. "The Sad Ballerina 2019 August 30)
  5. "The Secret Training Dojo" (September 6, 2019)
  6. "Secret! Dropkick" / "Office Lady Yuko's Depression" (September 13, 2019)
  7. "Run Past! Three Brothers" (September 20, 2019)
  8. "Godziban Tales: The Tortoise and the Hare" / "First in History!! The Robot Press Conference" / "The Sorrowful Warrior Girls" (September 27, 2019)
  9. "Moshu Moshu Transmission" / "Jet Jaguar Activates!!" (October 5, 2019)
  10. "Aso, Kumamoto, Hinokuni" (October 11, 2019)
  11. "First in History!! The Robot Press Conference" / "Jet Jaguar Activates!!" / Untitled episode (October 18, 2019)
  12. "Fly at That Cliff!" (October 25, 2019)
  13. "Smack It! Three Godzilla Brothers" (November 1, 2019)
  14. Godzilla Fest 2019 digest movie (November 8, 2019)
  15. "Red Balloon" (November 15, 2019)
  16. "A Stubborn Father's Longest Day" (November 22, 2019)
  17. "Son of Minilla" (November 29, 2019)
  18. "He's from Space" (December 9, 2019)
  19. "G vs. G / I Am Godzilla-kun!" (December 13, 2019)
  20. "MerryGoji: The Godzilla Who Came on Christmas Eve!" (December 24, 2019)
  21. "Fly! Toward the Future" (December 31, 2019)
Season 2
  1. "Goodbye, Mama" (May 1, 2020)
  2. "Three Giant Monsters: The Greatest Hunger on Earth" (May 8, 2020)
  3. "Gigan, Rise!" (May 15, 2020)
  4. "Special Training! Pole Vaulting" (May 22, 2020)
  5. "Moshu Moshu and the Gate of Dreams" (May 29, 2020)
  6. "Gigan, Suffer!" / Untitled episode (June 5, 2020)
  7. "Victory! The Miraculous Tail Shot" (June 12, 2020)
  8. "Moshu☆DANCE!" (June 26, 2020)
  9. "Gigan, Brain Freeze!" / Untitled episode (July 3, 2020)
  10. "Battle! Beach Volleyball in the South Seas" (July 10, 2020)
  11. "Shin Oji: The Uncle Godzilla" (July 24, 2020)
  12. "A Tragic Dissonance" (August 1, 2020)
  13. "Mystery on the Beach" (August 13, 2020)
Season 3
  1. "Special Training! Throw the Flying Saucer" (March 26, 2021)
  2. "Bad Guy Blues" (April 2, 2021)
  3. "The Wonderful Big Brother! JJ-23" (April 9, 2021)
  4. "Fly! Godzilla-kun" (April 16, 2021)
  5. "The Champion of Justice! JJ-23" / Untitled episode (April 23, 2021)
  6. "Moshu Moshu Connect Forever" (April 30, 2021)
  7. "Prelude to a Nightmare" (May 14, 2021)
  8. "Grandiose Memories" (May 29, 2021)
  9. "Shin Son" (June 19, 2021)
  10. "A Flower Blooms in the Dark" (August 20, 2021)
  11. "Godzilla-kun to the Woods" (August 27, 2021)
  12. "A Voice Calling Us" (September 17, 2021)
  13. "Blow Up the Universe and the Future!" (October 2, 2021)
Specials
  • "Film the Dream!" (February 14, 2020)
  • "The Xilien Who Turned Red" (November 3, 2020)
  • "Lullaby of the Skies" (November 3, 2020)
  • "Bring Them to Life! Let's Play with the Three Godzilla Brothers" (December 21, 2020)
  1. "Good Night, Monster: Little Edition" (May 7, 2021)
  2. "Good Night, Monster: Minilla Edition" (May 21, 2021)
  3. "Good Night, Monster: MameGoji Edition" (June 8, 2021)
  4. "Mysterious Forest, Yakushima" (July 24, 2021)
  5. "Monster Total Sleeping" (September 24, 2021)

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by Hideyuki Kobayashi, Jun Shimazaki (pilot)
  • Written by Hideyuki Kobayashi
  • Produced by Koji Azuma (chief), Takanori Higuchi, Tetsuto Yamamoto (assistant)
  • Executive producing by Keiji Ota, Taichi Ueda, Akihiro Yamauchi
  • Music by Hideyuki Kobayashi, Nana Morohoshi
  • Cinematography by Koichi Inokuchi, Jun Shimazaki
  • Edited by Hideyuki Kobayashi
  • Puppets created by Hideyuki Kobayashi, Mile Paxton
  • Puppet operation by Hiroto Nakayama, Megumi Kawano, Emi Takita
  • Illustrated by Junko Kubota, Marunana, Onigiri, Shiu Yoshijima

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Yumiko Takahashi as Godzilla-kun (voice)
  • Hideyuki Kobayashi as Little (voice) / Hedochi (voice) / Anguirus (voice)


Appearances

Monsters

Characters

  • Dr. Roborobo
  • Lune
  • Luna
  • Luluvera
  • Young Serizawa
  • Leilei

Weapons

Vehicles

Races


Trivia

  • Godziban is the first web-exclusive Godzilla series.

References

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Adventure! Godzilland
Super Star God GranSazerSuper Star Fleet Sazer-XPhantom Star God JustirisersKawaii! JeNny
Godzilla: The Series
Godzilla Singular PointGodziban
King Kong
The King Kong Show
Kong: The Animated SeriesKong: King of the Apes
Miscellaneous series
Assault! Human
Daimajin Kanon
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