Godzilla (ゴジラ Gojira) is a 1954 Japanese science fiction kaiju film directed by Ishirō Honda. It is the first film in the Godzilla franchise and the first film in the Showa series. The film stars Akira Takarada, Momoko Kōchi, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, with Haruo Nakajima and Katsumi Tezuka as the performers for Godzilla, Tezuka performed the Godzilla puppets and Nakajima performed the Godzilla suit. Nakajima would go on to portray the character until his retirement in 1972. Wikipedia
Godzilla is a member of the following lists: Dinosaur films, Monster movies, 1950s science fiction films, 1950s horror films, Films about nuclear war and weapons, Japanese-language films, Japanese films, Giant monster films, 1954 films and Natural horror films.
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Kyohei Yamane-hakase: I can't believe that Godzilla was the only surviving member of its species... But if we continue conducting nuclear tests... it's possible that another Godzilla might appear somewhere in the world again.