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<tab name="3rd Generation">[[File:Screenshot_8_21102.jpg|330px|Anguirus in Godzilla: Final Wars]]</tab>
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<tab name="1st Generation">[[File:Angy_Zoomed.png|330px|Anguirus in Godzilla Raids Again]]</tab>
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<tab name="2nd Generation">[[File:Angilas2.jpg|330px|Anguirus in Godzilla vs. Gigan]]</tab>
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|name            =Anguirus{{tt|™|Anguirus is a Trademark of Toho Company Ltd.}}
 
|name            =Anguirus{{tt|™|Anguirus is a Trademark of Toho Company Ltd.}}
|species          =Irradiated/Giant Ankylosaurus
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|nicknames        =Angilas, Angorous, Boryuanguirus, Angilasaurus, {{tt|Angillus|Spain release of Godzilla vs. Gigan}}, Anguillas, Angy
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|species          =Giant ''Ankylosaurus''
|height          ={{Ishowa}}60 meters<ref name="Compendium">''[[The Official Godzilla Compendium]]''. Profiles of the Monsters; Page 118. [[File:Proofanguirus60meter1.jpg|200px]]</ref><br>{{Imill}}40 meters {{Small|(Quadrupedal)}}<ref name="Godzilla Deciphered p111"/><br>90 meters {{small|(Standing upright)}}<ref name="Godzilla Deciphered p111"/><ref name="Encyclopedia">''[[Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia]]''. Godzilla: Final Wars; Page 117. [[File:Anguirus90meters60000metrictons.jpeg|200px]]</ref>
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|nicknames        =Angilas, Angurus, Angorus, Bōryu Anguirus,<ref name="Boryu Anguirus"/> Anguillasaurus,<ref>{{cite book|title=[[Japan's Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of "The Big G"]]|author=Steve Ryfle, Jay Ghee|date=April, [[1998]]|publisher=ECW Press|pages=73, 371|isbn=1550223488}}<br>[[File:Anguillasaurus steve ryfle book.png|150px]]</ref> {{tt|Angillus|Spain release of Godzilla vs. Gigan}}, Anguillas, Anzilla, Angy
|length          ={{Ishowa}}100 meters<ref name="Compendium"/><br>{{Imill}}160 meters<ref name="Godzilla Deciphered p111">[[Godzilla Completely Deciphered|ゴジラ完全解読 (別冊宝島 2207)]]. The Monsters that Time Forgot; Page 111.</ref>
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|weight          ={{Ishowa}}30,000 metric tons<ref name="Compendium"/><br>{{Imill}}60,000 metric tons<ref name="Godzilla Deciphered p111"/><ref name="Encyclopedia" />
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|subtitle        =Fierce Dragon {{Nihongo|暴竜|Bō Ryū}}<ref name="CKofG">{{cite book|title=[[Common Knowledge of Godzilla]]|date=6 July [[2014]]|publisher=Futabasha|pages=17, 51, 55, 59, 69, |isbn=978-4-575-30696-5}}</ref><ref name="GTGMPBook">{{cite book|title=[[Godzilla Toho Giant Monster Pictorial Book|ゴジラ東宝大怪獣図鑑]]|date=1 April [[2005]]|publisher=[[Shogakukan]]|page=|isbn=4-09-280052-5}}</ref><br>Killer of the Living{{sup|[[Godzilla Raids Again#U.S. Release|GtFM]]}}<br>Godzilla's Companion<br>{{Nihongo|ゴジラの仲間|Gojira no Nakama}}{{sup|[[Godzilla vs. Gigan|GvG]]}}<ref name="TSEAMEncyclopedia">{{cite book|title=[[Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia]]|date=23 July [[2014]]|publisher=[[Shogakukan]]|pages=10, 51, 57, 64, 68|isbn=4-096-82090-3}}</ref><br>The Fierce Beast{{sup|[[Godzilla: Battle Legends|G:BL]]}}<br>Fiercest Dragon in History<br>{{Small|{{Nihongo|史上最大の暴竜|Shijō Saidai no Bō Ryū}}}}{{sup|[[Godzilla: Trading Battle|G:TB]]}}
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|height          ={{Ishowa}}60 meters<ref name="GodzillaCompendium">{{cite book|title=[[The Official Godzilla Compendium]]|author=J.D. Lees, Marc Cerasini|date=24 March [[1998]]|publisher=[[Random House]]|page=118|isbn=0279888225}}<br>[[File:Compendium1.png|150px]]</ref><br>{{Imill}}40 meters {{Small|(Quadrupedal)}}<ref name="GCompletelyDeciphered">{{cite book|title=[[Godzilla Completely Deciphered]]|date=26 June 2014|publisher=Takarajimasha|page=111|isbn=4800228964}}</ref><br>90 meters {{small|(Standing upright)}}<ref name="GCompletelyDeciphered"/><ref name="TSEAMEncyclopedia2">{{cite book|title=[[Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia]]|date=23 July [[2014]]|publisher=[[Shogakukan]]|page=118|isbn=4-096-82090-3}}<br>[[File:Anguirus90meters60000metrictons.jpeg|150px]]</ref>
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|length          ={{Ishowa}}100 meters<ref name="GodzillaCompendium"/><br>{{Imill}}160 meters<ref name="GCompletelyDeciphered"/>
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|weight          ={{Ishowa}}30,000 metric tons<ref name="GodzillaCompendium"/><br>{{Imill}}60,000 metric tons<ref name="GCompletelyDeciphered"/><ref name="TSEAMEncyclopedia2" />
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|originplace      =[[Iwato Island]],{{sup|[[Godzilla Raids Again|GRA]]}}<ref name="TSEAMEncyclopedia"/> [[Monsterland]],{{sup|[[Destroy All Monsters|DAM]]}}<ref name="TSEAMEncyclopedia"/><br>[[Monster Island]],{{sup|[[All Monsters Attack|AMA]]-[[Godzilla vs. Megalon|GvM]]}}<ref name="TSEAMEncyclopedia"/><br>Gotemba,{{sup|[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla|GvMG]]}}<ref name="TSEAMEncyclopedia"/><ref name="GvMGOrigin" group="note">Underground of Gotemba / 御殿場の地底</ref> [[Shanghai]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Final Wars|GFW]]}}
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|controlled      =[[Kilaaks]]{{sup|[[Destroy All Monsters|DAM]]}}<br>[[Xiliens]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Final Wars|GFW]]}}
 
|controlled      =[[Kilaaks]]{{sup|[[Destroy All Monsters|DAM]]}}<br>[[Xiliens]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Final Wars|GFW]]}}
|relationships    =None
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|allies          =[[Godzilla]], [[Mothra]], [[Rodan]], [[Varan]], [[Baragon]], [[Gorosaurus]], [[Kumonga]], [[Baragon]], [[Manda]], [[King Caesar]], [[Mechagodzilla (Heisei)|G-Guard Mechagodzilla]], [[M.O.G.U.E.R.A.]], [[Minilla]], [[Gojirin]], [[Sanda]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}, [[Gaira]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}, [[Kamacuras]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}, [[Kamoebas]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}, [[Zilla]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}, [[Jet Jaguar]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}
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|allies          =[[Godzilla]], [[Mothra]], [[Rodan]], [[Varan]], [[Baragon]], [[Gorosaurus]], [[Kumonga]], [[Baragon]], [[Manda]], [[King Caesar]], [[Mechagodzilla/Heisei|G-Guard Mechagodzilla]], [[MOGUERA]], [[Minilla]], [[Gojirin]], [[Sanda]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}, [[Gaira]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}, [[Kamacuras]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}, [[Kamoebas]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}, [[Zilla]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}, [[Jet Jaguar]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth|GRoE]]}}
|enemies          =[[Godzilla]]{{sup|[[Godzilla Raids Again|GRA]], [[Godzilla: Final Wars|GFW]]}}, [[King Ghidorah]], [[Gigan]], [[Fake Godzilla]], [[Mechagodzilla (Showa)|Mechagodzilla]], [[Mecha-King Ghidorah]], [[Gororin]], [[Destoroyah]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Legends|G:L]]}}
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|created         =[[Tomoyuki Tanaka]]<br>[[Motoyoshi Oda]]
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|enemies          =[[Godzilla]]{{sup|[[Godzilla Raids Again|GRA]], [[Godzilla: Final Wars|GFW]]}}, [[King Ghidorah]], [[Gigan]], [[Fake Godzilla]], [[Mechagodzilla/Showa|Mechagodzilla]], [[Mecha-King Ghidorah]], [[Gororin]], [[Destoroyah]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Legends|G:L]]}}, [[Varan]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Rage Across Time|GRAT]]}}
|portrayed        ={{ishowa}}[[Katsumi Tezuka]]{{sup|[[Godzilla Raids Again|GRA]]}}<br>[[Hiroshi Sekita]] and [[Tadaaki Watanabe]]{{sup|[[Destroy All Monsters|DAM]]}}<br>[[Koetsu Omiya]]{{sup|[[Godzilla vs. Gigan|GvG]]-[[Godzilla vs. Megalon|GvMgl]]}}<br>[[Kinichi Kusumi]]{{sup|[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla|GvMG]]}}<br>{{imill}}[[Toshihiro Ogura]]
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|firstappearance  =[[Godzilla Raids Again]]
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|designed        =[[Shinji Nishikawa]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Final Wars|GFW]]}}
|latestappearance =[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]
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|modeled         =[[Teizo Toshimitsu]],{{sup|[[Godzilla Raids Again|GRA]]}} [[Kanju Yagi and Yasuei Yagi|Kanju Yagi]],{{sup|[[Godzilla Raids Again|GRA]]}} [[Kanju Yagi and Yasuei Yagi|Yasuei Yagi]],{{sup|[[Godzilla Raids Again|GRA]]}} Masao Yagi,{{sup|[[Godzilla Raids Again|GRA]]}} [[Nobuyuki Yasumaru]],{{sup|[[Destroy All Monsters|DAM]]}}<br>[[Shinichi Wakasa]]{{sup|[[Godzilla: Final Wars|GFW]]}}
|forms            =None
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|portrayed        ={{ishowa}}[[Katsumi Tezuka]]{{sup|[[Godzilla Raids Again|GRA]]}}<br>[[Hiroshi Sekita]] and [[Tadaaki Watanabe]]{{sup|[[Destroy All Monsters|DAM]]}}<br>[[Koetsu Omiya]]{{sup|[[Godzilla vs. Gigan|GvG]]-[[Godzilla vs. Megalon|GvMgl]]}}<br>[[Kin'ichi Kusumi]]{{sup|[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla|GvMG]]}}<br>{{imill}}[[Toshihiro Ogura]]
|suits            ={{ishowa}}[[ShodaiAngira]], [[SoshingekiAngira]]<br>{{imill}}[[FinalAngira]]
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|debut            =''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''
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|last            =''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''
 
|roar            ='''[[Godzilla Raids Again|1955]]'''[[File:Anguirus (1955) Roar.ogg|center|180px|noicon]]'''[[Destroy All Monsters|1968]]-[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla|1974]]'''[[File:Anguirus_Roar_Showa.ogg|center|180px|noicon]]'''[[Godzilla: Final Wars|2004]]'''[[File:Anguirus_Roar_Millennium.ogg|center|180px|noicon]]{{More Roars}}
 
|roar            ='''[[Godzilla Raids Again|1955]]'''[[File:Anguirus (1955) Roar.ogg|center|180px|noicon]]'''[[Destroy All Monsters|1968]]-[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla|1974]]'''[[File:Anguirus_Roar_Showa.ogg|center|180px|noicon]]'''[[Godzilla: Final Wars|2004]]'''[[File:Anguirus_Roar_Millennium.ogg|center|180px|noicon]]{{More Roars}}
 
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{{Quote|What do you want?|Anguirus to [[Godzilla]] (''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'')}}
 
{{Quote|What do you want?|Anguirus to [[Godzilla]] (''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'')}}
'''Anguirus''' {{Nihongo|アンギラス|Angirasu}} is a mutated ankylosaurus [[kaiju]] created by [[Toho]] that first appeared in the [[1955]] [[Godzilla (Franchise)|Godzilla]] [[:Category:Godzilla Films|film]], ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''.
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'''Anguirus''' {{Nihongo|アンギラス|Angirasu}} is a giant ''Ankylosaurus'' [[kaiju]] who first appeared in the [[1955]] [[Toho]] [[Godzilla (franchise)|Godzilla]] [[:Category:Godzilla Films|film]], ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''.
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Anguirus was [[Godzilla]]'s first-ever opponent, and battled him to the death in [[Osaka]] in ''Godzilla Raids Again''. Anguirus was ultimately killed by Godzilla, but a second individual debuted in the film ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'' in 1968. This Anguirus became a friend and ally to Godzilla, loyally fighting alongside him to fend off alien monsters such as [[King Ghidorah/Showa|King Ghidorah]] and [[Gigan]]. Anguirus' final appearance in the [[Showa era|Showa series]] of films came in 1974's ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'', where he had his jaw broken by the alien machine [[Mechagodzilla/Showa|Mechagodzilla]], who was [[Fake Godzilla|masquerading as Godzilla]]. Anguirus' next film appearance came 30 years later in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', where he was a mind-controlled pawn of the [[Xiliens]] in their invasion of Earth. While not as popular as the likes of [[Rodan]], [[Mothra]] or [[King Ghidorah]], Anguirus has become a popular monster in his own right, and has earned a reputation as being both Godzilla's closest friend and as a tenacious fighter even when severely outmatched.
 
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==Name==
 
==Name==
The original English name given to Anguirus by [[Toho]] was "Angilas," given the pronunciation of the name in Japan, which was changed to "Angurus" in the [[1959]] American release of ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'', with the film's title being changed to ''[[Godzilla Raids Again#U.S. Release|Gigantis, the Fire Monster]]''. In the mid-1970's, Toho copyrighted the new revised English name "Anguirus," making it the official Anglicization of the monster's name for all subsequent media.
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Anguirus's Japanese name, ''Angirasu'' {{Nihongo|アンギラス}}, comes from the Japanese spelling of the name of the dinosaur genus ''[[wikipedia:Ankylosaurus|Ankylosaurus]]'' {{Nihongo|アンキロサウルス|Ankirosaurusu}}, upon which the monster's design is based. The name was chosen from several names proposed by employees of [[Toho]] during production of ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''. Actor [[Yoshio Tsuchiya]], who played the character Tajima in the film, proposed the name "[[Gyottos]]" for the monster. Many of the rejected names were later used for the original monsters featured in the tie-in manga ''[[Rampage Godzilla]]''.<ref name="G40CW">{{cite book|title=Godzilla 40th Anniversary Complete Works|publisher=[[Kodansha]]|date=1994|page=203|isbn=406178417X}}</ref>
==Appearance==
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Anguirus is a four-legged dinosaur-like creature that looks similar to an ankylosaurus. He has several horns at the top of his head and a a single horn above his nose like a rhinoceros. His face is long and drawn out, like a crocodile, and has rows of jagged, serrated teeth. His carapace is studded with long, sharp spikes. Anguirus' tail is longer than his body and makes up most of his body length, and is also covered with spikes. His hind limbs are longer than his forelimbs, enabling him to stand up on them to his full height, but he generally walks upon all fours. In ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', Anguirus is jokingly referred to as an "armadillo," due to his ability to curl himself into a ball.
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The original English name given to Anguirus by Toho was '''Angilas''', as seen in the company's 1955 international sales booklet.<ref>[[File:Toho Films 1955-56-07 Godzilla Raids Again.jpg|160px]]</ref> When ''Godzilla Raids Again'' was released in the [[United States]] by [[Warner Bros.]] in 1959 as ''[[Godzilla Raids Again#U.S. Release|Gigantis, the Fire Monster]]'', advertising materials spelled the monster's name as '''Angurus''', which was also how it was pronounced in the English dub. In the mid-1970's, Toho copyrighted the new revised English name '''Anguirus''', making it the official Anglicization of the monster's name for all subsequent media. However, only the English dub of ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'' uses anything resembling this spelling. The English dubs for ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'', ''[[All Monsters Attack]]'', and ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'' all call him "Angilas," while in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', the pronunciation sounds like "Angweenus." Another alternative name, '''Anguillas''', appears in the German theatrical trailer for ''Destroy All Monsters''<ref>[[File:Anguillas de.png|160px]]</ref> and the American version of the [[Godzilla (Game Boy)|''Godzilla'' Game Boy game]].<ref>[[File:Anguillas gb.png|160px]]</ref> The tag for the Anguirus figure in [[Bandai]]'s [[Godzilla Island Monster Series]] toy line combines the romaji for Anguirus' subtitle, Fierce Dragon {{Nihongo|暴竜|Bō Ryū}}, with his English name, giving the figure the English name '''Bōryu Anguirus'''.<ref name="Boryu Anguirus">[[File:Boryu Anguirus.jpg|150px]]</ref>
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Several American publications from the 1970's, including issue #34 of ''The Monster Times'' and the children's book ''Godzilla'' by Ian Thorne, offer '''Anzilla''' as an alternate spelling. The origin of this name is yet unknown.
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According to a booklet included with [[Toho]]'s 2002 three-disc DVD release of ''[[Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack]]'', Anguirus' name was originally '''Angira''' {{Nihongo|晏麒羅}} in the original unrealized version of the film, ''[[Godzilla X Varan, Baragon and Anguirus: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack]]'', with him being given the name "Anguirus" by the [[JSDF]] late in the story.  
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==Development==
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[[File:Concept_Art_-_Godzilla_Raids_Again_-_Anguirus_1.png|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus concept art for ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'']]
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The head of the original Anguirus suit in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'' was modeled by [[Teizo Toshimitsu]], while the body was modeled by the [[Kanju Yagi and Yasuei Yagi|Yagi brothers Kanju and Yasuei]]. A 2 shaku (60.6 centimeter) clay model of Anguirus was created, and used as a reference for artwork and posters featuring the monster.<ref name="TSEMCW">{{cite book|title=[[Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works]]|date=28 September 2012|publisher=Village Books|pages=12-15, 18, 125|isbn=9784864910132}}</ref> When this clay model was made, Anguirus was envisioned as having his carapace split into two pieces and turned upward.<ref name="1954-1999">{{cite book|title=[[Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works]]|date=1 January [[2000]]|publisher=[[Shogakukan]]|pages=80, 130|isbn=978-4091014702}}</ref><ref name="TSEMCW"/> The suit was initially built to reflect this, but as the carapace peeled apart each time it moved, it was eventually joined together as a single piece. However, the battle scene between Anguirus and [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]] at the [[Osaka]] port was filmed before the carapace was joined together, and so the effect of the carapace being composed of two separate pieces can be seen during this scene and in promotional images and artwork.<ref name="1954-1999"/> The carapace of the Anguirus suit weighed 3 kan (11.25 kilograms), and as such suit actor [[Katsumi Tezuka]] experienced difficulty standing up while wearing it.<ref name="TSEMCW"/>
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Rather than being cut from a plaster mold, the head of the original Anguirus suit was composed of a hard "skull" with the softer material used for the skin applied around it. To depict Anguirus opening and closing his mouth and performing facial expressions, a Guignol (hand puppet) model was used. The thorns on Anguirus' back were created from paper wrapped together to look like spikes and painted over in rubber. Because of this, the thorns were actually incredibly soft and prone to be damaged during the filming of fight scenes. Modeling engineer Eizo Kaimai noted that performing repairs to the thorns was difficult.
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The color of the original Anguirus suit was unclear onscreen, as the film it appeared in was shot in black-and-white, however according to modeler Masao Yagi the suit was a light emerald green.<ref>{{cite book|title=The Men who Created Monsters and Heroes|author=Tokusatsu Movie Research Group|publisher=Tatsumi Publishing|date=2002|page=27|isbn=4886418082}}</ref> Numerous Guignols were created to portray Anguirus in addition to the suit.
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GRA_-_Teizo_Toshimitsu_modeling_Anguirus_head.jpg|[[Teizo Toshimitsu]] models the head of the original Anguirus suit.
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GRA_-_Designing_Anguirus.jpg|Clay Anguirus models being sculpted.
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Abig.jpg|A 2 shaku clay Anguirus model. Note how the shell is split in two and turned upward near the front.
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Gc30.jpg|A 2 shaku clay Anguirus model.
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Godzillaanguirus040210a.jpg|A promotional photograph for ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''. Note how Anguirus' shell is split into two pieces and turned upward at the back.
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For the character's return in ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'' 13 years later, a new suit was constructed.<ref name="1954-1999"/><ref name="TSEMCW"/> The new Anguirus suit was modeled by [[Nobuyuki Yasumaru]].<ref name="TSEMCW"/> The back of the new suit was composed of leather, while the thorns were made of polished balsa wood painted with polyester resin. The suit was worn in the film by both [[Hiroshi Sekita]] and [[Tadaaki Watanabe]]. In addition to the suit, a miniature model of Anguirus was constructed for distant shots of the monster prior to the final battle at [[Aokigahara]].
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Tumblr_n04iy5fBEr1qgckmbo3_1280.jpg|[[Hiroshi Sekita]] tries on the under-construction Anguirus suit.
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Tumblr_n0cahaFnpu1r1x4nlo5_500.jpg|The Anguirus suit is nearly completed, but lacking paint and the horns on its head.
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DAM long shot puppets.png|The Anguirus miniature model (between [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]] and [[Gorosaurus]]).
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The Anguirus suit from ''Destroy All Monsters'' was brought back and left mostly unchanged for ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''. This time, the character was portrayed by [[Koetsu Omiya]]. For this film, Anguirus would be depicted bleeding graphically and sustaining gruesome injuries, while in most previous films special effects director [[Eiji Tsuburaya]] had shied away from showing the monsters bleed. [[Teruyoshi Nakano]], who served as the special effects director for the series following Tsuburaya's death, said he had noticed children asking why Godzilla and the other monsters never bled, and so was influenced to depict monster bloodshed in the film.<ref name="1954-1999"/> In water scenes, the head of the Anguirus suit is black, with what appears to be red and yellow moss or algae growing on the rest of its body. In addition, some scales seem to be falling off the suit, particularly on its arms and chest. It is possible this is a separate suit employed specifically for water scenes, just as the [[MusukoGoji]] suit is employed for Godzilla in such scenes in the film with the [[SoshingekiGoji]] used in the rest of the film.
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Angilas2.jpg|The ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'' Anguirus suit, refurbished for use in ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''.
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72_anguirus_(7).png|Anguirus during a water scene. Notice the black coloration on the suit's head, and the red and yellow spots and decaying scales on its chest and arms.
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The Anguirus suit was employed for a single scene in ''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'' the following year, depicting Anguirus falling into a fissure during the destruction of [[Monster Island]] at the beginning of the film. It is unknown who portrayed the monster during this scene.
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Godzilla_vs._Megalon_-_Anguirus_1.png|The Anguirus suit is used for the character's brief appearance in ''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]''.
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The Anguirus suit from ''Destroy All Monsters'' was employed one final time for ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'' in 1974. By this point, the suit's horns had been considerably worn down and shortened, while its large protruding fangs had been removed. According to Anguirus' suit actor [[Kin'ichi Kusumi]], who also played [[King Caesar]] in the film, the Anguirus suit was so badly rotted that the inside of the suit was sticky and falling apart, and baby powder had to be liberally applied to the suit's feet for him to even be able to use it.<ref name="GTCFPerfection">{{cite book|title=[[Godzilla Toho Champion Festival Perfection]]|date=29 November [[2014]]|publisher=[[Kadokawa|ASCII MEDIA WORKS]]|page=112|isbn=978-4-04-866999-3}}</ref>
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3C6.jpeg|The Anguirus suit is refurbished for its final use in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]''. Notice the worn down head horns and lack of fangs.
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Following his appearance in ''Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla'', Anguirus would not appear in another film for another 30 years. However, he was considered for several projects during the [[Heisei era|Heisei]] and [[Millennium era|Millennium series]] before finally making his return in the final Millennium film, ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''. The first proposed appearance of Anguirus following ''Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla'' was ''[[Godzilla vs. Godzilla]]'', a project considered as the seventh and final entry in the Heisei series. [[Shinji Nishikawa]] commissioned concept art of Anguirus for the film. In one version of the story, Anguirus would be possessed by the film's antagonist, [[Ghost Godzilla]], and transform into a hybrid [[kaiju]] dubbed "Godzirus." This draft also featured [[Baragon]] fusing with Anguirus to become a hybrid creature.<ref name="Completion">{{cite book|title=[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Completion]]|date=9 December 2017|publisher=Hobby Japan|isbn=978-4798615813}}</ref> Nishikawa also designed a new monster for the project described as a "subspecies of Anguirus," the [[Anguirus Hound]]. While ''Godzilla vs. Godzilla'' was scrapped, Anguirus and the Anguirus Hound were both carried over into the next iteration of ''Godzilla 7'',  ''[[Godzilla vs. Barubaroi]]''. In this story, the Anguirus Hound would be defeated and assimilated by the creature [[Barubaroi]], which then takes its form, becoming a grotesque creature resembling a cross between Anguirus and an insect.<ref name="HGChronicle">{{cite book|title=[[Heisei Godzilla Chronicle]]|date=14 July [[2014]]|publisher=Kinema Junpo|page=197|isbn=978-4-87376-319-4}}</ref><ref name="Heisei Perfection">{{cite book|title=Heisei Godzilla Perfection|author=[[Koichi Kawakita|Kawakita, Koichi]] (Supervisor)|publisher=ASCII Media Works|page=21|date=2012|isbn=978-4-04-886119-9}}</ref> Concept art for both the Heisei Anguirus and the Anguirus Hound possesses a split carapace, much like what Anguirus was originally going to possess in ''Godzilla Raids Again''. Ultimately, Anguirus and the Anguirus Hound were dropped from the project, which finally became ''[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah]]''. Special effects director [[Koichi Kawakita]] cited reasons such as Anguirus' four-legged stance compared to Godzilla's bipedal stance and his inability to portray a sense of speed due to walking on his knees when explaining why Anguirus was not featured in the Heisei series despite being frequently considered.<ref name="Heisei Perfection"/>
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Concept_Art_-_Godzilla_vs._Ghost_Godzilla_-_Anguirus_2.png|Anguirus concept art by [[Shinji Nishikawa]] for ''[[Godzilla vs. Godzilla]]''.
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Concept_Art_-_Godzilla_vs._Ghost_Godzilla_-_Anguirus_3.png|[[Anguirus Hound]] concept art for ''Godzilla vs. Godzilla''.
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Concept_Art_-_Godzilla_vs._Ghost_Godzilla_-_Anguirus_1.png|Concept art of [[Barubaroi]] imitating the Anguirus Hound for ''[[Godzilla vs. Barubaroi]]''.
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Anguirus was next considered for the third entry in the Millennium series by director [[Shusuke Kaneko]]. Kaneko wanted his film to revolve around [[Godzilla/GMK|Godzilla]] battling three ancient "[[Guardian Monsters]]," for which he chose [[Varan]], Baragon, and Anguirus. Kaneko prepared a screenplay for the film, titled ''[[Godzilla X Varan, Baragon and Anguirus: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack]]'', with assistance from Keiichi Hasegawa and Masahiro Yokotani. Numerous concept models of the four monsters were completed. Anguirus was given a quadrupedal stance, walking on his hind feet rather than his knees. The spines on his carapace were incredibly long and sharp, and pointed backwards. His tail was considerably shorter than previous designs, being held in the air parallel to the ground and ending with a spiky club. Anguirus, or "Angira" as he would be originally known in the story, was to be the "golden freezing monster," whose powers revolve around ice. For the film's final showdown in [[Yokohama]], Anguirus would combine his ice powers with Varan and Baragon's elemental powers to assault Godzilla. Kaneko's proposal was approved by producer [[Shogo Tomiyama]], but [[Toho]]'s executives requested that the more marketable monsters [[Mothra]] and [[King Ghidorah]] be worked into the film instead. Kaneko compromised by replacing Varan and Anguirus with Mothra and King Ghidorah, but retaining Baragon in the final story. The film would go on to become ''[[Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack]]'', the most successful entry in the Millennium series.
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Behind_GMK_39.jpg|(From left to right) Concept models of [[Varan]], Anguirus, and [[Baragon]] for ''[[Godzilla X Varan, Baragon and Anguirus: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack]]''.
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Anguirus was considered to appear in both entries in the Kiryu Saga. In ''[[Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla]]'', he would have battled [[Kiryu]]. For the follow-up film, ''[[Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.]]'', director [[Masaaki Tezuka]] proposed that Anguirus be the carcass that washes ashore after being killed by [[Godzilla/Kiryu Saga|Godzilla]], as Toho had rejected a [[Liopleurodon]] performing this role. However, producer [[Shogo Tomiyama]] wanted Anguirus to be left alive for a potential sequel,<ref name="Henshin!Online">{{Plain link|[https://web.archive.org/web/20060815173059/http://www.henshinonline.com:80/archive2004.html DVD REVIEW: SON OF GODZILLA and GODZILLA: TOKYO SOS - Henshin!Online]}}</ref> and so Tezuka requested [[Gamera]] in the role instead. Toho countered with [[Kamoebas]], the only turtle kaiju which they owned.<ref name="Terror from Beyond the Daves">{{Plain link|[https://terrordaves.com/2015/09/03/masaaki-tezuka-the-proper-etiquette-for-accepting-a-godzilla-movie/ Masaaki Tezuka & the Proper Etiquette for Accepting a Godzilla Movie!]}}</ref><ref name="Heisei Perfection"/>
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[[File:Concept_Art_-_Godzilla_Final_Wars_-_Anguirus_1.png|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus concept art for ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'']]
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Anguirus was finally brought back for Godzilla's 50th anniversary film, ''Godzilla: Final Wars'', in 2004, 30 years after his most recent film appearance. The creature was designed by Shinji Nishikawa, and a brand new suit was created, one which looked quite different from previous designs. Toshihiro Ogura portrayed Anguirus in the film.
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Tumblr_n7ogwlT0Jg1s2jfn0o1_1280.jpg|The new Anguirus suit is constructed for ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''.
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==Design==
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Anguirus is a stout, armored, quadrupedal reptilian creature that looks fairly similar to an ''Ankylosaurus'', with aspects of his design also resembling armadillos, hedgehogs, and crocodiles. He has several inwardly curved horns at the top of his head and a single, short horn on the end of his snout. His face is long, puffy and drawn out, like a crocodile, with two large tusks at the start and rows of smaller, jagged, serrated teeth following suit. His carapace is studded with a plethora of long, sharp, prickly spikes. Anguirus' tail is spiky and longer than his body, accounting for the majority of his total body length. His hind limbs are longer than his forelimbs, enabling him to stand upright to his full height, but he primarily walks upon all fours. In ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', Anguirus is jokingly referred to as an "armadillo," most likely due to his ability to curl himself into a ball.
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The ''Final Wars'' Anguirus has some differences in his design. His skin is a a much lighter shade of gray, with yellowish-colored spikes. This Anguirus has a shorter, more mammal-like snout, and his underbelly has an armored, brick-like texture. He now has spikes on his arms and legs, and his tail ends with a spiked club, a trait shared by the real-life ''Ankylosaurus''.
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Anguirus is depicted as a very tenacious and fierce fighter. Despite constantly going up against enemies tougher than himself, Anguirus rarely backs down and always puts up a vicious fight. Despite his fierce nature, Anguirus has traditionally been shown in various media as being a close friend of [[Godzilla]]. While many of Godzilla's allies have had to work with him out of necessity, such as [[Mothra]] and [[Rodan]], Anguirus and Godzilla appear to have a genuine friendship, despite initially being enemies. This is most pronounced in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'', where Anguirus senses that the [[Fake Godzilla]] roaming Japan is not the monster he knows and attacks it, with a character even mentioning that it's strange to see Anguirus attack "his friend" Godzilla.
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Anguirus is depicted as a very tenacious and fierce fighter. Despite constantly going up against enemies tougher than himself, Anguirus rarely backs down and always puts up a vicious fight. Despite his fierce nature, Anguirus has traditionally been shown in various media as being a close friend of [[Godzilla]]. While many of Godzilla's allies have had to work with him out of necessity, such as [[Mothra]] and [[Rodan]], Anguirus and Godzilla appear to have a genuine friendship. This is most pronounced in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'', where Anguirus senses that the [[Fake Godzilla]] roaming Japan is not the monster he knows and attacks it, with a character even mentioning that it's strange to see Anguirus attack "his friend" Godzilla.
 
==Origins==
 
==Origins==
In ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'', it is suggested that Anguirus is a relative of the dinosaur Ankylosaurus that lived around the same time as Godzilla. Like Godzilla, Anguirus managed to survive into the modern day by lying dormant somewhere, presumably underwater, before being awakened and irradiated by nuclear bomb tests in the 1950's. This origin is never discussed further or contradicted in subsequent films.
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In ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'', it is suggested that Anguirus is an ''Ankylosaurus'' that lived during the Cretaceous, 150 to 70 million years ago, around the same time as [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]]. Like Godzilla, Anguirus managed to survive into the modern day by lying dormant before being awakened and irradiated by nuclear bomb tests in the 1950's.<ref name="GMAOE">{{cite book|title=[[Godzilla Monsters All Overall Encyclopedia]] (7th Edition)|date=10 November 1993|publisher=[[Shogakukan]]|page=105|isbn=4092811047}}</ref> This origin is never discussed further nor contradicted in subsequent films. The First Generation Anguirus specifically is said to originate from Siberia, according to official sources.<ref name="CKofG"/>
 
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==History==
 
==History==
 
===[[Showa era|Showa Series]]===
 
===[[Showa era|Showa Series]]===
 
====''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''====
 
====''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''====
[[File:Anguirus_Raids_Again.JPG|thumb|right|200px|[[ShodaiAngira|Anguirus]] in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'']]Anguirus first encountered [[Godzilla]] in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'', on [[Iwato Island]]. The two ancient creatures fought then fell into the sea below and disappeared. After some research was carried out, Anguirus was revealed to be an ancient and incredibly strong dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period. The two [[kaiju]] resurfaced and met each other again in [[Osaka]], Japan, where they fought. After a fierce and destructive battle, Godzilla gained the upper hand when he bit Anguirus in his neck then threw him into a moat near [[Osaka Castle]], before finishing him off with his atomic breath.
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[[File:Anguirus_Raids_Again.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'']]
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When pilot [[Shoichi Tsukioka]] landed on [[Iwato Island]] to rescue his friend and colleague [[Kojikawa Kobayashi]], the two men discovered Anguirus and [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]] locked in battle on the island. The two monsters eventually tackled each other into the ocean, and disappeared. The pilots reported their story to the authorities in [[Osaka]], who determined that Anguirus was a creature that lived alongside Godzilla in prehistoric times, and like Godzilla had been reawakened by nuclear testing. The [[JSDF]] enforced a blackout on the city and used flares to draw Godzilla away, but when a group of prisoners escaped from a prison bus as it was evacuating, they led the police on a high-speed chase that ended with a gasoline truck crashing into a refinery and starting a huge fire. This fire quickly spread and drew both Godzilla and Anguirus into Osaka, where they resumed their battle. The monsters tore apart the city as their battle reached [[Osaka Castle]]. Godzilla tackled Anguirus into the building, then bit down on his opponent's neck. Anguirus roared out in agony as he began to bleed profusely, and was thrown into a moat by Godzilla. As Anguirus attempted to stagger back to his feet, Godzilla unleashed his atomic breath, incinerating his foe and leaving him victorious.
 
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====''[[Destroy All Monsters]]''====
 
====''[[Destroy All Monsters]]''====
[[File:Anguirus_DAM.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[SoshingekiAngira|Anguirus]] in ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'']]In ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'', Anguirus was now living on [[Monsterland]] along with the other [[Earth]] monsters in the year [[1999]]. The [[Earth]] was invaded by the [[Kilaaks]], however, and he was sent to guard the aliens' earth base. The humans intervened, and freed the monsters from the alien mind control. Anguirus battled King Ghidorah once again, and managed to kill him with the other monsters.
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[[File:Anguirus_DAM.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'']]
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By the end of the 20th century, Anguirus was one of several [[kaiju]] contained on the human-monitored [[Monsterland]] in the Ogasawara Islands. When the [[Kilaaks]] assaulted the island, they took control of Anguirus and the other monsters and unleashed them across the globe to do their evil bidding. Anguirus was sent to battle the humans' military forces in the [[Japan]]ese countryside along with [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]] and [[Rodan/Showa|Rodan]]. When the crew of the [[Moonlight SY-3]] managed to destroy the Kilaaks' mind-control device located under the [[Moon|lunar]] surface, Anguirus and the Earth monsters were all freed from the invaders' command. Godzilla soon led the monsters in an assault against the Kilaaks' base under [[Mount Fuji]], but they were attacked by the Kilaaks' trump card, [[King Ghidorah/Showa|King Ghidorah]]. Anguirus took part in direct combat with King Ghidorah alongside Godzilla, [[Gorosaurus]] and [[Minilla]]. Anguirus bit down on one of King Ghidorah's necks, causing the space monster to take flight. Anguirus clamped his jaws on his enemy's neck and continued hanging on as King Ghidorah flew high into the sky. King Ghidorah finally bit Anguirus' neck with one of his heads, forcing him to let go and plummet to the ground below. King Ghidorah dropped down and stomped Anguirus into the dirt, then attacked Godzilla and the other monsters. However, Anguirus simply shook the dirt off himself and re-entered the fray. The Earth monsters gained the upper hand against King Ghidorah, and successfully killed him. Godzilla soon destroyed the Kilaaks' base and ended their invasion once and for all. Anguirus and the other monsters were then returned to Monsterland to live out their days in peace.
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[[File:All_Monsters_Attack_-_Anguirus_stock_footage.png|thumb|right|200px|Stock footage of Anguirus from ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'' in <br>''[[All Monsters Attack]]'']]
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When young [[Ichiro Miki]] dreamed of going to [[Monster Island]], Anguirus was one of the monsters he saw living there.
 
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====''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''====
 
====''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''====
[[File:Anguirus4.JPG|thumb|right|200px|[[SoshingekiAngira|Anguirus]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'']]Almost 30 years after the events of ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'', in ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'', Godzilla and Anguirus were now living together on [[Monster Island]]. Godzilla sent him to Japan to check on a strange noise they were hearing. Anguirus swam to the shores of Japan, where he was attacked by the military. The military managed to drive him off, but he returned to [[Monster Island]] to inform Godzilla. Godzilla returned with him to Japan, where they fought [[Gigan]] and [[King Ghidorah]] at the World Children's land. Despite being badly injured in the battle, Godzilla and Anguirus drove off the space monsters and returned to Monster Island in peace.
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[[File:Anguirus4.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'']]
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Almost 30 years after the death of the first Anguirus, a second one had taken up residence on [[Monster Island]] and become a friend of [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]]. When Godzilla overheard one of the [[M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens]]' "action tapes" containing their plans for the conquest of [[Earth]], Godzilla sent Anguirus to [[Japan]] to investigate. When Anguirus arrived in Japan, he was immediately attacked by the [[JSDF]], who were unaware of his intentions. Rather than fight back, Anguirus swam back to Monster Island to recruit Godzilla's help. Godzilla joined his companion and the two monsters swam to [[Tokyo]], where [[Gigan]] and [[King Ghidorah/Showa|King Ghidorah]] were causing destruction under the Nebulans' orders. Godzilla and Anguirus fought back against the space monsters, but found themselves overwhelmed by the enemy. Godzilla was knocked out of commission by the repeated attacks of Gigan and the Nebulans' [[Godzilla Tower]], leaving Anguirus to unsuccessfully attempt to carry on the battle against King Ghidorah. Thankfully, a group of humans were able to destroy Godzilla Tower and sever the Nebulans' control over the space monsters. While Gigan and King Ghidorah were able to maintain their onslaught at first, they quickly became disorganized and confused without their masters commands and began to bicker and argue with each other. Godzilla and Anguirus regrouped and mounted their counterattack against Gigan and King Ghidorah, eventually forcing both monsters to retreat back to outer space. Godzilla and Anguirus then swam back to Monster Island, victorious.
 
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====''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]''====
 
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[[File:Godzilla vs. Megalon - Anguirus 2.png|thumb|right|200px|[[SoshingekiAngira|Anguirus]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'']]Anguirus appeared briefly in ''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'', where he was seen on Monster Island with Godzilla and [[Rodan]]. The trio of monsters were resting on Monster Island when nuclear tests were carried out nearby, causing the island to split in half. Godzilla managed to escape, but Anguirus toppled over and fell into the growing fissure.
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[[File:Godzilla vs. Megalon - Anguirus 2.png|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'']]In 197X, Anguirus was resting on [[Monster Island]] along with [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]] and [[Rodan/Showa|Rodan]] when nuclear testing thousands of miles away in the [[Aleutian Islands]] triggered a massive earthquake. As the island began to split in half, Godzilla and Anguirus made an attempt to escape. While Godzilla was successful and made it to the ocean, Anguirus toppled over and fell into the growing fissure.
 
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====''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]''====
 
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[[File:Godzilla.jp_-_14_-_MekaAngira_Anguirus_1974.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[SoshingekiAngira|Anguirus]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'']]Three years later, in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'', Anguirus, having been resting and travelling underground ever since he fell into the fissure a year earlier, traveled to [[Japan]] in search of [[Godzilla]]. Anguirus knew something wasn't right, when he saw his friend [[Fake Godzilla|Godzilla]] was attacking buildings mindlessly and walking around the Japanese countryside with no specific pattern. Anguirus burrowed out of the ground after Godzilla attacked an apartment building, tripping him over. Anguirus then challenged Godzilla, but Godzilla threw him through a bridge and into a valley. As Anguirus got back up, he leapt out of the valley, knocking off some of Godzilla's scales with his claws as he passed, revealing metal underneath. The now-revealed [[Fake Godzilla]] then fought back viciously, beating Anguirus and slamming him into the ground. The Fake Godzilla broke Anguirus' jaw in a violent and bloody fashion, forcing Anguirus to burrow back underground and retreat. Chronologically, this wasn't Anguirus' last appearance in the [[Showa era]], as at some point between [[1975]] and [[1999]], he was found and taken to [[Monsterland]], his injuries having been completely healed.
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[[File:74_anguirus_(1).png|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'']]
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Sometime after he disappeared into the fissure on [[Monster Island]], Anguirus surfaced in a barren area and began to roar. Sensing something was wrong in [[Japan]], Anguirus burrowed his way to the Japanese mainland in search of [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]]. When he saw what looked like his friend [[Fake Godzilla|Godzilla]] attacking buildings mindlessly and walking around the Japanese countryside with no specific pattern, Anguirus immediately sensed that it was an impostor. Anguirus burrowed out of the ground after Godzilla attacked an apartment building, tripping him over. Anguirus then challenged Godzilla, but Godzilla threw him through a bridge and into a valley. As Anguirus got back up, he leapt out of the valley, knocking off some of Godzilla's scales with his claws as he passed, revealing metal underneath. The now-revealed [[Fake Godzilla|fake Godzilla]] then fought back viciously, beating Anguirus and slamming him into the ground. The fake Godzilla broke Anguirus' jaw in a violent and bloody fashion, forcing Anguirus to burrow back underground and retreat.
 
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===''[[Get Going! Godzilland]]''===
 
===''[[Get Going! Godzilland]]''===
 
[[File:Godzilland Anguirus.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Get Going! Godzilland]]'']]
 
[[File:Godzilland Anguirus.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Get Going! Godzilland]]'']]
Anguirus appears in animated form in the educational ''[[Get Going! Godzilland]]'' OVAs. In these OVAS, Anguirus is Godzilla's closest friend, but frequently gets in fights and arguments with him. In the first OVA, Anguirus is running through the forests of Godzilland when [[Mothra]] drops an invitation for a picnic onto his head, blinding him and causing him to run into a rock and fall over. Anguirus then races with Godzilla to get to the picnic, and the two of them argue over who got there first. When Mothra asks why Godzilla and Anguirus arrived so late, they reveal that they couldn't read the invitation very well. Mothra then teaches all of the [[kaiju]] about the hiragana alphabet.
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Anguirus appeared in animated form in the educational ''[[Get Going! Godzilland]]'' OVAs. In these OVAS, Anguirus was Godzilla's closest friend, but frequently got into fights and arguments with him. In the hiragana OVA, Anguirus was running through the forests of Godzilland when [[Mothra]] dropped an invitation for a picnic onto his head, blinding him and causing him to run into a rock and fall over. Anguirus then raced with Godzilla to get to the picnic, and the two of them argued over who got there first. When Mothra asked why Godzilla and Anguirus arrived so late, they revealed that they couldn't read the invitation very well. Mothra then taught all of the [[kaiju]] about the hiragana alphabet.
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In the addition OVA, Anguirus was seen fighting with Godzilla. After a brief fight, the two kaiju became bitter and refused to speak to each other. [[Mechagodzilla/Showa|Mechagodzilla]] witnessed the fight and, assuming Godzilla no longer wanted to be Anguirus' friend, decided to make Anguirus his new friend. When Mechagodzilla talked to Anguirus, the latter accused Mechagodzilla of being violent. Mechagodzilla became angry and used his laser vision to destroy the hammock Anguirus was sleeping on, then grabbed him and flew to a volcano on the island. [[Baragon]] witnessed the kidnapping and told Godzilla, [[Gojirin]], and Mothra about it, and the four kaiju traveled to the volcano to rescue their friend. Once the kaiju arrived, they were forced by Mechagodzilla to take part in a game show where they solved addition problems. After the kaiju got the problems correct, Anguirus was freed. Mothra then convinced Anguirus and the other kaiju to forgive Mechagodzilla and befriend him.
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In the second OVA, Anguirus is seen fighting with Godzilla. After a brief fight, the two kaiju become bitter and refuse to speak to each other. [[Mechagodzilla (Showa)|Mechagodzilla]] witnesses the fight and, assuming Godzilla no longer wants to be Anguirus' friend, decides to make Anguirus his new friend. When Mechagodzilla talks to Anguirus, the latter says that he doesn't trust Mechagodzilla or want to be his friend. Mechagodzilla becomes angry and uses his laser vision to destroy the hammock Anguirus is sleeping on, then grabs him and flies to a volcano on the island. [[Baragon]] witnesses the kidnapping and tells Godzilla, [[Gojirin]], and Mothra about it, and the four kaiju travel to the volcano to rescue their friend. Once the kaiju arrive, they are forced by Mechagodzilla to take part in a game show where they solve addition problems. After the kaiju get the problems correct, Anguirus is freed. Mothra then convinces Anguirus and the other kaiju to forgive Mechagodzilla and befriend him.
 
 
===''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]''===
 
===''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]''===
 
[[File:Cast_anguirus.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]'']]
 
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===[[Millennium era|Millennium Series]]===
 
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====''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''====
 
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[[File:Screenshot_8_21102.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[FinalAngira|Anguirus]] in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'']]Anguirus was under the control of the [[Xiliens]] and was sent to [[China]] and attacked [[Shanghai]]. He was attacked by the [[Karyu]], but he proved too fast for it. He continued to fight against the humans, but he was recalled by the [[Xiliens]] on their commander's orders. Once [[X]] killed the [[Controller of Planet X|Controller]] and led the Xiliens himself, Anguirus was brought back to Shanghai, and destroyed the Karyu after slamming into it after curling up. After [[Godzilla]] was freed by the [[Gotengo]] in [[Antarctica]], Anguirus was deployed to the Japanese countryside with [[Rodan]] and [[King Caesar]] by the [[Xilien UFOs α, ß and γ]], and waited to encounter Godzilla. When Godzilla arrived, Anguirus almost immediately curled up into a ball and tried to ram Godzilla, but Godzilla used this to his advantage, kicking Anguirus into King Caesar and Rodan. After successfully knocking all three monsters unconscious, Godzilla stacked them into a pile and continued to follow the [[Gotengo]] to [[Tokyo]].
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[[File:Godzilla.jp_-_Anguirus_2004.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Anguirus|Anguirus]] in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'']]In the year 20XX, Anguirus was under the control of the [[Xiliens]] and was sent to [[China]] and attacked [[Shanghai]]. He was attacked by the [[Karyu]], but he proved too fast for it. He continued to fight against the humans, but he was recalled by the [[Xiliens]] on [[Xilien Commander|their commander's]] orders. Once the [[Controller of Planet X]] killed the Commander and led the Xiliens himself, Anguirus was brought back to Shanghai, and destroyed the Karyu by slamming into it after curling up. After [[Godzilla/Final Wars|Godzilla]] was freed by the [[Gotengo]] in [[Antarctica]], Anguirus was deployed to the Japanese countryside with [[Rodan/Millennium|Rodan]] and [[King Caesar]] by the [[Xilien UFOs α, ß and γ]], and waited to encounter Godzilla. When Godzilla arrived, Anguirus almost immediately curled up into a ball and tried to ram Godzilla, but Godzilla used this to his advantage, kicking Anguirus into King Caesar and Rodan. After successfully knocking all three monsters unconscious, Godzilla stacked them into a pile and continued to follow the Gotengo to [[Tokyo]].
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[[File:Planet of the Monsters - Anguirus' Skull.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus' skull in ''[[Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters|GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters]]'']]
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Anguirus first appeared in November 2005 and attacked [[Beijing]], causing 8.2 million deaths in tandem with [[Rodan]]. Both monsters were eventually killed by the [[China|Chinese]] bioweapon [[Hedorah]], which left behind their skeletal remains and proceeded to lay waste to the surrounding area.<ref name="Jimpluff translation">{{Plain link|[http://jimpluff.tumblr.com/post/158814461159/whether-theyll-appear-in-the-film-or-not-i-cant "Whether they’ll appear in the film or not, I can’t say, but as for Godzilla: Kaiju Planet’s history… Rodan confirmed! And Anguirus, Dogora, Dagahra, Orga, and Kamakiras!" - Jimpluff on Tumblr]}}</ref>
 
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==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==
Unlike many of Toho's other monsters, Anguirus lacks any energy or projectile-based attacks and relies more on fighting with his teeth and claws. He has been known to hurl himself backwards at a foe, ramming them with his spiny carapace, as seen in ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''. Anguirus was also shown to be capable of burrowing substantial distances in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]''. In ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', Anguirus demonstrated the ability to curl into a ball and propel himself at tremendous speed.
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===Durability===
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[[File:Anguirus - Durability (Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla).gif|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus' jaw is broken by [[Mechagodzilla/Showa|Fake Godzilla]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]''.]]
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Anguirus' spiky carapace and armored hide grant him impressive resistance to attacks from enemy monsters. He was able to withstand having his neck bitten by [[King Ghidorah/Showa|King Ghidorah]] and being dropped from a great height and stomped into the ground, and even quickly got back to his feet and reentered the battle. He also survived grievous injuries in his battles with [[Gigan]] and [[Fake Godzilla]], having his face sawed open in the first instance and his jaw broken in the second, and even shrugged off a blast from Godzilla's atomic breath from point-blank range in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''. In ''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'', Anguirus was swallowed by a tectonic fissure on [[Monster Island]], but survived and was able to simply burrow underground.
  
Anguirus possess astounding stamina and determination, able to keep fighting after absorbing vicious assaults that would force most other monsters into retreat. Despite repeatedly facing more powerful opponents than himself, most notably [[Godzilla]], [[King Ghidorah]], and [[Mechagodzilla (Showa)|Mechagodzilla]], he has never retreated from a fight without first taking substantial punishment. Perhaps the finest example of Anguirus' persistence was his attack on King Ghidorah in ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'', in which he pierced the dragon's right-most neck with his jaws and held firm on even as his foe took to the air, letting go only when King Ghidorah bit Anguirus' own neck. Anguirus then fell from high in the sky into a ditch, and was mercilessly stomped on by King Ghidorah. But only a few seconds later, Anguirus merely shook the dust off his body and re-entered the fight, showing no discernible fatigue. This same scene occurred as stock footage in ''Godzilla vs Gigan''. A similar incident occurred in ''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'', in which Anguirus fell into a fissure on Monster Island and disappeared, only to return a year later when he encountered the [[Fake Godzilla]].
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Anguirus' durability is also highlighted in the comic ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'', where after being beaten nearly to death by a Cryog [[Mechagodzilla/Showa|Mechagodzilla]], he quickly recovers and immediately assists [[Godzilla]] in battle against [[Mecha-King Ghidorah]] and an army of Mechagodzillas.
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Anguirus - Durability (Godzilla Raids Again).gif|Anguirus is unfazed by [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]]'s atomic breath in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''
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Anguirus - Durability (Destroy All Monsters) 1.gif|Anguirus has his neck bitten by [[King Ghidorah/Showa|King Ghidorah]] and is dropped from a considerable height in ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]''
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Anguirus - Durability (Destroy All Monsters) 2.gif|Anguirus is stomped into the ground by [[King Ghidorah/Showa|King Ghidorah]] in ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]''
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Gigan - Buzzsaw against Anguirus.gif|Anguirus runs headfirst into [[Gigan]]'s buzzsaw in ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''
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Anguirus - Durability (Godzilla vs. Megalon).gif|Anguirus falls into a fissure on [[Monster Island]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]''
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===Physical Abilities===
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[[File:Anguirus - Physical Abilities (Destroy All Monsters).gif|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus tightly bites down on [[King Ghidorah/Showa|King Ghidorah]]'s neck, drawing blood and holding on as he is carried into the air in ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]''.]]
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Anguirus possesses rows of extremely sharp teeth that he will use in battle. These, with the added bite force Anguirus can generate, cause pain to any kaiju that finds itself in Anguirus' jaws. The attack was shown to be strong enough to break King Ghidorah's skin and draw blood. He also tends to attack with his claws and by charging opponents, as demonstrated in his battle with Godzilla in ''Godzilla Raids Again''.
  
Despite his tenacity, Anguirus has never won a fight in a film without the assistance of Godzilla. By the 1970's, Anguirus' appearances were often utilized to demonstrate how powerful Godzilla's then-new opponent was, highlighting the threat. This is especially pronounced in ''Godzilla vs. Gigan'', in which Anguirus bravely but ineffectively attacked both [[Gigan]] and [[King Ghidorah]] during the "tag-team" final battle, requiring Godzilla's aid to finish off both foes. A primary reason for this occurrence is that Anguirus was chosen by the film's producers to act as a stand-in for other monsters whose suits were well beyond repair at the time, particularly [[Baragon]]. Anguirus would fill in for for his fellow quadruped again in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'', where he showcased Baragon's burrowing abilities despite the lack of precedent in his earlier appearances. The fact that Anguirus was relegated to frequently appearing as Godzilla's ally in these films eventually contributed to his reputation as Godzilla's closest friend and most trusted ally, despite earlier being his first enemy.
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Moreover, he may use his spiked tail to swing around at opponents. In Kodansha's ''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Kodansha manga series)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'' manga, his tail is prehensile, and he uses it to grapple with and restrain opponents
 
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One of Anguirus' most notable feats outside his film appearances is his victory over [[Destoroyah]] in the [[Godzilla: Legends Issue 1|first issue]] of the comic series ''[[Godzilla: Legends]]''. Even though Destoroyah is one of the most powerful monsters Godzilla has ever faced, Anguirus faced the beast in a one-on-one battle and refused to retreat. Eventually, with the assistance of the military's freezer weapons, Anguirus successfully overcame Destoroyah and forced the creature to retreat. Another one of [[IDW Publishing]]'s Godzilla comics, ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'' demonstrated Anguirus' impressive resilience. In one issue, Anguirus was brutally beaten and apparently killed by a Mechagodzilla, but after being transported to Siberia he broke free of the humans' restraints and immediately joined forces with Godzilla to battle an army of Mechagodzillas and [[Mecha-King Ghidorah]]. During the battle, Godzilla even utilized Anguirus as a flail, grabbing him by the tail and slamming his carapace against Mecha-King Ghidorah, with Anguirus showing no visible pain. After the battle, Godzilla was visibly exhausted, but Anguirus gave Godzilla a sarcastic glare, almost as if mocking him for being tired by the battle.
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Anguirus - Physical Abilities (Godzilla Raids Again) 1.gif|Anguirus grapples with [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]] in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'', using his claws and teeth
 
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Anguirus - Physical Abilities (Godzilla Raids Again) 2.gif|Anguirus bites at [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]]'s neck in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''
In the video games ''[[Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee]]'', ''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]'' and ''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]'', Anguirus is finally given a "sonic roar", a roar which is loud enough to hurt monsters and destroy military weapons. It can also destroy, and even pass right through, buildings and rocks. These games also introduced his "rolling" attack, which was later incorporated in his appearance in ''Godzilla: Final Wars''. In the former game, Anguirus' rage attack involves him charging his spikes with some undefined energy, then jumping far up into the air, shooting them off while performing multiple flips. In the latter, it is simply a more powerful variant of his rolling attack.
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===Spiked Carapace===
In his appearance in the [[1992]] manga ''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Kodansha Manga Series)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'', Anguirus is given several new abilities as a result of his drastically different origins compared to Anguirus's other appearances. He had a prehensile tail with which he could constrict opponents, and was also able to fly by tucking into his shell and spinning at high speed. While spinning, Anguirus could also use his body like a razor sharp blade to cut into opponents, and he could also use his spines to shred the skin of those who fought him.
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[[File:Anguirus - Spiked Carapace (Godzilla vs. Gigan).gif|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus launches himself at [[King Ghidorah/Showa|King Ghidorah]], damaging him with his carapace in ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''.]]
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Anguirus' greatest asset in combat is his spiked carapace. He often slams his back into opponents in order to injure them with his spikes. In ''Godzilla vs. Gigan'', Anguirus launched himself at King Ghidorah while Godzilla held him still from behind. In ''Godzilla: Rulers of Earth'', Godzilla lifted Anguirus by his tail and used him like a flail, swinging his spikes into Mecha-King Ghidorah's chest and damaging the cyborg.
It appears that, according to a 1955 Japanese manga adaptation of ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'', which was contemporary with the film, Anguirus may have been originally conceived as a fire-breathing monster as he his depicted several times breathing some sort of flame. Also, the way Anguirus' shell flops around in ''Godzilla Raids Again'', partially split in two and loose from his back, is depicted in the artwork as well, leading to the belief that this may have been intentional, rather than a costume design flaw. When Anguirus appeared in ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'', these traits were not present nor alluded to.
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Anguirus - Spiked Carapace (Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla).gif|Anguirus pounces at [[Mechagodzilla/Showa|Fake Godzilla]], slashing his side with his carapace in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]''
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Anguirus Flail.jpg|[[Godzilla]] uses Anguirus like a flail to strike [[Mecha-King Ghidorah]] in ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'' [[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Issue 16|#16]]
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====Anguirus Ball====
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[[File:Anguirus - Anguirus Ball 1.gif|right|thumb|200px|Anguirus curls into his carapace and launches himself at [[Godzilla/Final Wars|Godzilla]] in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''.]]
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In many Godzilla video games and in the film ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', Anguirus was shown to be able to retreat inside of his carapace and curl into a ball, an ability dubbed the '''Fierce Dragon Monster Ball Violent Bullet''' {{Nihongo|暴龍怪球烈弾|Bō Ryū Kai Kyū Retsu-dan}} or simply '''Anguirus Ball''' {{Nihongo|アンギラスボール|Angirasu Bōru}}.<ref name="GFWSCW">{{cite book|title=[[Godzilla: Final Wars Super Complete Works]]|date=January 20, 2005|publisher=[[Shogakukan]]|page=13|isbn=978-4091014986}}</ref> This allows Anguirus to travel quickly by rolling while also damaging any structures or enemies in his path.
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Anguirus - Anguirus Ball 2.gif|Anguirus curls into his carapace and rams the [[Karyu]], destroying it, in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''
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===Rotating Disc===
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In the Kodansha manga series ''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Kodansha manga series)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'', Anguirus can retract into his shell and quickly zip around in the air while rotating at extremely high speed, condensing his body into the shape of an ultra-sharp disc that can cut Godzilla.
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===Burrowing===
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[[File:Anguirus - Burrowing.gif|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus emerges from underground in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]''.]]
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In ''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'', Anguirus survived being swallowed by a seismic fissure on [[Monster Island]]. In the next film, Anguirus was able to burrow underground, eventually making his way to the Japanese mainland where he emerged and attacked [[Fake Godzilla]].
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===Agility===
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Anguirus is quite agile, charging at enemies with surprising speed and having the ability to make surprise attacks on unsuspecting foes. In his first battle with Godzilla on [[Iwato Island]], Anguirus surprised Godzilla by attacking him from behind. In ''Godzilla vs. Gigan'', Anguirus leapt into the air and over a considerable distance in order to slam his spiky carapace into King Ghidorah.
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===Intelligence===
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Anguirus is extremely intelligent for a giant monster: he is able to communicate with Godzilla, understanding his orders to investigate a disturbance in Japan and then asking him for help after learning of the situation. Both Anguirus and Godzilla are able to understand the [[M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens]]' "action tapes" which contain their plans and cannot be comprehended by humans. In their battle with Gigan and King Ghidorah, Anguirus and Godzilla formed strategies and attack plans and were able to triumph while Gigan and King Ghidorah bickered and argued once they stopped receiving commands from their alien masters. In ''Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla'', Anguirus immediately recognized that the Godzilla that emerged from [[Mount Fuji]] was a fake, while the humans were fooled by the disguise. In ''Godzilla: Final Wars'', Anguirus coordinated with [[Rodan/Millennium|Rodan]] and [[King Caesar]] to try to take down Godzilla.
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Anguirus - Intelligence (Godzilla vs. Gigan).gif|Anguirus communicates with [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]] on [[Monster Island]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''
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===Swimming===
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[[File:Anguirus - Swimming.gif|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus and [[Godzilla/Showa|Godzilla]] swim to [[Japan]] in ''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]''.]]
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Anguirus is an extremely adept swimmer and is shown being able to swim at speeds comparable to Godzilla. He was able to swim great distances in a short period of time without any signs of fatigue.  
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===Ultrasonic Roar / Sonic Roar===
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In ''Godzilla Raids Again'', Anguirus briefly lets out powerful '''ultrasonic roars''' which caused [[Osaka Castle]] to crumble during his fight with Godzilla.<ref name="YukanGNo2">{{cite book|title=Yukan Fuji Special Edition: Yukan Godzilla No. 2 (夕刊フジ特別号 「夕刊ゴジラ弐号」)|date=25 October 2017|publisher=Yukan Fuji|page=5}}</ref> This ranged attack returned in the Atari/Pipeworks Godzilla video games as a '''sonic roar''', capable of damaging monsters, buildings, rocks, and military weaponry. The sonic roar is unable to engage in beam locks with other monsters' energy weapons.
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Anguirus - Ultrasonic Roar.gif|Anguirus repeatedly roars at [[Osaka Castle]], causing it to begin crumbling in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''
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===Incandescent Light===
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During the planning stages of ''Godzilla Raids Again'', Anguirus was to be able to fire an '''Incandescent Light''' {{Nihongo|白熱光|Hakunetsu Hikari}} from his mouth, just like Godzilla. In the tie-in manga ''[[Rampage Godzilla]]'', Anguirus briefly uses this attack.
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GRA Storyboard S63-4 Anguirus atomic breath.png|Storyboard from ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'': "Anguirus also fires an intense incandescent light"<ref name="GRA-Board-S63-4" group="note">アンギラスもカアッと強烈な白熱光をはきかける</ref>
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GodzillaShigeruSugiuraShonenKurabu2015February01B.jpg|Anguirus fires his incandescent light in ''Rampage Godzilla''
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Japanese Wikipedia claims Anguirus has scrapped atomic breath attack in ''Godzilla: Final Wars'', but doesn't provide any sources. Might be worth looking into.  
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==Filmography==
 
==Filmography==
 
*''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'' (1955)
 
*''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]'' (1955)
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*''[[Frankenstein vs. Baragon]]'' (1965) [maquette]
 
*''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'' (1968)
 
*''[[Destroy All Monsters]]'' (1968)
*''[[All Monsters Attack]]'' (1969) [Stock footage]
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*''[[All Monsters Attack]]'' (1969) [stock footage]
 
*''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'' (1972)
 
*''[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]'' (1972)
 
*''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'' (1973)
 
*''[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]'' (1973)
 
*''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'' (1974)
 
*''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]'' (1974)
*''[[Adventure! Godzilland|Adventure! Godzilland 2]]'' (TV 1993) [Animated segments]
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*''[[Adventure! Godzilland|Adventure! Godzilland 2]]'' (TV 1993) [animated segments]
*''[[Get Going! Godzilland]]'' (1994, 1996)
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*''[[Get Going! Godzilland]]'' (OVA 1994, 1996) [four OVAs]
*''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]'' (TV 1997)
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*''[[Godzilla Island (Series)|Godzilla Island]]'' (TV 1997-1998) [79 episodes]<ref name="GI Episode List" group="note">Episodes 1, 6, 9, 11, 21, 25, 39-40, 43-44, 58-63, 66, 75, 83-85, 87, 93, 97-98, 101-102, 110-113, 119-120, 125, 127, 130, 132, 134-135, 137-138, 140-142, 144-145, 148-150, 160, 179-182, 185-188, 190-194, 202, 207-208, 212, 214, 216-217, 233, 237, 244-246, 251-252, and 255-256.</ref>
 
*''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' (2004)
 
*''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' (2004)
==[[Toho monsters in video games|Video Game Appearances]]==
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*''[[Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters|GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters]]'' (2017) [skeletal remains]
*''[[Godzilla: Monster of Monsters]]'' (Scrapped)
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*''[[Gojira-kun]]''
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==Video Games==
*[[Godzilla (Gameboy)|''Godzilla'' (Gameboy)]]
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*''[[Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!]]'' (1988) - Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom [scrapped]
*[[Godzilla (Arcade)|''Godzilla'' (Arcade)]] (Cameo)
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*''[[Gojira-kun]]'' (1985) - Microsoft MSX
*[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Gameboy)|''Godzilla, King of the Monsters'' (Gameboy)]]
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*''[[Godzilla (Game Boy)|Godzilla]]'' (1990) - Nintendo Game Boy
*''[[Godzilla: Archipelago Shock]]''
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*''[[Godzilla (arcade)|Godzilla]]'' (1993) - Arcade
*''[[Godzilla: Giant Monster March]]''
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*''[[Battle Baseball]]'' (1993) - Nintendo Famicom
*''[[Godzilla: Battle Legends]]''
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*''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Game Boy)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]'' (1993) - Nintendo Game Boy
*''[[Godzilla: Great Monster Battle]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Battle Legends]]'' (1993) - NEC/Hudson Soft TurboDuo / PC Engine Duo
*''[[Godzilla: Heart-Pounding Monster Island!!]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Archipelago Shock]]'' (1995) - Sega Saturn
*''[[Godzilla Movie Studio Tour]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Great Monster Battle]]'' (1994) - Nintendo Super Famicom
*''[[Godzilla: Trading Battle]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Giant Monster March]]'' (1995) - Sega Game Gear
*''[[Godzilla Generations]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Heart-Pounding Monster Island!!]]'' (1995) - Sega Pico
*''[[Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee]]''
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*''[[Godzilla Movie Studio Tour]]'' (1998) - PC and Mac
*''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Trading Battle]]'' (1998) - Sony PlayStation
*''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]'' (Wii and PlayStation 2)
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*''[[Godzilla Generations]]'' (1998) - Sega Dreamcast
*''[[Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash]]''
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*''Collect Godzilla: Giant Monster Assembly'' (1998) - Sega Dreamcast VMU
*''[[CR Godzilla: Descent of the Destruction God]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee]]'' (2002) - Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox
*''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
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*''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]'' (2004) - Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox
*[[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'' (PlayStation 4)]]
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*''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]'' (2007) - Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 2
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*''[[Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash]]'' (2007) - Nintendo DS
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*''[[CR Godzilla: Descent of the Destruction God]]'' (2010) - Pachinko
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*''[[Godzilla (2014 video game)|Godzilla]]'' (2014) - Sony PlayStation 3 and 4
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*''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]'' (2015) - Android and iOS
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*''[[CR True King of the Monsters Godzilla]]'' (2018) - Pachinko
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*''[[Godzilla Defense Force]]'' (2019) - Androi and iOS
 
===''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''===
 
===''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]''===
 
[[File:Anguirus_Godzilla_unleashed.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]'']]Height: 80 meters<br />Weight: 54,000 tons
 
[[File:Anguirus_Godzilla_unleashed.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Unleashed]]'']]Height: 80 meters<br />Weight: 54,000 tons
 
"Anguirus is a loyal Earth Defender. Although he is neither the largest, strongest, or fastest of Earth's vanguard, he possesses a tenacity of spirit that makes him a fearsome opponent for any monster. Anguirus can stun nearby opponents with his fearsome Sonic Roar, or use his powerful jaws to leave an impression. Anguirus' most unique attribute is his ultra-hard spiked carapace, which can parry any physical attack and inflict heavy edged damage in response. Anguirus can tuck his head and limbs beneath his shell and roll forward-this offers him excellent resistance to attack and allows him to plow through terrain and opponents alike. When the earth is threatened, Godzilla will come to its defense-and Anguirus will be right beside him, until the end."
 
"Anguirus is a loyal Earth Defender. Although he is neither the largest, strongest, or fastest of Earth's vanguard, he possesses a tenacity of spirit that makes him a fearsome opponent for any monster. Anguirus can stun nearby opponents with his fearsome Sonic Roar, or use his powerful jaws to leave an impression. Anguirus' most unique attribute is his ultra-hard spiked carapace, which can parry any physical attack and inflict heavy edged damage in response. Anguirus can tuck his head and limbs beneath his shell and roll forward-this offers him excellent resistance to attack and allows him to plow through terrain and opponents alike. When the earth is threatened, Godzilla will come to its defense-and Anguirus will be right beside him, until the end."
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gu anguirus bio.png|Anguirus' bio from page 23 of the ''Godzilla: Unleashed'' instruction manual booklet
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===[[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'' (PlayStation 4)]]===
 
===[[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'' (PlayStation 4)]]===
[[File:Anguirus (PS4).png|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in [[Godzilla (2014 video game)|Bandai Namco's ''Godzilla'']]]]Anguirus appears exclusively in the PlayStation 4 version of [[Godzilla (2014 video game)|Bandai Namco's ''Godzilla'']] as a playable monster. He is modeled after his [[SoshingekiAngira|1968 appearance]] from ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]''. Anguirus' primary attack involves slamming his spiky carapace against his opponent, though he also possesses the roll attack from the [[Atari]] games and ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''. Anguirus also has the ability to burrow underground like he did in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]''.
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[[File:Anguirus (PS4).png|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in [[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'']]]]Anguirus appears exclusively in the PlayStation 4 version of [[Godzilla (2014 video game)|''Godzilla'']] as a playable monster. He is modeled after his 1968 appearance from ''[[Destroy All Monsters]]''. Anguirus' primary attack involves slamming his spiky carapace against his opponent, though he also possesses the Anguirus Ball attack from the [[Atari]] games and ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''. Anguirus also has the ability to burrow underground like he did in ''[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]''.
 
====Moveset====
 
====Moveset====
 
*Square
 
*Square
Line 134: Line 291:
 
**Tap: Underground Shelter
 
**Tap: Underground Shelter
 
====Kaiju Guide====
 
====Kaiju Guide====
'''Anguirus, the Ferocious Dragon'''
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{{Main|Godzilla (2014 video game)/Kaiju Guide#Anguirus}}
[[File:Kaiju_Guide_Anguirus.png|200px|right]]
 
{{small|Anguirus is the descendant of the Ankylosaurus, an herbivorous dinosaur from the early Cretaceous Period.}}
 
 
 
{{small|The modern-day Anguirus has evolved to ten times its ancestors' body length, becoming a carnivore in the process. With numerous brains positioned throughout its body, Anguirus fights its enemies with agile movements. It made the long journey to Japan in pursuit of [[Godzilla]], who had been similarly revived from hoary antiquity. Thus unfolded an age-old battle for survival of the fittest. Sometime later, a second-generation Anguirus appeared after being preserved in [[Monsterland]], and went on to become an ally and follower of Godzilla. After a long absence it appeared again in the Millennium series, and under the influence of the [[Xiliens|Xilien]] invaders, attacks [[China]]. Its signature attack, the "Anguirus Ball," involves it curling into a ball and launching itself at a target.}}
 
 
 
{{Small|The first version of Anguirus was portrayed using both a glove puppet in addition to the [[ShodaiAngira|full-body costume that was used in film]]. The full-body costume version was worn by [[Katsumi Tezuka|an actor]] in the same vein as the [[ShodaiGoji|first Godzilla]].}}
 
 
 
{{small|Once, ages ago, Anguirus battled a mysterious fire monster named "[[Godzilla Raids Again#U.S. Release|Gigantis]]" who has since been banished from this plane of existence.}}
 
 
 
■ '''Specifications'''<br>
 
'''Height:'''<br>60 meters<br>
 
'''Weight:'''<br>30,000 tons<br>
 
'''Abilities:'''<br>Bite<br>
 
'''Appearances:'''<br>"[[Godzilla Raids Again]]"<br>"[[Destroy All Monsters]]"<br>"[[Godzilla vs. Gigan]]"<br>"[[Godzilla vs. Megalon]]"<br>[[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla]]"<br>[[All Monsters Attack]]"
 
 
 
● '''"Godzilla: Final Wars"'''<br>
 
'''Total Length:'''<br>160 meters<br>
 
'''Body Height:'''<br>40 meters<br>
 
'''Weight:'''<br>60,000 tons<br>
 
'''Abilities:'''<br>Anguirus Ball<br>
 
'''Appearances:'''<br>"[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]"
 
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Gojira-Kun_-_Anguirus.png|Anguirus in [[Gojira-Kun]]
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Gojira-Kun_-_Anguirus.png|Anguirus in [[Gojira-kun]]
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File:05b anguirus.png|Anguiru's sprite in Collect Godzilla: Giant Monster Assembly
 
Godzilla_Save_The_Earth_ANGUIRUS.png|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]''
 
Godzilla_Save_The_Earth_ANGUIRUS.png|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Save the Earth]]''
GKC Anguirus 1955.jpg|[[ShodaiAngira|Anguirus 1955]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
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GKC Anguirus 1955.jpg|Anguirus 1955 in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Anguirus 1968.jpg|[[SoshingekiAngira|Anguirus 1968]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
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GKC Anguirus 1968.jpg|Anguirus 1968 in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
GKC Anguirus 2004.jpg|[[FinalAngira|Anguirus 2004]] in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
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GKC Anguirus 2004.jpg|Anguirus 2004 in ''[[Godzilla: Kaiju Collection]]''
 
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==Books==
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*''[[Godzilla on Monster Island]]'' (1996)
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*''[[Godzilla at World's End]]'' (1998)
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*''[[Godzilla Likes to Roar!]]'' (1998)
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*''[[Godzilla: Journey to Monster Island]]'' (1998)
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*''[[Godzilla vs. the Robot Monsters]]'' (1998)
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*''[[Godzilla vs. the Space Monster]]'' (1998)
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*''[[Who's Afraid of Godzilla?]]'' (1998)
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*''[[Godzilla: Monster Apocalypse|GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse]]'' (2017)
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===''[[Who's Afraid of Godzilla?]]''===
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Anguirus was one of the many monsters in the book to be afraid of [[Godzilla]]. When [[Megalon]] and [[Gigan]] started to bully the other residents of [[Monster Island]], Anguirus stood up to them, only to be shoved into a volcano. When Godzilla saved him, Anguirus was quick to announce he was glad to have a big tough friend like Godzilla.
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===''[[Godzilla: Monster Apocalypse|GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse]]''===
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The first Anguirus emerged from the frozen soil of Siberia in November of [[2005]] and traveled southeast to [[Beijing]], where it joined [[Rodan]]. Both monsters were exterminated by the [[China|Chinese]] bioweapon [[Hedorah]],<ref name="Apocalypse 1">{{cite book|title=[[Godzilla: Monster Apocalypse|GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse]]|author=Renji Ōki|publisher=[[Kadokawa]]|date=October 25, 2017|pages=19-111}}</ref> but a second Anguirus, denoted "Anguirus II," emerged in South Africa the following year. A fourth Anguirus appeared from the [[Pacific Ocean]] in Los Angeles alongside [[Baragon]] II and [[Varan]] II in [[2030]], and all three monsters were killed by [[Godzilla Earth|Godzilla]].<ref name="Apocalypse 2">{{cite book|title=[[Godzilla: Monster Apocalypse|GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse]]|author=Ōki, Renji|publisher=[[Kadokawa]]|date=25 October 2017|pages=112-150}}</ref>
 
==Comics==
 
==Comics==
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*''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]'' #2-5, 7, 9 (2011)
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*''[[Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths]]'' #4-5 (2011)
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*''[[Godzilla: Legends]]'' #1 (2011)
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*''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]'' #2-7, 9-12 (2012-2013)
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*''[[Godzilla: The Half-Century War]]'' #2 (2012-2013)
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*''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'' #1, 5, 9, 13-17, 25 (2013-2015)
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*''[[Godzilla: Cataclysm]]'' #1, 3-4 (2014)
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*''[[Godzilla in Hell]]'' #2 (2015)
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*''[[Godzilla: Oblivion]]'' #4-5 (2016)
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*''[[Godzilla: Rage Across Time]]'' #5 (2016)
 
===''[[Rampage Godzilla]]''===
 
===''[[Rampage Godzilla]]''===
 
[[File:GodzillaShigeruSugiuraShonenKurabu2015February13.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus (bottom left), along with [[Osoros]], [[Sugon]], [[Zottos]], [[Godzilla]] and  [[Gyottos]] in ''[[Rampage Godzilla]]'']]In this [[1955]] manga, Anguirus has become friends with [[Zottos]], [[Gyottos]], [[Osoros]] and [[Sugon]]. Godzilla wants to become a pro-wrestler, and spars with Anguirus and his friends to get stronger.
 
[[File:GodzillaShigeruSugiuraShonenKurabu2015February13.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus (bottom left), along with [[Osoros]], [[Sugon]], [[Zottos]], [[Godzilla]] and  [[Gyottos]] in ''[[Rampage Godzilla]]'']]In this [[1955]] manga, Anguirus has become friends with [[Zottos]], [[Gyottos]], [[Osoros]] and [[Sugon]]. Godzilla wants to become a pro-wrestler, and spars with Anguirus and his friends to get stronger.
 
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===''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Kodansha Manga Series)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]''===
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===''[[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Kodansha manga series)|Godzilla, King of the Monsters]]''===
[[File:Oh look, It's Anguirus!.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in [[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Kodansha Manga Series)|Kodansha's ''Godzilla, King of the Monsters'' manga]]]]
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[[File:'92 Kodansha Manga - Anguirus appears.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in [[Godzilla, King of the Monsters (Kodansha manga series)|Kodansha's ''Godzilla, King of the Monsters'' manga]]]]
Anguirus was originally a fossil at a dinosaur expo festival. [[Doctor Oniyama]] revived the fossil by treating it with radiation. At first, Anguirus appeared as a large Ankylosaurus, who fought [[Godzilla]] after he had been forcibly devolved by Oniyama into a [[Godzillasaurus]]. Aware that the Ankylosaur was losing the fight, Oniyama and his past self shot a huge dart from [[KIDS]] that made the Ankylosaur evolve into Anguirus. After Godzilla re-evolved, Anguirus and Godzilla fought again. Anguirus, using his new abilities such as being able to fly by rotating his shell and being able to slice Godzilla while spinning, fought as best as he could, but was defeated after Godzilla was given some shells from Yosuke's [[ASTOL-MB93]] and rammed them down his throat. Anguirus tried to flee alongside the two Oniyamas in KIDS, only to explode violently, killing Anguirus. KIDS was also destroyed in the massive explosion, leaving the two Oniyamas' fates unknown.
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Anguirus was originally a fossil at a dinosaur expo festival. [[Mad Oniyama|Doctor Oniyama]], with the assistance of his 25th Century counterpart, revived the fossil by treating it with radiation. At first, Anguirus appeared as a large Ankylosaurus, who fought [[Godzilla]] after he had been forcibly devolved by Oniyama into a [[Godzillasaurus]]. Aware that the Ankylosaur was losing the fight, the two Oniyamas shot a huge dart from [[KIDS]] that made the Ankylosaur evolve into Anguirus. Anguirus then held the upper hand, attempting to crush Godzilla with his sheer weight, but the devolution wore off, and Godzilla returned to normal. Anguirus and Godzilla fought again. Anguirus, using his new abilities such as being able to fly by rotating his shell and being able to slice Godzilla while spinning, fought as best as he could, but was defeated after Godzilla was given some shells from Yosuke's [[ASTOL-MB93]] and rammed them down his throat. Anguirus tried to flee alongside the two Oniyamas in KIDS, only for the ASTOL-MB93 shells to explode violently, killing Anguirus instantly. KIDS was also destroyed in the massive explosion, leaving the two Oniyamas' fates unknown.
 
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===''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]''===
 
===''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]''===
[[File:Anguirus GKoM.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]'']]Anguirus appears in ''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]''. He appears in Mexico and travels to the United States, where he engages Godzilla in battle in California. After being defeated by Godzilla, Anguirus heads east, eventually encountering [[Mechagodzilla (Heisei)|Mechagodzilla]], who defeats him as well.
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[[File:Anguirus GKoM.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]'']]Anguirus appears in ''[[Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters]]''. He appears in Mexico and travels to the United States, where he engages Godzilla in battle in California. After being defeated by Godzilla, Anguirus heads east, eventually encountering [[Mechagodzilla/Heisei|Mechagodzilla]], who defeats him as well.
 
===''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]''===
 
===''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]''===
 
[[File:Anguirus Ongoing.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Ongoing Issue 3|Godzilla: Ongoing #3]]'']]Anguirus appears in ''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]'', where he is initially seen attacking Edinburgh, Scotland. Boxer and his "Kaiju Kill Crew" intercept Anguirus and try to take him down using their "headache beams." Anguirus puts up a vicious fight against Boxer's team but is eventually neutralized and transported to [[Monster Island]], where the U.S. military is collecting giant monsters for unknown purposes. When the space monsters [[Hedorah]], [[Gigan]], [[SpaceGodzilla]], and [[Monster X]] attack Earth, Boxer's estranged son steals [[Kiryu]] and flies him to Monster Island to break out Anguirus and the other Earth monsters. Anguirus heads to Hong Kong, where he joins up with [[Rodan]] to battle Gigan. Anguirus sustains gruesome wounds in the battle, but with Rodan's help he is able to defeat Gigan, leaving the cyborg blinded with a shattered visor.
 
[[File:Anguirus Ongoing.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Ongoing Issue 3|Godzilla: Ongoing #3]]'']]Anguirus appears in ''[[Godzilla: Ongoing]]'', where he is initially seen attacking Edinburgh, Scotland. Boxer and his "Kaiju Kill Crew" intercept Anguirus and try to take him down using their "headache beams." Anguirus puts up a vicious fight against Boxer's team but is eventually neutralized and transported to [[Monster Island]], where the U.S. military is collecting giant monsters for unknown purposes. When the space monsters [[Hedorah]], [[Gigan]], [[SpaceGodzilla]], and [[Monster X]] attack Earth, Boxer's estranged son steals [[Kiryu]] and flies him to Monster Island to break out Anguirus and the other Earth monsters. Anguirus heads to Hong Kong, where he joins up with [[Rodan]] to battle Gigan. Anguirus sustains gruesome wounds in the battle, but with Rodan's help he is able to defeat Gigan, leaving the cyborg blinded with a shattered visor.
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In ''Godzilla: Rulers of Earth'', Anguirus is considered a land monster that was frozen in an ice cap until he was reawakened along with all the other Earth monsters.
 
In ''Godzilla: Rulers of Earth'', Anguirus is considered a land monster that was frozen in an ice cap until he was reawakened along with all the other Earth monsters.
  
In [[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Issue 14|''Rulers of Earth 14'']], Anguirus is ambushed by a [[Mechagodzilla (Showa)|Mechagodzilla]] that was built by the [[Cryogs|Cryog]] leader disguised as a Russian warmonger. The mecha badly wounds Anguirus and nearly snaps his jaw. Eventually, Mechagodzilla blasts Anguirus with several weapons and leaves him for dead. When Lucy Casprell and her team arrive, they discover that Anguirus is still alive and send [[Kiryu]] to retrieve him and bring to the Monster Islands. Kiryu is suddenly given new orders to bring Anguirus to a Russian facility, and flies off with the downed saurian. Along the way, Kiryu is shot down by a group of more Mechagodzillas near a robotics facility in Russia. Anguirus manages to escape Kiryu's grip and enters the facility, which the Cryog leader has converted into an arena where Godzilla is doing battle with [[Mecha-King Ghidorah]] and more Mechagodzillas. Anguirus joins the battle alongside Godzilla. Godzilla uses Anguirus as a club and slams him into Ghidorah's chest, critically damaging him. Eventually, Godzilla destroys the remaining Mechagodzillas while Mecha-King Ghidorah retreats. Godzilla and Anguirus then leave the arena together, but not before Godzilla completely destroys it with his atomic breath. Eventually, Anguirus was captured by the [[Trilopod]]s, who absorbed his DNA, and was imprisoned in their hive in Los Angeles. When [[King Caesar]] allowed himself to be captured by the Trilopods, he freed the other [[kaiju]] inside the hive, and they all joined together to help Godzilla, [[Zilla]], and [[Jet Jaguar]] battle against the Trilopod hybrids. After the Trilopods were defeated, the giant Trilopod [[Magita]] was unleashed and attacked the monsters. Anguirus attempted to battle Magita by slamming into the giant Trilopod several times, but was knocked aside by the massive creature. After Godzilla destroyed Magita using his hyper spiral ray and nuclear pulse, Anguirus and the other monsters followed him out to sea, then dispersed around the globe to live in peace.
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In [[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Issue 14|''Rulers of Earth 14'']], Anguirus is ambushed by a [[Mechagodzilla/Showa|Mechagodzilla]] that was built by the [[Cryogs|Cryog]] leader disguised as a Russian warmonger. The mecha badly wounds Anguirus and nearly snaps his jaw. Eventually, Mechagodzilla blasts Anguirus with several weapons and leaves him for dead. When Lucy Casprell and her team arrive, they discover that Anguirus is still alive and send [[Kiryu]] to retrieve him and bring to the Monster Islands. Kiryu is suddenly given new orders to bring Anguirus to a Russian facility, and flies off with the downed saurian. Along the way, Kiryu is shot down by a group of more Mechagodzillas near a robotics facility in Russia. Anguirus manages to escape Kiryu's grip and enters the facility, which the Cryog leader has converted into an arena where Godzilla is doing battle with [[Mecha-King Ghidorah]] and more Mechagodzillas. Anguirus joins the battle alongside Godzilla. Godzilla uses Anguirus as a club and slams him into Ghidorah's chest, critically damaging him. Eventually, Godzilla destroys the remaining Mechagodzillas while Mecha-King Ghidorah retreats. Godzilla and Anguirus then leave the arena together, but not before Godzilla completely destroys it with his atomic breath. Eventually, Anguirus was captured by the [[Trilopod]]s, who absorbed his DNA, and was imprisoned in their hive in Los Angeles. When [[King Caesar]] allowed himself to be captured by the Trilopods, he freed the other [[kaiju]] inside the hive, and they all joined together to help Godzilla, [[Zilla]], and [[Jet Jaguar]] battle against the Trilopod hybrids. After the Trilopods were defeated, the giant Trilopod [[Magita]] was unleashed and attacked the monsters. Anguirus attempted to battle Magita by slamming into the giant Trilopod several times, but was knocked aside by the massive creature. After Godzilla destroyed Magita using his hyper spiral ray and nuclear pulse, Anguirus and the other monsters followed him out to sea, then dispersed around the globe to live in peace.
 
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RoE Anguirus.jpg|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'' [[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Issue 14|#14]]
 
RoE Anguirus.jpg|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth]]'' [[Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Issue 14|#14]]
 
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===''[[Godzilla: Cataclysm]]''===
 
===''[[Godzilla: Cataclysm]]''===
 
Anguirus appears in a flashback in [[Godzilla: Cataclysm Issue 1|''Godzilla: Cataclysm'' #1]], where he is seen battling [[Manda]] in Tokyo, while several other monsters battle each other as well.
 
Anguirus appears in a flashback in [[Godzilla: Cataclysm Issue 1|''Godzilla: Cataclysm'' #1]], where he is seen battling [[Manda]] in Tokyo, while several other monsters battle each other as well.
<gallery widths='200' position='center' captionalign='center' spacing='small'>Anguirus Cataclysm.jpg|Anguirus battling Manda in [[Godzilla: Cataclysm Issue 1|''Godzilla: Cataclysm'' #1]]
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<gallery widths='120' position='center' captionalign='center' spacing='small'>Anguirus Cataclysm.jpg|Anguirus battling Manda in [[Godzilla: Cataclysm Issue 1|''Godzilla: Cataclysm'' #1]]
 
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===''[[Godzilla in Hell]]''===
 
===''[[Godzilla in Hell]]''===
A demonic version of Anguirus appeared in [[Godzilla in Hell Issue 2|the second issue]] of the IDW mini-series ''[[Godzilla in Hell]]''. He was seen in a frozen wasteland in [[Underworld|Hell]] after Godzilla defeated the demon [[Rodan]] and thawed out after sensing Godzilla's presence. He confronted Godzilla and bit him on the arm, but Godzilla flung him off and onto the ice, causing it to shatter and sending Godzilla careening through the ice.
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[[File:Demonanguirus.png|200px|thumb|Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla in Hell]]'' [[Godzilla in Hell Issue 2|#2]]]]A demonic version of Anguirus appeared in [[Godzilla in Hell Issue 2|the second issue]] of the IDW mini-series ''[[Godzilla in Hell]]''. He was seen in a frozen wasteland in [[Underworld|Hell]] after Godzilla defeated the demon [[Rodan]] and thawed out after sensing Godzilla's presence. He confronted Godzilla and bit him on the arm, but Godzilla flung him off and onto the ice, causing it to shatter and sending Godzilla careening through the ice.
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===''[[Godzilla: Oblivion]]''===
 
===''[[Godzilla: Oblivion]]''===
Anguirus appeared alongside [[Rodan]], [[Biollante]], [[Zilla]], [[King Caesar]] and [[Mothra]] in [[Godzilla: Oblivion Issue 4|issue #4]] of ''[[Godzilla: Oblivion]]'', as they crossed through an interdimensional portal while [[Mecha-King Ghidorah]] was fighting [[Godzilla]]. In the [[Godzilla: Oblivion Issue 5|next issue]], where the monsters were joined by [[Hedorah]], Anguirus made his first move against Mecha-King Ghidorah as he rammed him after he was falling from Mothra's attack. When Mecha-King Ghidorah was down, Anguirus kept slashing at him, leaving the latter vulnerable. Later after Mecha-King Ghidorah was defeated by Godzilla, all of the monsters were left behind as the humans left the [[Earth]] as it became covered by tiny robotic cells that served as interdimensional doorways.
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[[File:Kaiju Godzilla oblivion.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Anguirus alongside [[Rodan]], [[Zilla]], [[King Caesar]], [[Mothra]] and [[Biollante]] in ''[[Godzilla: Oblivion]]'']] Anguirus appeared alongside [[Rodan]], [[Biollante]], [[Zilla]], [[King Caesar]] and [[Mothra]] in [[Godzilla: Oblivion Issue 4|issue #4]] of ''[[Godzilla: Oblivion]]'', as they crossed through an interdimensional portal while [[Mecha-King Ghidorah]] was fighting [[Godzilla]]. In the [[Godzilla: Oblivion Issue 5|next issue]], where the monsters were joined by [[Hedorah]], Anguirus made his first move against Mecha-King Ghidorah as he rammed him after he was falling from Mothra's attack. When Mecha-King Ghidorah was down, Anguirus kept slashing at him, leaving the latter vulnerable. Later after Mecha-King Ghidorah was defeated by Godzilla, all of the monsters were left behind as the humans left the [[Earth]] as it became covered by tiny robotic cells that served as interdimensional doorways.
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
{{Main|Anguirus/Gallery}}
 
{{Main|Anguirus/Gallery}}
 
==Sightings==
 
==Sightings==
 
*Anguirus roar was used in many video game series such as ''Street Fighter'' and ''Metroid''.
 
*Anguirus roar was used in many video game series such as ''Street Fighter'' and ''Metroid''.
**Anguirus' roars were reused for the [[w:c:metroid:Draygon|Draygon]] boss of the [[w:c:metroid:Metroid (series)|''Metroid'' series]].
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**Anguirus' roars were reused for the [[wikia:w:c:metroid:Draygon|Draygon]] boss of the [[wikia:w:c:metroid:Metroid (series)|''Metroid'' series]].
 
*In ''Dairanger'', Daimugen reuses Anguirus' roar.
 
*In ''Dairanger'', Daimugen reuses Anguirus' roar.
*The [[kaiju]] [[w:c:theearthdefenseforce:Archelus|Archelus]] from the upcoming video game ''[[w:c:theearthdefenseforce:Earth Defense Force 5|Earth Defense Force 5]]'' bears some resemblance to Anguirus, and even demonstrates a rolling attack reminiscent of the one used by Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' and the [[Atari]] video games.
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*The [[kaiju]] [[wikia:w:c:theearthdefenseforce:Archelus|Archelus]] from the upcoming video game ''[[wikia:w:c:theearthdefenseforce:Earth Defense Force 5|Earth Defense Force 5]]'' bears some resemblance to Anguirus, and even demonstrates a rolling attack reminiscent of the one used by Anguirus in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' and the [[Atari]] video games.
==In Other Languages==
 
*German (''Godzilla Raids Again'', 1958 dub): Angirus
 
*Basque: Erraldoien
 
*Serbian: Ангуирус
 
*Yiddish: אַנגוירוס
 
*Russian: Ангирус
 
*Chinese: 安吉拉斯
 
 
 
 
==Roar==
 
==Roar==
 
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{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">j8-ndx5Z7Gw</youtube>|Anguirus' unaltered roars in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''}}
 
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">lX0sREfMQOE</youtube>|Anguirus' roars in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''}}
 
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">lX0sREfMQOE</youtube>|Anguirus' roars in ''[[Godzilla Raids Again]]''}}
 
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">I4rOVnvFrH4</youtube>|Anguirus' roars from [[Destroy All Monsters|1968]] to [[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla|1974]]}}
 
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">I4rOVnvFrH4</youtube>|Anguirus' roars from [[Destroy All Monsters|1968]] to [[Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla|1974]]}}
 
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">TFKYVZeP2oA</youtube>|Anguirus' roars in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''}}
 
{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">TFKYVZeP2oA</youtube>|Anguirus' roars in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''}}
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==In Other Languages==
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|zh_cmn=安吉拉斯 ''Ānjílāsī'' |zh_cmnmeaning=Transcription of Japanese name
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|de=Angirus (''Godzilla Raids Again'', 1958 dub) |demeaning=
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|ru=Ангирус ''Angirus'' |rumeaning=Transliteration of English name
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|sr=Ангирус ''Angirus'' |srmeaning=Transliteration of English name
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Anguirus was the second [[kaiju]] in the Godzilla series.
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*Anguirus was the second [[kaiju]] in the [[Godzilla (franchise)|Godzilla series]], and [[Godzilla]]'s first-ever enemy.
*Anguirus was the first [[kaiju]] Godzilla ever fought, and would go on to become his most loyal ally and friend.
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*In the 1957 [[Toho]] film ''Tokyo is a Fine Place'', a baseball player named William [[Rodan|Radon]] joins a team called the Tokyo Anguirus. The team's uniform includes a shoulder patch with the monster's head in silhouette.<ref name="FinePlace">[[File:Tokyo Anguirus.jpg|150px]]</ref>
*Before his appearance in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'', Toho planned to use Anguirus twice in the Millennium series and once in the Heisei series. First, he was supposed to appear in ''[[Ghost Godzilla|Godzilla vs. Ghost Godzilla]]'', which was supposed to be the last film in the Heisei series. In the Millennium series, he first was one of the [[Guardian Monsters]], the God of the Sea, in ''[[Godzilla X Varan, Baragon and Anguirus: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack]]'', the original version of ''[[Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack]]''. He was cut when Toho decided they could make a larger profit if they replaced him for a more popular [[kaiju]]: [[Mothra]]. Again, in ''[[Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.]]'', he was originally the monster found washed up dead on the beach with a large neck wound received from Godzilla. However, Toho replaced him with [[Kamoebas]] out of concerns that fans would take offense to such an appearance.
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*Anguirus, [[Rodan/Millennium|Rodan]], and [[King Caesar]] are the only enemy monsters [[Godzilla/Final Wars|Godzilla]] spares after defeating in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]''.
*A scene in ''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' of Godzilla destroying Rodan, Anguirus, and King Caesar was not filmed, making Anguirus one of the only five surviving monsters at the end of ''Final Wars''. The film originally had Godzilla destroy the three monsters.
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*The 2016 book ''[[Godzilla Against Type-3 Kiryu (Mechagodzilla) Completion]]'' adds Anguirus to the Kiryu Saga continuity, with [[Type 66 Maser Cannon]]s preventing him from landing in Yokosuka in 1972. Anguirus was previously considered to appear in both ''[[Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla]]'' and ''[[Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.]]'', while his name appears on one of the DNA canisters in the post-credits scene for the latter film.
*Along with [[Rodan]], Anguirus is often considered to be Godzilla's closest ally.
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[[File:GKOTM_Bonus_Features_-_Anguirus_skeleton.png|thumb|right|200px|The skeleton of "a creature that might or might not be Anguirus," untextured view from the "The Undersea Lair" bonus feature of ''Godzilla: King of the Monsters'']]
*During early production of the ''[[Godzilla vs. Ghost Godzilla]]'' in 1995, Anguirus was originally planned to appear, but due to fact that Godzilla fought against creatures that simply resembled him, the project was dropped and Anguirus didn't appear in another Godzilla film until 2004. Even though Anguirus didn't appear in the Heisei era, there is [[Anguirus/Gallery#Godzilla vs. Ghost Godzilla|concept art commissioning on how he would have looked like]].
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*''[[Godzilla: King of the Monsters]]'' director [[Michael Dougherty]] stated that, "the skeleton of a creature that might or might not be Anguirus is briefly visible in one shot, just outside Godzilla’s underwater lair."<ref name="Dougherty">[https://twitter.com/mike_dougherty/status/1137479824505622528?lang=en @Mike_Dougherty on Twitter: "The skeleton of a creature that might or might not be Anguirus is briefly visible in one shot, just outside Godzilla’s underwater lair."]</ref> Anguirus is also featured in concept art of the film's final scene, published in ''[[The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters]]'', as are other established kaiju such as [[Gigan]] and [[Gamera]].<ref name="GKOTM">[[:File:G2019A.jpg|Anguirus in concept art of the bowing scene.]]</ref> In an interview with the ''Los Angeles Times'', Dougherty said, "We had thought about using some additional Toho creatures to give them some cameos but every Toho creature comes with a price tag. It was a choice to either shell out more money simply for the rights for these creatures to show up on screen for a few seconds, or embrace the opportunity and the challenge to create new creatures."<ref name="LATimes">{{Cite web|url=https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-godzilla-director-ghidorah-mothra-rodan-20190602-story.html/|title=How ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ updated four iconic kaiju characters|work=Los Angeles Times|author=Brown, Tracy|date=2 June 2019}}</ref>
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==Video==
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{{Videos|{{vid|<youtube width="300" height="169">https://youtu.be/WhjlwDF3wg8</youtube>|{{WZYT|Kaiju Profile: Anguirus}}}}}}
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Anguirus
Anguirus in Godzilla: Final Wars
Anguirus in Godzilla Raids Again
Anguirus in Godzilla vs. Gigan
Name information
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Alternate names Angilas, Angurus, Angorus, Bōryu Anguirus,[1] Anguillasaurus,[2] Angillus, Anguillas, Anzilla, Angy
Subtitle(s) Fierce Dragon (暴竜,   Bō Ryū)[3][4]
Killer of the LivingGtFM
Godzilla's Companion
(ゴジラの仲間,   Gojira no Nakama)GvG[5]
The Fierce BeastG:BL
Fiercest Dragon in History
(史上最大の暴竜,   Shijō Saidai no Bō Ryū)G:TB
Physical information
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Species Giant Ankylosaurus
Height Showa: 60 meters[6]
Millennium: 40 meters (Quadrupedal)[7]
90 meters (Standing upright)[7][8]
Length Showa: 100 meters[6]
Millennium: 160 meters[7]
Weight Showa: 30,000 metric tons[6]
Millennium: 60,000 metric tons[7][8]
Affiliation information
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Place(s) of emergence Iwato Island,GRA[5] Monsterland,DAM[5]
Monster Island,AMA-GvM[5]
Gotemba,GvMG[5][note 1] ShanghaiGFW
Controlled by KilaaksDAM
XiliensGFW
Allies Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Varan, Baragon, Gorosaurus, Kumonga, Baragon, Manda, King Caesar, G-Guard Mechagodzilla, MOGUERA, Minilla, Gojirin, SandaGRoE, GairaGRoE, KamacurasGRoE, KamoebasGRoE, ZillaGRoE, Jet JaguarGRoE
Enemies GodzillaGRA, GFW, King Ghidorah, Gigan, Fake Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Gororin, DestoroyahG:L, VaranGRAT
Real world information
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Designed by Shinji NishikawaGFW
Modeled by Teizo Toshimitsu,GRA Kanju Yagi,GRA Yasuei Yagi,GRA Masao Yagi,GRA Nobuyuki Yasumaru,DAM
Shinichi WakasaGFW
Portrayed by ShowaKatsumi TezukaGRA
Hiroshi Sekita and Tadaaki WatanabeDAM
Koetsu OmiyaGvG-GvMgl
Kin'ichi KusumiGvMG
MillenniumToshihiro Ogura
Other information
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First appearance Latest appearance
Godzilla Raids Again Godzilla: Final Wars
Roar(s)
1955
1968-1974
2004
More roars
What do you want?
„ 

— Anguirus to Godzilla (Godzilla vs. Gigan)

Anguirus (アンギラス,   Angirasu) is a giant Ankylosaurus kaiju who first appeared in the 1955 Toho Godzilla film, Godzilla Raids Again.

Anguirus was Godzilla's first-ever opponent, and battled him to the death in Osaka in Godzilla Raids Again. Anguirus was ultimately killed by Godzilla, but a second individual debuted in the film Destroy All Monsters in 1968. This Anguirus became a friend and ally to Godzilla, loyally fighting alongside him to fend off alien monsters such as King Ghidorah and Gigan. Anguirus' final appearance in the Showa series of films came in 1974's Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, where he had his jaw broken by the alien machine Mechagodzilla, who was masquerading as Godzilla. Anguirus' next film appearance came 30 years later in Godzilla: Final Wars, where he was a mind-controlled pawn of the Xiliens in their invasion of Earth. While not as popular as the likes of Rodan, Mothra or King Ghidorah, Anguirus has become a popular monster in his own right, and has earned a reputation as being both Godzilla's closest friend and as a tenacious fighter even when severely outmatched.

Name

Anguirus's Japanese name, Angirasu (アンギラス), comes from the Japanese spelling of the name of the dinosaur genus Ankylosaurus (アンキロサウルス,   Ankirosaurusu), upon which the monster's design is based. The name was chosen from several names proposed by employees of Toho during production of Godzilla Raids Again. Actor Yoshio Tsuchiya, who played the character Tajima in the film, proposed the name "Gyottos" for the monster. Many of the rejected names were later used for the original monsters featured in the tie-in manga Rampage Godzilla.[9]

The original English name given to Anguirus by Toho was Angilas, as seen in the company's 1955 international sales booklet.[10] When Godzilla Raids Again was released in the United States by Warner Bros. in 1959 as Gigantis, the Fire Monster, advertising materials spelled the monster's name as Angurus, which was also how it was pronounced in the English dub. In the mid-1970's, Toho copyrighted the new revised English name Anguirus, making it the official Anglicization of the monster's name for all subsequent media. However, only the English dub of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla uses anything resembling this spelling. The English dubs for Destroy All Monsters, All Monsters Attack, and Godzilla vs. Gigan all call him "Angilas," while in Godzilla: Final Wars, the pronunciation sounds like "Angweenus." Another alternative name, Anguillas, appears in the German theatrical trailer for Destroy All Monsters[11] and the American version of the Godzilla Game Boy game.[12] The tag for the Anguirus figure in Bandai's Godzilla Island Monster Series toy line combines the romaji for Anguirus' subtitle, Fierce Dragon (暴竜,   Bō Ryū), with his English name, giving the figure the English name Bōryu Anguirus.[1]

Several American publications from the 1970's, including issue #34 of The Monster Times and the children's book Godzilla by Ian Thorne, offer Anzilla as an alternate spelling. The origin of this name is yet unknown.

According to a booklet included with Toho's 2002 three-disc DVD release of Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, Anguirus' name was originally Angira (晏麒羅) in the original unrealized version of the film, Godzilla X Varan, Baragon and Anguirus: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, with him being given the name "Anguirus" by the JSDF late in the story.

Development

Anguirus concept art for Godzilla Raids Again

The head of the original Anguirus suit in Godzilla Raids Again was modeled by Teizo Toshimitsu, while the body was modeled by the Yagi brothers Kanju and Yasuei. A 2 shaku (60.6 centimeter) clay model of Anguirus was created, and used as a reference for artwork and posters featuring the monster.[13] When this clay model was made, Anguirus was envisioned as having his carapace split into two pieces and turned upward.[14][13] The suit was initially built to reflect this, but as the carapace peeled apart each time it moved, it was eventually joined together as a single piece. However, the battle scene between Anguirus and Godzilla at the Osaka port was filmed before the carapace was joined together, and so the effect of the carapace being composed of two separate pieces can be seen during this scene and in promotional images and artwork.[14] The carapace of the Anguirus suit weighed 3 kan (11.25 kilograms), and as such suit actor Katsumi Tezuka experienced difficulty standing up while wearing it.[13]

Rather than being cut from a plaster mold, the head of the original Anguirus suit was composed of a hard "skull" with the softer material used for the skin applied around it. To depict Anguirus opening and closing his mouth and performing facial expressions, a Guignol (hand puppet) model was used. The thorns on Anguirus' back were created from paper wrapped together to look like spikes and painted over in rubber. Because of this, the thorns were actually incredibly soft and prone to be damaged during the filming of fight scenes. Modeling engineer Eizo Kaimai noted that performing repairs to the thorns was difficult.

The color of the original Anguirus suit was unclear onscreen, as the film it appeared in was shot in black-and-white, however according to modeler Masao Yagi the suit was a light emerald green.[15] Numerous Guignols were created to portray Anguirus in addition to the suit.

For the character's return in Destroy All Monsters 13 years later, a new suit was constructed.[14][13] The new Anguirus suit was modeled by Nobuyuki Yasumaru.[13] The back of the new suit was composed of leather, while the thorns were made of polished balsa wood painted with polyester resin. The suit was worn in the film by both Hiroshi Sekita and Tadaaki Watanabe. In addition to the suit, a miniature model of Anguirus was constructed for distant shots of the monster prior to the final battle at Aokigahara.

The Anguirus suit from Destroy All Monsters was brought back and left mostly unchanged for Godzilla vs. Gigan. This time, the character was portrayed by Koetsu Omiya. For this film, Anguirus would be depicted bleeding graphically and sustaining gruesome injuries, while in most previous films special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya had shied away from showing the monsters bleed. Teruyoshi Nakano, who served as the special effects director for the series following Tsuburaya's death, said he had noticed children asking why Godzilla and the other monsters never bled, and so was influenced to depict monster bloodshed in the film.[14] In water scenes, the head of the Anguirus suit is black, with what appears to be red and yellow moss or algae growing on the rest of its body. In addition, some scales seem to be falling off the suit, particularly on its arms and chest. It is possible this is a separate suit employed specifically for water scenes, just as the MusukoGoji suit is employed for Godzilla in such scenes in the film with the SoshingekiGoji used in the rest of the film.

The Anguirus suit was employed for a single scene in Godzilla vs. Megalon the following year, depicting Anguirus falling into a fissure during the destruction of Monster Island at the beginning of the film. It is unknown who portrayed the monster during this scene.

The Anguirus suit from Destroy All Monsters was employed one final time for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla in 1974. By this point, the suit's horns had been considerably worn down and shortened, while its large protruding fangs had been removed. According to Anguirus' suit actor Kin'ichi Kusumi, who also played King Caesar in the film, the Anguirus suit was so badly rotted that the inside of the suit was sticky and falling apart, and baby powder had to be liberally applied to the suit's feet for him to even be able to use it.[16]

Following his appearance in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, Anguirus would not appear in another film for another 30 years. However, he was considered for several projects during the Heisei and Millennium series before finally making his return in the final Millennium film, Godzilla: Final Wars. The first proposed appearance of Anguirus following Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla was Godzilla vs. Godzilla, a project considered as the seventh and final entry in the Heisei series. Shinji Nishikawa commissioned concept art of Anguirus for the film. In one version of the story, Anguirus would be possessed by the film's antagonist, Ghost Godzilla, and transform into a hybrid kaiju dubbed "Godzirus." This draft also featured Baragon fusing with Anguirus to become a hybrid creature.[17] Nishikawa also designed a new monster for the project described as a "subspecies of Anguirus," the Anguirus Hound. While Godzilla vs. Godzilla was scrapped, Anguirus and the Anguirus Hound were both carried over into the next iteration of Godzilla 7, Godzilla vs. Barubaroi. In this story, the Anguirus Hound would be defeated and assimilated by the creature Barubaroi, which then takes its form, becoming a grotesque creature resembling a cross between Anguirus and an insect.[18][19] Concept art for both the Heisei Anguirus and the Anguirus Hound possesses a split carapace, much like what Anguirus was originally going to possess in Godzilla Raids Again. Ultimately, Anguirus and the Anguirus Hound were dropped from the project, which finally became Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. Special effects director Koichi Kawakita cited reasons such as Anguirus' four-legged stance compared to Godzilla's bipedal stance and his inability to portray a sense of speed due to walking on his knees when explaining why Anguirus was not featured in the Heisei series despite being frequently considered.[19]

Anguirus was next considered for the third entry in the Millennium series by director Shusuke Kaneko. Kaneko wanted his film to revolve around Godzilla battling three ancient "Guardian Monsters," for which he chose Varan, Baragon, and Anguirus. Kaneko prepared a screenplay for the film, titled Godzilla X Varan, Baragon and Anguirus: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, with assistance from Keiichi Hasegawa and Masahiro Yokotani. Numerous concept models of the four monsters were completed. Anguirus was given a quadrupedal stance, walking on his hind feet rather than his knees. The spines on his carapace were incredibly long and sharp, and pointed backwards. His tail was considerably shorter than previous designs, being held in the air parallel to the ground and ending with a spiky club. Anguirus, or "Angira" as he would be originally known in the story, was to be the "golden freezing monster," whose powers revolve around ice. For the film's final showdown in Yokohama, Anguirus would combine his ice powers with Varan and Baragon's elemental powers to assault Godzilla. Kaneko's proposal was approved by producer Shogo Tomiyama, but Toho's executives requested that the more marketable monsters Mothra and King Ghidorah be worked into the film instead. Kaneko compromised by replacing Varan and Anguirus with Mothra and King Ghidorah, but retaining Baragon in the final story. The film would go on to become Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, the most successful entry in the Millennium series.

Anguirus was considered to appear in both entries in the Kiryu Saga. In Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, he would have battled Kiryu. For the follow-up film, Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., director Masaaki Tezuka proposed that Anguirus be the carcass that washes ashore after being killed by Godzilla, as Toho had rejected a Liopleurodon performing this role. However, producer Shogo Tomiyama wanted Anguirus to be left alive for a potential sequel,[20] and so Tezuka requested Gamera in the role instead. Toho countered with Kamoebas, the only turtle kaiju which they owned.[21][19]

Anguirus concept art for Godzilla: Final Wars

Anguirus was finally brought back for Godzilla's 50th anniversary film, Godzilla: Final Wars, in 2004, 30 years after his most recent film appearance. The creature was designed by Shinji Nishikawa, and a brand new suit was created, one which looked quite different from previous designs. Toshihiro Ogura portrayed Anguirus in the film.

Design

Anguirus is a stout, armored, quadrupedal reptilian creature that looks fairly similar to an Ankylosaurus, with aspects of his design also resembling armadillos, hedgehogs, and crocodiles. He has several inwardly curved horns at the top of his head and a single, short horn on the end of his snout. His face is long, puffy and drawn out, like a crocodile, with two large tusks at the start and rows of smaller, jagged, serrated teeth following suit. His carapace is studded with a plethora of long, sharp, prickly spikes. Anguirus' tail is spiky and longer than his body, accounting for the majority of his total body length. His hind limbs are longer than his forelimbs, enabling him to stand upright to his full height, but he primarily walks upon all fours. In Godzilla: Final Wars, Anguirus is jokingly referred to as an "armadillo," most likely due to his ability to curl himself into a ball.

The Final Wars Anguirus has some differences in his design. His skin is a a much lighter shade of gray, with yellowish-colored spikes. This Anguirus has a shorter, more mammal-like snout, and his underbelly has an armored, brick-like texture. He now has spikes on his arms and legs, and his tail ends with a spiked club, a trait shared by the real-life Ankylosaurus.

Personality

Anguirus is depicted as a very tenacious and fierce fighter. Despite constantly going up against enemies tougher than himself, Anguirus rarely backs down and always puts up a vicious fight. Despite his fierce nature, Anguirus has traditionally been shown in various media as being a close friend of Godzilla. While many of Godzilla's allies have had to work with him out of necessity, such as Mothra and Rodan, Anguirus and Godzilla appear to have a genuine friendship. This is most pronounced in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, where Anguirus senses that the Fake Godzilla roaming Japan is not the monster he knows and attacks it, with a character even mentioning that it's strange to see Anguirus attack "his friend" Godzilla.

Origins

In Godzilla Raids Again, it is suggested that Anguirus is an Ankylosaurus that lived during the Cretaceous, 150 to 70 million years ago, around the same time as Godzilla. Like Godzilla, Anguirus managed to survive into the modern day by lying dormant before being awakened and irradiated by nuclear bomb tests in the 1950's.[22] This origin is never discussed further nor contradicted in subsequent films. The First Generation Anguirus specifically is said to originate from Siberia, according to official sources.[3]

History

Showa Series

Godzilla Raids Again

When pilot Shoichi Tsukioka landed on Iwato Island to rescue his friend and colleague Kojikawa Kobayashi, the two men discovered Anguirus and Godzilla locked in battle on the island. The two monsters eventually tackled each other into the ocean, and disappeared. The pilots reported their story to the authorities in Osaka, who determined that Anguirus was a creature that lived alongside Godzilla in prehistoric times, and like Godzilla had been reawakened by nuclear testing. The JSDF enforced a blackout on the city and used flares to draw Godzilla away, but when a group of prisoners escaped from a prison bus as it was evacuating, they led the police on a high-speed chase that ended with a gasoline truck crashing into a refinery and starting a huge fire. This fire quickly spread and drew both Godzilla and Anguirus into Osaka, where they resumed their battle. The monsters tore apart the city as their battle reached Osaka Castle. Godzilla tackled Anguirus into the building, then bit down on his opponent's neck. Anguirus roared out in agony as he began to bleed profusely, and was thrown into a moat by Godzilla. As Anguirus attempted to stagger back to his feet, Godzilla unleashed his atomic breath, incinerating his foe and leaving him victorious.

Destroy All Monsters

By the end of the 20th century, Anguirus was one of several kaiju contained on the human-monitored Monsterland in the Ogasawara Islands. When the Kilaaks assaulted the island, they took control of Anguirus and the other monsters and unleashed them across the globe to do their evil bidding. Anguirus was sent to battle the humans' military forces in the Japanese countryside along with Godzilla and Rodan. When the crew of the Moonlight SY-3 managed to destroy the Kilaaks' mind-control device located under the lunar surface, Anguirus and the Earth monsters were all freed from the invaders' command. Godzilla soon led the monsters in an assault against the Kilaaks' base under Mount Fuji, but they were attacked by the Kilaaks' trump card, King Ghidorah. Anguirus took part in direct combat with King Ghidorah alongside Godzilla, Gorosaurus and Minilla. Anguirus bit down on one of King Ghidorah's necks, causing the space monster to take flight. Anguirus clamped his jaws on his enemy's neck and continued hanging on as King Ghidorah flew high into the sky. King Ghidorah finally bit Anguirus' neck with one of his heads, forcing him to let go and plummet to the ground below. King Ghidorah dropped down and stomped Anguirus into the dirt, then attacked Godzilla and the other monsters. However, Anguirus simply shook the dirt off himself and re-entered the fray. The Earth monsters gained the upper hand against King Ghidorah, and successfully killed him. Godzilla soon destroyed the Kilaaks' base and ended their invasion once and for all. Anguirus and the other monsters were then returned to Monsterland to live out their days in peace.

All Monsters Attack

Stock footage of Anguirus from Destroy All Monsters in
All Monsters Attack

When young Ichiro Miki dreamed of going to Monster Island, Anguirus was one of the monsters he saw living there.

Godzilla vs. Gigan

Anguirus in Godzilla vs. Gigan

Almost 30 years after the death of the first Anguirus, a second one had taken up residence on Monster Island and become a friend of Godzilla. When Godzilla overheard one of the M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens' "action tapes" containing their plans for the conquest of Earth, Godzilla sent Anguirus to Japan to investigate. When Anguirus arrived in Japan, he was immediately attacked by the JSDF, who were unaware of his intentions. Rather than fight back, Anguirus swam back to Monster Island to recruit Godzilla's help. Godzilla joined his companion and the two monsters swam to Tokyo, where Gigan and King Ghidorah were causing destruction under the Nebulans' orders. Godzilla and Anguirus fought back against the space monsters, but found themselves overwhelmed by the enemy. Godzilla was knocked out of commission by the repeated attacks of Gigan and the Nebulans' Godzilla Tower, leaving Anguirus to unsuccessfully attempt to carry on the battle against King Ghidorah. Thankfully, a group of humans were able to destroy Godzilla Tower and sever the Nebulans' control over the space monsters. While Gigan and King Ghidorah were able to maintain their onslaught at first, they quickly became disorganized and confused without their masters commands and began to bicker and argue with each other. Godzilla and Anguirus regrouped and mounted their counterattack against Gigan and King Ghidorah, eventually forcing both monsters to retreat back to outer space. Godzilla and Anguirus then swam back to Monster Island, victorious.

Godzilla vs. Megalon

In 197X, Anguirus was resting on Monster Island along with Godzilla and Rodan when nuclear testing thousands of miles away in the Aleutian Islands triggered a massive earthquake. As the island began to split in half, Godzilla and Anguirus made an attempt to escape. While Godzilla was successful and made it to the ocean, Anguirus toppled over and fell into the growing fissure.


Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

Sometime after he disappeared into the fissure on Monster Island, Anguirus surfaced in a barren area and began to roar. Sensing something was wrong in Japan, Anguirus burrowed his way to the Japanese mainland in search of Godzilla. When he saw what looked like his friend Godzilla attacking buildings mindlessly and walking around the Japanese countryside with no specific pattern, Anguirus immediately sensed that it was an impostor. Anguirus burrowed out of the ground after Godzilla attacked an apartment building, tripping him over. Anguirus then challenged Godzilla, but Godzilla threw him through a bridge and into a valley. As Anguirus got back up, he leapt out of the valley, knocking off some of Godzilla's scales with his claws as he passed, revealing metal underneath. The now-revealed fake Godzilla then fought back viciously, beating Anguirus and slamming him into the ground. The fake Godzilla broke Anguirus' jaw in a violent and bloody fashion, forcing Anguirus to burrow back underground and retreat.

Get Going! Godzilland

Anguirus appeared in animated form in the educational Get Going! Godzilland OVAs. In these OVAS, Anguirus was Godzilla's closest friend, but frequently got into fights and arguments with him. In the hiragana OVA, Anguirus was running through the forests of Godzilland when Mothra dropped an invitation for a picnic onto his head, blinding him and causing him to run into a rock and fall over. Anguirus then raced with Godzilla to get to the picnic, and the two of them argued over who got there first. When Mothra asked why Godzilla and Anguirus arrived so late, they revealed that they couldn't read the invitation very well. Mothra then taught all of the kaiju about the hiragana alphabet.

In the addition OVA, Anguirus was seen fighting with Godzilla. After a brief fight, the two kaiju became bitter and refused to speak to each other. Mechagodzilla witnessed the fight and, assuming Godzilla no longer wanted to be Anguirus' friend, decided to make Anguirus his new friend. When Mechagodzilla talked to Anguirus, the latter accused Mechagodzilla of being violent. Mechagodzilla became angry and used his laser vision to destroy the hammock Anguirus was sleeping on, then grabbed him and flew to a volcano on the island. Baragon witnessed the kidnapping and told Godzilla, Gojirin, and Mothra about it, and the four kaiju traveled to the volcano to rescue their friend. Once the kaiju arrived, they were forced by Mechagodzilla to take part in a game show where they solved addition problems. After the kaiju got the problems correct, Anguirus was freed. Mothra then convinced Anguirus and the other kaiju to forgive Mechagodzilla and befriend him.

Godzilla Island

Anguirus in Godzilla Island


Millennium Series

Godzilla: Final Wars

In the year 20XX, Anguirus was under the control of the Xiliens and was sent to China and attacked Shanghai. He was attacked by the Karyu, but he proved too fast for it. He continued to fight against the humans, but he was recalled by the Xiliens on their commander's orders. Once the Controller of Planet X killed the Commander and led the Xiliens himself, Anguirus was brought back to Shanghai, and destroyed the Karyu by slamming into it after curling up. After Godzilla was freed by the Gotengo in Antarctica, Anguirus was deployed to the Japanese countryside with Rodan and King Caesar by the Xilien UFOs α, ß and γ, and waited to encounter Godzilla. When Godzilla arrived, Anguirus almost immediately curled up into a ball and tried to ram Godzilla, but Godzilla used this to his advantage, kicking Anguirus into King Caesar and Rodan. After successfully knocking all three monsters unconscious, Godzilla stacked them into a pile and continued to follow the Gotengo to Tokyo.


Reiwa Series

GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters

Anguirus first appeared in November 2005 and attacked Beijing, causing 8.2 million deaths in tandem with Rodan. Both monsters were eventually killed by the Chinese bioweapon Hedorah, which left behind their skeletal remains and proceeded to lay waste to the surrounding area.[23]

Abilities

Durability

Anguirus' jaw is broken by Fake Godzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

Anguirus' spiky carapace and armored hide grant him impressive resistance to attacks from enemy monsters. He was able to withstand having his neck bitten by King Ghidorah and being dropped from a great height and stomped into the ground, and even quickly got back to his feet and reentered the battle. He also survived grievous injuries in his battles with Gigan and Fake Godzilla, having his face sawed open in the first instance and his jaw broken in the second, and even shrugged off a blast from Godzilla's atomic breath from point-blank range in Godzilla Raids Again. In Godzilla vs. Megalon, Anguirus was swallowed by a tectonic fissure on Monster Island, but survived and was able to simply burrow underground.

Anguirus' durability is also highlighted in the comic Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, where after being beaten nearly to death by a Cryog Mechagodzilla, he quickly recovers and immediately assists Godzilla in battle against Mecha-King Ghidorah and an army of Mechagodzillas.

Physical Abilities

Anguirus tightly bites down on King Ghidorah's neck, drawing blood and holding on as he is carried into the air in Destroy All Monsters.

Anguirus possesses rows of extremely sharp teeth that he will use in battle. These, with the added bite force Anguirus can generate, cause pain to any kaiju that finds itself in Anguirus' jaws. The attack was shown to be strong enough to break King Ghidorah's skin and draw blood. He also tends to attack with his claws and by charging opponents, as demonstrated in his battle with Godzilla in Godzilla Raids Again.

Moreover, he may use his spiked tail to swing around at opponents. In Kodansha's Godzilla, King of the Monsters manga, his tail is prehensile, and he uses it to grapple with and restrain opponents

Spiked Carapace

Anguirus launches himself at King Ghidorah, damaging him with his carapace in Godzilla vs. Gigan.

Anguirus' greatest asset in combat is his spiked carapace. He often slams his back into opponents in order to injure them with his spikes. In Godzilla vs. Gigan, Anguirus launched himself at King Ghidorah while Godzilla held him still from behind. In Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, Godzilla lifted Anguirus by his tail and used him like a flail, swinging his spikes into Mecha-King Ghidorah's chest and damaging the cyborg.

Anguirus Ball

Anguirus curls into his carapace and launches himself at Godzilla in Godzilla: Final Wars.

In many Godzilla video games and in the film Godzilla: Final Wars, Anguirus was shown to be able to retreat inside of his carapace and curl into a ball, an ability dubbed the Fierce Dragon Monster Ball Violent Bullet (暴龍怪球烈弾,   Bō Ryū Kai Kyū Retsu-dan) or simply Anguirus Ball (アンギラスボール,   Angirasu Bōru).[24] This allows Anguirus to travel quickly by rolling while also damaging any structures or enemies in his path.

Rotating Disc

In the Kodansha manga series Godzilla, King of the Monsters, Anguirus can retract into his shell and quickly zip around in the air while rotating at extremely high speed, condensing his body into the shape of an ultra-sharp disc that can cut Godzilla.

Burrowing

Anguirus emerges from underground in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

In Godzilla vs. Megalon, Anguirus survived being swallowed by a seismic fissure on Monster Island. In the next film, Anguirus was able to burrow underground, eventually making his way to the Japanese mainland where he emerged and attacked Fake Godzilla.

Agility

Anguirus is quite agile, charging at enemies with surprising speed and having the ability to make surprise attacks on unsuspecting foes. In his first battle with Godzilla on Iwato Island, Anguirus surprised Godzilla by attacking him from behind. In Godzilla vs. Gigan, Anguirus leapt into the air and over a considerable distance in order to slam his spiky carapace into King Ghidorah.

Intelligence

Anguirus is extremely intelligent for a giant monster: he is able to communicate with Godzilla, understanding his orders to investigate a disturbance in Japan and then asking him for help after learning of the situation. Both Anguirus and Godzilla are able to understand the M Space Hunter Nebula Aliens' "action tapes" which contain their plans and cannot be comprehended by humans. In their battle with Gigan and King Ghidorah, Anguirus and Godzilla formed strategies and attack plans and were able to triumph while Gigan and King Ghidorah bickered and argued once they stopped receiving commands from their alien masters. In Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, Anguirus immediately recognized that the Godzilla that emerged from Mount Fuji was a fake, while the humans were fooled by the disguise. In Godzilla: Final Wars, Anguirus coordinated with Rodan and King Caesar to try to take down Godzilla.

Swimming

Anguirus and Godzilla swim to Japan in Godzilla vs. Gigan.

Anguirus is an extremely adept swimmer and is shown being able to swim at speeds comparable to Godzilla. He was able to swim great distances in a short period of time without any signs of fatigue.

Ultrasonic Roar / Sonic Roar

In Godzilla Raids Again, Anguirus briefly lets out powerful ultrasonic roars which caused Osaka Castle to crumble during his fight with Godzilla.[25] This ranged attack returned in the Atari/Pipeworks Godzilla video games as a sonic roar, capable of damaging monsters, buildings, rocks, and military weaponry. The sonic roar is unable to engage in beam locks with other monsters' energy weapons.

Incandescent Light

During the planning stages of Godzilla Raids Again, Anguirus was to be able to fire an Incandescent Light (白熱光,   Hakunetsu Hikari) from his mouth, just like Godzilla. In the tie-in manga Rampage Godzilla, Anguirus briefly uses this attack.

Filmography

Video Games

Godzilla: Unleashed

Height: 80 meters
Weight: 54,000 tons

"Anguirus is a loyal Earth Defender. Although he is neither the largest, strongest, or fastest of Earth's vanguard, he possesses a tenacity of spirit that makes him a fearsome opponent for any monster. Anguirus can stun nearby opponents with his fearsome Sonic Roar, or use his powerful jaws to leave an impression. Anguirus' most unique attribute is his ultra-hard spiked carapace, which can parry any physical attack and inflict heavy edged damage in response. Anguirus can tuck his head and limbs beneath his shell and roll forward-this offers him excellent resistance to attack and allows him to plow through terrain and opponents alike. When the earth is threatened, Godzilla will come to its defense-and Anguirus will be right beside him, until the end."


Godzilla (PlayStation 4)

Anguirus in Godzilla

Anguirus appears exclusively in the PlayStation 4 version of Godzilla as a playable monster. He is modeled after his 1968 appearance from Destroy All Monsters. Anguirus' primary attack involves slamming his spiky carapace against his opponent, though he also possesses the Anguirus Ball attack from the Atari games and Godzilla: Final Wars. Anguirus also has the ability to burrow underground like he did in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

Moveset

  • Square
    • One tap: Right Punch
    • Two taps: Left Punch
    • Three taps: Back Leg Kick
  • Triangle
    • Tap: Tail Attack
    • Roar + Tap: Bite
  • X
    • Tap: Back Tackle
  • Circle
    • Tap: Back Leg Sand Toss
    • Roar + Tap: Anguirus Ball
  • R2
    • Tap: Underground Shelter

Kaiju Guide

Main article: Godzilla (2014 video game)/Kaiju Guide#Anguirus.

Books

Who's Afraid of Godzilla?

Anguirus was one of the many monsters in the book to be afraid of Godzilla. When Megalon and Gigan started to bully the other residents of Monster Island, Anguirus stood up to them, only to be shoved into a volcano. When Godzilla saved him, Anguirus was quick to announce he was glad to have a big tough friend like Godzilla.

GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse

The first Anguirus emerged from the frozen soil of Siberia in November of 2005 and traveled southeast to Beijing, where it joined Rodan. Both monsters were exterminated by the Chinese bioweapon Hedorah,[26] but a second Anguirus, denoted "Anguirus II," emerged in South Africa the following year. A fourth Anguirus appeared from the Pacific Ocean in Los Angeles alongside Baragon II and Varan II in 2030, and all three monsters were killed by Godzilla.[27]

Comics

Rampage Godzilla

Anguirus (bottom left), along with Osoros, Sugon, Zottos, Godzilla and Gyottos in Rampage Godzilla

In this 1955 manga, Anguirus has become friends with Zottos, Gyottos, Osoros and Sugon. Godzilla wants to become a pro-wrestler, and spars with Anguirus and his friends to get stronger.


Godzilla, King of the Monsters

Anguirus was originally a fossil at a dinosaur expo festival. Doctor Oniyama, with the assistance of his 25th Century counterpart, revived the fossil by treating it with radiation. At first, Anguirus appeared as a large Ankylosaurus, who fought Godzilla after he had been forcibly devolved by Oniyama into a Godzillasaurus. Aware that the Ankylosaur was losing the fight, the two Oniyamas shot a huge dart from KIDS that made the Ankylosaur evolve into Anguirus. Anguirus then held the upper hand, attempting to crush Godzilla with his sheer weight, but the devolution wore off, and Godzilla returned to normal. Anguirus and Godzilla fought again. Anguirus, using his new abilities such as being able to fly by rotating his shell and being able to slice Godzilla while spinning, fought as best as he could, but was defeated after Godzilla was given some shells from Yosuke's ASTOL-MB93 and rammed them down his throat. Anguirus tried to flee alongside the two Oniyamas in KIDS, only for the ASTOL-MB93 shells to explode violently, killing Anguirus instantly. KIDS was also destroyed in the massive explosion, leaving the two Oniyamas' fates unknown.

Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters

Anguirus appears in Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters. He appears in Mexico and travels to the United States, where he engages Godzilla in battle in California. After being defeated by Godzilla, Anguirus heads east, eventually encountering Mechagodzilla, who defeats him as well.

Godzilla: Ongoing

Anguirus appears in Godzilla: Ongoing, where he is initially seen attacking Edinburgh, Scotland. Boxer and his "Kaiju Kill Crew" intercept Anguirus and try to take him down using their "headache beams." Anguirus puts up a vicious fight against Boxer's team but is eventually neutralized and transported to Monster Island, where the U.S. military is collecting giant monsters for unknown purposes. When the space monsters Hedorah, Gigan, SpaceGodzilla, and Monster X attack Earth, Boxer's estranged son steals Kiryu and flies him to Monster Island to break out Anguirus and the other Earth monsters. Anguirus heads to Hong Kong, where he joins up with Rodan to battle Gigan. Anguirus sustains gruesome wounds in the battle, but with Rodan's help he is able to defeat Gigan, leaving the cyborg blinded with a shattered visor.

Godzilla: The Half-Century War

Anguirus appears in Godzilla: The Half-Century War Issue 2, where he appears in Vietnam and does battle with Godzilla. Anguirus fights fiercely, but retreats from the battle after Godzilla begins to beat him.

Godzilla: Legends

Anguirus appears in the first issue of Godzilla: Legends. As Sydney is attacked by Destoroyah, a scientist named Dr. Anders uses an experimental device to try and call Godzilla to the city to fight. While the device works, it calls Anguirus instead. Anguirus attacks Destoroyah, even though Destoroyah is much larger and stronger. Even with Anguirus' perseverance, and Dr. Anders' second attempt at using the G-signaler, Destoroyah is too powerful for them to do any lasting damage. He almost kills Anguirus until Col. Matsumiya uses a helicopter to send a huge tank of freon to smash into Destoroyah. Anguirus then rolls into a ball and slams into the partially frozen Destoroyah, defeating it and scoring his first victory over another kaiju. Afterwards, Godzilla arrives and it seems that Anguirus and he will face off, but Godzilla displays respect towards Anguirus, at least knowing there's a bigger threat to go after.

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

In Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, Anguirus is considered a land monster that was frozen in an ice cap until he was reawakened along with all the other Earth monsters.

In Rulers of Earth 14, Anguirus is ambushed by a Mechagodzilla that was built by the Cryog leader disguised as a Russian warmonger. The mecha badly wounds Anguirus and nearly snaps his jaw. Eventually, Mechagodzilla blasts Anguirus with several weapons and leaves him for dead. When Lucy Casprell and her team arrive, they discover that Anguirus is still alive and send Kiryu to retrieve him and bring to the Monster Islands. Kiryu is suddenly given new orders to bring Anguirus to a Russian facility, and flies off with the downed saurian. Along the way, Kiryu is shot down by a group of more Mechagodzillas near a robotics facility in Russia. Anguirus manages to escape Kiryu's grip and enters the facility, which the Cryog leader has converted into an arena where Godzilla is doing battle with Mecha-King Ghidorah and more Mechagodzillas. Anguirus joins the battle alongside Godzilla. Godzilla uses Anguirus as a club and slams him into Ghidorah's chest, critically damaging him. Eventually, Godzilla destroys the remaining Mechagodzillas while Mecha-King Ghidorah retreats. Godzilla and Anguirus then leave the arena together, but not before Godzilla completely destroys it with his atomic breath. Eventually, Anguirus was captured by the Trilopods, who absorbed his DNA, and was imprisoned in their hive in Los Angeles. When King Caesar allowed himself to be captured by the Trilopods, he freed the other kaiju inside the hive, and they all joined together to help Godzilla, Zilla, and Jet Jaguar battle against the Trilopod hybrids. After the Trilopods were defeated, the giant Trilopod Magita was unleashed and attacked the monsters. Anguirus attempted to battle Magita by slamming into the giant Trilopod several times, but was knocked aside by the massive creature. After Godzilla destroyed Magita using his hyper spiral ray and nuclear pulse, Anguirus and the other monsters followed him out to sea, then dispersed around the globe to live in peace.

Godzilla: Cataclysm

Anguirus appears in a flashback in Godzilla: Cataclysm #1, where he is seen battling Manda in Tokyo, while several other monsters battle each other as well.

Godzilla in Hell

Anguirus in Godzilla in Hell #2

A demonic version of Anguirus appeared in the second issue of the IDW mini-series Godzilla in Hell. He was seen in a frozen wasteland in Hell after Godzilla defeated the demon Rodan and thawed out after sensing Godzilla's presence. He confronted Godzilla and bit him on the arm, but Godzilla flung him off and onto the ice, causing it to shatter and sending Godzilla careening through the ice.


Godzilla: Oblivion

Anguirus appeared alongside Rodan, Biollante, Zilla, King Caesar and Mothra in issue #4 of Godzilla: Oblivion, as they crossed through an interdimensional portal while Mecha-King Ghidorah was fighting Godzilla. In the next issue, where the monsters were joined by Hedorah, Anguirus made his first move against Mecha-King Ghidorah as he rammed him after he was falling from Mothra's attack. When Mecha-King Ghidorah was down, Anguirus kept slashing at him, leaving the latter vulnerable. Later after Mecha-King Ghidorah was defeated by Godzilla, all of the monsters were left behind as the humans left the Earth as it became covered by tiny robotic cells that served as interdimensional doorways.


Gallery

Main article: Anguirus/Gallery.

Sightings

  • Anguirus roar was used in many video game series such as Street Fighter and Metroid.
  • In Dairanger, Daimugen reuses Anguirus' roar.
  • The kaiju Archelus from the upcoming video game Earth Defense Force 5 bears some resemblance to Anguirus, and even demonstrates a rolling attack reminiscent of the one used by Anguirus in Godzilla: Final Wars and the Atari video games.

Roar

Anguirus' unaltered roars in Godzilla Raids Again
Anguirus' roars in Godzilla Raids Again
Anguirus' roars from 1968 to 1974
Anguirus' roars in Godzilla: Final Wars

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 安吉拉斯 Ānjílāsī Transcription of Japanese name
Flagicon Germany.png German Angirus (Godzilla Raids Again, 1958 dub)
Flagicon Russia.png Russian Ангирус Angirus Transliteration of English name
Flagicon Serbia.png Serbian Ангирус Angirus Transliteration of English name


Trivia

The skeleton of "a creature that might or might not be Anguirus," untextured view from the "The Undersea Lair" bonus feature of Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty stated that, "the skeleton of a creature that might or might not be Anguirus is briefly visible in one shot, just outside Godzilla’s underwater lair."[29] Anguirus is also featured in concept art of the film's final scene, published in The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, as are other established kaiju such as Gigan and Gamera.[30] In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Dougherty said, "We had thought about using some additional Toho creatures to give them some cameos but every Toho creature comes with a price tag. It was a choice to either shell out more money simply for the rights for these creatures to show up on screen for a few seconds, or embrace the opportunity and the challenge to create new creatures."[31]


Video

Wikizilla: YouTube Kaiju Profile: Anguirus

Notes

  1. Underground of Gotemba / 御殿場の地底
  2. アンギラスもカアッと強烈な白熱光をはきかける
  3. Episodes 1, 6, 9, 11, 21, 25, 39-40, 43-44, 58-63, 66, 75, 83-85, 87, 93, 97-98, 101-102, 110-113, 119-120, 125, 127, 130, 132, 134-135, 137-138, 140-142, 144-145, 148-150, 160, 179-182, 185-188, 190-194, 202, 207-208, 212, 214, 216-217, 233, 237, 244-246, 251-252, and 255-256.

References

This is a list of references for Anguirus. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Boryu Anguirus.jpg
  2. Steve Ryfle, Jay Ghee. Japan's Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of "The Big G". ECW Press. pp. 73, 371. April, 1998. ISBN: 1550223488.
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  3. 3.0 3.1 Common Knowledge of Godzilla. Futabasha. pp. 17, 51, 55, 59, 69,. 6 July 2014. ISBN: 978-4-575-30696-5.
  4. ゴジラ東宝大怪獣図鑑. Shogakukan. 1 April 2005. ISBN: 4-09-280052-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. pp. 10, 51, 57, 64, 68. 23 July 2014. ISBN: 4-096-82090-3.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 J.D. Lees, Marc Cerasini. The Official Godzilla Compendium. Random House. p. 118. 24 March 1998. ISBN: 0279888225.
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  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Godzilla Completely Deciphered. Takarajimasha. p. 111. 26 June 2014. ISBN: 4800228964.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. p. 118. 23 July 2014. ISBN: 4-096-82090-3.
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  9. Godzilla 40th Anniversary Complete Works. Kodansha. p. 203. 1994. ISBN: 406178417X.
  10. Toho Films 1955-56-07 Godzilla Raids Again.jpg
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  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. Village Books. pp. 12-15, 18, 125. 28 September 2012. ISBN: 9784864910132.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. pp. 80, 130. 1 January 2000. ISBN: 978-4091014702.
  15. Tokusatsu Movie Research Group. The Men who Created Monsters and Heroes. Tatsumi Publishing. p. 27. 2002. ISBN: 4886418082.
  16. Godzilla Toho Champion Festival Perfection. ASCII MEDIA WORKS. p. 112. 29 November 2014. ISBN: 978-4-04-866999-3.
  17. Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Completion. Hobby Japan. 9 December 2017. ISBN: 978-4798615813.
  18. Heisei Godzilla Chronicle. Kinema Junpo. p. 197. 14 July 2014. ISBN: 978-4-87376-319-4.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Kawakita, Koichi (Supervisor). Heisei Godzilla Perfection. ASCII Media Works. p. 21. 2012. ISBN: 978-4-04-886119-9.
  20. DVD REVIEW: SON OF GODZILLA and GODZILLA: TOKYO SOS - Henshin!Online
  21. Masaaki Tezuka & the Proper Etiquette for Accepting a Godzilla Movie!
  22. Godzilla Monsters All Overall Encyclopedia (7th Edition). Shogakukan. p. 105. 10 November 1993. ISBN: 4092811047.
  23. "Whether they’ll appear in the film or not, I can’t say, but as for Godzilla: Kaiju Planet’s history… Rodan confirmed! And Anguirus, Dogora, Dagahra, Orga, and Kamakiras!" - Jimpluff on Tumblr
  24. Godzilla: Final Wars Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. p. 13. January 20, 2005. ISBN: 978-4091014986.
  25. Yukan Fuji Special Edition: Yukan Godzilla No. 2 (夕刊フジ特別号 「夕刊ゴジラ弐号」). Yukan Fuji. p. 5. 25 October 2017.
  26. Renji Ōki. GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse. Kadokawa. pp. 19-111. October 25, 2017.
  27. Ōki, Renji. GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse. Kadokawa. pp. 112-150. 25 October 2017.
  28. Tokyo Anguirus.jpg
  29. @Mike_Dougherty on Twitter: "The skeleton of a creature that might or might not be Anguirus is briefly visible in one shot, just outside Godzilla’s underwater lair."
  30. Anguirus in concept art of the bowing scene.
  31. Brown, Tracy (2 June 2019). How ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ updated four iconic kaiju characters. Los Angeles Times.

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Jurrasiczilla

4 days ago
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I don’t know why Anguirus isn’t in the top 5 since he is GODZILLA’S FIRST ENEMY.
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Titanus Radon

27 days ago
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Kaiju Reviews: Anguirus. Even though he has never won a fight, everyone, including myself, has a special place in their hearts for this Ankylosaur. Anguirus is typically considered to be Godzilla's best friend, and for good reason. The only times they fought were in 1955, when they first encountered each other, and in 2004, when Anguirus was being controlled by the Xiliens. The other times, he has helped Godzilla and other kaiju defeat bigger opponents, such as King Ghidorah and Gigan. He tried to take on Mechagodzilla, but lost when his jaw was broken by the robot.One day, we may see Anguirus finally win a fight, maybe with Godzilla at his side too.
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Spooderman836

one month ago
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for some reason, when I go into the stubs page, I always see this. IDK ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Les

one month ago
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It's in the stubs category because of the nonexistent Godzilla Island synopsis.
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UltraDestroyer

one month ago
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Does anybody else think that the anguirus from 1955 and the one from the later showa era movies are related?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

2 months ago
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Decades before, sure. I don't think that type of healing is really worth mentioning.
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G&G-Fan

2 months ago
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Does Anguirus have regenerative abilities? Because Mechagodzilla 74 takes place before Destroy All Monsters.
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

2 months ago
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Whatdoyouwaht!?!?!?!?

~ Angurius 1972
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TopMonarchScientist

2 months ago
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If there are team battles in the Pipeworks trio of games,I'd have Anguirus team up with either Godzilla.
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The Famous Yongary

2 months ago
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10th Most favourite kaiju for me.
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G&G-Fan

2 months ago
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I love Anguirus. But there's no way he's a mutated Ankylosaurus. Just... no... no. That makes literally zero sense. It's too bad Shinji Nishikawa wasn't there when that decision was made, because he probably would've made the right call, like they did with Heisei Godzilla.
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AngiraBlu

2 months ago
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I've had the same thought, too. Maybe he's an ankylosaur family member, since there are A LOT of members, including the tail club-less nodosaurs. As a HUGE dinosaur lover since age 3 or 4 (*Trying not to brag here! X)*), I'll have to look and see which species best fits his overall design.
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SkullIslandExplorer

2 months ago
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  • Blake Belladonna voice* When I was a kid, I always thought that Anguirus was an armadillo.
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

2 months ago
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Final wars anguris at least has a club
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AngiraBlu

2 months ago
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@KING GHIDORAH 1954: Yeah, at least they did that. That and the Anguirus Ball are the two things that made him better that before, cinematically speaking.
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SkullIslandExplorer

2 months ago
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@AngiraBlu: *Alucard (Hellsing) voice*


Roman Torchwick sat on a wall,


Roman Torchwick had a great fall.


All of King Ghidorah’s men


Couldn’t put Roman back together again.


(BTW, Blake is best girl)
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Ralphm60

3 months ago
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Angirus is my fav monster but I like to play as different monsters in godzilla games
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SuperPawnageGigan

5 months ago
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From Enemies to Best Friends
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Gojifan2003

5 months ago
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My favorite
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AngiraBlu

6 months ago
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From Toho Kingdom's Character Analysis: Anguirus (Showa):

"Most notable is that Anguirus, like the Heisei series Godzilla, possess more than one brain. In fact, Anguirus has five brains, one located in his skull and four other brains located above each limb. It can be assumed that the four brains located above his arms and legs act as hyper sensitive nerve system, allowing the creature to react quickly to pain or other feelings that might effect those areas."

(*#I<3Anguirus!!! #GMKAngira/Anguirus!!!*)
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AngiraBlu

6 months ago
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Whoops! Meant to make that as a reply to @Acrimega and @Les. (*shrugs 'n' smiles*) Oh well!
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VaderRaptor

6 months ago
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That’s kinda strange that Anguirus has ====5==== brains!
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Les

6 months ago
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I've seen no evidence to support five. Anatomical diagrams only describe a single "brain" (脳) and a "first sub-brain" (第一副脳) and "second sub-brain" (第二副脳).
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AngiraBlu

6 months ago
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Guess that could make sense, cuz having 2 in your shoulders and 2 in your hips kinda sound unsafe! But still, gotta love Anguirus, the kaiju that's way better than everybody gives him credit for!
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Acrimega

6 months ago
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The Wikipedia article on Anguirus mentions that he has multiple brains? Is that information only exclusive to Raids Again's English dub?
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Les

6 months ago
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Nope, Japanese anatomical diagrams of Anguirus show him with a primary "brain" in his head and two "sub-brains," one in his abdomen and another toward his back/tail.
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GamerGodzilla67

6 months ago
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It sucks that he won't be able to be in the legendary franchise since they don't have the rights to him but if they ever did they should at least have him make a cameo. I know it's a long shot but maybe in an alternative timeline it happened.
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Gorosaurus Fan

6 months ago
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Yeah I'd love it if Anguirus showed up breifly in Godzilla King of the Monsters
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Destroyer06

6 months ago
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I like the idea GamerGodzilla67
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

2 months ago
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Thenechley he did
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AngiraBlu

6 months ago
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Looks like somebody forgot to add the Energy Spikes from Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee and the charged-up version of the Anguirus Ball, the Thunderball, from Godzilla: Save the Earth. They also should've added the cryokinetic abilities that were supposed to happen in GVBA (*see Anguirus (2001), in Toho Kingdom*).
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AngiraBlu

6 months ago
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!!!!!SHOW MY BOY ANGUIRUS SOME LOVE!!!!!
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Gorosaurus Fan

7 months ago
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Guy "What hit us" Woman "Its the Angweenus, Sir"

Best line in Final Wars
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Gorosaurus Fan

7 months ago
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First his enemy than his BFF then his enemy again TOHO make up your mind!
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Pedro

9 months ago
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60 meters!???????
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Desghidorah

9 months ago
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Can someone please tell me why the profile pictures of the first and second generation lack the fangs?
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TopMonarchScientist

2 months ago
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Probably the suits had deteriorated,and the fangs wore down
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Angurisboy2007

12 months ago
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I RELLY LOVE anguris hints my name angurisboy2007
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MINEZILLA

14 months ago
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Hello, everyone. I am new here and I would like to tell you that Angirius is my #1 fave.
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Lystrin

14 months ago
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I am the biggest anguirus fan ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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i the only one who thinks that toho hates this spike boi?
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Lystrin

14 months ago
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same he has been in only seven films when he is so important to the godzilla series! and he's my favorite kaiju ever!!
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Destororah

17 months ago
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I doubt he won’t be plant-like, because it seems every living thing on earth in the anime is tied with plants. But you have to realize that in the anime backstory, there were multiple Anguirus that were discovered, so there probably wiped out by godzilla now.
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if anguirus is like godzilla but with an akylossaurus,if he apear in the godzilla anime third movie he will be part plant like godzilla?
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Les

17 months ago
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No? probably not. I doubt there will even be room for Anguirus or any other monster(s) for that matter. The most likely roster for Part 2 and 3 is Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Battra, and maybe SpaceGodzilla.
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Clorox The Space Roach

18 months ago
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Isn't Anguirus an "anguilosaurus" instand of an ankylosaurus ?

https://www....ideo/x6fmdoo go to 10:58
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Les

18 months ago
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As far as I am aware, "Anguillosaurus" is an invention of the film's English dub. The original Japanese version suggests Anguirus is a relative of the Ankylosaurus, and he is identified as such in subsequent Japanese sources.
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Gojira2014

18 months ago
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angweenis.
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Ryan G17

16 months ago
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The weenis is the outside part of the elbow.
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GamerGodzilla67

18 months ago
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Hopefully he will make a cameo in the sequel to 2014 or in Godzilla vs. Kong
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Monsterland Buddies

19 months ago
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Is Anguirus a carnivore or a herbivore? In Destroy all Monsters, Anguirus uses biting as an attack, an attack that ankylosaurs don’t use when fighting. Their teeth was built for chewing leaves, not for biting opponents. But Anguirus’ teeth were built for combat, so is he a carnivore? Or is he a herbivore like regular ankylosaurs?
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Shogunguirus

5 months ago
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Maybe it was due to having to adapt to the threat of Godzilla?
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TopMonarchScientist

2 months ago
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🍗🍖 Carnivore,strangely...
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Lamango

21 months ago
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It just hit me. If Anguirus and Baragon and Varan were used in the 90's and in this, they'd be part of the big team?
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Titanollante

19 months ago
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Perhaps. They seem like pretty second-rate monsters, but so does Rodan yet he's one of the Toho Big 5.
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Kaiju4EVER

21 months ago
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Kaiju4Ever's Epic Kaiju Subtitles #14:

G-Man's Best Buddy
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Pedro

23 months ago
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HEY GUYS , CHECK THIS OUT : In this video of Godzilla Unleashed , Anguirus spit fire or something from his mouth ( in 2:15)

https://www....=Q5EV3AHAB40
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Pedro

23 months ago
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I don't know it if is a glitch (maybe it is)
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Les

23 months ago
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All kaiju in Godzilla: Unleashed can obtain a "Fire Surge" item, which gives them the ability to use an orange beam weapon. There's also Electrical, Speed, Crystal, Radiation, Shield, and Darkness surges with various attributes.
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CdrWikizilla

25 months ago
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Why is the Final Wars Anguirus listed in the infobox as the "Third Generation" Anguirus despite being completely separate from the two from the Showa era?
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The King of the Monsters

25 months ago
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Because that's what he's called: "Third Generation Anguirus." Heisei Godzilla is called "Third Generation Godzilla" despite the Second Generation Godzilla not even existing in the Heisei continuity.
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Desghidorah

9 months ago
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Because he is the third onscreen incarnation of anguirus, and the other times he shows up in the showa era are the second generation anguirus.
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Desghidorah

9 months ago
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I meant the two showa anguirus are the first and second onscreen incarnations of the anguirus character
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Spinocroc123

26 months ago
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So there are two members of Anguirus' kind in the Showa series?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

29 months ago
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Not sure where it should go, but here's a History of Anguirus Pronunciations: https://www....=8HKoppV-RwI
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The King of the Monsters

29 months ago
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According to Japanese Wikipedia, an issue of TV Magazine from 1979 revealed that Anguirus healed quickly after his jaw was broken by Mechagodzilla, and he continued living peacefully with Godzilla.
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Les

29 months ago
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He sure is a forgiving little fellow isn't he?
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The King of the Monsters

29 months ago
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I don't blame him, he seemed fully aware that Fake Godzilla wasn't the real Godzilla, hence why he attacked him to begin with.
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MosuFan2004

29 months ago
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"Species: Irradiated/Giant Ankylosaurus" He doesn't look like an ankylosaurus at all
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Les

29 months ago
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In his debut appearance it is suggested that he is a relative to the Ankylosaurus and no other films to date have retconned it
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Les

30 months ago
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Love this guy's design, used to be one of my favorites as a kid
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Koopa

30 months ago
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The first opponent, that became one of Godzilla's closest friends.
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Ryan G17

23 months ago
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While Anguirus was one of Godzilla’s allies in “Godzilla vs Gigan” and “Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla” (and yes i’m leaving out “Destoy all monsters” because everyone exept King Ghidora was Godzilla’s teammate) Rodan was Godzilla’s ally just as much if not more because Godzilla was only fighting Rodan for a bit in “Ghidora the three headed monster.” But yeah Godzilla and Anguirus where friends so I would say when it comes to being Godzilla’s sidekick Anguirus is a close 2nd
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Green Blob Thing

31 months ago
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If there are two incarnations of Anguirus in the Showa era (the first one that died in 1955 and the one that was friends with Godzilla), why does this page treat them as if they're the same Anguirus.
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