The Godzilla – King Of Monsters


Godzilla , a fictional giant Japanese monster, first made its appearance in  Ishiro Honda's 1954 film Gojira. Since then, Godzilla monsters have simply gone ahead and captured the worldwide pop culture. Starring in 28 films produced by Toho Company Ltd, the monster has also appeared in many other media like comic books, video games, novels, television series, and an American remake. Read on to know more on the monster Godzilla.


Godzilla is described as "a cross between a gorilla and a whale", due to its size, power and aquatic origin. Although the appearance of this famous monster has changed with time, it has retained most of its characteristics. Godzilla's approximate appearance remains the same and is instantly recognizable. It is still a giant, mutant dinosaur with rough, bumpy charcoal-gray scales, a long powerful tail, and jagged, bone-colored dorsal fins. He still has the same roar, only changing its pitch. The iconic character of Godzilla is inspired by various prehistoric reptiles. Godzilla has the head and lower body of a Tyrannosaurus, while the triple row of dorsal plates reminiscent of a Stegosaurus. The neck and forearms are that of Iguanodon and the tail and skin texture of a crocodile.


This king of fictional famous monsters can wreak havoc on the cities, with its atomic breath and uncontrollable strength. It lives deep in the sea, surfacing only to feed on mankind and creating destruction. Godzilla remains the main character of all of the Godzilla films, though one can see versions of the monster. It has not only made its appearance on the silver screen, but has also appeared on other literary sources, starring in comic books, television, and many cartoons.

The famous monster Godzilla first made his first appearance in American series in the 1978, with the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning show Godzilla. The earlier Godzilla films showed Godzilla as a terrifying, nuclear monster. But as the series progressed, so did Godzilla. It was seen to change into a less destructive and more heroic character in some films, which were focused on the children.

Godzilla monster is also one of the only three fictional characters for winning the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996.