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* BroadStrokes: Intended to be a sequel to Frankenstein Conquers the World, but continuity between the films is rather "fuzzy". The two protagonists are completely different characters (despite the female lead being played again by Kumi Mizuno) and flashbacks and details about the previous appearance of "Frankenstein" don't exactly match up with the previous film.


* ImAHumanitarian: Gaira, for some reason, decides that humans would make a better meal than the giant octopus that he just defeated.

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* ImAHumanitarian: Gaira, for some reason, decides that humans would make a better meal than the giant octopus that he just defeated. It's a bit worse when one takes into account that Gaira and Sanda are born from Frankenstein, and essentially mutated humans, making Gaira a cannibal.


* MotherlyScientist: Like Akemi's predecessor, Dr. Sueko Togawa (also played by Mizumo), she's very motherly to the young Sanda.

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* MotherlyScientist: Like Akemi's Akemi was this to the young Sanda, like her predecessor, Dr. Sueko Togawa Togami (also played by Mizumo), she's very motherly Mizumo) was to the young Sanda.Frankenstein.


The plot concerns two giant, hairy monster brothers spawned from the scattered cells of Frankenstein. One of the monsters, Sanda, is benevolent and peaceful, while his brother, Gaira, is savage and destructive (and also has an appetite for humans). Upon discovering his brother's brutal actions, Sanda, who is fond of humans, attacks his evil brother. What follows is a series of battles that eventually culminate in a final showdown in Tokyo. Their fighting somehow sparks an underground volcanic eruption, and the two are enveloped in the volcano's wrath.

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The plot concerns two giant, hairy monster brothers spawned from the scattered cells of Frankenstein. One of the monsters, Sanda, is benevolent and peaceful, while his brother, Gaira, is savage and destructive (and also has an appetite for humans). Upon discovering his brother's brutal actions, Sanda, who is fond of humans, attacks his evil brother. What follows is a series of battles that eventually culminate in a final showdown in Tokyo. Their fighting somehow sparks an underground undersea volcanic eruption, and the two are enveloped in the volcano's wrath.



* BehemothBattle: The brown gargantua is a good guy who likes and protects humans. The green gargantua is violent, savage and [[ImAHumanitarian eats people]]. They are brothers who were raised separately.
* BerserkButton: Seeing human beings eaten alive by his "brother" appears to be Sanda's berserk button.
* CainAndAbel: More like Abel and... bad Abel, since Gaira is really just a wild clone of Sanda. The reference is still made, however, by the film's characters.

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* BehemothBattle: The brown gargantua Gargantua is a good guy who likes and protects humans. The green gargantua Gargantua is violent, savage savage, and [[ImAHumanitarian eats people]]. They are brothers who were raised separately.
* BerserkButton: Seeing human beings eaten alive by Realizing that his "brother" eats humans appears to be Sanda's berserk button.
* CainAndAbel: More like Abel and... bad Abel, since Gaira is really just a wild clone of Sanda. The reference is still made, however, made by the film's characters.



* GentleGiant: Sanda, much like his progenitor, Frankenstein, is generally kind and compassionate, even going so far as to try to reason with Gaira during their fight in Tokyo. Gaira, however...

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* GentleGiant: Sanda, much like his progenitor, Frankenstein, is generally kind and compassionate, even going so far as to try to reason with Gaira during their fight in Tokyo. Gaira, however...is a different story.



* MotherlyScientist: like Akemi's predecessor (also played by Mizumo), she's far motherly to the young Sanda.

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* MotherlyScientist: like Like Akemi's predecessor predecessor, Dr. Sueko Togawa (also played by Mizumo), she's far very motherly to the young Sanda.



* RecycledSoundtrack: While this was common for Ifukube, especially with his tight schedules, here it seems almost deliberate, as both [[Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld Baragon and Frankenstein's]] themes are reused as a way of reinforcing the connection between the two films.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Gaira, but subverted in that he can still walk around when it's cloudy outside, although he clearly prefers the dark.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Interestingly both opponents are not at full strength for the finale. Gaira has numerous maser burns while Sandra is having trouble moving from an ankle injury.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: While this was common for Ifukube, especially with his tight schedules, here it seems almost deliberate, as both [[Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld Baragon Frankenstein and Frankenstein's]] Baragon's]] themes are reused as a way of reinforcing the connection between the two films.
* SiblingRivalry: Gaira and Sanda's differing views of humans is what leads to the titular war between them.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Gaira, but subverted in that he can still walk around when it's cloudy outside, although he clearly prefers the dark.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Interestingly Interestingly, both opponents are not at full strength for the finale. Gaira has numerous maser burns while Sandra is having trouble moving from an ankle injury.a broken leg.

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* NatureVsNurture: Gaira is Nature while Sanda is Nurture.


* SequelDisplacement: while both are fairly obscure outside of kaiju fandom, this one gets much more play on television than Frankenstein Conquers the World...which can make the backstory about Frankenstein dying at the top of Mount Fuji somewhat confusing to first time viewers.



* WorfHadTheFlu: Interestingly both opponents are not at full strength for the finale. Gaira has numerous maser burns while Sandra is having trouble moving from an ankle injury.

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* WorfHadTheFlu: Interestingly both opponents are not at full strength for the finale. Gaira has numerous maser burns while Sandra is having trouble moving from an ankle injury.injury.
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* SequelDisplacement: while both a fairly obscure outside of kaiju fandom, this one gets much more play on television than Frankenstein Conquers the World...which can make the backstory about Frankenstein dying at the top of Mount Fuji somewhat confusing to first time viewers.

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* SequelDisplacement: while both a are fairly obscure outside of kaiju fandom, this one gets much more play on television than Frankenstein Conquers the World...which can make the backstory about Frankenstein dying at the top of Mount Fuji somewhat confusing to first time viewers.

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* SequelDisplacement: while both a fairly obscure outside of kaiju fandom, this one gets much more play on television than Frankenstein Conquers the World...which can make the backstory about Frankenstein dying at the top of Mount Fuji somewhat confusing to first time viewers.


This was also the movie that inspired BradPitt to get into acting. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8EIEao_nSk No joke.]]

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This was also the movie that inspired BradPitt Creator/BradPitt to get into acting. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8EIEao_nSk No joke.]]

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The plot concerns two giant, hairy monster brothers spawned from the scattered cells of Frankenstein. One of the monsters, Sanda, is benevolent and peaceful, while his brother, Gaira, is savage and destructive (and also has an appetite for humans). Upon discovering his brother's brutal actions, Sanda, who is fond of humans, attacks his evil brother. What follows is a series of battles that eventually culminate in a final showdown in Tokyo. Their fighting somehow sparks an underground volcanic eruption, and the two are enveloped in the volcano's wrath.

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* NoPronunciationGuide: Gaira was oddly romanized as Gaillah and pronounced as Gaiya in the export dub and all versions based on it.


* WeakenedByTheLight: Gaira, but subverted in that he can still walk around when it's cloudy outside, although he clearly prefers the dark.

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* WeakenedByTheLight: Gaira, but subverted in that he can still walk around when it's cloudy outside, although he clearly prefers the dark.dark.
* WorfHadTheFlu: Interestingly both opponents are not at full strength for the finale. Gaira has numerous maser burns while Sandra is having trouble moving from an ankle injury.

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This was also the movie that inspired BradPitt to get into acting. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8EIEao_nSk No joke.]]

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War of the Gargantuas (''Frankenstein Monsters, Sanda vs. Gaira'' in the Japanese version.) is a 1966 sequel to ''Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld'', at least in the Japanese version. The American version removed all references to the prior film, save for a mention of a severed hand, while the Japanese version explicitly references it, with Gaira being called a Frankenstein monster several times. The film stars [[Theatre/WestSideStory Russ Tamblyn]], [[Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster Kumi Mizuno]], Kenji Sahara, and Kipp Hamilton. Gaira was portrayed by Haruo Nakajima and Sanda was portrayed by Yu Sekida.

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''The War of the Gargantuas (''Frankenstein Monsters, Gargantuas'' (or ''Frankenstein Monsters: Sanda vs. Gaira'' in the Japanese version.) Japanese) is a loose 1966 sequel to ''Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld'', at least in though the Japanese version. The American version removed all references to the prior film, save for a mention of a severed hand, while the Japanese version explicitly references it, with Gaira being called a Frankenstein monster several times. The film stars [[Theatre/WestSideStory Russ Tamblyn]], [[Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster Kumi Mizuno]], Kenji Sahara, and Kipp Hamilton. Gaira was portrayed by Haruo Nakajima and Sanda was portrayed by Yu Sekida.
Sekida.

Despite once again being made as a co-production between Toho and Benedict Pictures, the film never saw stateside release until 1970, where it played on a double bill with ''Monster Zero'', which also reached U.S. shores four years late. There also exists an alternative HongKongDub that corresponds to the Japanese version.

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