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Gojira no gyakushû
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Godzilla Raids Again (1955) More at IMDbPro »Gojira no gyakushû (original title)

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Godzilla Raids Again -- Following an emergency landing on a deserted island in the Pacific, young pilots, Tsukioka and Kobayashi, stumble into an epic clash between Godzilla and the monster, Anguirus.  The giant beasts drag their battle into the ocean and soon resurface in Osaka, laying waste to the city in a fight to the death.

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Release Date:
21 May 1959 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Roasting Anything In Its Path! See more »
Plot:
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Even though it's not to it's original roots, it fits as a sequel. See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hiroshi Koizumi ... Shoichi Tsukioka
Setsuko Wakayama ... Hidemi Yamaji - Koehi's Daughter
Minoru Chiaki ... Kôji Kobayashi

Takashi Shimura ... Kyohei Yamane-hakase
Masao Shimizu ... Zoologist Dr. Tadokoro
Seijirô Onda ... Captain Terasawa of Osaka Defense Corps
Sônosuke Sawamura ... Hokkaido Branch Manager Shingo Shibeki
Yoshio Tsuchiya ... Tajima, Member of Osaka Defense Corps
Mayuri Mokushô ... Radio Operator Yasuko Inouye
Minosuke Yamada ... Chief of Civil Defense
Yukio Kasama ... Koehi Yamaji, President of the Fishery
Senkichi Ômura ... Small Escaped Convict
Ren Yamamoto ... Commander of Landing Craft
Shin Ôtomo ... Convict Leader
Shirô Tsuchiya (as Hirotoshi Tsuchiya)
Takeo Oikawa ... Osaka Municipal Police Commissioner
Sôkichi Maki
Shôichi Hirose ... Convict
Shin Yoshida ... Convict
Junpei Natsuki ... Escaped Convict
Teruko Mita ... Japanese Restaurant 'Yayoi' Madam
Katsumi Tezuka ... Angirasu

Haruo Nakajima ... Gojira
Miyoko Hoshino ... Singer of cabaret
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toku Ihara ... Policeman
Takuzô Kumagai ... Captain of Hokkai-maru (as Jirô Kumagai)
Marvin Miller ... Narrator (voice: English version)
Tadao Nakamaru ... Policeman
Hideo Shibuya ... Visitor of cabaret
Shigemi Sunagawa ... Visitor of cabaret
Masaaki Tachibana ... Policeman
Kôji Uno ... Shibeki's Assistant

Daws Butler ... Kobayashi (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Voice (uncredited) (voice: English version)

Keye Luke ... Shoichi Tsukioka (voice: English version) (uncredited)

George Takei ... Unidentified Character (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Motoyoshi Oda 
 
Writing credits
Takeo Murata  &
Shigeaki Hidaka 

Shigeru Kayama (story)

Ib Melchior  original story ("The Volcano Monsters") (american version)
Ed Watson  original story (american version) ("The Volcano Monsters")

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
 
Cinematography by
Seiichi Endô 
 
Film Editing by
Hugo Grimaldi (english version)
Kazuji Taira 
 
Production Design by
Teruaki Abe 
Takeo Kita 
 
Production Management
Kazuo Baba .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eiji Iwaya .... chief assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ichirô Minawa .... sound re-recording mixer
Masanobu Miyazaki .... sound recordist
Alvin Sarno .... sound effects editor: US version
 
Special Effects by
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... matte work
Eiji Tsuburaya .... director of special effects
Akira Watanabe .... special effects art director
 
Visual Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... special effects assistant camera (uncredited)
Edward Nassour .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Haruo Nakajima .... stunt choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Koichi Takano .... assistant camera
Masaki Ônuma .... lighting technician
 
Music Department
Rex Lipton .... music editor (US version)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Bert Shefter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paul Frees .... voice dubbing: multiple characters (U.S. version)
Hugo Grimaldi .... dubbing director (US version)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gojira no gyakushû" - Japan (original title)
"Counterattack of the Monsters" - USA (promotional title)
"Gigantis: the Fire Monster" - USA (new title)
"Godzilla's Counter Attack" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
82 min | USA:78 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #19301) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
George Takei, better known as Lt. Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series, was one of the many voice actors employed for this film. The only other Kaiju film he performed voice work for was in the Americanized version of_Sora no daikaijû Radon (1956)_.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: As the two monsters rampage across the city, various pieces fly out of the destroyed building miniatures that wouldn't be found in real buildings.See more »
Quotes:
[last line; Japanese version]
Shoichi Tsukioka:Kobayashi... we beat Godzilla for you.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Even though it's not to it's original roots, it fits as a sequel., 21 February 2013
Author: xfinafire from United States

Even thought it shows Godzilla's new slim look and features fast paced action and sequences, it still kind of passes as a sequel but doesn't live up to what a sequel should live up to since it takes place maybe several months or a year after Godzilla's first attack.

The first Godzilla set fear into the heart of the Japanese people in the year it came out. Godzilla was a symbol of how cruel us men were to create destruction and war along with the creation of the atom bomb, which was used against Japanese, and mutated a lizard like creature into the terrifying Godzilla (Gojira).

Godzilla's Counterattack (or Godzilla Raids Again in the official English title) features not one, but two monsters created by the same origins. A new Godzilla is awaken along with a mutated fictional mutated Ankylosaur who are both brawling it out to destroy one another for whatever reason. The thing that irritates me about this film is that two monsters fighting and destroying a city in the process should be scary but there's no scenes that would frighten anyone. The monster battles are fast paced, a little to fast paced because the camera man put it on fast mode. The camera shots made it obviously look like men in monster suits fighting. The shots in Gojira were incredible as it shot Godzilla below the jaw most of the film and filmed him from a further distance and never an up close shot. Maybe a few close shots but he's usually behind something or something like that bird cage is covering up his face. Anyways, the tone of the film is however suppose to be more lighthearted but still scary even though it's not. Even Godzilla looks ridiculous in this film. They had to tone down the suit yeah but didn't have to make him look like a dog. But hey, it's an entertaining film and the first of the many Godzilla sequels to come. So if you want something dark and gloomy like the first film that has Godzilla, don't go to this one but if you want something with awesome monster action, then hey check it out. It ain't all that bad anyway.

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