In the midst of another rampage by Godzilla, Mothra emerges to save the human race from Battra.
Godzilla vs. Mothra (Gojira tai Mosura, also known as Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth) is a 1992 Japanese science fantasy kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho. It is the 19th film in the Godzilla franchise and the fourth film in the Heisei series. The film is directed by Takao Okawara, written by Kazuki Omori and stars Tetsuya Bessho as Takuya Fujita, Satomi Kobayashi as Masako Tezuka, Takehiro Murata as Kenji Andoh, Megumi Odaka as Miki Saegusa, Shiori Yonezawa, Makoto Otake, Akiji Kobayashi, Koichi Ueda, Shinya Owada, Keiko Imamura, Sayaka Osawa, Saburo Shinoda and Akira Takarada. In Godzilla vs. Mothra, Battra and Mothra must stop Godzilla from attacking Yokohama.
Originally conceived as a standalone Mothra film entitled Mothra vs. Bagan, the movie was notable for its return to a more fantasy-based, family-oriented atmosphere evocative of pre-1984 Godzilla films. Although he did not return as director, Ōmori continued his trend of incorporating Hollywood elements into his screenplay, in this case nods to the Indiana Jones franchise.
The film was released in Japan on December 12, 1992 and in direct to video in the United States in 1998 by Columbia Tristar Home Video as Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth. Unadjusted for inflation, the film remains the highest-grossing film of the Toho Godzilla films and was the second highest-grossing film in Japan in 1993, second only to Jurassic Park.