Godzilla Raids Again

Godzilla Raids Again


ゴジラの逆襲
Gojira No Gyakushū
Counterattack of Godzilla
Also known as Gigantis, the Fire Monster
Director Motoyoshi Oda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Shigeru Kayama
Screenplay Takeo Murata
Shigeaki Hidaka
Photography Seiichi Endo
Art Director Takeo Kita
Sound Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Masaki Onuma
Music Masaru Sato
Editor Kazuji Taira
Production Companies Toho
Release Date April 24, 1955
Runtime 82 minutes
Preceded by Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1954)
Followed by King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

ゴジラの逆襲
Gojira No Gyakushū
Counterattack of Godzilla

Director Motoyoshi Oda
Special Effects Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka
Original Story Shigeru Kayama
Screenplay Takeo Murata
Shigeaki Hidaka
Photography Seiichi Endo
Art Director Takeo Kita
Sound Masanobu Miyazaki
Lighting Masaki Onuma
Music Masaru Sato
Editor Kazuji Taira
Also known as Gigantis, the Fire Monster
Production Companies Toho
Release Date April 24, 1955
Runtime 82 minutes
Preceded by Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1954)
Followed by King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Kobayashi and Tsukioka are pilots working for a fishing company. Kobayashi’s plane malfunctions and they make an emergency landing on a remote island. There they witness a fight between two giant monsters. When they return to Japan, they identify the monsters as Godzilla and Anguirus, both prehistoric creatures revived and mutated by exposure to the H-bomb. The military prepares to defend Japan from both monsters.

Despite the military’s best efforts, Godzilla and Anguirus both make landfall in Osaka. Godzilla kills Anguirus and departs, leaving Osaka in ruins. Kobayashi and Tsukioka are transferred to Hokkaido while Osaka is being rebuilt. They again encounter Godzilla on Kamiko Island, a mountainous island covered in snow. The military sets up a blockade to prevent Godzilla from leaving the island.

Tsukioka and Kobayashi try to distract Godzilla with their planes. Kobayashi takes a hit from Godzilla and crashes into the mountains. The explosion triggers an avalanche. Tsukioka encourages the military to bombard the mountains and create more avalanches to smother Godzilla. The plan is successful, and Godzilla is buried in the snow.

Top Billed Cast

Hiroshi Koizumi
Tsukioka
Setsuko Wakayama
Hidemi Yamaji
Minoru Chiaki
Kobayashi
Takashi Shimura
Dr. Kyohei Yamane
Masao Shimizu
Dr. Tadokoro
Seijiro Onda
Captain Terasawa
Sonosuke Sawamura
Branch Manager Shibeki
Mayuri Mokusho
Yasuko
Minosuke Yamada
Defense Secretary
Yukio Kasama
Mr. Yamaji
Senkichi Omura
Escaped Convict
Shin Otomo
Escaped Convict
Shiro Tsuchiya
Fishing Company Employee
Takeo Oikawa
Police Chief
Sokichi Maki
Escaped Convict
Shoichi Hirose
Escaped Convict
Junpei Natsuki
Escaped Convict
Katsumi Tezuka
Anguirus
Haruo Nakajima
Godzilla
Miyoko Hoshino
Nightclub Singer

Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Takuzo Kumagai
Fishing Company Employee
Tadao Nakamaru
Policeman
Keiji Sakakida
Military Officer, Policeman
Akira Sera
Fishing Company Employee
Masaaki Tachibana
Policeman
Koji Uno
Assistant
Top Billed Cast

Tsukioka

Hidemi Yamaji

Kobayashi

Dr. Kyohei Yamane

Dr. Tadokoro
Masao Shimizu

Captain Terasawa

Branch Manager Shibeki

Yasuko
Mayuri Mokusho

Defense Secretary

Mr. Yamaji
Yukio Kasama

Escaped Convict

Escaped Convict

Fishing Company Employee

Police Chief
Takeo Oikawa

Escaped Convict
Sokichi Maki

Escaped Convict

Escaped Convict

Anguirus

Godzilla

Nightclub Singer
Miyoko Hoshino
Rest of Cast Listed Alphabetically

Fishing Company Employee

Policeman

Military Officer

Policeman

Fishing Company Employee

Policeman

Assistant
製作
Producer
田中友幸
Tomoyuki Tanaka
原作
Original Story
香山滋
Shigeru Kayama
脚本
Screenplay
村田武雄
Takeo Murata

日高繁明
Shigeaki Hidaka
撮影
Photography
遠藤精一
Seiichi Endo
美術監督
Art Director
北猛夫
Takeo Kita
美術
Art
安倍輝明
Teruaki Abe
録音
Sound
宮崎正信
Masanobu Miyazaki
照明
Lighting
大沼正喜
Masaki Onuma
音楽
Music
佐藤勝
Masaru Sato
音響効果
Sound Effects
三縄一郎
Ichiro Minawa
特殊技術
Special Effects
渡辺明
Akira Watanabe

向山宏
Hiroshi Mukoyama

城田正雄
Masao Shirota
監督助手
Assistant Director
岩城英二
Eiji Iwashiro
編集
Editing
平一二
Kazuji Taira
現像
Developing
東宝現像所
Toho Laboratory
製作担当者
Production Manager
馬場和夫
Kazuo Baba
出演者
Performers


小泉博
Hiroshi Koizumi

若山セツ子
Setsuko Wakayama

千秋実
Minoru Chiaki

志村喬
Takashi Shimura

清水将夫
Masao Shimizu

恩田清二郎
Seijiro Onda

沢村宗之助
Sonosuke Sawamura

土屋嘉男
Yoshio Tsuchiya

木匠マユリ
Mayuri Mokusho

山田巳之助
Minosuke Yamada

笠間雪雄
Yukio Kasama

大村千吉
Senkichi Omura

山本廉
Ren Yamamoto

大友伸
Shin Otomo

土屋博敏
Shiro Tsuchiya

笈川武夫
Takeo Oikawa

牧壮吉
Sokichi Maki

広瀬正一
Shoichi Hirose

吉田新
Shin Yoshida

夏木順平
Junpei Natsuki

三田照子
Teruko Mita

手塚勝巳
Katsumi Tezuka

中島春雄
Haruo Nakajima

星野みよ子 (コロムビア)
Miyoko Hoshino (Columbia)
特技監督
Special Effects Director
圓谷英二
Eiji Tsuburaya
監督
Director
小田基義
Motoyoshi Oda