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* VillainProtagonist: It's ''Godzilla''. One of the first 3 films before his eventual HeelFaceTurn in ''Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster''. The fact that he decides to leave Japan alone after defeating Anguirus (despite destroying good portions of Osaka) tells you such.

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* VillainProtagonist: It's ''Godzilla''. One of the first 3 films before his eventual HeelFaceTurn in ''Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster''. The fact that he decides to leave Japan alone after defeating Anguirus (despite destroying good portions of Osaka) tells you such.such.
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** The style of the fight in the film is much more subdued and has a slight horror element to it, with the focus being on the destruction caused by the two monsters, along with a near-total lack of music, alongside the ''far'' more animalistic fighting style Godzilla and Anguirus have in comparison to later entries.


Also known as ''Gojira no Gyakushu'' (''Godzilla's Counterattack'') is the first sequel in the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise and the second entry in the Showa era, ''Godzilla Raids Again'' was made soon after the success of ''Film/Godzilla1954''. It's notable for introducing the monster Anguirus and the tradition of always having Godzilla fight another foe. The last black-and-white film, it kept with the grim tone of the previous film.

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Also known as ''Gojira no Gyakushu'' (''Godzilla's Counterattack'') is the first sequel in the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise and the second entry in the Showa era, ''Godzilla Raids Again'' was made soon after the success of ''Film/Godzilla1954''. It's notable for introducing the monster Anguirus and the tradition of always having Godzilla fight another foe. The last black-and-white film, film and it kept with the grim tone of the previous film.


Despite poor reception by critics and fans, the film became the third most attended entry in Japan. The film was dubbed as ''Gigantis, the Fire Monster'', which did things like give Godzilla Anguirus' roar in order to convince audiences this wasn't a Godzilla sequel (no, [[ExecutiveMeddling really]]), because Paul Schreibman, who distributed the film through Warner Brothers, believed that a stand alone film would be more successful. The dub was notable for having Creator/GeorgeTakei, Marvin Miller, and Keye Luke among the cast, but it wasn't well received and Schreibman himself later lamented his decision. Depending on your point of view, it's either an embarrassment or comedy gold.

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Despite poor reception by critics and fans, the film became the third most attended entry in Japan. The film was dubbed as ''Gigantis, the Fire Monster'', which did things like give Godzilla Anguirus' roar in order to convince audiences this wasn't a Godzilla sequel (no, [[ExecutiveMeddling really]]), because Paul Schreibman, who distributed the film through Warner Brothers, believed that a stand alone film would be more successful. The dub was notable for having Creator/GeorgeTakei, Marvin Miller, and Keye Luke among the cast, but it wasn't well received and Schreibman himself later lamented his decision. Depending on your point of view, it's either an embarrassment or comedy gold.


Also known as ''Gojira no Gyakushu'' (''Godzilla Strikes Back'') is the first sequel in the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise and the second entry in the Showa era, ''Godzilla Raids Again'' was made soon after the success of ''Film/Godzilla1954''. It's notable for introducing the monster Anguirus and the tradition of always having Godzilla fight another foe. The last black-and-white film, it kept with the grim tone of the previous film.

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Also known as ''Gojira no Gyakushu'' (''Godzilla Strikes Back'') (''Godzilla's Counterattack'') is the first sequel in the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise and the second entry in the Showa era, ''Godzilla Raids Again'' was made soon after the success of ''Film/Godzilla1954''. It's notable for introducing the monster Anguirus and the tradition of always having Godzilla fight another foe. The last black-and-white film, it kept with the grim tone of the previous film.


* FillingTheSilence: The American version adds ludicrous amounts of narration and music that was never there in the Japanese version. To be fair, the Japanese version had scenes that drag on with little, if any, dialogue or music (the scene with the escapee criminals, for example), but what the American version did to rectify this was pretty damn extreme.



* LullDestruction: The American version adds ludicrous amounts of narration and music that was never there in the Japanese version. To be fair, the Japanese version had scenes that drag on with little, if any, dialogue or music (the scene with the escapee criminals, for example), but what the American version did to rectify this was pretty damn extreme.


* LighterAndSofter: Yes, LighterAndSofter. Compared to this one and the previous film, ''Godzilla Raids Again'' is actually more hopeful despite the actions of the monsters, and characters didn't get worried about the monsters 24/7. While still a {{Horror}} film, at least it's not borderline cynical, something the first film is. It also does not contain the horrors and and aftermath that gave the original film its weight, and a conclusion where monster and man die together that treats the both as victims of war.

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* LighterAndSofter: Yes, LighterAndSofter. Compared to this one and the previous film, ''Godzilla Raids Again'' is actually more hopeful despite the actions of the monsters, and characters didn't get worried about the monsters 24/7. While still a {{Horror}} film, at least it's not borderline cynical, something the first film is. It also does not contain the horrors and and aftermath that gave the original film its weight, and a conclusion where monster and man die together that treats the both as victims of war.



** Then there's this: Shigeru Kayama = Shigem Kayama, Eiji Tsuburaya = Eliji Tsuburaya, Minoru Chiaki = Mindru Chiaki, and Motoyoshi Oda = Motoyoshi [[TheUnpronounceable QDQ]].

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** Then there's this: the hackjob done to the Japanese cast and crew in the opening credits: Shigeru Kayama = > Shigem Kayama, Eiji Tsuburaya = > Eliji Tsuburaya, Minoru Chiaki = > Mindru Chiaki, and Motoyoshi Oda = > Motoyoshi [[TheUnpronounceable QDQ]].



* TooDumbToLive: Of the nine convicts, the dumbest of all were the remaining six. The first group tries to escape by truck and are pursued at a ridiculously slow speed (thus, unintentionally realistic) by Tsukioka, Kobayashi and two police officers, but crash into an oil refinery. The last 3 criminals ran down into a subway station when they could have ran out of reach of Godzilla and Anguirus's fighting. However, they drown when Godzilla tackles Anguirus into the river, causing the ceiling to collapse and killing them.

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* TooDumbToLive: Of the nine convicts, the dumbest of all were the remaining final six. The first group tries to escape by truck and are pursued at a ridiculously slow speed (thus, unintentionally realistic) by Tsukioka, Kobayashi and two police officers, but crash into an oil refinery. The last 3 criminals ran run down into a subway station when they could have ran run out of reach of Godzilla and Anguirus's fighting. However, they drown when Godzilla tackles Anguirus into the river, causing the ceiling to collapse and killing them.

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Canonically followed by ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla''.


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** This is the only film in the entire Showa Saga where it has any connection with the [[Film/Godzilla1954 previous film]]. Since this is the only film to continue what the original film left off, it brings a rather oddity with the rest of the series. Godzilla for example is 100% identical to the original Godzilla and the humans still treated him in a very serious light after what the original did, but his behavior is this; he does not seem to be interested in attacking humans until the final act where they directly attack or annoy him. Anguirus is the one who attacked Godzilla first while the later films eventually establish them as friends. Any connection with the previous film is decidedly abandoned in the form of ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' where the saga goes into LighterAndSofter territory.

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* HappyEndingOverride: While the first film's ending wasn't exactly "happy", It made all the effort the characters wet through mattered. This film showed that there will be another Godzilla. Though this saga proves later on that the second Godzilla ultimately becomes a hero.


* TooDumbToLive: Of the nine criminals (Yes, there were nine. Three were captured after one gets shot), perhaps the dumbest of all were the remaining six. The first group tries to escape by truck [[spoiler: and are pursued at a ridiculously slow speed (thus, unintentionally realistic) by Tsukioka, Kobayashi and two police officers]] but crash into an oil refinery. The last 3 criminals ran down into a subway station when they could have ran out of reach of Godzilla and Anguirus's fighting. However [[spoiler: they drown when Godzilla tackles Anguirus into the river, causing the ceiling to collapse and killing them]].

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* TooDumbToLive: Of the nine criminals (Yes, there were nine. Three were captured after one gets shot), perhaps convicts, the dumbest of all were the remaining six. The first group tries to escape by truck [[spoiler: and are pursued at a ridiculously slow speed (thus, unintentionally realistic) by Tsukioka, Kobayashi and two police officers]] officers, but crash into an oil refinery. The last 3 criminals ran down into a subway station when they could have ran out of reach of Godzilla and Anguirus's fighting. However [[spoiler: However, they drown when Godzilla tackles Anguirus into the river, causing the ceiling to collapse and killing them]].them.


** This is the first film in the whole Godzilla franchise to feature the classic ''monster-on-monster'' fight scene, and as such it suffers from this trope. Godzilla and Anguirus’ final fight happens during the films second act as opposed to the third like later films and Anguirus [[spoiler:is killed immediately afterwords as said third act focuses on the JSDF trying to stop Godzilla at a remote iceberg.]] Later sequels would have the enemy monster (or Godzilla) either sounded or dead by the end instead.

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** This is the first film in the whole Godzilla franchise to feature the classic ''monster-on-monster'' fight scene, and as such it suffers from this trope. Godzilla and Anguirus’ final fight happens during the films second act as opposed to the third like later films and Anguirus [[spoiler:is killed immediately afterwords as said third act focuses on the JSDF trying to stop Godzilla at a remote iceberg.]] Later sequels would have the enemy monster (or Godzilla) either sounded wounded or dead by the end instead.


** This is the first film in the whole Godzilla franchise to feature the classic ''monster-on-monster'' fight scene, and as such it suffers from this trope. Godzilla and Anguirus’ final fight happens during the films second act as opposed to the third like later films and Anguirus [[spoiler:is killed immediately afterwords as it focuses on the JSDF trying to stop Godzilla afterwords.]]

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** This is the first film in the whole Godzilla franchise to feature the classic ''monster-on-monster'' fight scene, and as such it suffers from this trope. Godzilla and Anguirus’ final fight happens during the films second act as opposed to the third like later films and Anguirus [[spoiler:is killed immediately afterwords as it said third act focuses on the JSDF trying to stop Godzilla afterwords.]]at a remote iceberg.]] Later sequels would have the enemy monster (or Godzilla) either sounded or dead by the end instead.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: While some of these are de facto traits carried over from the previous film, Godzilla still has his low pitched bellows, his fins don't light up when he breathes the heat-ray (shortsightedness on behalf of the SPFX crew), and he and his opponent are portrayed through puppetry much more frequently.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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While some of these are de facto traits carried over from the previous film, Godzilla still has his low pitched bellows, his fins don't light up when he breathes the heat-ray (shortsightedness on behalf of the SPFX crew), and he and his opponent are portrayed through puppetry much more frequently.frequently.
** This is the first film in the whole Godzilla franchise to feature the classic ''monster-on-monster'' fight scene, and as such it suffers from this trope. Godzilla and Anguirus’ final fight happens during the films second act as opposed to the third like later films and Anguirus [[spoiler:is killed immediately afterwords as it focuses on the JSDF trying to stop Godzilla afterwords.]]


As noted above, originally distributed by Creator/WarnerBros on a double-bill with ''Film/TeenagersFromOuterSpace'' in the states. Guess [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} what else]] they're distributing...

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As noted above, originally distributed by Creator/WarnerBros on a double-bill with ''Film/TeenagersFromOuterSpace'' in the states. Guess [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} [[Film/Godzilla2014 what else]] [[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 they're distributing...
distributing]]...


* LighterAndSofter: Yes, LighterAndSofter. Compared to this one and the previous film, ''Godzilla Raids Again'' is actually more hopeful despite the actions of the monsters, and characters didn't get worried about the monsters 24/7. While still a {{Horror}} film, at least it's not borderline cynical, something the first film is.
%%* LightningBruiser: Both monsters. Especially Godzilla, since the suit for the film was slimmed down for Haruo Nakajima to use (the original suit was incredibly heavy for starters). Also due to {{Undercrank}}ing the camera, it gives the fight scenes this effect.

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* LighterAndSofter: Yes, LighterAndSofter. Compared to this one and the previous film, ''Godzilla Raids Again'' is actually more hopeful despite the actions of the monsters, and characters didn't get worried about the monsters 24/7. While still a {{Horror}} film, at least it's not borderline cynical, something the first film is.
%%* LightningBruiser: Both monsters. Especially Godzilla, since
is. It also does not contain the suit for horrors and and aftermath that gave the film was slimmed down for Haruo Nakajima to use (the original suit was incredibly heavy for starters). Also due to {{Undercrank}}ing film its weight, and a conclusion where monster and man die together that treats the camera, it gives the fight scenes this effect.both as victims of war.

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