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

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 »
Roasting Anything In Its Path! See more »
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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
Paul Frees ... Voice (uncredited) (voice: English version)

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

George Takei ... Commander of Landing Craft (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)
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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82 min | USA:78 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
USA:Approved (PCA #19301) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

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 »
Crew or equipment visible: During one of Godzilla and Angurius' fights, you can see where the Godzilla hand puppet ends and the technician's arm begins.See more »
[last line; Japanese version]
Shoichi Tsukioka:Kobayashi... we beat Godzilla for you.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good...No, Awesome Godzilla Movie!, 17 April 2007
Author: Akimbo_Slice

Let me just begin this review by saying that I never intended to like this movie. I only got the DVD to add to my Godzilla collection. I knew that it was old and some of the stuff in the movie looks cheesy and the gave Godzilla the name Gigantis, but I misjudged this movie.

Godzilla Raids Again is definitely one of the top contenders for my favorite Godzilla movie (right with Final Wars, Gojira and Godzilla 2000.) Seeing as this is one of Godzilla's rarer movies, I consider myself lucky that I saw it.

So, to sum up my review in 1 sentence, I guess I'll say this. This movie wasn't what I expected, in a good way.

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