GODZILLA (1954-1975)

The first 15 films featuring Godzilla, starting with GODZILLA (1954) and ending with TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975), comprise what is known as the Showa era Godzilla series. Godzilla is destroyed by a heroic scientist with a super weapon in the first film, but Godzilla, who appears a year later in GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (1955), survives to star in 13 more films. Over time, both Godzilla’s look and his attitude change and evolve in ways that reflect the giant monster’s shift from being an apocalyptic threat to mankind to serving (along with his kaiju allies) as a frequent defender of the Earth against extraterrestrial threats. The Showa era series concludes with the defeat of MechaGodzilla in GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA (1975). Godzilla is last seen heading out to sea.

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© 1954 TOHO

Godzilla

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1955 TOHO

Godzilla Raids Again

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1962 TOHO

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1964 TOHO

Mothra vs. Godzilla

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1964 TOHO

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1965 TOHO

Invasion of Astro-Monster

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1966 TOHO

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1967 TOHO

Son of Godzilla

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1968 TOHO

Destroy All Monsters

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1969 TOHO

All Monsters Attack

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1971 TOHO

Godzilla vs. Hedorah

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1972 TOHO

Godzilla vs. Gigan

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1973 TOHO

Godzilla vs. Megalon

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1974 TOHO

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t

© 1975 TOHO

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Height: 50 m
Weight: 20,000 t