Godzilla (Godzilla Minus One)

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Godzilla (Godzilla Minus One)
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Godzilla's model from Godzilla Minus One
Alternate names Godzilla (2023)[1]
Species irradiated saurian creature
Height ~15 meters (1945)
50.1 meters (1947)[2][3][4]
Weight 20,000 tons (estimated)
Forms Initial form, irradiated form
Enemies Humans
Written by Takashi Yamazaki
First appearance Godzilla Minus One
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That monster... will never forgive us.

Koichi Shikishima (Godzilla Minus One trailer)

Godzilla (ゴジラ,   Gojira) is a kaiju who appears in the 2023 Toho Godzilla film Godzilla Minus One.


Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ), comes from a combination of the Japanese approximation of "gorilla" (ゴリラ,   gorira) and kujira (クジラ), the Japanese word for "whale." The name is said to have been chosen to represent the size and strength of both animals.[5]

In Minus One, the monster was identified as the Gojira (呉爾羅) of Odo Island folklore, matching the description given by the locals.


The Godzilla designs featured in Godzilla the Ride (left) and Godzilla Minus One (right)

The Minus One Godzilla's design is strikingly similar to the one created for Godzilla the Ride: Giant Monsters Ultimate Battle, which itself appears to borrow elements from Godzilla's Monsterverse and Heisei designs. The Minus One and Ride designs both incorporate a stance and general shape evocative of the Heisei Godzilla looks while bearing skin and dorsal fins which closely resemble the Monsterverse Godzilla's in texture. In contrast to the Ride design, however, the Minus One Godzilla possesses larger and sharper thorn-like dorsal fins akin to the MireGoji and KiryuGoji designs, a more narrow snout, lighter brown accent colors, and sharper teeth that are more tightly packed together.


During his initial appearance in 1945, Godzilla displayed inquisitiveness towards the Japanese army garrison, observing them from a short distance rather than immediately attacking them. From when he was shot at by the army men onwards, he displayed ceaseless aggression towards humans.


Though identified by characters as "dinosaur-like," Godzilla's exact origins are ambiguous. He was a figure of Odo Island folklore whose raids were often heralded by deep sea fish floating up to the surface. He was irradiated in the summer of 1946 after exposure to American atomic testing in Bikini Atoll during Operation Crossroads.


Reiwa era

Godzilla Minus One

Godzilla makes landfall in postwar Ginza, Japan and razes the rebuilding city, leaving 30,000 dead or injured.


Atomic breath

Godzilla's atomic breath being fired

Godzilla is able to fire the character's signature atomic breath in the form of a large beam. The beam is blue in color and capable of causing large mushroom cloud explosions. As he charges up the weapon, his dorsal plates begin to glow blue and extend outwards as they do so. The plates extend starting at the tip of the tail, then upwards with each row of plates. When the atomic breath is fired, the dorsal plates all slam back into place at once, however this beam also appears to damage Godzilla himself leaving scorch marks on his face.

Regeneration and infection

Godzilla is capable of enhanced cellular regeneration. When a gaping wound on the side of his face was torn open from the detonation of a mine inside his jaw, the wound was healed in a matter of seconds.

After his death, Godzilla began to regenerate from a chunk of his flesh blown off by the bomb attached to Koichi Shikishima's Kyushu J7W Shinden aircraft, his cells also appear to be capable of infecting humans as shown with Noriko Oishi as a dark veiny pattern resembling his dorsal fins appeared on her neck.

Video games



In Godzilla Minus One, Godzilla reuses the roars of the first Godzilla from the 1954 film, but more amplified and with a reverberative quality.

Godzilla's roars in the 1954 film and Godzilla Raids Again



This is a list of references for Godzilla (Godzilla Minus One). 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]

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  2. "神木隆之介、浜辺美波に"クレーム"「後で怒られるの、僕なんですよ」". TV Asahi News. 18 October 2023.
  3. "神木隆之介 浜辺美波のエスコートに失敗「後で怒られるの僕なんです」". Yahoo! JAPAN. 18 October 2023.
  4. @godzilla231103 (21 October 2023). "【『ゴジラ-1.0』ワールドプレミア レッドカーペットイベントレポート①】 "『ゴジラ-1.0』レッドカーペット" その長さは #ゴジラ の体高と同じ50.1m。 ゴジラヘッドに見守られ、そして 観客の皆さまの歓声に包まれながら キャスト・ #山崎貴 監督が レッドカーペットに登場しました。 ワールドプレミア レッドカーペットイベントの 模様はこちら". Twitter.
  5. Since Godzilla. Rikuyosha Co. Ltd. 20 April 2002. p. 4. ISBN 4897374472.
  6. Godzilla Battle Line Official (27 November 2023). "📢【速報】『ゴジラバトルライン』|『ゴジラ-1.0』コラボ開催決定!📢 #ゴジバト に絶望が訪れる🔥 12/4㈪よりコラボスタート✨ お見逃しなく!!#ゴジバト #ゴジラ #ゴジラマイナスワン #生きて抗え #GodzillaMinusOne". X.


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