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themonstervault:

Mako Mori :)
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destruction-mode:

THE EVOLUTION OF GODZILLA // 1954 - 2004

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tokumonster:

[MONSTER] Godzilla.

Japanese name: ゴジラ
Romanized name: Gojira

Alignment: Varies by continuity, typically self
Species: Daikaijuu, Godzillasaurus
Inspiration: Dinosaur, nuclear weapons
Status: Varies by continuity.

From: Godzilla, Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster, Invasion of Astro Monster, Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, Terror of Mechagodzilla, Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, Godzilla x Megaguirus, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, Godzilla: Final Wars

Trivia

  • The name “Gojira” is a portmanteau of “gorilla” and “kujira” (Japanese for “whale”). There’s a rumor that “Gojira” was the name of a large stagehand that worked at Toho.
  • The Anglicized form of “Gojira”, “Godzilla”, was made at a time when Japanese-to-English transliteration was less standardized than it is today.
  • In man’yōgana (ancient Chinese writing system used to represent Japanese language), Godzilla’s Japanese name is written as “呉爾羅” (Gojira). The characters are only for phonetic purposes.
  • Godzilla has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • In 1996, Godzilla was awarded an MTV Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • There is a genus of dinosaur, Gojirasaurus, named after Godzilla.
  • Dakosaurus andiniensis was nicknamed “Godzilla”.
  • The suit for Gomess in the Ultra Q series is actually an altered Godzilla costume. Ultraman opponent Jirass was basically Godzilla with a frill added around the neck.
  • Akira Ifukube created Godzilla’s roar by rubbing a resin coated glove along the string of a contrabass. He then slowed down the playback.
  • The original Godzilla suit was brown.
  • In the English dub of the Godzilla films, the titular monster was often referred to as a male. Yet in Japan, Godzilla has no specific gender. The adult Zilla in TriStar’s Godzilla was asexual.
  • Reptar in Rugrats is inspired by Godzilla.
  • Godzilla appeared in Zone Fighter (Ryuusei Ningen Zone).
  • There have been three Godzilla television series so far - Hanna-Barbera’s Godzilla (a joint production with Toho), Godzilla: The Series (based on the TriStar remake) and Godzilla Island (an official Toho production using toys and small models to portray the monster characters).

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themonstervault:

One of the greatest Godzilla paintings ever.

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kaijusaurus:

And here’s King Kong Appears in Edo, which is equally lost. It was directed by Sôya Kumagai and released in 1938. 

kaijusaurus:

And here’s King Kong Appears in Edo, which is equally lost. It was directed by Sôya Kumagai and released in 1938. 

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destruction-mode:

Godzilla Stomps Through a Construction Site

[Tokyo SOS, 2003]

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rhetthammersmithhorror:

Godzilla vs. Megalon . ‘73
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