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Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.movies,alt.cult-movies From: dave@blackbox.cc.columbia.edu (David Milner) Subject: JAPANESE MONSTER GUIDE, PART I Message-ID: <1993Feb5.161625.9380@news.columbia.edu> Keywords: Godzilla Disney Japan Monster Organization: Columbia University Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1993 16:16:25 GMT Lines: 377 What follows is information on all of Toho's giant monsters. A similar listing of the monsters seen in the Gamera films will be posted shortly. ANGILAS (Angirasu) Description: Angirasaurus Height: 60 Meters Weight: 30,000 Tons Note: Leaps to Use Spikes on Back to Injure Adversaries Film Appearances: GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (1955); DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968); GODZILLA'S REVENGE (1969) (stock footage); GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (1972); GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973); GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974) BARAGON (Baragon) Description: Prehistoric Creature Height: 25 Meters Weight: 250 Tons Note: Radioactive Breath Film Appearances: FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD (1965); DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968) BATTRA (Batora) Description: Battle Mothra Length: 90 Meters (larva); 73 Meters (adult) Height: 60 Meters (larva) Weight: 20,000 Tons (larva); 30,000 Tons (adult) Wingspan: 180 Meters Air Speed: Mach 2.5 Note: Emits Rays from Horn and Eyes Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1992) BIOLLANTE (Biorante) Description: Genetically Engineered Combination of Cells from a Rose, a Woman and Godzilla Height: 85 Meters (plant form); 120 Meters (animal form) Weight: 6,000 Tons (plant form); 20,000 Tons (animal form) Note: Spits Corrosive Sap from Mouth and Tendrils Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE (1989) BROWN GARGANTUA (Sanda) Description: Mutated Human Being Height: 30 Meters Weight: 15,000 Tons Note: Unaggressive Film Appearances: WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (1966) DAGORA (Dogora) Description: Space Monster Height: 500 Meters Weight: Unknown Note: Sucks Up Mineral Ores While Floating in Air Film Appearances: DAGORA, THE SPACE MONSTER (1964) EBIRAH (Ebira) Description: Lobster Length: 50 Meters Weight: 23,000 Tons Note: Fended Off by Liquid Made from Yellow Fruit Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER (1966); GODZILLA'S REVENGE (1969) (stock footage) FRANKENSTEIN (Furankenshutain) Description: Mutated Human Being Height: 20 Meters Weight: 200 Tons Note: Grew from the Heart of the Frankenstein Creature After an Atomic Bomb was Dropped on Hiroshima Film Appearances: FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD (1965) GABORAH (Gabara) Description: Bully Monster Height: 58 Meters Weight: 23,000 Tons Note: Generates Electricity and Channels It Through Hands to Subdue Opponents Film Appearances: GODZILLA'S REVENGE (1969) GANIME (Ganime) Description: Crab Length: 20 Meters Weight: 12,000 Tons Note: Grabs Adversaries with Claws Film Appearances: YOG, MONSTER FROM SPACE (1970) GEZORA (Gezora) Description: Octopus Height: 30 Meters Weight: 25,000 Tons Note: Afraid of Fire Film Appearances: YOG, MONSTER FROM SPACE (1970) GHIDRAH (Kingu Gidora) Description: Three-Headed Dragon Height: 100 Meters (1964-1972); 140 Meters (1991) Weight: 30,000 Tons (1964-1972); 70,000 Tons (1991) Wingspan: 150 Meters (1964-1972); Unknown (1991) Air Speed: Mach 3 (1964-1972); Mach 4 (1991) Note: Emits Rays from Mouths Film Appearances: GHIDRAH THE THREE HEADED MONSTER (1964); GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO (1965); DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968); GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (1972); TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975) (stock footage); GODZILLA VS. GHIDRAH (1991) GIANT CONDOR (O Kondor) Description: Condor Height: 15 Meters Weight: 2,000 Tons Wingspan: 25 Meters Air Speed: Unknown Note: Uses Beak to Peck at Opponents Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER (1966); GODZILLA'S REVENGE (1969) (stock footage) GIANT OCTOPUS (O Dako) Description: Octopus Length: 25 Meters Weight: 20,000 Tons Note: Uses Poison to Help Subdue Adversaries Film Appearances: KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962); FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD (1965) (alternate ending); WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (1966) GIANT SEA SNAKE (O Umi Hebi) Description: Sea Snake Length: 85 Meters Weight: 4,000 Tons Note: Wraps Body Around Opponents Film Appearances: KING KONG ESCAPES (1967) GIGAN (Gaigan) Description: Cyborg Height: 65 Meters Weight: 25,000 Tons Air Speed: Mach 4 Note: Emits Ray from Opening on Forehead; Protuberances on Chest and Abdomen Revolve Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (1972); GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973) GIMANTIS (Kamakirasu) Description: Praying Mantis Height: 50 Meters Weight: 2,800 Tons Air Speed: Mach 0.5 Note: Vastly Increased in Size After Radioactive Storm Film Appearances: SON OF GODZILLA (1967); GODZILLA'S REVENGE (1969) GODZILLA (Gojira) Description: Gojirasaurus Height: 50 Meters (1954-1975); 80 Meters (1984-1989); 100 Meters (1991-Present) Weight: 20,000 Tons (1954-1975); 50,000 Tons (1984-1989); 60,000 Tons (1991-Present) Note: Radioactive Breath; Generates Internal Surge of Energy Capable of Casting Off Anything in Contact with Body Film Appearances: GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS (1954); GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (1955); KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962); GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1964); GHIDRAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (1964); GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO (1965); GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER (1966); SON OF GODZILLA (1967); DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968); GODZILLA'S REVENGE (1969); GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER (1971); GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (1972); GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973); GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974); TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975); GODZILLA 1985 (1984); GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE (1989); GODZILLA VS. GHIDRAH (1991); GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1992) GODZILLASAURUS (Gojirasaurusu) Description: Gojirasaurus Height: 12 Meters Weight: 60 Tons Note: Much Larger Than Other Similar Species Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. GHIDRAH (1991) GOROSAURUS (Gorosaurusu) Description: Gorosaurus Height: 35 Meters Weight: 8,000 Tons Note: Often Kicks Adversaries Film Appearances: KING KONG ESCAPES (1967); DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968); GODZILLA'S REVENGE (1969) (stock footage) GREEN GARGANTUA (Gaira) Description: Mutated Human Being Height: 25 Meters Weight: 10,000 Tons Note: Affinity for Human Flesh Film Appearances: WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (1966) HEDORAH (Hedora) Description: Space Monster Born of Pollution Height: 60 Meters Weight: 48,000 Tons Air Speed: Mach 1 Note: Emits Corrosive Mist While Flying; Emits Ray from Just Above Eye Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER (1971) HYDRA (Sematanoorochi) Description: Hydra Length: 300 Meters Weight: 10,000 Tons Note: All Seven Heads Capable of Independent Action Film Appearances: THE THREE TREASURES (1959) JET JAGUAR (Jeto Jagua) Description: Robot Height: 1.8 Meters; 50 Meters Weight: 150 Kilograms; 25,000 Tons Note: Capable of Vastly Increasing in Size Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973) KAMEBA (Kameba) Description: Sea Turtle Length: 20 Meters Weight: 28,000 Tons Note: Extends and Retracts Head Film Appearances: YOG, MONSTER FROM SPACE (1970) KING KONG (Kingu Kongu) Description: Ape Height: 45 Meters (1962); 20 Meters (1967) Weight: 45,000 Tons (1962); 10,000 Tons (1967) Note: Strengthened by Electricity; Channels Electricity Through Hands to Subdue Opponents Film Appearances: KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962); KING KONG ESCAPES (1967) KING SEESAR (Kingu Sisa) Description: Foo-Lion Height: 50 Meters Weight: 30,000 Tons Note: Captures and Emits Rays with Eyes Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974) MAGMA (Maguma) Description: Walrus Length: 50 Meters Weight: 25,000 Tons Note: Antarctic Habitat Film Appearances: GORATH (1962) MANDA (Manda) Description: Sea Serpent Length: 150 Meters Weight: 30,000 Tons Note: Wraps Body Around Prey Film Appearances: ATRAGON (1963); DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968); GODZILLA'S REVENGE (1969) (stock footage); TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975) (stock footage) MECHAGHIDRAH (Meka Kingu Gidora) Description: Cyborg Height: 140 Meters Weight: 80,000 Tons Wingspan: Unknown Air Speed: Mach 4 Note: Emits Rays from Mouths; Equipped with Grappling Hooks Concealed in Chest Plate Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. GHIDRAH (1991) MECHAGODZILLA (MekaGojira) Description: Robot Height: 50 Meters Weight: 40,000 Tons Air Speed: Mach 5 Note: Emits Rays from Chest and Eyes; Fires Missiles from Fingers, Knees and Toes; Generates Force Field Around Itself Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974); TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975) (stock footage) MECHAGODZILLA 2 (MekaGojira 2) Description: Robot Height: 50 Meters Weight: 40,000 Tons Air Speed: Mach 5 Note: Emits Rays from Chest, Eyes and Underneath Head; Fires Revolving Missiles from Fingers, Knees and Toes Film Appearances: TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975) MECHAKONG (MekaniKong) Description: Robot Height: 20 Meters Weight: 15,000 Tons Note: Blinding Light Emitted from Eyes; Hypnotic Light Located on Top of Head Film Appearances: KING KONG ESCAPES (1967) MEGALON (Megaro) Description: Beetle Height: 55 Meters Weight: 40,000 Tons Air Speed: Mach 3 Note: Emits Ray from Horn; Spews Explosive Balls from Mouth Film Appearances: GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973) MEGANURON (Meganuron) Description: Caterpillar Length: 8 Meters Weight: 1 Ton Note: Lives Underground Film Appearances: RODAN, THE FLYING MONSTER (1956) MOGUERA (Mogera) Description: Robot Height: 50 Meters Weight: 50,000 Tons Note: Emits Rays from Eyes Film Appearances: THE MYSTERIANS (1957) MINYA (Minira) Description: Gojirasaurus Height: 13 Meters (birth); 18 Meters Weight: 800 Tons (birth); 3,000 Tons Note: Radioactive Breath Film Appearances: SON OF GODZILLA (1967); DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968); GODZILLA'S REVENGE (1969) MOTHRA (Mosura) Description: Moth Length: 180 Meters (larva, 1961); 135 Meters (adult, 1961); 40 Meters (larva, 1964-1968); Unknown (adult, 1964-1966); 120 Meters (larva, 1992); 65 Meters (adult, 1992) Weight: 20,000 Tons (larva, 1961) 15,000 Tons (adult, 1961); 8,000 Tons (larva, 1964-1968); Unknown (adult, 1964-1966); 15,000 Tons (larva, 1992); 20,000 Tons (adult, 1992) Wingspan: 250 Meters (1961); 80 Meters (1964-1966); 175 Meters (1992) Air Speed: Mach 3 (1961); Unknown (1964-1966); Mach 2 (1992) Note: Gives Off Poisonous Yellow Dust; Emits Rays from Antennae; Discharges Bolts of Lightning from Wings; Telepathic Film Appearances: MOTHRA (1961); GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1964); GHIDRAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (1964); GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER (1966); DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968); GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1992) RODAN (Radon) Description: Pteranodon Height: 50 Meters Weight: 15,000 Tons Wingspan: 150 Meters Air Speed: Mach 1.5 Note: Radioactive Breath Film Appearances: RODAN, THE FLYING MONSTER (1956); GHIDRAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (1964); GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO (1965); DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968); TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975) (stock footage) SPIGA (Kumonga) Description: Spider Length: 45 Meters Weight: 8,000 Tons Note: Poisons Victims Before Encasing Them in Webbing Film Appearances: SON OF GODZILLA (1967); DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968); GODZILLA'S REVENGE (1969) (stock footage) TITANOSAURUS (Chitanosaurusu) Description: Chitanosaurus Height: 60 Meters Weight: 30,000 Tons Note: Creates Whirlwinds with Tail Film Appearances: TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975) VARAN (Baran) Description: Baranosaurus Height: 50 Meters Weight: 15,000 Tons Air Speed: Mach 1.5 Note: Uses Excess Skin Under Arms to Fly Film Appearances: VARAN, THE UNBELIEVABLE (1958); DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968) David Milner Columbia University inet: dave@blackbox.cc.columbia.edu usenet: ...rutgers!columbia!blackbox!dave ...rutgers!columbia!blackbox.cc.columbia.edu!dave

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