Intended Release: 1984
Resurrection of Godzilla (Nagahara Draft)
[Gojira no Fukkatsu]
An incident occurs without warning. At the moment of Mt. Otake's eruption, a bright red pillar blows up from the mouth of a volcano, followed by the sound of a roar! The director of the Information
Science Center, Shinpei Muraki, travels to the area to observe
the phenomenon firsthand. While conducting his studies, he sees
a woman who is quickly fleeing the area. Muraki offers his assistance
to the woman in escaping from the danger zone. She accepts and
identifies herself as Akiko Inamura, daughter of physicist Dr.
Inamura. Returning to his lab with Akiko, Muraki develops the
rolls of film which he took of Mt. Otake's eruption, and much
to his surprise, discovers a dinosaur-like silhouette in the flames.
Akiko points out how it resembles a Tyrannosaurus, which inhabited the earth about 70 million years ago.
Akiko goes to Dr. Inamura's lab accompanied by Muraki and Dr.
J. Radner, a nuclear physicist, to show her father the photos and
discuss what their implications may be. As they arrive, the group
witnesses two men attempting to abduct Dr. Inamura - fortunately,
when Muraki and Radner confront the men they quickly flee. Radner
and Inamura suspect that the attempted kidnapping is due to Inamura's
"Reikanium," a substance possessing a kind of super
nuclear energy. Dr. Inamura explains that "Reikanium"
may be used as fuel for a new generation of safe nuclear power
plants; consequently, it is also viable as a weapon containing
several times the destructive power of modern nuclear weapons.
Shortly afterwards, reports come in that several
people have sighted a monkey-like dinosaur
near Lake Suwa. Muraki has a book of mythology that identifies
this Kajiu as the Enjin Reijuu, the Monkey God Beast. Coincidentally,
at a distance of 50 meters from the lake, another monster appears,
this one reptilian in shape which legend calls Mizu Reijuu, the
Water God Beast. Akiko examines the photos that Muraki took
at Mt. Otake and discovers that the creature seen at the eruption
is actually Doragon Reijuu, the Dragon God Beast. According legend
the three different beasts are actually incarnations of a single
Kaiju called Bakan.
Meanwhile, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, a freighter
is illegally dumping nuclear waste into the ocean until it is caught in a mysterious whirlpool, sinking the ship. Since the ship's whereabouts were
supposed to be secret, no distress signal is sent out. Several
members of the crew survive and manage to take refuge in a strange
cave located on a neighboring island. Unfortunately for them, most of the
men are killed by carnivorous plants and huge ticks.
A sole survivor by the name of Kagami manages to escape the island
and tell local islanders the story. The islanders believe that
what the crew found wasn't a cave at all but actually part of
Godzilla's body. Upon hearing the story, Dr. Inamura and his associates
decide to investigate the area that
Kagami confessed was used as the illegal dumping ground.
Upon arriving at the site and dropping the survey ship's anchor, a nuclear submarine emerges from the depths. Dr. Inamura and company are ambushed by the same two men who had previously tried to kidnap
him at his laboratory. But as the men attempt to lead Inamura to their submarine at gunpoint, the sky suddenly grows dark and a deafening sound
like thunder fills the air. The men realize that the sky hasn't
grown dark, but that what they are staring at is actually the lower
body of a creature - Godzilla has been revived!
The kidnappers flee once again upon seeing the monster. It is observed
that Godzilla had been consuming the illegally dumped nuclear
waste, giving him strength.
Meanwhile, in the Northern Alps, the Japanese
SDF launches an attack against the Monkey God Beast. Missiles,
tanks, rockets, and artillery are all used against the
creature. The Monkey God Beast retreats into a tunnel in the side
of a mountain causing the mountain to collapse. Then suddenly
the Dragon God Beast emerges from beneath the collapsed mountain,
and immediately takes flight. The SDF pursues the Dragon God Beast with a squadron of fighter jets. The jets injure
the beast, but are unfortunately destroyed during the
confrontation. The injured Dragon God Beast crashes into
the ocean as if to mend its wounds. Once in the water, the beast transforms into
the Water God Beast and it is discovered that when Bakan changes
shape it also heals itself.
After the failure of conventional weapons against
the monster, the SDF decide that it is time to release several "Super-Weapons" that they have been developing. The SDF sends out
Giant Bus which is equipped with a giant arm able to capture
submariners; Flying Angel, a specialized craft
capable of vertical takeoff and landing; and the Super
Beetle, a vehicle that has excellent underwater mobility and can fire hundreds of shots per minute. The
"Super-Weapons" are joined by a fleet of submarines
and battle cruisers called Club Caesars, all of whom search diligently for the Water God Beast. The Kaiju
is eventually spotted, and the Club Caesars fleet goes on the offensive,
injuring it as well as severing one of its arms. The victory
is short-lived however, as a tidal wave destroys the fleet as
Godzilla arrives. The Water God Beast leaps out of the water at Godzilla,
changing into the Dragon God Beast. Godzilla quickly dispatches the
creature by shooting it with an atomic ray, causing the Dragon God Beast to fall back into the sea. It changes back to the Water God Beast,
and then once again to the Dragon God Beast and in the process heals
its wounds. The creature again attacks Godzilla, but this
time the Super Beetle interrupts the battle, only to be quickly destroyed
as the two Kajiu continue their fight. The Dragon God Beast lands on
a nearby mountaintop, and transforms itself into the Monkey God Beast.
The creature continues to attack Godzilla, this time by grabbing
boulders off the mountain and throwing them at Godzilla. After
several direct hits the worn-out Godzilla collapses in the water, and the Monkey God Beast disappears into the mountains triumphantly.
Eventually, Godzilla rises out of the water
and drags itself in the direction of the Kanto Nuclear Power
Plant. Upon reaching the power plant, Godzilla attacks the reactor
building, causing it to leak radioactivity. The monster then lowers its head into
the ruins of the facility, and its body begins to glow, sparking with pale energy. Godzilla quickly absorbs the energy, becoming completely revitalized, and then heads toward Mt. Fuji seeking the Monkey God Beast. Upon finding the creature
Godzilla attacks it, and with renewed energy quickly overpowers the creature. The creature changes shape to its Dragon God Beast form and continues its attack on Godzilla. Godzilla blasts
both of the monster's wings and sends it falling into the sea in agony. Suddenly, the creature begins a different kind of transformation. From
the chest of the Dragon God Beast, the webbed hands, feet, and face of the Water God Beast begins to form, then the arms, legs, and face of the Monkey God Beast also take shape on the Dragon God Beast's body. The Demon Beast Bakan's true
form is revealed for the first time. However, once in this form Bakan is unable to
transform out of it, and as a result can no longer heal itself.
Underestimating its revitalized opponent, Bakan is eventually dispatched by Godzilla, and Bakan dies in the sea having exhausted all its power. Godzilla immediately proceeds to the Numazu Industrial Zone following the fight, destroying the complex and disappearing
into the sea.
When Godzilla reappears in Izu, it is feared that
Godzilla will next attack Tokyo. With its "Super-Weapons"
destroyed, the SDF has no choice but to ask Dr. Inamura to use
his Reikanium against Godzilla. Inamura stubbornly refuses, stating that its
potential as a weapon outweights that of destroying Godzilla.
Meanwhile, Akiko is traveling to her family's
villa in the Hakone area. While riding on a ropeway up towards
the house the power in the area is suddenly interrupted due
to Godzilla's advance. Muraki realizes that Akiko may be
in danger, so he joins a helicopter rescue mission sent into the
area in a attempt to rescue her. The team is unable to rescue
everyone from the ropeway so the helicopter departs, leaving behind
Muraki and Akiko. As the helicopter takes off,
it is suddenly blasted from the sky by Godzilla. Threatened by
the monster's presence, the couple manages to find a hang glider
and escape, jumping over a sea of fire beneath them. The couple safely returns to Dr. Inamura's
laboratory, where Akiko begs her father to use the Reikanium
against Godzilla, to which after learning of his daughter's plight Dr. Inamura finally agrees.
The Reikanium weapon is readied and placed in a
trap baited with radioactive fuel on the remote Bayonnaise Atoll, with military satellites on standby to carry out the strategy.
The bait lures Godzilla to the area, but the weapon malfunctions.
Dr. Radner volunteers to go to the atoll to repair the damage
before Godzilla gets away. Dr. Radner is successful in repairing
the device, but is crushed by Godzilla shortly after making the
necessary repairs. With a heavy heart, Dr. Inamura activates
the Reikanium device before Godzilla can escape, and the monster is engulfed by a pale
flame as nuclear fusion begins inside its body, turning it incandescent. The beast falls
into the sea as its body burns, and the surface is rocked by an enormous explosion.
Dr. Inamura is convinced that his weapon has worked and tells
his daughter that even though Dr. Radner was not able to die on
his own time, vows: "Radner, I will not waste your death! I will continue fighting for the peaceful use of nuclear weapons as long as I live."
Several months later, Godzilla's body floats ashore
onto the west coast of the United States, where a variety of nuclear power plants are stationed. Shortly after washing ashore, Godzilla's
eyes open and it lets loose an earth-shattering roar - a living testament that so long as nuclear energy exists, so does Godzilla.