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Added by Taker90 on 5 May 2011 01:43
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Legacy of Toho

A list consisting of Toho's daikaiju monsters! Starting with the Granddaddy of them all Godzilla!

Toho in history of Japanese Cinema has impacted the world with its monsters made by the bombing of Japan in WWII and those naturally born.

So here are SOME of Toho's most well known monsters.

Credit: goes to James Rolfe of Cinemassacre.com, for his knowledge of the Toho franchise. Also Steve Sano for editing and additional info Thanks!
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Gamera
First Appearance: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

NOTE: Gamera isn't a Toho Kaiju but a Kiju from Daiei. Which I felt should be mentioned. ^_^




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Destroyah is basically a creture created from The Oxegen Destroyer that killed off the first Godzilla. At the same time this is the death of Godzilla an the first appearence of Godzilla Junior.

Destoroyah
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Micro Form


Juvenile Form


Aggregate Form


Flying Form


Destoroyah


Now for this, both Mothra and Biollante make a cameo appearance. This was also the first appearance of Fairy Mothra and Space Godzilla. For the origin of Space Godzilla is pretty unknown there are two theories:

First theory:
Mothra somehow had Godzilla cells got carried onto her as she flue into space, as the cells went into space an mutated as Space Godzilla.

Second theory
After Godzilla fought Biollante the Godzilla cells from Biollante flu and drifted into space.

Space Godzilla
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)

Flying Form


Space Godzilla

Biollantes Origin is a bit complex in a way, a group of scientists had the bright idea to fuse a godzilla cell they had found with a plant cell thus creating Biollante. The story and this toho monster was the idea of a contest winner.

Biollante
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

Rose form


Final Form
Mechagodzilla
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)


King Caesar
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
Megalon
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)


Jet Jaguar
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)


Gigan
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
Oh boy than there's... Hedorah the smog monster.

Hedorah
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)

Hedorah (Water Form)


Hedorah (Land Form)


Hedorah (Flying Form)


Hedorah (Final Form)
Yes King Kong faced his Mecha self folks.

Mechani-Kong
First Appearance: King Kong Escapes (1967)

*face palm*
Why do I even bother... to keep it brief...

Minilla
First Appearance: Son of Godzilla (1967)



This is also the same film where the sixth suit of Godzilla's "MusukoGoji" is presented. It is also known as not one of the popular suits of Godzilla's
The spawns of Frankenstein or what they were suppose to be at least. Two brothers one that lives in the water that eats humans Gaira, the other that is nice to humans and lives on land Sanda. In the U.S. Dubbed they removed all references of Frankenstein.

Gaira
First Appearance: The War of the Gargantuas (1966)


Sanda
First Appearance: The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
Yes Frakenstein's monster as well joined Toho along with the first appearance of Baragon pfft... nobody cares about Baragon these days.Baragon would later Return in Destroy All Monsters, as well as Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack.

As for Frankenstein,

Frakenstein
First Appearance: Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965)


Baragon
First Appearance: Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965)
One of Godzilla's greatest rivals...

King Ghidorah
First Appearance: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

Manda
First Appearance: Atragon (1963)

Yes even King Kong had become a Toho Monster after the success of King Kong (1933) directed by Merian C. Cooper
& Ernest B. Schoedsackas, he faced Godzilla for the first time which fought each other out.

FUN FACT: Originally it this film was suppose to be Frankenstein facing Godzilla but, was later scrapped and was replaced by King Kong (who was than left with Frankenstein abilities),for more Mar-key value.

King Kong
First Appearance: King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Mothra one of Toho's other popular monsters had her own movie. But later appeared with Godzilla in her second movie appearance, Mothra VS Godzilla or in the US title... it's Godzilla vs The Thing. But, luckily she escaped the Godzilla series and had her own movie series, Rebirth of Mothra.

Mothra (larva)
Appearance: Mothra (1961)


Mothra
First Appearance: Mothra (1961)


Mothra Leo (Mothra's son)
First Appearance: Rebirth of Mothra (1996)


Rainbow Mothra
First Appearance: Rebirth of Mothra 2 (1997)



Primitive Mothra
First Appearance: Rebirth of Mothra 3 (1998)


Eternal Mothra
First Appearance: Rebirth of Mothra 3 (1998)
Not that well known in the world of today. The American dubbed made this film uninteresting.

Varan
First Appearance: Varan (1958)
Rodan a teradactyl with high speed abilities capable of killing its pray with one swoop. You think that's scary, how about TWO Rodans flying around.

Rodan
First Appearance: Rodan (1956}
Anguirus was Godzilla's first opponent as others would follow suit. Anguirus would later appear as an ally monster in Destroy All Monsters; All Monsters Attack (stock footage); Godzilla vs. Gigan; Godzilla vs. Megalon; Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

Anguirus
First Appearance: Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
The one who started it all "King of the Monsters" Godzilla. This would be his first out of many appearances. Over time he has evolved to become the greatest force reckoning.

Godzilla 1954


Godzillasaurus
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)


Godzilla 84'
First Appearance: The Return of Godzilla (1984)


Godzilla 91'
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)


Burning Godzilla
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)


Baby Godzilla
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)


little Godzilla
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)


Godzilla Junior
First Appearance: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)



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