Godzilla Raids Again

1955 Japanese film directed by Motoyoshi Oda

Godzilla Raids Again (Japanese: ゴジラの逆襲, Hepburn: Gojira no Gyakushū, lit.'Godzilla's Counterattack') is a 1955 Japanese horror monster movie directed by Motoyoshi Oda, with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. It was produced and distributed by Toho Company, Ltd., and is the second movie in the Godzilla franchise.

Godzilla Raids Again
HepburnGojira no Gyakushū
Directed byMotoyoshi Oda
Screenplay byTakeo Murata
Shigeaki Hidaka
Produced byTomoyuki Tanaka
StarringHiroshi Koizumi
Setsuko Wakayama
Minoru Chiaki
Haruo Nakajima
CinematographySeichi Endo
Edited byKazuji Taira
Music byMasaru Satō
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • April 24, 1955 (1955-04-24) (Japan)
Running time
82 minutes

The movie was released in theatres in Japan on April 24, 1955. A re-edited, English dubbed version was released theatrically in the United States on June 2, 1959, by Warner Bros. Pictures. The version was named Gigantis, the Fire Monster.

A mountain of ice whereas sighted by Shoichi piloting the plane and find Kobayashi then rest, attacked by Gigantis and Angurus brawls on top of the mountains, pushed down. the Japanese army alerting around by immobilized by fighter jets, tanks and rocket launcher trucks to destroy Gigantis. Gigantis attacks the city, smashed the lighthouse probably the army using flares to fire the monster. then resumed the fight by Gigantis fights Angurus in the middle of the night, the two monsters dragged by bridge then by flooding the subway, Gigantis slams the Osaka Castle and crashed the place, then bitten and killed Angurus's neck by Gigantis and drags down and burning him then the city on fire. Shoichi plans to bury Gigantis off from an ice, later by Japanese Navy and Army hunted down by using gasoline, jet fighters to blown the mountain and Gigantis burying alive, then Kobayashi hitting the mountain and explodes, then numerous jets to blown the ice caps, Gigantis lies down the ground and frozen, defeated by Shoichi.

  • Hiroshi Koizumi - Shoichi (Keye Luke, voice)
  • Setsuko Wakayama - Hidemi (June Foray, voice)
  • Minoru Chiaki - Kobayashi (Marvin Miller, voice)
  • Takashi Shimura - Dr. Yamane (Paul Frees, voice, replaced by Sammee Tong)
  • Haruo Nakajima - Gigantis, Godzilla
  • Katsumi Tezuka - Angurus
  • Ren Yamamoto - Ikeda (George Takei, voice)

Release dates

  Canada June 1, 1959
  United States May 21, 1959
  Mexico June 30, 1960
  Portugal November 10, 1955
  Germany August 29, 1958
  Brazil January 20, 1961
  Australia March 10, 1960
  Poland September 10, 1959
  Spain December 10, 1958
  France October 1, 1957
Taiwan July 12, 1956
  Russia March 10, 1957
  Philippines May 17, 1961
  Turkey August 10, 1960
  Italy November 26, 1957
  South Korea May 17, 1960
  Japan April 24, 1955