Godzilla vs. the Divine Beast

Unmade Film
Intended Release:
1995

Conceived by:

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Godzilla vs. the Divine Beast


Japanese Title

ゴジラVS神獣
[Gojira vs. Kamikemono]

The Divine Beast appears and attacks Japan. In a decisive battle, the god-like being defeats Godzilla, then proceeds to erase the evil from men's hearts.

Background - Images - Concept Evolution

LOST PROJECT HISTORY

One of a handful of proposals pitched before Godzilla vs. Barubaroi that strayed from the "Godzilla vs. Ghost Godzilla" theme, this story was conceived by a member of the Kawakita staff group. In it, the enemy monster was intended to be a bird-shaped monster, similar in nature to Indonesia's demigod Garuda, and would have been an Asian or Tibetan god beast. For the proposal, it was not enough to have a strong new monster defeat Godzilla, but rather to include issues that arise in the story as a result of human error, so that these wrongdoings could also be attributed to humanity and not all fall solely on the destructive actions of Godzilla.


Monsters

Divine Beast

Background and Trivia

  • No known concept artwork for the Divine Beast exists. The article picture includes a render of Garuda from the 2004 Thai film of the same name. It was not created by Toho nor is it their official look for the unused character.
  • The mention of this movie proposal can be found in the 2017 Japanese publication, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Perfection (ISBN: 4798615811), in an interview with Kaoru Kamigiku. The name of this draft is never explicitly mentioned, however.

Concept Evolution

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