Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again

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Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again
The cover of University of Minnesota Press's "Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again"
The cover of Shimamura Publishing's "Godzilla: Tokyo and Osaka Editions"
Author(s) Shigeru Kayama;
Jeffrey Angles (translation)
Illustrated by Hisao Saito
Publisher Shimamura Publishing, etc.JP;
University of Minnesota PressUS
Publish date July 20, 1955, etc.JP;
October 3, 2023U.S.
ISBN Japanese (1993):
ISBN-10: 4-09-440181-4
Japanese (2004):
ISBN-10: 4-480-42034-7
English (2023):
ISBN-10: 1517915236
ISBN-13: 978-1517915230
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Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again, originally published as Godzilla: Tokyo and Osaka Editions (ゴジラ 東京・大阪篇,   Gojira: Tōkyō, Ōsaka-hen), is a 1955 book containing novelizations of the first two Godzilla films Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again. Written by the films' storywriter Shigeru Kayama, the book was printed by the Joyo Printing Company on July 10, 1955 and published by Shimamura Publishing that July 20. It is Kayama's second Godzilla publication after the 1954 novel Monster Godzilla, which was instead based on a radio drama of the same name.

The novels have since received numerous reissues. The first was by Kisotengai on September 10, 1976, with a second edition published January 5, 1977. Kisotengai released them again on August 10, 1979, and this version also had a second edition in 1980. Shogakukan and Chikumashobo released two more versions on December 12, 1993 and November 10, 2004, respectively, with the latter receiving a second edition on September 25, 2016. Nearly 70 years after the book's initial publication, an English translation by Jeffrey Angles will be published by University of Minnesota Press on October 3, 2023.

Differences from the films


  • Godzilla is described as being red in color.
  • The romantic subplot is removed. Because of this, Emiko and Dr. Serizawa are simply childhood friends.
  • Shinkichi Yamane is the main male character instead of Hideto Ogata, who is relegated to a side character.
  • There is a minor human antagonist called the Godzilla Legion who spreads fear of Godzilla. He is later found trampled to death in the aftermath of Godzilla's attack.
  • When Godzilla first appears in Shinigawa, he destroys a lighthouse.
  • Godzilla reveals himself while eating a cow.
  • Godzilla destroys two jets.
  • There is an extended scene on the Eiko Maru where the crewmembers banter amongst each other before dying at the hands of Godzilla.
  • Shinkichi interacts with his mother early in the book before going down to check on an injured Masaji.
  • Shinkichi's last name is changed from Yamada to Morita.
  • During Godzilla's attack on inland Tokyo, Shinkichi and Ogata chase down the Godzilla Legion before they are forced to take cover from Godzilla.

Godzilla Raids Again

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