Ichiro is a highly imaginative, but lonely, boy growing up in urban Tokyo. Every day he comes home to the empty apartment he shares with his railroad worker father and his restaurant hostess mother. His only friends are a toy maker name Shinpei Inami and a little girl named Sachicko. The only other kids that are around is a gang of kids led by a bully named Gabara. To escape his loneliness, Ichiro imagines that he is on Monster Island where he befriends Minya, the son of Godzilla. It is through his daydreams that he watches Godzilla and Minya fight other monsters, including one also named Gabara who is just as bad a bully as the one that is tormenting Ichiro. It is through these daydreams that he learns that it is okay to fight back and face his fears. These lessons also help him to outwit a couple of bumbling bank robbers as well as finally have the guts to stand up to Gabara and his gang. Written by
Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>
Did You Know?
The movie was inspired by Gamera movies such as Gamera vs. Viras
(1968), which made use of stock-footage shamelessly copied from earlier Gamera entries. Since the Godzilla movie series was performing progressively worse, producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
looked at the Gamera films, cheap rip-offs of his once prestigious Godzilla franchise that was still popular among small kids, for inspiration on how to create a Godzilla movie with reduced costs. Thus, he asked scriptwriter Shin'ichi Sekizawa
to write a movie based around preexisting Godzilla footage and imitate their own imitator. See more
When the monster Gabara is flung into the air and flips over, the effect was done by rotating the entire camera, thus the clouds and the background are spinning together with him. See more
Godzilla says that I should learn to fight my own battles, y'know.
Against big guys?
Follows Godzilla Raids Again
Performed by Tomonori Yazaki
(Japanese Version Only) See more