Hiroshima

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Hiroshima  (広島市,   Hiroshima-shi) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces' (USAAF) B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb called "Little Boy" on the city at 8:16 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II, killing 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima.

History

Showa Series

Frankenstein vs. Baragon

In the closing days of World War II in Europe, Hitler's Nazi's seized the immortal heart of Frankenstein's monster from the laboratory of Dr. Liesendorf and began transporting it to the Pacific Ocean aboard a U-boat. The heart was transferred to the Imperial Japanese Navy just before the U-boat was destroyed by the American Navy, and taken to a military hospital in Hiroshima. There, scientists began to study the heart and its incredible capacity for survival. However, on August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb "Little Boy" onto the city, destroying the hospital and causing the heart to be lost.

15 years later, Dr. James Bowen and his colleague Sueko Togami discovered a feral boy wandering the streets of Hiroshima. They brought the boy into their laboratory and began to study him, and discovered that he had regenerated from the heart of Frankenstein, which was directly exposed to the detonation of the atomic bomb. While in captivity, Frankenstein began growing rapidly to gigantic size and escaped the laboratory before fleeing Hiroshima.

Heisei Series

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Once Godzilla was seemingly erased from history, the Futurians unleashed their monster King Ghidorah upon Japan. King Ghidorah attacked the city of Hiroshima first before moving on to Fukuoka.

Comics

Godzilla: Awakening

In the graphic novel Godzilla: Awakening, Ishiro Serizawa's father was present in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and survived the bombing. The bombing also awakened the monster Shinomura.

Trivia

  • The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki inspired Ishiro Honda when making the original Godzilla. Honda, who witnessed the devastation of the bomb, wanted to portray the same destruction caused by an atomic bomb through Godzilla's rampage.
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Godzilla Raids Again

7 months ago
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Because I don’t know how to enter my email address (since it said optional) and I can’t post threads, I’ll have to make my intended statement here. Is World War II really important to Godzilla’s backstory? Barely any Godzilla movie mentions the war, which was responsible for not only many war crimes, but also the creation of the atomic bomb which was later tested in 1954 and woke up Godzilla. But World War II hasn’t been mentioned in any Godzilla film at all. I could be wrong though.
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The King of the Monsters

7 months ago
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There are indirect allusions to World War II in many Godzilla films, dating back to the 1954 original. It was director Ishiro Honda witnessing the devastation brought by the war that inspired his work on the original Godzilla. GMK makes very direct references to the war, suggesting that Godzilla is a manifestation of the souls killed by Japan's war crimes during the war that has returned to seek vengeance. Godzilla is a very clear product of Japan's experience during and after World War II, and the war has been referenced, directly or indirectly, in many films.
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Titan of Water

7 months ago
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Would you say that the original 54 is Anti-America or just Anti-Nuclear?
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Godzilla Raids Again

7 months ago
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I’d appreciate it if they explained the origins of the nuclear bomb in the first World of Godzilla film. The series of bombs was responsible for waking up Godzilla, after all. So maybe it should start off with the German Nuclear Bombs Project being approved by Adolf Hitler and then it should show the end of the war in which Albert Einstein invents the atomic bombs then they are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After that, it should fast forward to 1954, where Castle Bravo is detonated, waking up Godzilla. Personally, this is a good way to start of the first film in this upcoming universe of Godzilla and non-Godzilla films.
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