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Top 10 Tuesday: Godzilla Monsters

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday I take another look at the various monsters who’ve made appearances in the 30 Godzilla movies since 1954. I didn’t include Godzilla himself because it goes without saying, the King of the Monsters is and always will be #1.

Honorable Mention, Orga
First Appearance: Godzilla 2000 (1999)

What started as a group of Aliens known as the Millennians, before evolving into one of the most unique looking Godzilla monsters. Orga’s appearance is that of a super-deformed Godzilla after absorbing his DNA. Constantly evolving, Orga can adapt to any environment. He also features regeneration, a beam-cannon from the shoulder and a huge jaw which he uses to absorb DNA from his bite.

10. Anguirus
First Appearance: Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Anguirus’s appearance is a spike covered mix of an Ankylosaurus and an armadillo. He was the first monster Godzilla ever fought but he’s usually one of his most loyal allies. While Anguirus lacks any energy attacks, he will literally fight tooth and nail (claw) with any adversary. He can also roll into a ball and use his back spikes to cause high speed chaos.

9. Megaguirus
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)

A giant mutated ancient dragonfly, Megaguirus appeared after a black hole weapon allowed it to arrive on Earth and lay an egg. The egg hatched it’s swarm which collected energy from Godzilla to feed it’s queen. The queen Megaguirus has faster speeds than even Mothra and Rodan, producing sonic waves that disable electronics. Her wings can cut through rock and steel and she’s got a stinger that can pierce to drain energy which she then uses to shoot a fireball.

8. Gigan
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)

One of Godzilla’s fiercest space-based enemies, Gigan is a cyborg with giant claw hands and a circular saw on it’s chest. While Gigan is a bi-pedal creature, he does have a bird-like face. Gigan has a huge amount of abilities including anti-gravity flight, the giant chest saw which has made Godzilla bleed, the hook hands (later upgraded to chainsaws), an eye-beam laser, flying razor discs and a scorpion tail.

7. Hedorah
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)

Hedorah is the alien emobidiment of pollution, a literal “smog monster”. Hedorah had many forms from tadpole, to water, to land, then flying and finally a large final form. While Hedorah is one of the most destructive monsters, that’s mostly due to it’s physical form. It’s entire body is an acidic sludge. In addition, Hedorah can split into smaller Hedorahs and re-combine, has an eye-laser and can launch it’s sludge as a weapon. Hedorah’s also one of the strongest monsters defensively being unaffected by Godzilla’s atomic breath.

6. Mechagodzilla
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

There’s been multiple versions of Mechagodzilla but for this list i’m going with the original alien-created 1974 Mecha-G. Mechagodzilla’s appearance is just that, a mechanical robotic version of Godzilla. Mechagodzilla’s armor is made from highly durable “Space Titanium” and made even more defensive with a forcefield and limited but high-speed flight from rocket’s in the feet. It includes a viable arsenal of weapons like a 360 opitcal laser that’s as powerful as Godzilla’s atomic breath & a heat-beam. Mechagodzilla also had missles hidden in the fingers, knees, mouth & toes.

5. Biollante
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

Biollante was created by the terrible idea of combining rose DNA with Godzilla’s DNA and even human DNA. She begins as her first form of a rose with teeth and tendrils. Evolving into a giant mass of plant and beast with an almost crocodile like appearance. Biollante can’t fly but can propel herself quickly thanks to the strong tendrils and she can regenerate lost mass (even part of her own head). Offensive capabilities include spitting radioactive sap and binding tendrils with the ability to pierce even Godzilla’s flesh. Biollante could even go invincible by turning into a cloud of spore energy.

4. Destoroyah
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Destoroyah takes on multiple evolutions in his first and only film appearance, with his final form being twice as big as Godzilla. His final form is quite demonic with bat wings, horns, spikes and a dark red color. The physical embodiment of the effects of 1954’s Oxygen Destroyer, Destoroyah places so high on this list because he not only manages to kill Godzilla junior but also Godzilla himself. Destoroyah has multiple beams (chest & horn), can absorb DNA to evolve and is highly durable (even surviving decapitation).

3. Rodan
First Appearance: Rodan (1956)

Rodan’s design is quite simple but very effective, he’s a giant irradiated Pterodactyl. Sometimes an enemy to Godzilla but more often an ally, Rodan is the perfect flying Kaiju. Rodan can carry monsters over twice his size in the air, is unaffected by Godzilla’s atomic breath, flies at supersonic speed and as “Fire Rodan” he can emit a heated radioactive beam. Rodan will make his first appearance in the Legendary Monsterverse in 2018’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’.

2. Mothra
First Appearance: Mothra (1961)

Easily one of the most popular Kaiju’s of all-time is Mothra, the giant god moth. Only Godzilla himself has made more Toho movie appearances than Mothra with her 11 including 4 of her own standalone movies. Sometimes an enemy of Godzilla but quite often an ally she’s beaten Godzilla more than any other monster. While Mothra may have the gentle appearance but has many powerful qualities. She can fly up to mach 5, can drop poisonous reflecting scales, fires laser beams from the antenna and poisonous stingers are launched from the thorax. If that isn’t enough, she’s also immortal. Whenever Mothra dies she’s re-incarnated into an egg. After hatching Mothra’s still powerful even in a larval form. Mothra will make her first appearance in the Legendary Monsterverse in 2018’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’.

1. Ghidorah
First Appearance: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

King Ghidorah is Godzilla’s arch-nemesis and one of the strongest of all the monsters. Ghidorah’s appearance has changed a few times but it’s almost always three heads, two feet, two tails and giant wings. Usually an alien villain, Ghidorah was once a hero in Giant Monsters All-Out Attack as the strongest of the Guardian Monsters meant to protect the Earth. Ghidorah can fly, even in space and can use it’s wings to produce hurricane-force wings. Each of it’s necks can be used to grapple and constrict and each of it’s three heads can shoot powerful gravity beams from the mouth. Different versions have had powers like an energy shield, energy absorbtion, regeneration and wing-based lightning bolts. Ghidorah is expected to be the protagonist of the Legendary Monsterverse in 2018’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’.

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What We Know About Godzilla: Monster Planet

If you’re a Godzilla and Kaiju fan like we are, you’re probably also psyched about the upcoming Godzilla: Monster Planet animated film. While not too much is known about the film, I’ve tried to round up every bit of information I could find.

In the year 2048, the human race is forced to leave Earth after decades of losing against Godzilla and other giant monsters. They take a twenty-year journey to another planet called Tau Ceti e, but upon arrival, they discover that the planet has become uninhabitable. As living conditions on their ship deteriorates, a young man named Haruo spearheads a movement to return to Earth and take it back from the monsters. The ship returns successfully, but they realize that 20,000 years have passed, with Earth’s ecosystem having evolved to become centered around Godzilla.


What We Know So Far,

  • First full-length animated Godzilla movie
  • Directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita
  • Produced by Toho Animation & Animated by Polygon Pictures
  • Voice actors include: Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa and Tomokazu Sugita
  • Will be initially released in Japan in theaters on November 17th
  • Will be released worldwide on Netflix following the Japanese theaterical release
  • Monster Planet will be the first of a three-film trilogy
  • No trailer yet but a teaser/featurette has been released

  • Kaiju confirmed (at Anime Japan 2017) to appear: Godzilla, Anguirus, Rodan, Orga, Kamacuras, Dagahra & Dogora
  • Godzilla will have an entirely unique design created specifically for the film trilogy
  • Official plot
    The last summer of the 20th Century. That day, the human beings learn that they are not the only ruler of the planet Earth.

    The appearance of the giant living creatures “Kaiju’s” and the ultimate existence that destroys all monsters: Godzilla. Through the battle against kaiju’s that lasted for half a century, human beings has experienced continuous defeat, and finally plans to escape from the Earth. And in 2048, only those who were selected by the A.I. managed under the central government boarded the inter-sidereal emigrant spaceship “Aratrum” to head for “Tau Cetus e”, the planet beyond the distance of 11.9 light-year. However, the environmental condition differences between that of the Earth and Tau e, which they finally arrived after 20 years were far beyond the predicted numbers, and was not an environment considered to be habitable by human beings.

    The young man on the emigrant ship: Haruo, who saw his parents killed by Godzilla in front of his eyes when he was 4 years old, had only one thing in his mind for 20 years: to return to the Earth and defeat Godzilla. Shut out from the possibility of emigration, as the living environment in the ship deteriorates, the group of “Earth Returnists” led by Haruo became the majority, and determines to head back to Earth through a dangerous long-distance hyperspace navigation.

    However, the Earth they have returned has already passed the time of 20,000 years, and has become an unknown world with the ecosystem reigned by Godzilla.

    At the end, will human beings win back the Earth? And what will Haruo see beyond his fate…?

  • Website at godzilla-anime.com
  • Twitter at @GODZILLA_ANIME
  • Concept Art
  • Mech suits will be used to battle Kaiju
  • Posters
  • Character Profiles
  • There will be a humanoid alien race involved, possibly as non-Kaiju villains

Needless to say after soaking up as much info as I could about Monster Planet, I couldn’t be more excited. A sci-fi heavy plot, a far-future setting with a Earth that revolves entirely around Godzilla? Yes and yes! We’ll update this page as we find out more about Monster Planet!