“Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji” Collectibles
Preorders have begun for merchandise from “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji – National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster” (ゴジラ迎撃作戦～国立ゴジラ淡路島研究センター～, Gojira Geigeki Sakusen ~ Kokuritsu Gojira Awajishima Kenkyū Sentā ~), the new entertainment attraction at the Nijigen no Mori Anime Park on Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture. Godzilla is the latest addition to the theme park, which has featured popular attractions based on anime characters such as Crayon Shin-chan and Naruto.
Developed by Pasona Group Co., Ltd. and operated by Nijigen no Mori Co., Ltd., the Godzilla-themed attraction includes a museum with movie props and models, a shooting game, theater, dining, a gift shop, and more… along with the centerpiece “Internal Invasion Course” ride where visitors can zipline into the open mouth of a 120 meter statue of Shin Godzilla.
■ “Godzilla Interception Operation” Origin Story
The first time Godzilla was sited was confirmed to be in the Meiji Era, when a typhoon struck Awaji Island at night. Godzilla, who appeared in the mists of high waves, tramples the island, causing enormous damage. The government has been bracing themselves for a second attack. What everyone feared became a reality on Awaji Island. The government responded immediately. They guided Godzilla to Nijigen no Mori, stopped it from moving by putting explosives in the ground, a fired a missile with a sedative in its mouth. Godzilla finally froze in place.
Godzilla is currently being observed by the “National Awaji-Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster”, but it has only stopped momentarily, and it is unknown when it will start to move again. Your help is needed in order to monitor its behavior.
Nijigen no Mori’s official online shop is now taking preorders for the following “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji” items…
Godzilla Figure “Godzilla Awaji Island Landing Ver.”/ゴジラ フィギュア「ゴジラ 淡路島上陸ver.」
Product Size: Width Approximately 25cm (9.8 Inches), Height Approximately 10.5cm (4.1 Inches), Depth Approximately 12cm (4.7 Inches)
Release Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Price: ¥3,850 (Approximately $37.01 US, Plus Tax)
The “Godzilla Awaji Island Landing Ver.” figure is a faithful reproduction of the zipline ride Shin Godzilla, down to the massive bolts affixing the statue to the ground. Particular attention has been paid to expressing Godzilla’s unique skin in a mixture of black, brown and gray elements, dorsal fins with a red gradation, and individual teeth carefully painted, one by one.
Customers who preorder the figure from the official online shop will also receive an exclusive, limited edition “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji” original foil stamped postcard.
“Godzilla Interception Operation” Operation Manual/ゴジラ迎撃作戦オペレーションマニュアル
Publisher: Hobby Japan
Planning: Nomura Kogyosha
Product Size: A4 (8-1/4 x 11-3/4 Inches)
Release Date: Friday, December 25, 2020
Price: ¥2,500 (Approximately $24.03 US, Plus Tax)
The official “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji” guidebook, published by Hobby Japan, is packed with full color photos detailing the construction of the large-scale Shin Godzilla statue. The book also looks at the new Toho Special Movie shown in the attraction’s theater that explains Godzilla’s appearance on Awaji Island, including interviews with director Kazuhiro Nakagawa and stars Hirona Yamazaki (MONSTER HUNTER) and Satoru Matsuo (SHIN GODZILLA).
Customers who preorder this book from the official online shop will also receive an exclusive postcard.
About Nijigen no Mori
Nijigen no Mori is a Japanese anime theme park located in Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture. Limited edition merchandise for
popular attractions such as “Crayon Shin-chan Adventure Park,” “NARUTO & BORUTO Shin-chan,” and “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji” are now available for purchase at the park and the official online shop.
About Pasona Group
Based on its corporate philosophy of providing “Solutions to Society’s Problems,” which has been unchanged since its founding, Pasona Group has always been a social solutions company dedicated to its mission of assisting all aspects of life for all those around us. Our mission is contributing toward a sustainable society and working toward a society capable of achieving a “Smart Life Initiative” to create lives of abundance for people.
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful live action and animated content including motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, Toho remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan, and Toho International, Inc., a U.S. established incorporated company that manages and commercializes Toho’s intellectual property portfolio. To learn more, visit toho.co.jp/en.