- Awesome Music: Akira Ifukube's talent is shown again:
- Badass Decay: Mu Agent 23. Once a considerable threat, now a henchman doing nothing against the Atragon.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: The Atragon itself (or Gotengo) is among one of, if not the most recognized vehicle in Tohos entire catalogue, often praised for its unique design and fierce armory. It was rather telling when Toho brought it back and revamped it in Godzilla: Final Wars
- Special Effects Failure: The miniature effects in this film aren't quite up to the usual Toho standards, especially the ones that involve water. It's often very obvious that the Atragon is just a small model on strings and that Manda is just a puppet.
YMMV / Atragon