Gojira

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Gojira (ゴジラ) is the original Japanese name for Godzilla, a giant monster at the center of a media franchise. It may also refer to:

Films[edit]

  • Godzilla franchise, known as ゴジラ (Gojira) in Japan
    • Godzilla (1954 film), released as ゴジラ (Gojira) in Japan
    • The Return of Godzilla, released as ゴジラ (Gojira) in Japan
    • Godzilla (1998 film), an American film produced by TriStar Pictures released as ゴジラ (Gojira) in Japan
      • Zilla (Godzilla) (ジラ Jira), the title character of 1997's Godzilla technically named "Gojira". Subsequently rebranded by Toho. Also appears in Godzilla: Final Wars
    • Godzilla (2014 film), an American film produced by Legendary Pictures, released as ゴジラ (Gojira) in Japan
    • Shin Godzilla, released as シン・ゴジラ (Shin Gojira), is a 2016 reboot, and the first film in the character’s Reiwa period.

Derivative usages[edit]

  • Gojira (band), a French heavy metal band
  • 101781 Gojira, asteroid
  • Gojirasaurus, the "Godzilla lizard", a Triassic-period dinosaur
  • Gojiro, a 1991 novel by Mark Jacobson, which reinterprets the film series from Godzilla's perspective.
  • MV Gojira, the original name of the MV Brigitte Bardot, a boat in use by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
  • A nickname given to Hideki Matsui, a Japanese baseball player who played primarily for the Yomiuri Giants and New York Yankees
  • Jira (software), a software product, developed by Atlassian

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