Gamera vs. Gamera: Rise of Legion (ガメラＶＳガメラ：レギオン来襲 Gamera tai Gamera: Region Raishū ) is a 2020 Japanese animated tokusatsu kaiju film produced by Kadokawa Pictures and distributed by Toei Company Ltd. Directed by Sam Imbecile, it is the fourteenth film in the Gamera series and the fourth installment of the Mahou Kaiju Series, as well as the second film to feature Gamera. It was first released in Japan on December 19, 2020 and in limited theaters across North America on March 4, 2021 licensed by Funimation Entertainment.
The film is a direct sequel of Shin Gamera that was released the previous year and features characters returning from the previous movie, as well as introducing new original characters and monsters and highlighting the first appearance of Legion since Gamera 2: Attack of Legion in 1996. This film also confirms that Gamera: The Giant Monster is part of the series taking place before the main entries.
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In 1965, a similar-looking giant turtle monster, who would actually turn out to be the original Gamera who first stopped Aldrych 6,000 years ago, besieged Japan but was thwarted when the humans successfully commenced Plan Z, launching the kaiju into space and sending it to Mars.
55 years later, and two years after the destructive battle in Tokyo in the events of Shin Gamera, Ichirou Tachibana is made Socrato’s successor and the new Wizard of Wizards or the Grandmaster destined to lead the magical humans of the world or the Magi to enlightenment. The Earth’s governments label the Magi as controversial figures and completely distinct from ordinary human beings such as themselves for being different. Nevertheless, humans and Magi agree to coexist in peace.
The Gamera who attacked Japan in 1965 somehow returns to Earth and faces Ichirou, the current Gamera of this age. Meanwhile, investigations are being made to know what caused the original Gamera to escape from Mars and land back on Earth. Unbeknownst to them and even to Ichirou and his harem group, the answer wouldn’t be pleasant.
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Main Protagonists[edit | edit source]
- Ichiro Tachibana (橘 壱郎 Tachibana Ichirō ) –
- Lily Ramses Futaba (双葉・リリー・ラムセス Futaba Rirī Ramusesu ) –
- Ryouki Yamagoto (山箏 亮木 Yamagoto Ryōki ) –
- Yuuko Morino (森乃 由子 Morino Yūko ) –
- Kaya Blanche (カヤ・ブランシュ Kaya Buranshu ) –