"Gojira" was a Japanese horror film (it would not be considered a "monster movie" until it reached American shores) that depicted a large radioactive animal (believed by scientist characters to have lived sometime in the intermediate stage between the prehistoric era and current times) that attacks and sinks several fishing vessels and finally ends with his raiding Tokyo twice over the course of a few days, resulting in the city's destruction and wide-scal deaths. His rampage is clearly meant to reflect the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (though no dirrect political connection is ever made), though most people do not know how the concept for the movie was originally created.
"Gojira" was inspired by America's "King Kong," which lead "Gojira" creator Tomoyuki Tanaka to want to create a horrow film using a monster.

But the reason a radioactive beast that lays siege to Tokyo was used was becuase of an American hydrogen bomb test designated "Castle-Bravo" whose fallout contaminated a Japanese fishing trawler, resulting in some of the crew's deaths and a national recall of fish products because of radiated tuna aboard the vessel that was served into the market unknowingly. An H-Bomb setup is also used to explain Godzilla's strange powers and hideously deformed physik.

"Castle-Bravo" has become the calling card of anti-nuclear activists ever since the incident involving the trawler, and Godzilla has seen more films than any other character.
by Go to G-Fest! April 05, 2006
the best fuckin' monster ever!
Heh he........
by urmom November 29, 2003
A Kaiju (Japanese Monster) created by the Toho Co in Japan on November 3rd, 1954. The Japanese name for it is "Gojira", but translated into english, it became "Godzilla".
Godzilla was originally intended to be a metaphor for nuclear and atomic weapons used on Japan and throughout the world. So far, there have been 26 Godzilla movies made in three different eras. The first era, called "Showa", went from 1954 until 1975. The second era, called "Heisei", went from 1984 until 1995. The final era, known to Kaiju fans as the "Millenium" era, went from 2000 (1999 in Japan) until 2004. The supposed final movie for 5 to 10 years is coming out in December of 2004. It is called "Godzilla: Final Wars" and features a large cast of Godzilla fin favorites, including Mothra, Rodan, and Angilas, and one new Kaiju, Called Monster-X.
Godzilla has over 98% universal awareness. His fans range throughout all ages, from the very young to the very old. We love Godzilla.
Godzilla's first movie: "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" (In America) or "GOJIRA" (In Japan)
by Aardvark July 27, 2004
He is the biggest and baddest of all the monsters. That's why he is known as the MOTHER FUCKING KING!
Godzilla owned Ghidora.
by Ben December 01, 2004
While snowboarding you take your board while strapped in and slam it down on the front of another persons Skis/Board. After hitting there equipment you yell GODZILLA!!!!!!
That ski patrolled was looking at me funny so I Godzilla'd the shit outa him.
by Saelydera February 18, 2010
1. A Japanese monster created in an explosion from a hydrogen bomb test, ranges from 50 meters- 100 meters in height throughout the two series that feature him as a machine of destruction in Tokyo, Osaka, many other large Japanese cities, has attacks including blue radioactive fire breath, a radioactive energy pulse, claw swipe, tail swipe, and bite.
2. A legendary Japanese sea monster that torments the inhabitants of the home islands by sinking fishing ships and other small boats, given sacrifices of young girls sent out to sea in rafts.
3. A legendary kaiju monster created by the TOHO(c) movie corporation
Godzilla is known by many people as the greatest movie monster ever.
by Robert J. Conner December 10, 2004
What Japanese people are afraid of
Stan used a Godzilla model to successful defend Sea World from the Japanese
by AnonJudicator November 01, 2009
One Of The Best Monsters Science The 50's
Godzilla Is Fucking Awesome
by MacTheSac November 28, 2009

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