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Japan Chooses Its Favorite Godzilla Films, Monsters in Godzilla General Election

Godzilla General Election

In anticipation of the upcoming Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, Japan’s TV Asahi held a night of Godzillabrations 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. Which Toho kaiju won the election? Let’s find out.

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)

Top 20 Godzilla Monsters

20. Battra
19. Godzillasaurus
18. Varan
17. Destroyah
16. Baragon
15. Monster X/Keizer Ghidorah
14. Jet Jaguar
13. Super Mechagodzilla (1993)
12. Mechagodzilla 3 (2002)
11. Biollante
10. Hedorah
9. Gigan
8. Baby Godzilla/Godzilla Junior
7. Mecha King Ghidorah
6. Anguirus
5. Mechagodzilla (1974)
4. Minilla
3. Rodan
2. King Ghidorah
1. Mothra

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’s have our very own Godzilla General Election!

Source: Twitter

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.