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>
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Did You Know?
This was deliberately set out be a Godzilla film aimed at small children for release during the Christmas season. Among the more unusual aspects of the film was the casting of Hideyo Amamoto
as a toy designer and friend to the little boy. Amamoto was normally cast in other films as the slimiest of criminals, gangsters and henchmen. See more
There is a proportional size problem with Godzilla and Ichiro (the boy). In this movie Ichiro is about the same height(a little shorter) as Minya (Godzilla's son) and Minya is just over half the height of Godzilla. This would put Godzilla in the 8-10 foot height range. However, in previous movies (1954), Godzilla's height was a minimum of 160' (50 meters). When the jet fighters attack Gozilla, they are about the length of his hand (about 40' or 12m). This would make Godzilla around 400-500' and thus Ichiro is a 200-250' boy. Of course this action takes place in a dream sequence so all aspects of reality may not be true. See more
Godzilla says that I should learn to fight my own battles, y'know.
Against big guys?
Followed by Terror of Mechagodzilla
March of the Monsters
Performed by Crown Records
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