To the Japanese people, who were heavily censored by the US after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Godzilla was a way to express their fear of radiation and the long-term effects of the nuclear weapon testing.Jun 3, 2019
I've seen the word “Godzilla” written in Japanese as ごじら (or ゴジラ in katakana).Jan 14, 2012
Gojira (ゴジラ), the character's name in Japan, is a portmanteau of gorilla and kujira, the Japanese word for whale. (The movie studio's foreign sales department anglicized the name to Godzilla when they sold it to American distributors.)Oct 12, 2016
Godzilla (Gojira?) is a fictional monster featured in Japanese films and has become the world over one of the most recognized movie characters of all time. He was first seen in the 1954 film Gojira, produced by Toho Film Company Ltd.
As it turns out, Godzilla may not actually technically be a lizard. Yes, he's fictional as far as we know, but Evans' best guess at classification leaned more toward the prehistoric era.May 23, 2014
Godzilla's biggest weakness is his own atomic breath. This was demonstrated when Mothra used her scales to reflect Godzilla's atomic breath back at him, forcing him to retreat.Feb 7, 2021
Gojirasaurus (meaning "Godzilla lizard") is a dubious genus of coelophysoid theropod dinosaur named after the giant monster movie character Gojira (the Hepburn romanized Japanese name for the monster Godzilla). Superfamily: †Coelophysoidea (?)
Although the name “Godzilla” is a romanization of “Gojira,” the Japanese portmanteau of “gorira” (gorilla) and “kujira” (whale), he is a god, ancient as a Titan and as potent a punisher as Cthulhu, arguably the original kaiju.May 21, 2014
Gojira (ゴジラ) is a portmanteau of the Japanese words gorira (ゴリラ, "gorilla") and kujira ( 鯨 ( クジラ ) , "whale"), owing to the fact that in one planning stage, Godzilla was described as "a cross between a gorilla and a whale", due to its size, power and aquatic origin.