Godzilla & Co.
In anticipation of the upcoming Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, Japan’s TV Asahi celebrated the Big G on November 12.
While the main event was a screening of Shin Godzilla, the network also held what it dubbed the Godzilla General Election.
10,000 fans from around the country were polled about their favorite monsters and films from the long-running series.
Can you guess which kaiju and titles were the winners?
Top Five Godzilla Films
5. Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)
4. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
3. Godzilla (1954)
2. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
1. Shin Godzilla (2016)
[Personally I would have put the original 1954 film and Shin Godzilla on top of the list, ex aequo]
Top 20 Godzilla Monsters
15. Monster X/Keizer Ghidorah
14. Jet Jaguar
13. Super Mechagodzilla (1993)
12. Mechagodzilla 3 (2002)
8. Baby Godzilla/Godzilla Junior
7. Mecha King Ghidorah
5. Mechagodzilla (1974)
2. King Ghidorah
Lots of love for King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla: multiple versions of both monsters appear on the chart, spanning the Showa, Heisei and Millennium versions of the franchise.
But at the top is everyone’s favorite butterfly, Mothra.
Who’s your favorite Godzilla monster? Let me know your opinion either on this blog page or Facebook.
By the way, you can find more information on the love/hate relationship between Godzilla and Tokyo in my Tokyo Geek's Guide, where I list some of Big G's favorite stomping grounds.